The Leap

11 October 2018 #TellTaleThursday
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I made the video as Arun jumped.

It wasn’t fun to capture his fear. However, a part of me was relieved. If he could do it, so could I. After all, what are the stakes?

I looked up at the tower, I realized my fear wasn’t as gigantic as the tower.

As he halted, I asked him, “How was it- conquering your fear?”

Exasperated, looking at the camera, he replied “Exhilarating!

I strapped up. After allIt takes only one moment of faith to take the leap.

The post is written for Friday fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff Fields.


  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Inspiring tale – but rather them than me!

  2. ceayr says:

    I will remain faithless, I think

  3. wow… Priya for a moment I could feel that adrenaline rush
    And, yes You said it so well “After all, it takes only one moment of faith to take the leap”

  4. trentpmcd says:

    I’m all for conquering fears, but, nope, not for me… Nice story.

  5. Dale says:

    Kudos to them! Much as I’m not afraid of heights, I’m afraid of missing the landing 😉

  6. Sandra says:

    I’m short on that kind of faith, I think. Nice one.

  7. pennygadd51 says:

    A well told tale, Priya. Telling the story from the pov of the person operating the video works well, by pushing the reader to use their own imagination. And you retain the suspense because the video operator has to jump next! The moral of your story applies to many things, doesn’t it? And it’s often easier if there are two people involved to give each other confidence.

    • Priya says:

      That was the idea, Penny. It’s not just about the dropping or bungee jumping. I’m glad that you read between the lines. Thank you so much.

  8. Abhijit Ray says:

    True one moment of faith is needed to take the leap. As is said, “dar ke aage Jeet hai!”

  9. neilmacdon says:

    I’m told that jumping doesn’t hurt. Only the landing

  10. granonine says:

    Why was he exasperated? Was he impatient with her hesitation?
    Better them than me. I’d be too terrified to enjoy it!

    • Priya says:

      He had just landed and she asked him a question and that was the reason.
      It doesn’t thrill me either, can’t say if I dare to try it. Thank you, Linda

  11. Dear Priya,
    If you read my story, you know that’s not my kind of leap of faith. 😉 I fear the sudden stop at the end. (I assume they’re bungie jumping?) Nicely done.

    • Priya says:

      Yup, just read.
      I googled about the emirates spinnaker tower. They have, what they call, ‘the drop’, not exactly Bungie jumping. Doesn’t look scary but not easy for the fainthearted, like me 😀
      Thank you

  12. I try not to shy away from a challenge, however, taking that kind of leap is not on my to-do list. Your story is well told.

  13. plaridel says:

    she’s one who doesn’t want to live with regrets… of roads not taken. good for her.

  14. StuHN says:

    Nope. No bungee jumping for me. I can’t even watch it. So, glad she’s conquering her fear. I’ll stay fearful.

  15. Your story was inspirational in overcoming fear. Well-done!

  16. subroto says:

    We all need to take a leap of faith at sometime in our life. Nice one.

  17. jillyfunnell says:

    A leap of faith is highly recommended in most cases, but not the bungie kind for me. Well told.

  18. James McEwan says:

    More you than me, leaping off tall buildings is madness. If you mean it metaphorically, I’m with you.

  19. Yes, you should conquer your fears – but this one is better left unconquered. There is a difference between bravery and foolishness. And I would never do it ! What about you Priya?

  20. Even so, I wouldn’t do it.

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