Drabble #1: “First Flight”
A Drabble is defined as a work of fiction less than 100 words in length. Here is my first attempt:
What if I let go?
Below, the wall echoes and grasps at my weakening body. Gravity is undeniable. I begin to realise that my attempt to cheat it will end in failure.
My arms scream. Calves shake from the effort of standing on an edge the width of a pencil. The rope curves down, singing in space with the wind, forty metres to the ledge where John freezes, scared, hopeful still.
But I can’t climb this pitch. Calm washes over me. There is a perfect freedom in what I am about to do.
I close my eyes and jump.
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