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Short Story Honeymoon Couple, Plane, Hijacking, Suicide

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HijackedIf you are listening to this it is because I meant for you to. If you are listening to this it is because I am dead. My name is Zach. That's all you need to know. My wife Aubrey and I are passengers on this plane. We were wed yesterday and were just heading to the British Virgin Island of Tortolla for our week-long honeymoon. About half way there I took over the plane, and here I am now recording my story into this orange box that they actually call a black box. Prime example right there of how backwards our society is. If it's a bright orange box why would it be called a black box?Anyways, at the present moment I have the entire cabin of the plane, including the flight attendants and pilots locked out of the cockpit. My wife is out there with the others. The pilot gave me a few bits of advice about how to handle the plane and what will happen before it propels nose first into the ground and we all die. My plan is to cruise this plane as far as it has enough fuel to go, and then sit tight while its engines burn out and we all crash and die.I will sit here calmly and tell you my story so when you are clearing away the wreckage trying to determine what happened you will find this and the whole scenario will become crystal clear to you and the rest of the world who will hear about it. For once the world will finally hear about my plight. Isn't it tragic that the only way to get a message across to people is to take hostage of 200 people and force them to die with me?It was nothing personal against any of these particular people. Well aside from Aubrey, but in general it was basically the luck of the draw. It was their luck that they chose to take this flight. They could have taken the 7:30am flight or the 12 noon flight. But no, they chose this one, lucky them. They are the lucky winners who get to experience this history making moment with me.Where should I begin? At the beginning you say. Fine then. I grew up in Nowhere-Ville Nebraska. My mom despised me basically for being a boy, and my father was a drunk. My mother had some medical condition and the doctors told her she shouldn't have any children. She had her heart set on having a little girl, so she went ahead anyways. Well that's when I came into the picture. Me being a boy, and mom not being able to have any more children, set off her lifelong determination to make my life a living hell. Not only my life, but my father's life, and every form of male species out there for that matter. Of course it was all my dad's fault I was a boy and not girl, my mother rationalized. It is said that the men's genes that decide if the fetus will be a boy or a girl. So ultimately, I was entirely my father's fault.The needle on the fuel gage is steadily moving closer and closer to the big letter E. I guess I better keep an eye on that so I know how long I have to talk.Anyhow, my mother, as a disguise for her own self misery, made my life a living hell. All my life I have never been more to her then...

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