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Saturday, July 2

The Swing

Today's post is my entry into this week's 100 Word Challengehosted by Velvet Verbosity. The 100 Word Challenge is an exercise in which we write exactly 100 words in response to the weekly prompt word. Click the link to read the other entries–good stuff over there! 

This week's prompt was "resistance". 

She wrapped her legs around the rope and settled herself on the round seat. Her feet barely touched the ground as she pushed back and launched herself. The light breeze offered no resistance and she flew, high and long, over the green summer lawn.

Suddenly life was still for a moment. Caught in that millisecond of hangtime between flying up and falling down. The feeling made her giddy and lightheaded, then made her stomach lurch as she began the inevitable descent. 

Years later she would remember that feeling, and wonder how to capture that perfect balance between flying and falling.


  1. i like the falling and flying theme.

    so jacked to have you back in #100words

  2. Love this! A simple moment, memory; those are often the most precious. :)

  3. Wow!! Interseting take on the prompt

  4. One of the great losses once reaching adulthood, the sheer joy and bliss of flying through the air on a rope swing.

  5. A lovely story.
    Brought back those childhood hours spent flying and falling.

  6. Thanks, y'all. Glad to be back, thanks for the encouragement.

  7. Beautifully rendered. My pick of the week. :)