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101 Things in 1001 Days: Free Fall

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Free Fall

My friend watched a woman jump to her death this morning from the fourteenth floor of a building. She said the woman fell in a sitting position with her satchel bag strapped across her chest and clutched to her side. She was in her 40’s. There was a dull thud as the body hit the pavement. There was immediate commotion as people ran to the scene holding mobile phones to their ears. There was the wail of a siren in the distance. Who was this woman? What made her jump? Was life so unbearable that suicide was her only option?

(100 Words)



Blogger ian russell said...

i only noticed the (100 words) the second time around. yes, i've tried these, they're quite challenging. can i ask is it for a submission on a prompt site?

hmm, i've heard that sound too. a woman jumped from a car park roof just after i had passed underneath. i wonder if it was just chance timing or whether she had waited on the edge for me to get clear. a very strange incident.

Monday, October 02, 2006  
Anonymous hundred and one said...

Yes, the 100 words writing is very challenging but it soon becomes a habit after doing it for a while. And no, it's not for a submission on a prompt site it's just something I thought I would do for a month to see if I could and to develop discipline when it comes to writing.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006  

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