September Writing Prompts: Day 15

We made it through another week! Hope everyone is ready for a happy Friday and a great weekend.

And guess what: I am hosting a 99 cent book sale on Amazon!  ALL of my books are only 99 cents each! Now, that’s a deal!

So maybe this should be the weekend you check out a novella by Kristen Dutkiewicz (wink, wink).

Writing Prompt 15:

They climbed to the top and…

Jennifer gripped Peter’s hand as they began climbing the rocky mountain. She swatted at the fifth mosquito attempting to bite her as Peter encouraged her to keep going higher.

“It’ll be worth it.”

“You keep saying that.”

“Because it’s true.”

Stealing little peeks at the water below, Jennifer was secretly loving that Peter had talked her into climbing to the top of the waterfall. She had never been that high before, and she was already trying her best to save the memory so she would never forget this experience.

“Just a few more steps.”

Finally, fifty minutes after they had started, they climbed to the top and…

“Now we jump.”

Jennifer’s eyes grew wide. “Okay, that is definitely not what I agreed to.”

Peter wrapped her in a hug. “Would you have agreed to it?”

“No!” she yelled, shoving him.

Laughing, he gestured at the water below, as if that should calm her nerves.

“I am not jumping.”

“You only live once, Jen.”

“And I want to live my whole life, not die jumping off a cliff!” shrieked Jennifer.

Peter chuckled. “It’s perfectly safe.”

He squeezed her hand and stared into her eyes. After being together over ten years, sometimes all she needed was a single look from Peter to know exactly what he was thinking. She knew if he said it was safe, it was safe.

But still…

“Maybe,” Jennifer conceded.

“We could do it together,” offered Peter.

Inhaling deeply, Jennifer took a final look at the clear waters below. “It does look really peaceful down there.”

“On three?” prompted Peter.

Jennifer grinned. “On three.”

And on the count of three…

They jumped.


All writing is original work of Kristen Dutkiewicz. 

For more of her works, please reference the My Works tab for descriptions of each of her available novellas!

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Be sure to stick around my blog to read more writing prompts and stories!

Published by Kristen Dutkiewicz

I am a an author, recently releasing six short-reads/novellas on Amazon, including my short read memoir about my journey with multiple sclerosis. I live in a suburb of Philadelphia with my fiance and two cats. When I am not writing, you can find me either exercising or reading!

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