September 11th, 2011

Chicken and Egg


Not a personal story from me today, but one I found on the Escape Pod pocast.

I heard this story last year and I was floored. Leave it to tim_pratt to create a story where 9/11 is a lafe-altering, world-changing event in a 100% unexpected way:

But the plane just stopped, and hung there, nose tipped at a slight angle, mere feet from the building.

And that’s when the figure — the one people call the Ambassador, or the Doctor, or the Outsider, or the Professor, or a hundred other names — appeared. Just a middle-aged man in a white lab coat, with steel-rimmed glasses and graying hair. His image filled the air above the jetliner, like the dome of the sky had been transformed into an IMAX movie screen.

He said, “People of Earth, I have a message for you.”

Here is the full story: