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William looked over the cliff side, his stomach doing somersaults. The river, snaking through the valley below, sparkled in the afternoon sun. “I… I can’t.” He backed away from the precipice.

“You’ve got to be kidding me, Will,” Jane replied rolling her eyes. “You have to be the only thing on the face of the earth that has wings and is afraid of heights.” Will’s wings twitched in silent agitation. “You mean to tell me you’ve never flown? Ever?”

William blushed. “No, I’ve done it before. Just… not this high.”

“So, what, you flew off the roof of your house or something?” Jane grabbed a rock and hurled it over the edge, watching as it disappeared from view.

“Not exactly. I’ve flown off the porch, though.”

“Sounds like what you need is motivation,” Jane said, walking forward. “How long do you think it takes to get to the bottom?”

William shrugged. “I dunno.” Jane stepped up to the ledge. “Janey, you’re scaring me.”

“Thirty seconds?” She smiled back at him. “Let’s find out.”

She fell into the void.

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  1. Avatar J. A. Keane

    Two syllables are left at the off-the-cliffhanger of your story:
    Also, good introduction to a cool new character with wings. How strange…makes you wonder: How did he get them? Was he born with them? Is he a genetic experiment?
    Which reminds me…Is this partially inspired by those Maximum Ride books by James Patterson?


  2. Avatar kaellinn18

    I’m familiar with James Patterson, but I’ve never read any of his work. This one was all me. Thanks for the comment!

  3. Avatar J. A. Keane

    You’re very welcome! +))

  4. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    Blimey she’s confident. You have a real skill for developing relationships in the space of one fic, and this is another example of that…

    Very good! MH :)

  5. Avatar kaellinn18

    There’s a fine line between confident and crazy. I’ll let you all decide which side she’s on. :-)

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