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As always, please be considerate of your fellow Fictioneers and keep your stories to 100 words. (Title is not included in the word count.) Many thanks.
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Genre: Wish List
Word Count: 100
She pries my sweaty fingers off the railing, her face lit with a sinister glow. “Come on. Step to it.”
My life, like a Roadrunner cartoon, flashes before me. Wile E. Coyote, eyes wide with terror, suspends in midair before plummeting 170 meters and landing in a distant poof.
On the verge unconsciousness, I croak. “I beg you, Sarah. Don’t make me do this.”
“We agreed to go sightseeing whilst you and Dale were here in Portsmouth and the view from Spinnaker Tower is magnificent.”
Dale shakes her head. “When Rochelle says she’s afraid of heights, she isn’t kidding, eh?”
I hope one day to meet these two in person, but 170 meters in the air won’t be one of my choices of places to see. Sigh. For now I’m happy to meet with Sarah and Dale on Skype. It makes the world seem a bit smaller somehow. (Yes. I really am afraid of heights.)