Sleepwalking my way through life: Sneak peak



Sneak peak

When I was younger my parents would take me to the coast to see the ocean and relax on the beaches, but I was never interested in swimming or sunbathing. The first chance I had, I would run off to the jagged cliff edges, jumping over rock pools and sliding down little slopes of scree in eagerness as I reached the looming precipice. My arms would stretch and pull, carrying myself higher and higher up the face. I’d
leap from ledge to ledge or make a risky grab and feel my heart pound with exhilarating intensity. There was a small part of me that knew that I could fall at any moment, that I could plummet down the cliff and lose myself forever.

When I reached the top I would stop and admire the scenery. The world was stretched out below me; my parents lying together on the beach, younger children making sand castles in the sand, and the sea gently lapping at the shore. The sun shone on my face and the breeze cooled my sweaty brow as I lorded over the land at my feet.

But when I had taken in the scenery enough, after I had beamed at everything under my gaze, I would move closer to the edge of the cliff. I would stand on the fringe of my throne, the tips of my shoes hanging over the edge, and I would look over. The land fell away far down into oblivion, into black shadow that hid from the shine of the sun. I would lean over, dangling over nothing as I gazed into the dark. The wind blew and I teetered for a gut wrenching moment before I regained my balance and stepping back breathless, my heart thudding harder than at any point during the climb.

And now, as Edward took the finger of that man and pulled it back with a sickening crunch, I looked over the edge and gazed with wonder at the blackness that I saw.
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2 Comments:

At 12:50 am, Anonymous brendan said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. I would be very likely to buy it without hesitation. See, your story's got me talking all fancy-like! And now my humorous personality is making me talk all stupid-like!

 
At 11:16 am, Anonymous Elisabeth Ice Cream said...

I really liked this post:)It got the mood too.You know how to do this. And I want to read more! *hugs*

 

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