La Mosca by Charlie Dickinson
Approx. 4,260 words.
Published on July 18, 2011.
An e-chapbook of a short story nominated for e-2-ink's 2002 Best of Web:
A retired schoolteacher faces bad news from her doctor, but keeps busy and sees her aging car brought into smog compliance. Soon, she's off to a meditation center in California and driving to the airport, she recalls four Bolivian climbers who ascended skyscrapers with no ropes, only their hands and feet ....