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Avatar Author: ipe I'm from Portland, Oregon and I like coffee. A lot. Much more than I like the rain. Beyond that, I wanted to get back in the habit of writing fiction instead of reports or specifications. At least until I win the lot... Read Bio

The glass door slides silently over the well-oiled tracks as you pull it open, stepping out onto the 30th floor balcony. Wind whips your long, blonde hair around in a wild dance, thrashing your neck and cheeks, warning you to be alert.

You approach the railing only to realize you’ve left the door ajar; being a good daughter, concerned with your family’s comfort, you return to close the door. As an afterthought, you lock the door and break the key off in the lock. Just in case.

Despite the bitter cold, the comfort of certainty and warmth of expectation wash over you as you climb up onto the stone balustrade; sliding your feet to the precipice, curling your toes over the edge, you look down. With a shock, you recall how terrified you are of heights.

Shaking, you stretch your arms wide, lifting your face to the stars.

Ready, now.

A bright, red light washes over you from above, a gentle tug on the top of your head pulling you higher.

“I’ll be right back, I promise,” you say, with conviction, to no one.

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  1. Avatar ipe

    2nd person, just for fun. Never tried it before. :)

  2. Avatar airborne

    Haha! This is interesting, the sentence structure is good, and the writing is solid. I have a bit of trouble with it because I’m a guy though, but other than than its pretty good stuff!

  3. Avatar airborne

    Haha! This is interesting, the sentence structure is good, and the writing is solid. I had a bit of trouble with it because I’m a guy, but other than than its pretty good stuff!

  4. Avatar 32 ^2

    Wow, you add so many minute elements, your protagonist could be anything. Nice mystery.