Zero Mile – Air Line StoriesNicki Salcedo
The Zero Mile Post marked the meeting of two railway lines and possibly the beginning of the city of Atlanta. Zero Mile is a series of sometimes fictionalized and sometimes real stories based on life in Atlanta, Georgia.
By Nicki Salcedo, contributor
For years I boarded airplanes carrying a lion called “Avocado Avogadro Spartacus.” He was my comfort item. Between the ages of 17 and 27, I flew back and forth between Atlanta and San Francisco regularly. When I was at school, I longed for home. When I was home, I longed for my heart. I became a good flyer in those years. I wore college sweatshirts and used my good manners. I often had the row to myself and could stretch out to sleep the entire trip. Always the Red Eye.
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