Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Jump!


She had seen this view hundreds of times before.

Earlier the ground appeared like a Toyland!

PHOTO PROMPT- Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
PHOTO PROMPT- Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


But, today, the same view made her heart pound wildly.

She questioned herself, "Why did I even board this jet-flight? Is this my destiny this fateful day?"

Two men on the aircraft were ordering everyone.

Her friends had lined up near the door.

"It's your turn next, lady!"

"Now JUMP!"

She muttered a silent prayer, "It’s God's will now..."

She experienced the free-fall and its impact...

She managed to hold her friends’ hands as they formed the pattern in the air...

Maiden Sky-Diving joy!











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My 100 Words Story for Friday Fictioneers - 1 August 2014
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Write Tribe - Do Your Fears Hold You Back? - I'd Sky-Dive if I wasn't afraid!

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For ABC Wednesday- J For Jet, Jump, Joy...

78 comments:

  1. Dear Anita,

    Please assure me they have parachutes. Good build up of tension with a great payoff at the end. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. They do have parachutes, Rochelle! They are Sky-Diving!
      This was her first experience. Hence the tension :)
      Thanks for your motivating words.

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  2. You completely flipped my view on what was happening, and really smoothly as well. Fabulous.

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Carol!
      Thanks for sharing such kind words :)
      Our minds, unfortunately, are yet to recover from the recent aviation disasters and terrorism...

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  3. I like the story concept, was tempted to do something similar. On a side note, I felt that the flow of the story was a little "Jumpy". Please excuse the pun!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & sharing your views.
      Great minds think alike :) Sometimes we need just that- to be jumpy :) Perks us up!
      Welcome here. Hope to see you more often!

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  4. Hhaha... you know what i love watching certain adventure stuff more than doing them. Woof...about skydiving...well mine would pound too. Anita but what if the parachute gets conked out...what if my hand slipped off. Not death...not scared of death...it's the painful death that maybe makes our hearts pound with fear na. When they have a system when someone can keep holding on and it is like fevisticked. i would love to do it too.
    Btw just saw Kick the other day first day first show...and guess what i came out smiling because i got my second lesson from the movie apart from what Salman Bhai advocated. Which is...and these are my words not anyones...i proclaim it through ur comment box to the world..." ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA DOSTON SO GET UR KICKS IN WHICHEVER WAY YOU WANT BUT DO IT FOR A CAUSE.'' hhhhhhhaaaa said it...released it...what do u say Anita...no i did not wink...i am serious. :) :) :)

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    1. Very nicely shared, Shivani.
      Yes, when we are not afraid of death, then our hearts won't pound. Immaterial whether the parachute opens or not... Whether the Sky-Diving is successful or not...
      I watched Kick yesterday on Eid & am in the process of writing my review & lessons :)
      Thanks for sharing your wonderful takeaway from the cool movie. I am serious too :)

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  5. great imagery drawn with words, nicely written

    India In Danger?

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    1. Thanks for reading & for your appreciation, Cifar :)

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  6. I'm sure she got a t-shirt that said, "I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane." Nice work.

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation :)
      Yes, your T-shirt message idea is great.
      More- "I conquered my fear!" or "Now I JUMP in JOY as I jumped out of the plane & wasn't coy!" :)

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  7. My heart pounded as I read the story, phew! Great tension build up, Anita. Have you ever gone skydiving?

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    1. The way we get involved, Kiran! Thanks :)
      No, not done it as yet. Do I have the guts to go for Sky-Diving? Never say never:)

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  8. You had me fooled. Me, of all people. ;) Well done.

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    1. Welcome here, Sandra :)
      Thanks for sharing your nice words of appreciation!
      Actually, these are trying times for our world with so many Aviation & Terrorism issues... Anyone can be misled... We can hope & pray...

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  9. Anita, I don't see my first comment so I'll try again. Well written story with good description. I'm glad you conquered your fear. Well done. : ) ---Susan

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    1. Thanks Susan for reading & for your appreciation :)
      Here the heroine of the story conquered her fear! I am yet to Sky-Dive :)

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  10. I'm so scared of doing this! I hope I can conquer my fears too some day!

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    1. Count me in, Soumya :) Hopefully, "we shall overcome some day" :)

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  11. Lovely twist. I was sure they were about to die.

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    1. Welcome here, Alicia :)
      Thanks for reading & for your appreciation.
      Blame the negative news everywhere that makes us fear the worst...

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  12. Haha. Very well written :-)

    Initially I thought it was going to be some terrorist plot and only then I realized it was a sky diving experience. I once went para-sailing and I loved the experience :-)

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    1. Thanks Ashwini :)
      Fear is a terrorist! Would love to sky-dive & para-sail :)

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  13. Oooh!
    I would love to do that someday :)
    Great take on this Anita!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ruchira!
      May we go for it soon :)

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  14. What a quirky way of writing and I love how all the time you club topic into various contest....I thought koi terrorist attack hai kya?..superb built up yaar...sahi hai.....hats off to creativity....

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    1. Thanks for your kind words & appreciation, Vidhya :)
      These are just writing prompts & not contests. Do submit your posts for them :)

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  15. That is brave! I would probably want to be over a big field in case I got sick on the way down. :p But if I don't think about it too much, it sounds WONDERFUL!

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, LuAnn :)
      Thanks for your appreciation. Follow your passions & may you never get sick! Stay blessed :)

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  16. Ah--a little twist there. Isn't it magnificent to successfully face one's fears?

    All my best,
    Marie Gail

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    1. Yes Marie! There's happiness after facing & conquering our fears :)

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  17. Oh, I'd want to sky dive too..one day..:-) loved the way you've combined multiple prompts into one..good job!

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    1. Yes, let us go for it! May no fears come in our way! :)
      Thanks Uma :)

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  18. I so desperately want to sky dive :D nicely crafted story :)

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    1. May we do so soon, Ankur :) Thanks for your appreciation.
      Best wishes!

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  19. Nicely written. I jumped... er, fell for it. Randy

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    1. Thanks Randy! Lovely to earn your sweet words!
      Your maiden visit to my Blog delights me:)
      Keep jumping more often!

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  20. hahaha :) That's sweet, Anita :) Quite a build-up you gave :) This is splendid ! (I'm not even thinking of sky-diving :D )

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    1. Thanks Sreeja :) Glad you liked it!
      Never say never :D

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  21. Hi Anita, nice take on the prompt. Good job on the fiction. At first I thought it was terrorists who were forcing her to jump :P Your title stands true for real life as well, we need to look at our fears and just jump.

    Eloquent Mind (http://momentsilike.blogspot.com)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & for sharing such kind words & very true message - "we need to look at our fears and just jump."
      We must surrender to God with complete faith and believe that 'all will be well" :)

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  22. I SOOOOOOOOOOOOO WANT TO DO THIS NOW!

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    1. Such passion, Red! Go for it :)

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  23. Ah ! Lovely post Anita. I wanna go for this sport before I die...... :D

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    1. Thanks Priyashi :) This is on the bucket-list :)

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  24. Great expression Anita..Lovely post :)

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  25. To sky dive the first time - such a great feeling when it's over...

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    1. Have you tried Sky-Diving, Bjorn?
      Conquering fear is lovely! :)

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  26. oh that was clever....Now let me let you in on a little secret..I can never sky dive!

    Fearless...

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    1. Thanks Naba! But, never say never :)
      May we conquer our fears!

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  27. heights aren't my thing for sure :D I am cool with watching them ;)

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    1. Some day may be you'll go for it!
      Life is to try new experiences :)

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  28. My heart would have been in my mouth...don't think I would ever be able to do that!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!
      Yes, we'll feel nervous, but imagine the thrill! Never say never :)

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  29. I want to try this....it's on my bucket list!! Great write! :)

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    1. Thanks Aditi :)
      Go for it! Best wishes :)

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  30. We went in nearly identical directions, Anita, mine much later than yours! I never read any others before I write, but often find something similar. I think that bulls-eye was a nudge in the same direction. I like the way you built up tension here, but ended on a positive note. I was afraid this was a terrorist act– and relieved it was for fun. :-)

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    1. Thanks Dawn for stopping by! Welcome here :)
      This has happened scores of times with me. Ditto! Even I don't read other entries before posting mine. But, many times I have found idea similarity. Sometimes, people have written what i was planning to write :)
      We think alike! We are birds of a feather :)
      I love positive or happy endings.
      We have had enough of terrorism. Sick & tired of the sad news...

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  31. Dear Anita, Good story and I never read the stories either but this week I was really late in posting. I really like your story and glad it was not a terrorist attack. Good job! Nan :)

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    1. Thanks Nan :)
      I am very glad to hear from you. Great that you liked my story!

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  32. Something I WILL NOT BE DOING, but good for the heroine.

    ROG, ABCW

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    1. Never say Never, Roger :)
      Yes, great for the heroine!

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  33. Unique post for J and lovely photos for ABCW ~ thanks,

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & sharing, Carol :)
      Lovely that you liked it!

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  34. You're very brave! Do you like to repeat this jump?
    Wil, ABCW Team

    16 September 2014 23:02

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    1. Yet to try this, Wil :)
      Hope to muster up enough courage :)

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  35. i've only flown 2 trips as i flew the first time in 2012 en de 2 time in 2013 ... i've often dreamed about jumping buth not without a parachute... maybe someday i will

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    1. That's cool, Melody!
      Best wishes to you :) May your dreams come true.
      Thanks for your maiden visit & comment here :)

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  36. Nothing for me ! I would fear to dive only once !
    Gattina Keyhole Pictures

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    1. Yes Gattina!
      We can go for it when we overcome our fears :)

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  37. :D Good one.
    And about jumps, either I jump n number of times or I don't jump at all.

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    1. That's interesting, Indrani :)
      Thanks for sharing!

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