Monday, September 6, 2010

Downhill Thrills

Today's muse: Three Word Wednesday

Today's three words: break, negative, surface

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Downhill Thrills

“See you at the bottom, turd!” Jamie shouted to his friend, Alan, before jumping onto his bike and roaring down the steep hill. He caught vignettes of scenery as they flashed by his peripheral vision: Alan’s dog racing beside him, Susan Vickerson waving at him from her front lawn, the construction sign that warned of large potholes ahead.

That last scene didn’t register fast enough and Jamie’s front tire dipped into the crater, bringing the back end up and catapulting him over the handlebars.

On the surface, spending the entire summer holidays with a leg bound in plaster sucked big time and put an enormous checkmark in the negative column. But Susan Vickerson came to visit him every day, bringing homemade brownies and rocking with him on the front porch swing well past sunset.

Jamie knew for certain that breaking his leg was worth it, just to taste that first kiss.


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ThomG said...

Such sweetness. Heck, I'd break my leg for a first kiss.

Heather said...

I've seen this scene played out, only instead of a pothole, it was a parked car. Either way, I couldn't help but smile and both the tragedy and result.