The Paradox of Vertical Flight
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Date: September 2013
Duration: 5 hours 34 minutes
Good morning! Today is Jack's eighteenth birthday. Here's what's happened so far,
He woke up from a dream about dissecting frogs and measuring the bubbles produced by llamas. He just missed a call from Bob, his grandmother. He's not sure she'll remember he exists, which makes him sad, because he really loves her. He's thought about jumping out of the window. Not because he wants to die, mind you, but some attention would be nice. He's had a nonsensical conversation with his roommate, who is still asleep. While in the dorm bathroom, he popped a zit and listened to some guy (who should not be singing) singing in the shower.
Jack's cell phone rings a second time. He recognizes the number. Jess. He never thought he'd hear from her again.
Guess what? Jack's day is about to get epic.
Emil Ostrovski graduated from Vassar College in 2012 with a degree in philosophy. He currently attends the MFA program in creative writing at Columbia University and lives in New York City.