This takes place in the 1900s. Her name is “Tilly,” and she’s in her 20s or her 40s. She’s rambunctious and adventurous and tolerant.
She’s wearing a poncho: It’s part of her “flying gear.” She’s wearing gauntlets made out of leather so she can grip the wheel. Her boots are heavy, so they can protect her if she falls from the sky: They’re made out of steel.
Her face is saying: “I’m a woman, and I can do what I want!”
She has created a flying machine, called “Contraption X.” She’s in an airplane hangar, and she might get hanged.
There are onlookers in the background to cheer her on. Tilly is about to take to the sky: Whatever she is about to do is very dangerous. This is a fragile airplane, and she knows it. She’s never done this before: This is the first time a woman has flown this Contraption X.
She manipulates Contraption X to have it move. Her hands are hanging onto the wheel. She has to move her rear, to get it to move. (She has a big rear). There is a cylinder next to her left knee. She could be stepping on a pedal. Also people are using “people power” to push Contraption X to get Tilly up in the air.
But sheer willpower is the ultimate energy source to get her into the air. (It’s a mysterious force that they haven’t come up with yet.)
She’s above a farm field in Kansas. She’s 100 feet above the field.She wants to go cross-country. Or maybe she’s on her way to Oz. But she may only make it around the field because she’s never done this before.
The onlookers are silent because of the expectation. They are worried because this young girl is flying this contraption for the first time.
She has to be careful because of birds flying into her; she’s dodging the birds and she’s becoming confident. She’s also trying to avoid Superman: he appears coincidentally.
Now she has to think about coming down. (She cuts her cross-country trip short because she had to go to the bathroom).
Superman helps her to land. (She will accept help from men.) He is grabbing the plane by its tail, while kicking with his legs to help her bring the plane down.
There’s a gust of wind that comes at just the right time, which provides a smooth landing. The onlookers cheer: “YAAAAYYYYYY!”
She is fully satisfied, terrific and happy. She sets a world record for being the first woman to circle a corn field!
By residents of Landow House, Charles E. Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD