THE DARE

Another prompt from Author S B Mazing
Thanks for the prompts. It has been fun.

His hands were trembling. He wasn’t sure what to do. He wasn’t sure what to think. All he knew was it was now or never.

Josh stood on top of the bridge, gazing down into the river. The bungee cord was firmly attached to his feet and he was ready. His best friend had dared him to do it and said if Josh did it, he would. Josh didn’t really like the idea, but how could he not take his friend’s dare? His mom said doing something because of a dare was foolish, but she didn’t understand! Besides, other people did this and they said it was great. He just wished his hands weren’t trembling.

He took a deep breath. The only thing to do was close his eyes and jump. If he didn’t make it . . . well, his classmates might grieve for him, surely his family would.

He spread out his arms, closed his eyes, and took a leap. At first, his stomach felt as if it was in his throat, but it was replaced by a marvelous feeling of flying. The water came closer and closer, but before he landed in it, he was snapped back. He bounced and then was pulled back onto the bridge.

As the jump ended and he stood back on the bridge, his friend came up beside him. Josh smiled. “Your turn, my friend!”

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