Friday, March 27, 2009

Paper Wings

Harold folded the electricity bill into an aeroplane and launched it across the room. It reached the apex of its flight just short of the ceiling and glided down in lazy spirals.

Jasfoup laughed in delight. “Fantastic!” he said. “That was better than the one I showed Lenny in the sixteenth century. He’d never seen one before but true to form he spent a week in his studio designing them and then produced this six foot replica of a Fokker F-16 with paper wings. I wouldn’t have minded, but he was four hundred years ahead of technology.”

“And did it fly?”

“It might have done had Lenny not fixed a catapult under each wing. He launched off the Tower of Pisa and it flew like a brick.”


aims said...

Isn't there always 'something' that holds us back (down).

Great images (for me anyway).

Leatherdykeuk said...

Very true!

stephanie said...

The Italians were always terrible at knowing what they had when they had it. ;)

Leatherdykeuk said...

So fond of embellishments!