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BBC Breaking News Alert: 'Birmingham bound flight BA2491 has encountered difficulties and will attempt an emergency landing at the nearest Airport'

Two more alerts.
Two more planes.

BBC TV News. Grainy footage of a runway. In the rain. And a plane. A helpline number for anyone with relatives on any of the flights.

The plane on the screen explodes. I'm glued.

My mobile rings it’s John's number.

“I love you.” He's quietly spoken. And I hear sobs in the background.

My attention is back on the TV again. A burning plane. Not John's plane.
Not yet.

'That helpline once again...'

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    Neville Hunt over 2 years ago

    Oh! This is so gut-wrenching, Lisa. Your setup of the forward story maximises the 100 word limit big time!

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    Lisa Williams over 2 years ago

    Thank you. Do appreciate all your comments Nev. Hope course going well X

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    Drew Martyn over 2 years ago

    Hits the nerve, Lisa. I really love the factual yet inexorable threat posed by
    "Two more alerts.
    Two more planes."
    Just brilliant.

  • avatar

    Lisa Williams over 2 years ago

    Thanks Drew! Hope have good w'end X

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