100 Words #6

Entry number 6 in my 100 Words for 100 Days series of scenes. This scene is inspired by a day out adventuring with my best friend when I was ten years old.

I sit on the broken wall looking at the pebbled beach. Rough waves crash on the shore as black clouds dash across the horizon. Distant thunder grumbles a warning: Soon.

“Come on, jump!” calls John from the shoreline.

I’m scared. It’s a long way down I think. I could break my leg. Or my neck! Images of hospital swim in my head.

I inch out further on the wall. This stuff is easy for him. He must think I’m a big baby. I push the thoughts away.

I look for a landing spot. There, that mound of pebbles.

I jump.

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