Chapter 1 – Extract 1 from The Paradise Induction!
Chris peered out of the vehicle that was about to change his life forever.
From what he could see, hundreds of passengers ready to fly across the Atlantic had boarded the jumbo-size aeroplane. Excited chatter forced the reality upon him; he was travelling to the other side of the world to start his life over – be born again in Caribbean paradise.
Pleased he was positioned in a seat with a window, the allotted flight time was over seven hours to his first stop JFK, New York. Thankfully, the view from the plane would remove any form of claustrophobia, that might attempt to afflict him.
He felt a tap on his shoulder.
“Excuse me,” said the woman seated beside him. “I’ve got a bit of a favour to ask you. I understand if you say ‘no’ but well…do you mind if my son swaps seats with you to sit by the window? He was really hoping for a seat with a view of the sky and that.”
Chris’ head flicked to look out the window before he turned back to the woman, whose tired eyes sagged with her forced smile of discoloured teeth.
“Sure,” he said and began unfastening his seat belt.
“Thank you so so much,” she said as if his answer took the world off her shoulders.
“That’s alright,” he replied as he rose and squeezed out from between the row of seats.