The Power of Flight

Avatar Author: StudMuffin (LoA) I'm 20. I live in Hastings, UK. Uhhh I'm going to school for illustration, but sometimes I just, like, love writing. Back when I was 15, I was a member of this site in it's earliest days and I stopped using it after ... Read Bio

He sprints towards the edge.
The tests seem to support the theory
The wings of wax and feathers are strapped onto a leather harness around his chest.
Fluttering in the wind.

Test A, the very first test, had failed. The thump of the dummy hitting the ground was unforgettable
He leaps off of the edge, arms outstretched in the same fashion as his wings.

Test G, however, the 7th test had succeeded. He remembered the sound the wings made as they caught the air

His hair whips in his eyes, his wings are at almost breaking point, but he knows they’re sturdy.
He can tell.

If this works, his life would change forever. He knew that

He sees the river that runs down the foot of the cliff. It is growing larger.


He holds the ripcord in his hand, prepares to open the wings to full length.

Sweat would be pouring down his face, were the wind not blowing so hard.


He pulls the ripcord.

A sound is heard.

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    I got a bit lost in here, starting with the switch from past tense to present tense. Then is the rip cord for the wings or a back up parachute? Lots of potential, I just couldn’t follow everything.

  2. Avatar ~Eagle~My~Beagle

    Agreed with THX on the tenses, but man, it’s got suspense!

  3. Avatar StudMuffin (LoA)

    I made some small edits.
    Hope it helps!