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100 Words Writing Prompt – #342 (Speak)

Title: Up on the Roof
Prompt: Speak
Source: 100 Words Prompt #342 – Velvet Verbosity


Seeing it firsthand is still shocking, despite the many similar news reports. After all, nothing can prepare you for the student barely perched on the roof’s edge, past the railings, eyeing distant concrete ten stories below.

You approach, treading on eggshells. you can hear your breathing, but she doesn’t seem to notice as you reach her. You stop, take a deep breath. An eternity stretches, and finally, you plunge in.

“We do care about you, you know.”

She startles and turns, gripping the railings, despair scarcely lifting. There, you see the glimmer of hope.


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