It's Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, 2013. Hamilton "Hamfist" Hancock is in command of a Boeing 777, over the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, flying from London to Chicago. Suddenly, without warning, most of the electronic equipment on the aircraft becomes inoperative. Fortunately, the communication radios still work, and Hamfist determines that every other airplane over the Atlantic has suffered the same malfunctions. And none of the aircraft are able to talk to anyone on the ground.
Hamfist must decide where to take his aircraft that will best protect the safety of his 200 passengers. And he must make that decision soon. Very soon.
This is a SHORT 5200-word novella that follows Hamfist Hancock in his life as an airline pilot. It was written as part of a writer's group endeavor where each author pens a different vignette describing one aspect of the consequences of a massive power failure caused by a coronal mass ejection, similar to the "Carrington Event".