The Cliff

picture by Saffron Blaze
Prompt: Write a story that begins or ends with "everything went black."

The 2,000 foot walk to the top was treacherous enough without having to jump back down. The mountain was more like a mural of 15 foot tall knives.  I should not have let my mom talk me into this. "It will relieve stress," she said. "It will be fun," she said. Ok, let's get this over with.  I couldn't walk back down to save my life. I tried to stall as long as I could; kicking rocks, drinking water, adjusting my parachute. I wasn't fooling anyone. I jumped. Everything went black.

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