This is the verge. From here, I can see every possible ending, good or bad. Every time I look over this ledge, I realize the greatest leap is into self. I’m so afraid.


The editors at Trifecta reminded us that 43 years ago yesterday, Neil Armstrong took his famous moon walk (which is different from a moonwalk; but I digress). They challenged us to write 33 words about a giant leap. Mine is not for humankind, but for myself. And it is coming.  (And to be clear, because in my family ones needs to be clear around certain subjects, if things go right, it will be a POSITIVE leap. The things that could go wrong are many, but none of them potentially fatal.)

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Jessie Powell is the Jester Queen. She likes to tell you about her dog, her kids, her fiction, and her blog, but not necessarily in that order.


Cliffside — 22 Comments

  1. I do like that one. A very good dirty tree, indeed.
    You should avoid the third person when referring to yourself. Appropriate to your station is first person – plural! 🙂

  2. I agree the greatest leap is into self and the scariest. What, what could it be? Fingers crossed for absolutely the best positive result. Also, made me smile about having to be clear in your family.

  3. i love that you chose amethysts for your image (my birthstone!). Whatever you have coming your way, I hope it all goes for the good, completely avoiding those wrong turns.

  4. It’s like that old psych question “There is a door, you do not know what is on the other side, and if you cross it you can never return. Do you stay on the known side or walk through the door into the unknown?”

    My mother gave me a beautiful piece of amethyst years ago, one of my favorite stones…

  5. I think you really captured the trauma of having to make a difficult and risky decision. I hope all goes well. Thanks for commenting on my piece.

  6. Nice depiction of what we go through anytime we step out of the space of which we’ve grown accustomed to. Good luck on your leap 🙂

  7. ooooooooooooo. I want to know! You left us hanging! Maybe it’ll be a “tune in next week” thing. Anyway, great job (as usual) with the prompt. My brother often liked to quote that nobody but babies in their own filth actually enjoys a change. 🙂 There’s definitely fear involved. Good luck with your leap!

  8. Goodness. I read this one and did not comment. Shame on me. Wherever you’re leaping, I wish you a soft landing, Jessie.

    • Yay! Glad you’re here! It’s not your fault. The stupid wordpress is the problem. It wants to reroute from my old blog, but instead, you get swallowed by my old blog. Blargh!