Climbing

Mountain climbing was more than a hobby for Jack. He designed mountain-climbing equipment. He taught rock-climbing classes in his free time. Marie had had no more concern about the Alps than she did about his favorite rock two miles away.

His partner, Sam, said Jack had a pained look for a second, and then let go. If he had a seizure, like the autopsy said, why was this the first time? Jack had never had his brother’s difficulties with seizures.

As Marie stared up the cliff wall, she squeezed their newborn son, fearing what was in store for him.

 

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3 thoughts on “Climbing

  1. The mystery unfolds so well into the scene of the wife contemplating the cliff and future. That’s seamless writing, well done. I also like the timelessness of the piece — it can be modern or perhaps recent history.

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