every time, Wilf orders a double scotch.  brand doesn’t matter but it has to be a double.  can’t stand the shudder, he thinks and tries not to think about what lies between the thin, curved walls of the aircraft.  fire retardant foam insulation.  cotton batting.  triple-coated electrical wires.  matches.  we’re kindling barreling through air, he thinks and swallows amber fluid in one gulp.  accelerant.

do you like to fly?