The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits
January 16, 2012 18 Comments Writing Stephanie Ayers

It was like a time bomb ticking its final countdown. The air was tense, stifled, as if all were holding their breath.

“All locked and loaded?” a voice cried from the left. Echoes of “yes” bounced down the corridor as thumbs lifted on either side in agreement. The soft patter of feet stepping away from the cars was heard only seconds before WHOOSH!

We’re off. Twisting. Twirling. Head jerking as we moved in mind numbing speeds surrounded by darkness up, down, under, over, around.

Screams filled the air as we tumble down towards the floor, only to suddenly twist up and be hurled towards the wall. I closed my eyes in sheer exhilaration, hoping against hope that I won’t drop my stomach contents into the open space in front of me.

Then, as suddenly as it started, it ended. I stood  up in the car, stepped to solid ground and felt my legs shake, reminders of the terror just endured.

My daughter looked at me, fear written in her soul and said, “Let’s do it again!!”

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This is in response to the surprise (picture above) prompt posted today.

Enjoy!

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Stephanie Ayers A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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  1. 18 Comments

    Let Me Start By Saying

    Now THAT is one SERIOUS roller coaster. Ha! Fun take on the prompt.
    Came from the linky.

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      SAM

      It definitely is. It’s a top 5 fave!

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    lisapollard from insignificant at best

    Oh fun! I liked your take on the picture!

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    NC Narrator

    Awesome take on the prompt! I went on a hideously scary roller coaster with my youngest son – I had to sit down until my legs would hold me again, and he’s standing there saying “Let’s do it AGAIN!”

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      SAM

      Actuallly the whole way in the long long line my daughter kept saying I dont wanna ride it! And I made her get on (because this is one of my top 5 coasters) and the whole way she was talking to everyone “Is it scary?” “Yes but you gotta ride it.” Haha. She was glad she did. It’s scary good fun.

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    Lance

    fun one…I like the emotion

    good job

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    Lori Thatcher

    I want to go again!!!!

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      SAM

      Me too!! Maybe this summer.

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    Cameron

    I love rollercoasters, and the giddy fear is just like that. Perfect.

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      SAM

      Giddy fear…I like that. It’s perfect!

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    Carrie

    Yup, that sounds accurate! I love roller coasters

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      SAM

      I’m pretty good with any thrill rides, though I have to admit that there is that disconcerting thing about getting older that makes you more sensible too. *sigh*

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    jesterqueen1

    Whoosh!! Isn’t it funny how different a kid’s perspective can be from the parent’s? I remember when we took my son on his first rollercoaster this past spring, I was so worried. It was a fairly mild one, but it had reduced his sister to tears at an older age. He was adamant, though. So we went. About halfway through, when I had just re-braced my feet for the hundred-thousandth time to avoid squashing him, I asked “Are you OK” and realized he was grinning into the wind, completely exhilarated.

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      SAM

      It really is. I think he was having a blast!! Good for him!

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    Impulse to Write

    I love your take on this prompt. Very fun, lighthearted response. Lively. I was right there with you.

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    Laura

    That was really cool!!!

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    Angelia Sims

    Ah! My favorite! Sounds just like the New Texas Giant. Man, it was a blast.

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