The Big Jump

And then one day, he gave them proof.

“I’ll hang from this goddamned skyscraper one day,” he used to say.

His colleagues saw his limp body.

“Oh Lord, he finally did it,” they whispered.

But they waited to see if he actually had. When they believed, applause rang out.

He smiled weakly from the bungee.


The idea was to write a seven sentence post, starting with the seventh sentence on the seventh page of the seventh book on my bookshelf! That book was “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini.


Shared with Write Tribe (Prompt: 7x7x7x7).


(June 12th, 2013)

Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

38 thoughts on “The Big Jump

  1. Awesome Blog Leo, I guess my weekend is gonna be super busy, reading your posts:)
    I loved the blog name “Rhyme without reason”, that’s fantastic:)

    • Not that I remember, no. 🙂 It’s been this way for awhile, AWitW.

      Glad you liked my flash fiction. Thank you 🙂

  2. Heart-in-mouth moment that. Thank God for bungee jumping. Not that I’ll ever try it. Great post. How’s the book by the way? I’m a great Khaled Hosseini fan after The Kite Runner and A THousand Splendid Suns.

    • I’m not that eager for a bungee either, Cynthia 😉

      The book is quite good 🙂 Not as good as Kite Runner, but still quite good!

    • We both had the same book as the 7th one on the shelf 🙂 So had to be the same opening line 😀

      Glad you liked the story, Ava 🙂 Thank you.

  3. Glad it was a bungee. I always wonder how people have the courage to try it. You kept me guessing.
    Dropping by from 7x7x7x7

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