Kite Lost Kite Found
by Gary Crenshaw
I had a homemade tail-less diamond kite that I built using actual bamboo poles for the frame. Like most stories go I was flying the kite at around nine hundred feet high when an un-welcome change in wind speed came up.
This is where a kite that was flying great changes shape and takes on a mind of its own. In other words, before you can reel it back in it usually lands itself in the tallest tree in sight. This time that was about a quarter of a mile away and across two roads, so chalk one more up for the tree.
Two weeks later I was working in my back yard when my wife pointed into the sky and said 'Hey, is that your kite up there?'. Sure enough it was and I just thought maybe the wind blew it loose and maybe caught the string on something.
I walked toward the kite and as I got closer I saw a small boy about seven years old standing in a yard with the kite line tied to his fishing pole. As I got closer to him he yelled 'LOOK AT MY KITE, I FOUND IT IN A DITCH, LOOK AT MY KITE'. His eyes were lit up like the sun and he was absolutely right, IT WAS HIS KITE.
As mentioned earlier, there's another alternative to towing indoor kites if it's just not possible to fly outdoors...
"Kites Up!" is my downloadable board game. It's a PDF file which has all the documentation for the game plus images for all the components. Tokens, cards, the board itself and so on. Anyway, just click that link to see more info :-)