Postcard Stories- Seattle

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20th September 2014 – Hannah McPhillimmy

 “Cliff had always been an anxious child. When he grew up he became an anxious pilot flying United Airlines, domestic from Seatac, Washington. He worried about his uniform. He worried about his health insurance. He worried, between flights, about his plane, and whether, at the end of the shift, he’d remember where he parked it. He ate nervous little meals alone: plastic-wrapped bagels and pre-packaged sushi from the airport’s food court. He worried about his cholesterol and deep vein thrombosis and why none of the other pilots ever sent him Christmas cards. Everything but flight made him anxious.”

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