Remember those thrilling days of yesteryear when you could actually sprint through an airport like O.J. Simpson in those Hertz commercials? This is before he’d killed anyone—except those who died from over exposure to poor acting in “Naked Gun.”
And who can forget that classic movie, “Airplane?” It’s still hard to believe the Academy passed over Lloyd Bridges for Best Supporting Actor. The writing was amazing. Here’s an example; “I guess the foot’s on the other hand now, isn’t it, Kramer?” (Striker)
Our flight attendant for this week’s journey across the friendly skies of Friday Flash Fiction is the lovely and talented, Violet Jessop Wisoff-Fields. If you’d like to book a reservation on this weekly flight of madness, head over to her blog for step-by-step instructions. To view the FFF Hollywood Squares Authors Block click here.
“It was supposed to be a joke.”
“Well, it wasn’t funny.”
“I never dreamed they’d take it that far.”
“What did you expect, Ken? They work for the government. They have no sense of humor. Now, we’ve missed our plane.”
“But it was just a couple of metal ink pens.”
“A couple? They counted fifteen. One in every pocket and open seam of my overcoat. After the metal detector went off the third time, I knew I was in trouble.”
“I feel bad about the full-cavity search, Barbie.”
“Don’t worry. When I’m able to straighten up, you’ll get yours.”
This is based on a true story. The names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent. The lady in question was the sales manager for a company we did business with in Omaha. Ironically, the metal inks pens used in this prank had their competitors name stamped on them. Truth really is funnier than fiction.