Fiction in 50: A Calculated Risk

Once again, Bruce has challenged us to craft a story using fewer than 51 words. I am joining him with a school-based theme for this month’s topic.


Title: A Calculated Risk
Word Count: 50

The top of the South Tower brushed the eastbound clouds five hundred feet above us.

Hank said, “It looks pretty damn windy up there.”

I continued adjusting the straps on my safety harness. “If we are lucky we’ll be down before it gets too bad.”

Class was now in session.

fiction in 50

  4 comments for “Fiction in 50: A Calculated Risk

  1. September 2, 2015 at 6:42 AM

    Nothing beats OJT. Great 50!


  2. September 1, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    You’d think, being a gargoyle, that I’d be comfortable with heights. Nope! Your story sent a shiver down my spine!!


    • September 2, 2015 at 6:26 AM

      I guess that is the difference between theory and practice. Thanks, Bruce.


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