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Drabble #332

VI: waiting to get high

The 312 is much smaller than the last plane Douglas flew, but she’s old, and almost as unwieldy - she handles like she’d rather not bother. Ascents are difficult and sluggish, so much so that Douglas and Nigel strike up a running joke about ‘waiting longer to get high than a coke addict on bath salts’.

GERTI’s cantankerous, it’s true, and it’s testament to Douglas’s own prowess that he flies her as well as he does: but she’d saved him when he was jobless and not far from homeless, and for that he’d swear she’s worth her weight in gold.


The thank you I tweeted to Mr John Finnemore.
The ending was brilliant.
All is well and jam for tea.