The tightrope walker

Benedict was the best tightrope walker in the world. He’d done it all. He’d walked from one side of the Grand Canyon to the other; down the length of the entire River Thames and up Mount Everest (Somehow). But he was bored. He had no challenge to complete, so he thought he’d attempt the impossible: a tightrope walk with no tightrope.

Benedict climbed to the top of his block of flats, gazed out at the London skyline, took one step off the edge and fell to his death. Obviously. 

© Carl Burkitt 2016

642 Challenge: “Write about a tightrope walker who falls.”

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