April A to Z Challenge: C

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Coming in for a landing

Today's writing prompt for the AtoZ challenge is: Coming in for a landing. Here is my entry:


It was a good thing the commercial airlines didn’t approach from this angle. The island was clearly visible, if you knew where to look. Fortunately, most people couldn’t see it, even if they were looking right at it. Another mystery, Alex mused. He adjusted the controls, and shifted the plane’s bearing 20 degrees. It was an unusually clear day, and he had the time, so why not fly over it? He’d never done that before. It might be interesting to see it from directly above. It would freak out Andi, of course, who was not accustomed to low flying aircraft coming near the property. He grinned. She needed a little more excitement in her life these days.

The plane drew closer. He could see the house from here, and just beyond it, the island, protected from the view of passing boats by the sharply curving coastline that nearly surrounded it, except for a tiny passage of rocky surf blocking the entrance to the cove. Even the most ambitious kayaker wouldn’t dare venture in.

Andi was out in the garden when she heard the buzz of the approaching plane. She looked up in alarm, and then relief as she recognized Alex’s little 2-seater. What was he doing? Her brother, the daredevil, seemed to be heading straight for the island, high enough to easily clear the island’s tallest tree, but low enough that it made Andi nervous. She watched as the plane approached, and then passed into the glow that always shone up into the sky from that spot. And in the blink of an eye, it was gone. The plane had disappeared.


I've challenged myself to create a writing prompt and write a short response to it each day of April as part of the A to Z blogging challenge.  Read more about the A to Z blogging challenge here. If you feel inspired by the prompt today, feel free to post your own short response in the comments. Thanks for reading!


  1. These are some nice vignettes. I'm looking forward to seeing them come together. Good luck working your way through the alphabet!

  2. I love your prompts and the pictures that you have chosen to go with them. Where are you getting the prompts?

    1. I am making up the prompts as I go, using photos I've collected on Pinterest or that I find on the web. The images inspire me or relate in some way to a novel I am working on.

  3. Fantastic! What comes next! Beautiful imagery.

  4. Loving this approach for you! Next up, D!