The Plunge

July 30, 2009
By Sixteh BRONZE, Windham, New Hampshire
Sixteh BRONZE, Windham, New Hampshire
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He gulped and took another lumbering step forward. Then another. As he stepped, it seemed the sky swirled in a writhing mass of muted hues. He began to reach one hand up, to touch it, to reach the clouds…but struck an invisible ceiling. As if it was made of glass.
As always.
But that was about to change. How could it not? The roiling in his gut was ample testament to that. Its effects emanated through his back, down his legs. Crawled along his very spine. And throbbed against his lungs and ribs.
He would show them. He would show them all. With this final step, it would be finished.
And as he took that final step, sudden trepidation washed over. Could he do it? A thousand concerns emerged. To call the consequences controversial was an understatement. After all, who else could understand?
Another gulp. He tottered at the very cusp—another inch forward, and return was no longer an option. But how could he back down now?
No. He would do it.
He bent down, loosened his inhibitions, his fears. He let it all go.
Inscrutable release
And then he flushed.

The author's comments:
This piece is intended to be a satirical commentary on the prevalence on "angsty" writing in many teen or high school literary magazines, particularly that with touches on subjects such as suicide and "emo" brooding.

This is not intended to be callous--it's a joke! If it offends you, lighten up.

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on Sep. 3 2009 at 6:41 pm
SagaLiSela PLATINUM, Boonsboro, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"I love you."

Simple as that.

Or not that simple.

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on Aug. 21 2009 at 9:54 pm
indeed the flawlessness of the logic pertaining to this piece is to be held in question

johnd74 said...
on Aug. 20 2009 at 6:09 pm
I don't get it. Seems like some flawed logic.


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