It is mid-August and the air is nearly viscous when Hailey steps off the plane. Walking through the jet bridge, she’s not technically outside, but the heat and humidity are palpable even in this metal corridor, making sweat immediately break … more »

Dimpled folds of fat flow out from the blue jacket, surging over the armrest, edging closer as she watches in horror.  Her seatbelt tightens and coils its way up her torso like a constrictor.  She smells the meat and drink … more »