Hold Your Breath

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#32

Here is the information from the site about this weeks challenge (the 100 word challenge week 32) .” Following last week’s topical slant and as it is a Leap year, this week the prompt is: …Take a Leap of Faith….

Like, last week, you don’t have to include those words in the piece. If you get to write it before midnight on Feb 29th, you may like to put a reminder for yourself to post it onFeb.29th .net as well. It is set to be the biggest blogging event of the year so don’t miss out on getting involved! You can only post on that day – 29th Feb though!

This link will close at midnight on 5th March. If you are completely confused by all this but would like to find out what it is all about, read ‘What is 100WCGU?’ which should make things a little clearer”

With the ground rules and posting information explained, here is my 100 word challenge entry! Keep in mind—it is fiction!!

Hold Your Breath

The managers arrived in Arizona for team building and headed to the barn. Mark and the guides placed odd backpacks upon each of their backs. They rode horses out to a desolate area, and hiked to the southern rim of the Grand Canyon.

“Your packs contain hang-gliders; pull the cord to open them. Get a running start. Hold your breath and take a leap of faith. The updrafts will support you as you slowly guide to the bottom. Remember, success takes courage.”….. Mark took a running start, leapt, and  disappeared. I ran and…..jumped with courage into my own bright future.



About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
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14 Responses to Hold Your Breath

  1. Snellopy says:

    While I’m scared of heights, and would need plenty of convincing that the backpack would work, I reckon this would be a fantastic adventure. I reckon you’d make a fortune if you developed it for real!

  2. Exhilarating picture of courage! Flight! Debra

  3. Wow! I bet I’d chicken out though.

  4. Gilly Gee says:

    Wow i would chicken out too, not of the jumping but the landing! A great story Kate very vibrant 🙂

  5. “I ran and…..jumped with courage into my own bright future.”

    Love this line!!

  6. Goodness, that would be a leap of faith if you had never done any hang gliding before. I’m afraid I think I’d be one of the chickens on this run too I’m ashamed to say! My boys wouldn’t though – they’d go for it. Maybe it’s a question of age!!
    Great piece Kate!

  7. Caerlynn Nash says:

    Yikes! That would be scary. Success takes courage–so true!

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