The challenge is to write a drabble (a 100 word story – give or take five words) based on the theme of “Edge”.
Carine traversed the cold black corridors of the old quarter. Mother Fay’s words had proved to be true; a whisper of air still remained.
She reached the end and, yes, there was a single ancient escape suit plugged into the wall. Backing into it, she felt the suit wrap around her. Breathing against the glass of the helmet, the displays flickered on.
Carine walked up to the wall and it dissolved. Stepping through, she felt a stirring within the nascent wings of the suit.
Standing on the edge, she looked at the bright blue world so far below.
Smiling, Carine jumped.