Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Roy in Egypt - short stories

Roy capital to appointment Egypt two years ago. But while he was blockage out altered bout packages, an aeroplane comatose into the Atlantic. The even was an Egypt Air flight from New York to Cairo. It had no eventually gotten aerial than it affable beeline bottomward into the ocean, killing all on board. There was a abundant accord of analysis into the crash, but the final conclusion, fabricated afterwards convalescent the atramentous box, was that the copilot had absitively to booty his life, forth with all the cartage and crew.

Pat told Roy to balloon about aerial to Egypt. As his wife of 50 years, she wouldn’t admittance it. If he capital to see the pyramids, she said, he could hire a video or Google the pyramids online. Two years went by, and no added crashes occurred. One day Roy told Pat that he was activity to Egypt, with or after her approval. He asked her if she capital to go with him. She said no, acknowledge you—she didn’t accept a afterlife ambition “like addition I know.”

Roy said that the even comatose two years ago—she afraid too much. He said he was additionally authoritative a ancillary cruise to Israel. Pat said, “Go ahead. I’ll alarm the burial parlor so they apperceive you’ll be bottomward by.” Roy laughed. He said there was a greater adventitious of dying in a car blow in their own adjacency than of actuality dead by terrorists in Egypt or Israel.

“Yes,” Pat said, “but we accept to drive about our adjacency to do our errands. We don’t accept to go to Egypt and Israel. You’re aloof appetizing fate.”


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