STEPHANIE YE is a Singaporean writer based in London. She is the author of the short story chapbook The Billion Shop (2012) and the editor of the fiction anthology From the Belly of the Cat (2013). Her work has been staged as a dance performance in New York City, translated into German for an art exhibition in Berlin, and used as an O-level examination text in Singapore.
The flight attendant is falling through the sky at 198km/h. The sheer velocity, the terminal velocity, has ripped the clothes off her back, the shoes off her feet, even chunks of dark hair off her scalp, the locks twisted round the hairpins that once shaped a fist-sized chignon.