Where Was It?

© A Mixed Bag 2012

It was a rare occasion when William took a shift at the Air And Space Museum, as the Director of Security he found little time for what he called the ‘beat cop’ assignments. He set aside time to work all jobs in his department.

On a late Friday night his shift on the floor came due. Donning his uniform he began to tour rooms. The routine called for a rather random route, a measure he’d approved. This evening he started in “Early Flight”, then on the the “Milestone Of Flight Hall”. Seeming random, this route would foil anyone intent on mischief from memorizing a pattern.

And so it seemed to William until was on the second floor when he entered the Apollo To The Moon room. Unfortunately William hadn’t looked at the schedule of what exhibits were being moved. So as he entered the room right off he thought something was way wrong. His favorite part of the display, The “Space Suit” was missing!

In the nick of time, before the called the museum director, he noticed a small sign, “Temporarily on loan to NASA Johnson Space Center, returning in two months”. And his breathing slowly returned to normal.

Each week a photo is used, donated by one of the participants of Sunday Photo Fiction, and the idea is to write a story with the photo as a prompt in around 200 words. I missed, a bit over, so I cut some but ended with only 199 words.


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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6 Responses to Where Was It?

  1. James says:

    Wait! My story is set at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum as well. Great minds think alike?

  2. Coincidences aside what a beautiful story is this. Well written, Mike.

  3. goroyboy says:

    Simple mundane activity then sudden anxiety.. very relatable!

  4. mandibelle16 says:

    That would be a frightening thing to lose 🙂

  5. That was great. I love that two of you wrote from the same museum. I love the near panic attack.

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