black and white image showing lucy exiting the building
Lucy

He stood on the ledge. A wave of dizziness washed over him, he did a 2-step stagger, but remained upright.

“Once it’s done,” said Jake, “I get my old life back?”

“Of course,” said Lucy.

He looked at the concrete blanket beneath him. Closing his eyes, he took his last step.

She peered over the ledge, watching a red stain blossom below.

“Should have specified which old life you wanted back,” grinned Lucy.

 

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Original photo available on Unsplash. Doodle and tale by Peter Edwards with his Posca Pens.

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