A Flight of Fancy

‘Why is the Lancaster bomber not flying over today?’ asked the young lad.
‘Too windy, far too windy.’ said the plane enthusiast. ‘They’re very old planes you know, it would be like fishing in stormy seas with an old boat’ he continued, his voice trailing off as he walked away, leaving the air show.
The boy looked sad. He did up the zip on his red jacket and frowned at his mother.
‘Maybe next time?’ she said.
They left the common and made for home. The young lad, who was on his bicycle, rode far ahead pretending he was the Lancaster bomber. He dropped bombs on passers by and swooped into unsafe territory to show his stealth and strength. ‘This Lancaster bomber won’t be stopped by the wind!’ he shouted.

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