“A good day to all our passengers,” she said, smiling. “My name is Masha. Our flight today will be at an altitude of 6,000 meters. We’re flying to Malaysia. The captain of our crew is pilot first class Ivan Potapov. He is a very experienced pilot. He’s been in five air disasters and all five times he’s made it through alive, when the other passengers and crew all perished. Have a pleasant flight, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for your attention.”
From “My Flight to Malaysia,” a story by Russian writer Valery Ronshin and translated by José Alaniz is part of the story collection Living a Life: Totally Absurd Tales published by Glas New Russian Writing.
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