Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
CaptainKirby would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

The Greatest Jenga Tower 36,000 Feet Above Sea Level

By CaptainKirby

Thriller / Humor

The Globemaster Endeavour

It was close. So very close. Never before had Fitz and Simmons seen a Jenga tower support itself on such a barren base. They more than doubled it's original size, and had to spend most of their turn looking for a possible block to take. They were lucky the skies were clear, because bumping into even one cloud would send the whole tower tumbling.

"Got it." Simmons whispered as she placed her last piece. She backed up past the warning line and Fitz stepped in.

"I'm still surprised you managed to get that without a step stool." he muttered.

"Me too."

Fitz circled the tower twice before he found a fitting block to take. It was about two thirds of the way up, but still held a good deal of weight. Fitz held his breath as he tapped it once. And then again. The friction held the piece in place.  He took a few steps back to regain his breath, and then moved in again. He positioned himself to strike. Simmons held her breath, even though she was five feet away. Even the tension could be plucked like a guitar string.

Fitz struck. In one fluid motion he snatched the piece from the structure. He waited a second. The tower stood.

"Simmons?"

"Yeah?"

"Could you get me the step stool?"

"Sure." She didn't even care if she had to do without it. Simmons handed it to Fitz, who took it without looking away from top the tower. He placed it a few inches away from the bottom. Fitz paused after he got on the stool. Sweat formed on his brow. There was the tower. And only the tower. Nothing was more important than the tower.

He positioned the piece above its new spot.

"Playing games?" May asked from the door way. Simmons squeaked and Fitz dropped the piece. The tower shivered. And then stopped.

"You almost ruined it!" Simmons shouted. She was so caught up in the game that she didn't even care that she was yelling at May. Fitz got off the step stool and stormed toward May.

"This is literally two inches away from a world record. And we're on a plane!"

Then, something dawned on Simmons, "Wait, if you aren't flying, who is?"

"Coulson."

Just as she said it, the plane jerked a bit. The sound of hundreds of tiny wooden blocks crashing to the ground filled the room. Fitz and Simmons didn't even turn around. A tear formed in Fitz's eye.

"Two inches..."

Simmons comforted him as May rolled her eyes and walked out. She had to stop herself from apologizing.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

lopezmariana97: I loved everything about this book. I read it in a weekend because it was so hard to put down. I real liked that it wasn't a typical demon story and that It didn't involve vampires. I pictured the cast for this book if it ever becomes a movie. 100% love

Mayank Nrr: well i have enjoyed the bookWhats good is the story its twists its characters and suspense its mix of thriller and horror hoping for a sequel Whats not Is the part where raven to protect cade started to avoid him this is normal in every story heroine trying to save the hero but the track ended so...

Jessica_Nguyen: The plot is amazing, I must say. Especially the ending, it wasn't cliche, it sticked to a real consequences of characters' actions, resulting an unexpected ending. Can't put this novel down at all! Very funny too.

Jasmine Chow: As I read this story, I was reminded some what of Terry Pratchett, especially some descriptions of politics and economics. The sci-fic setting is quite intriguing. Writing style is quite lovely and grew on me slowly. I was also slightly reminded of Mark Twain, especially his book A Connecticut Ya...

rainbowsandunicorn: I loved every second of this book, like seriously. With the way you wrote it i could feel the emotions of the characters. I finished this in say. I couldn't put it down. PLEASE WRITE A SEQUEL. I love this book and recommend anybody to read it.

Toria Davis: To say this book was amazing would be an understatement. I am absolutely in love with Rye and Thera. I believe that the author did awesome with this book. The funny thing was that I wanted to do this, but remember " You have a boyfriend, idiot." Thanks for the experience of these amazing writing ...

summerstone: Seriously this is one of the best books I've ever read. The plot is intriguing, I love the narrative style. Its very descriptive and unique, with minimal cliches. It makes for a great read and the sequels are amazing. Totally worth reading. ^^ That's me trying to be professional. But in all hones...

Catherine Kopf: This novel has an interesting perspective on a broken mind that obviously the author took a lot of time into creating. The main protagonist is very fleshed out and complex, allowing the readers to root for and feel empathy towards him. There is enough in there to really give the reader an emotion...

Dina Husseini: I loved this story. It was so great that I did not expect it to be this awesome. I swear to you this deserves more than just 5 stars. Beyond amazing. Kept me wanting more and I felt exactly like Emma felt while reading. Although in the beginning I did not expect anything to happen. Then, when som...

More Recommendations

smile4me: Exciting page turner. I was barely able to put it down to go to bed. I can usually figure out the twists before they are revealed but not this time! Such a thrill to be surprised. I can hardly wait for the follow up!!

Ali Albazaz: I started reading "Caged" few hours ago and I'm on chapter 7 now. Caged is definitely one of the most addictive stories I've ever read. Thank you so much for writing this novel.

taosgw74: If this is the authors first attempt at writing, I'm floored. I was engrossed in the plot from the get go.

Laluna: I started reading this 4 hours ago at 2 am and I just can't keep my eyes off the screen since then bcs the story was literally soooo good. Not to mention that I've gotta go to work in the next two hours and I will probably have massive eyebags under my eyes but I'm not even sorry lol. The only th...

kim: This is great! Maybe it could just be a little more specific. One of the keys to great writing is describing things in detail. I think you're off to a great start. I wish you much luck.