The Balloon Pilot

Danny proposes to his girlfriend while in a balloon piloted, it turns out, by the minister of his wife’s church, Jim.  Jim, a troubled man of God, dodged the Vietnam war draft, while his childhood friend Danny, now a reservist, volunteered.  On a retirement lark Danny launches a ballooning business, pulling Jim further from the church as his business partner.  Danny’s wife Renate, forever dreaming of life as a war widow, seeks vengeance, even if it means destroying her family, her church, and her minister.  Will the others float off happily, or will Renate bring them all crashing to earth?

3m, 4f, ages 16 to 55
David Michael Erickson