Early adopter

Featured in

  • Published 20190428
  • ISBN: 9781925773620
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

ONE TWO THREE running, jumping hops and I launch into the sky, wings beating down hard, plastic feathers scraping car park gravel. It’s easier with a platform to leap from, but just like the brochure says, you can get Aloft Anywhere TM with the Ascenze Icarus.

I flap flap flap for altitude and speed. Twist to avoid powerlines. Weird how true the wings are. They follow my arms after just a little lag. Faithful, doing so much work, battering the air to keep me borne.

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

Share article

More from author


FictionMOST OF THE time, I know I’m human. There’s a buttoned flap to fuss with when it’s time to eat, and another for toilet. Every...

More from this edition

Hashtag war

EssayTHE CAR JOURNEY from Canberra airport to the parliamentary tri­angle is a necessary trip for Federal politicians. One route heads south along the Monaro...


EssayANY DEMOCRACY WORTHY of the name must be an ongoing experiment in institutional design: there must be a willingness to adapt the ways in...

Me, we and them

GR OnlineTHE INTERNET IS driving a digital revolution in which audiences want an emotional connection, a sense of purpose and to be part of a...

Stay up to date with the latest, news, articles and special offers from Griffith Review.