The rock wall flew past. I clawed at it. The climbing harness dug into my thighs and waist, yanked me back. I felt Nick’s dead weight pulling under me. “Don’t let go!” I yelled, but a gust took my voice. I swung out of control.

“Nick!” My momentum carried me over a sharp edge, carving my back and arms. My left shoulder burned. Nick’s weight dragged, taking me into a curved trajectory.

I smacked into the wall, but grabbed a ledge and pulled. My fingers left red smears on the rocks. My feet found a crack for support.

I drew the forbidden symbols before the anchor had a chance to give out.

pic from here

One thought on “Cliffhanger

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s