OLWG #36 – Fear of Flying

 A drabble written for OLWG #36



I looked up from my reading when I heard, “Now boarding flight 1583 to Milwaukee through Gate 27A. All ticketed passengers on flight 1583 to Milwaukee should proceed immediately to Gate 27A.” I closed my book on my index finger, shouldered my backpack and moved to the back of the line for boarding

This is the third time I have tried to go to Milwaukee. I never made it the first two times but my therapist tells me I have to confront my fears. She says that I need to charge right at them. Face ‘em like a man.

My hands shaking, I shuffle forward with the rest of them.


There were three prompts this week – I got two of them:

  1. Milwaukee
  2. right at them
  3. the high cost of loving

Don’t think! Write!
You have 25 minutes but if it takes longer – just don’t tell anyone.


11 thoughts on “OLWG #36 – Fear of Flying

  1. I’m on the edge of my seat wondering if he makes it. And I’m wondering if it’s just a fear of flying or whether something specific happened in Milwaukee to put him off. A great little enticing opener.

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  2. I really appreciate your honesty. I battle travel anxiety, specifically flying. I have been working hard to overcome it and articles like this one make me feel less alone. If you get a moment, I would love for you to check out my page for more on conquering anxiety. 🙂

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  3. I almost only did two… but I weakly added the one I was struggling with…

    Fears can be buggers. I haven’t been to Milwaukee, but I’ve been to Port Washington 🙂

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