Oonark

Oonark Photo of Oonark from bakerlakearts.com Elizabeth Altomonte fiction hat she would remember, when she saw the dog thrashing in the Sound and the disarticulated body parts of her husband and daughter trawled up from the wreckage of the Magister, was Oonark. She might have remembered the wedding guests she had stranded, her daughter to be married in the afternoon, with still so much to get settled: the bridesmaids moaning over hems and tightened waistbands, the florist complaining that the lacy overlays did not match the ivory hydrangeas and the event planner unable to find the cash box for the money, for the money--the newlyweds were in their twenties, and they had nothing, after all. And the gin wasn't right, said the bartender, the in-laws wanted Bombay Sapphire and the grandmother swore by Beefeater, what was there to do, what was there to do? And then her husband demanded one last ride in the air with his daughter, in the Fouga Magister, only hours before the ceremony, before his daughter became another man's. It would be just a little spin, no barrel rolls or Immelmanns, in his Magister; why, he'd only just procured the vintage airplane, and he wasn't http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

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Photo of Oonark from bakerlakearts.com Elizabeth Altomonte fiction hat she would remember, when she saw the dog thrashing in the Sound and the disarticulated body parts of her husband and daughter trawled up from the wreckage of the Magister, was Oonark. She might have remembered the wedding guests she had stranded, her daughter to be married in the afternoon, with still so much to get settled: the bridesmaids moaning over hems and tightened waistbands, the florist complaining that the lacy overlays did not match the ivory hydrangeas and the event planner unable to find the cash box for the money, for the money--the newlyweds were in their twenties, and they had nothing, after all. And the gin wasn't right, said the bartender, the in-laws wanted Bombay Sapphire and the grandmother swore by Beefeater, what was there to do, what was there to do? And then her husband demanded one last ride in the air with his daughter, in the Fouga Magister, only hours before the ceremony, before his daughter became another man's. It would be just a little spin, no barrel rolls or Immelmanns, in his Magister; why, he'd only just procured the vintage airplane, and he wasn't

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The Missouri ReviewUniversity of Missouri

Published: Oct 10, 2015

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