EDitorial ± 4-Nov-2013

Runway Avenue

(75 word short story published on Paragraph Planet on Monday 04-Nov-2013)

Rain lashes the windows of the control tower as Stanley rises to get a better view of the Boeing's descent.

It's been five years since the council deemed the airport "unviable".

Architects behind the new housing estate have won plaudits for retaining many original features, including the tower and landing lights.

Now the first families, including Stanley, are living on Runway Avenue.

Back on his sofa, Stanley opens a small bag of peanuts and braces himself.