Courage #FridayFotoFiction



He could sense it. The bizarre noise was enough to make him see the imminent danger.

His heart skipped a beat. His hair stood on their ends.

He knew the procedure under such a situation.

He peeked down.

He was above the bustling town. The moment he glanced down, he could see cross roads.

Was that a sign? He was on cross roads too.

He could go right out or he could make that last effort.

He took the call in a flash.

He sprung into action with all his might.

He was losing control.

He knew it was too late.

He closed his eyes.

“A Mig 21 aircraft crashed in the outskirts of the city of Ambala.  The pilot Flt. Lt. Akash Mehra could not eject but he made sure to take the aircraft at a safe distance from the densely populated area, thereby saving thousands of lives.”


(149 words)


About Meha Sharma

Dreamer,Writer,Mother,Fauji wife...all while striving to overcome something called 'Procrastination' :) I dabble in writing and write for @huffpostindia, @womensweb , @mycity4kids. I worked as a Business Analyst in an elite IT firm and as a professor in management colleges. Having earned an MBA degree in Human Resource Management and an MA degree in English Literature, I now pass on my wisdom to management students. To keep my sanity while striving to be a 'decent' mom to my ever inquisitive daughter, I tell myself, what Winnie the Pooh says,"My favourite day is today" :)
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20 Responses to Courage #FridayFotoFiction

  1. Kriti Sharma says:

    A salute to the brave hero…and shame to the politicians who commercialize even their death

  2. I have no words.. . well written.

  3. Mayuri6 says:

    A really tough decision. Salute to such heroes!
    Great take on the prompt, Meha.
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

  4. sukrisblog says:

    Totally speechless. That was so well worded. Love your style of writing.

  5. Tina Basu says:

    Salute to the braveheart. It reminded me of Rang de Basanti. Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction

  6. Lavanya says:

    That was such a great take. Never suspected the climax until the last line.

  7. Shalzmojo says:

    Reminds me of the scene from Rang De Basanti; such acts of bravery and selflessness is what keep the common man protected!

  8. Akshata Ram says:

    Brilliant …we often forget about the sacrifices of our men who serve the nation

  9. Such a brave, noble decision taken in what must have been most of the most intense experiences in his life. A big salute to the hero. Great story, Meha!

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