Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Piloting Conversations That Concern Mindless Deaths (A Story)

Approaching a large city, a pilot and co-pilot struggle to keep control of their plane. A wing is rendered unresponsive after a massive collection of geese intercept the flight path and are sucked into the fans. The pilot radios for help, but communication is down.

“We’re dropping too fast for the brakes to stop us, and the wheels will crack under the impact,” the pilot said. “There’s over a thousand people in that stadium. Most of them aren’t going to survive this blast if we don’t get control back.”

“There’s more than a thousand people,” the co-pilot said.