I stepped out. Wind pummeled me. My grip tightened.
“GO!” I heard. Fear froze me in place.
“GO!” I dismissed the fear and back flipped into the abyss.
In my inverted freefall, I watched the plane fading into clear blue sky. My only thought, “How do I get back on?”
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I steeled my nerves as I stood on the edge of the cliff. As soon as I jumped there was no going back; there would be no stopping until I hit the ground.
Suddenly I took the leap.
After a few terrifying seconds, I felt the wind catch my parachute.
Nigel Deep is a junior in high school. He lives on a farm and enjoys working on cars. He would like to be an orthopedic surgeon when he grows up.
The world below is screened by cloud. Above, the sun is glowing.
He faces emptiness, then overcomes his fright,
And like a stone is falling.
He counts… A jolt! The canopy’s unfolded! He’s soaring… And smiling broadly as he touches land.
He jumped a boy and landed as a man.
Victor is native Russian, and English is his second language. He lives in St.Petersburg, Russia, and by now he has had two pieces published on FiftyWordStories.com.
“Well, this sucks.”
Blue tumbled with gray and cold slowly warmed. It was just Mike’s luck, and he blamed Leslie for talking him into it.
Resigned to a shorter afternoon than planned, he futilely pulled his broken ripcord until the green on the ground met the green in his eyes.
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Before we knew what was happening, I was hanging by my fingertips over about a billion miles of empty sky, my buddy and his parachute were dwindling into an invisible speck somewhere below me, and the chicks were whooping like banshees.
What’s wrong with being boring? I LIKE being boring!
This story was based on the prompt “before we knew” at TypeTrigger.