Friday Fictioneers 27th April

PHOTO PROMPT Β© Jan Wayne Fields

It had taken them a while to reach the summit, but the effort was worth it, the view was breathtaking.
‘I feel as if I’m on top of the world!’ she exclaimed.
He grinned.
‘The world’s your oyster Honey,’ he replied.
‘How high are we?’
‘About three thousand feet.’
For the nth time, he checked their gear.
‘Are you ready?’
‘As ready as I’ll ever be.’
‘You want to go first?’
With a smile on her face, she raced to the edge and jumped off.
He followed.
The base jumpers screamed in delight, which echoed across the skies.

I thought this picture was too nice for a suicide pact, so I thought about base jumping.
It’s quite a sport! (source)



Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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34 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 27th April

  1. Dear Pensivity,

    A suicide really would’ve ruined an otherwise lovely day. πŸ˜‰



  2. Rowena says:

    Jane Austen would agree with you about the weather. Need a good storm for a suicide pact, although there’s also irony in the one perfect day being the time to check out.
    Best wishes,

  3. granonine says:

    So glad you didn’t kill them off, or have one murder the other πŸ™‚

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    It does look exhilarating – maybe if I was 20 years younger!

  5. pennygadd51 says:

    Thank you for that exhilarating story, and the accompanying link. You’ve written it very well.

  6. Kwadwo says:

    I agree with Rochelle. A suicide pact would have been bleak.
    Base jumping is much better.

  7. Mike says:

    What a hobby, I don’t think that I would ever have the courage to try it out.

  8. I wasn’t expecting suicide but murder. You caught me out. Base jumping to me probably would be suicide. Enjoyed your story.

  9. The ‘No murder no suicide’ bit was a big surprise πŸ™‚

  10. jillyfunnell says:

    I love your aside – I thought the place was too nice for a suicide pact. I am so glad you thought that way and really enjoyed your story.

  11. I’m glad you decided to let them base jump rather than jump without parachutes! Lovely story.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  12. lisarey1990 says:

    Great and lovely twist.

  13. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Pensivity, Really entertaining and nicely done! Enjoyable and no one got squished! Thought provoking too.

  14. gahlearner says:

    Base jumping is so much better than a suicide pact. Great story.

  15. James McEwan says:

    A story that just takes off. Nice read.

  16. I liked the fact the twist here came out of expecting him to have rigged her gear or even a suicide pact but in the end all ends happily. Well done

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