Freedom From Fear (Flash Fiction)

He didn’t want to go bungee jumping. He had to.

It was more than just tethering himself to an oversized rubber band and plunging from the High Bridge ramparts to dip fleetingly in the cold river water, then be flung upwards by the rebound. Why was he thinking about the bungee cord’s Coefficient of Restitution on his way down?

As he was lowered into the retrieval boat and untethered by the attraction’s staff, he smiled.

“Looks like you want to do that again,” the woman staffer said.

“No,” he replied.

“Why not? Didn’t you enjoy it?”

“Actually, it was exactly as I expected it would be. But now…I can do anything.”

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