Blogs tagged with "short stories"

Posted on Saturday, January 10, 2015

High above even the thinnest clouds, too far up to be seen by eyes peering up from the ground, the airplane passenger had a passing thought: we are flying much higher, I think, than normal flights do.

However, this thought came and went as a silly flash of paranoia; reason suggested that the pilots, certified and trustworthy, knew very well at what altitude the aircraft was steadily flying. And this reason was justified by the silence of the cockpit radio, the calm and mellifluous murmur of conversation among the other occupants, and the comforting consistency of the hum of the...