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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

one hundred word story # 11

Whatever you do, he says, don't think about the cliff. So we're up there and all I can think about is the cliff. And then he's all, you can think about the cliff, but don't think about the fall. I've got the rope around me tight, he says too tight, but is there such a thing? From above the world looks so nicely constructed. The order is clear. He's singing and then suddenly he's not. The wind is strong. I mess up; I remember the fall. The rope loosens. That world looks mean. Hang on, he yells. I hang on.

2 comments:

Ryan Alpers said...

Suspense! Like how the short sentences echo the tension of the rope you are describing.

miss J. said...

this betrays my fear of heights.