Write a short story where the opening scene takes place on the edge of a cliff.
The whole story doesn't have to take place here, but try to logically tie this setting into your plot.
We all walked in a group. Me, Mallory, Lily, Tyler, and Kai.
Mallory wanted to have a “fun” night. Which in our lives seemed impossible.
I stopped at the edge a cliff, the mountains all looked so beautiful from here.
“I’m taking a break,” I said, “I’ll meet you at the camp site.”
Mallory nodded but didn’t say anything.
I sat down in the edge of the cliff my feet dangling off the side.
“You know ...
I sit carelessly on the edge, overlooking all I’ve ever know. The forest where I learned to hunt, the river where I learned to swim, and the mountains where I learned to become a man. The sun is setting now and I fear it may be my last. I clench my side trying to maintain pressure as the blood pours out. Father always told me to avoid this side of the mountain, I guess now I know why. Why must th...
Catch me, I would cry
As I child I’d leap and fly
From the sofa to the arms
Of my mothers strong embrace.
Catch me I would say
As I danced the night away
Danced until the early day
And catch me they would obey.
Catch me I would whisper
To my darling older sister
To prevent another blister
From climbing on the trees.
Catch me I would scream
In my terrors, In my dreams
Wishing someone were with ...
“I can’t do it Aerin—I can’t I just—“
“Hey, just take a deep breath.”
Flint, my brother, takes a deep breath. My *brother*
If thinking the word is bitter, I can’t imagine saying it.
He takes a deep breath, but I can tell that it hasn’t calmed him in the least.
He was a completely different person when I’d first met him in Casimir. He was quick, nimble, calm.
Now those quick eyes that were o...
What happened on this dragged cliffs, what was obscured by the salty mist? Those dark waters look inviting, hiding sharpened knifes.
“Come on Tess, you know you’ll never be able to live without me.” He whispered reverently, her name a wicked prayer on his lips. She was his god, and her body shivered in response, swimming in memories of what came after.
He moved closer, his breathe tickling the ...
It’s been almost six months since that horrific evening. Jason stands at the edge of the cliff taking in the sunset. the sky is painted A warm red as the sun lightly shines rays against the water. the breeze slowly begins to pick up, Jason’s eyes are locked on the spot where he last saw her.
“Jason please.” Her voice echos through his ears almost as if she’s still here. Jason takes a deep breathe...
Salt, salt everywhere, in his hair, in his eyes, burning his tongue. Acrid sea water crashed against jet black rocks. Splashing upward, on to the cliff edge and spraying down on to him. The sea was far from calm, and Kieran’s spot of the cliff was compromising. It didn’t matter. It had to be done today. He resolved to wait on the cliff edge. He didn’t need to wait long. All at once the water stil...
“Dad, who was Icarus?”
Slowly I backed out of our driveway and headed down our street.
“Icarus, my English teacher was talking about myths and stuff.”
Dog walkers and power-walking grannies lined our street as I turned onto the main road.
“Well let me see uh Daedalus was an inventor and an artist. He created an incredible maze for the Minotaur and had to flee a king of somethi...
Suddenly Stevie began to break out in song with his gigantic studio bass perched on his shoulders playing “Edge of Glory” with his spiked combat boots kicking up dirt while his braided wig whipped around in circle.
“Come on Girls!” He chanted. While the rest of us watched in awe. Waiting for the inevitable when he would take the wrong step, plummeting to the bottom of the canyon…
And then somethin...
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