First Lines, 10/24/13
First lines of the novel I won't be writing today:
"'WHO IS YOUR CO-PILOT?!?' the controller's voice crackled across the radio. The black box recorded it all. There was more radio silence, except for the rapid beeping that confirmed that the plane had rolled dangerously starboard. Capt. Rogers — Ahab, his buddies called him — was dead, and the cockpit was empty.
The story of Flight 832 would mystify investigators and flight instructors for decades to come; half lesson, half legend, it's warning was unclear."
— Damien Willis
October 24, 2013