“It was incredible, really, the way he lost everything – that the plane which carried Fin’s mother and father should fall with such precision onto the car that contained his wife and child. Fin could not believe it at first, when the policeman came for him at work. Yes, he said, he would like to see the bodies. He sat there in the back of the police car, still calm as a tightrope walker, as an electrified rail. Nothing was real.”
A short story about a man who suffers an unlikely personal catastrophe. Published in the UEA MA Prose Anthology. Read online here, or purchase a copy here.