|Photo by Jim, the Photographer|
Tagline: A mix-up with some seats, an act of kindness...and Pamela found herself sitting beside a man who might just be her Mr. Right...
Observations: In a way, this was two romance stories in one. You have Pamela's story, which unfolds as we read "Love Is In the Air" (which is a wonderfully clever title) and then you also have the old woman's story as she recounts it to Pamela. (This actually occurred in last week's story, "Fireworks," too, but I only just noticed it.)
Airport/airplane stories have an inherent difficulty to overcome: the characters are obviously traveling some distance. The reader will wonder how will they develop a relationship. Usually, the man she sits next to would just happen to be from the city she lives in, a fact that I would have to begrudgingly accept. But Fay cleverly had them returning from wherever they had been. So it's actually likely that they both live in Phoenix. Smart!