But once I started reading, I admired the details. Notice the talk about the fingernails. There's so much discussion about the plane ride, you have to guess Baum was there. Maybe he was returning from an earlier assignment, and saw a story in his seatmate's carry-on luggage.
The other thing I love is the story's understatement, which would be eroded if I proceeded to say anything more about it. So I won't.
I'm always interested in feedback, via info at johnclaytonbooks.cmo