Step Away.


Step Away.

I looked straight ahead. All I could see were the leaves whispering in the trees at the bottom of the ravine. His shadow lumbered into my peripheral. I felt the heat of his body as he eased closer. His toes grazed the edge with mine, causing the soil to melt away in tumbling crumbs.

“I always knew you would come here,” he said.

“I know” I replied. “When you step out it’s like flying.”

“I know” he replied.

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  1. Thank you so much for the recognition, I’m really glad you liked it! Another brilliant tale with so many questions behind it, great work!

    1. Andy says: Reply

      Have to agree with Laura here, your story was lovely. Click on the link people …

    2. It was deserved! And thank you too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. Donna-Louise Bishop says: Reply

      Ah I loved your story too SOA! I’m glad Laura picked it out ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Andy says: Reply

    As ever, you set the bar high for who follow in your footsteps (over the edge?) Lots of open questions and possibilities here. Isn’t that the fun – show, don’t tell. Have re-read it four times now, and have a consistent reading in my mind – so I’m happy.

    1. Ah the ever repeated writing mantra, it makes my lip curl… True though, so I guess that is why. Thank you, I’m sure you’ll be flinging yourself over the borders with the best of them ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. Sonya says: Reply

    Short and punchy. Do they know because they’ve been there before? Or is it what they’re telling themselves to make the step over easier? I’m intrigued and I like being intrigued ๐Ÿ™‚

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