And here’s this week’s Friday Fictioneers –
Though most people neither know nor care, a knowledge of history helps one appreciate today’s world. Everyone knows of the airships that float serenely above us, speeding passengers and cargo at nearly one hundred miles an hour. But who remembers their primitive ancestors, the screaming, lumbering jets that clawed their way aloft spewing smoke as they rose, and stayed afloat only by a prodigal, and rather vulgar, expulsion of heated gas? Our ancestors a century ago had such a passion for hurtling forward on mechanized conflagrations that it amazes me they survived to sire us, and our serene world of noble horses and silent gasbags.