Brace, brace

“Ladies and gentlemen, your attention – for your safety be aware of the following: A safety card is in your seat pocket showing the exit routes, oxygen masks, life jackets, and brace position that you must adopt if you hear ‘brace, brace’. There are two emergency exits at the rear, four in the middle and…

Up on the fifth floor.

  As the door clicks heavily behind me, a familiar and much loved sensation hits me head on. I’m surrounded once again by crisp white linen, fresh fluffy towels, toiletries, tea and a large TV. The last of the day’s sun is shining brightly through the thick net curtains casting a ray of golden light…

Loop

Higher and higher we climb. The thick chain clunking beneath the carriage lets me know that we’re not quite at the top yet. Wind begins to swirl around and dance through my auburn hair. It feels so nice in spite of the adrenaline that is coursing through my veins. For a brief moment I wonder…