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Tales by Tom

This podcast showcases the audio stories of Tom Cagley Sr.

Aug 29, 2010

Tales By Tom - Weight and Balance Revisited!

I rewrote Weight and Balance for the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Contest.  I would like your feedback.  Listen to this version then listen to the first version .

The original description:          
Cue:Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone is playing in the background…

You are one of four people ---two men, two women, four strangers ----who volunteer to get off an overcrowded flight in a small Midwestern city. The airline puts you all up at a nearby motel, gives each a voucher for dinner and a travel voucher for a future flight with them, boarding passes for the first plane out in the morning to your destination. You go to dinner together. The conversation is strained at first but after a drink you begin to talk freely. You each tell a story. No one’s life will ever be the same. Everyone’s will change --- not that night but soon.

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