The Edge

A girl swan dives off a bridge into a river below as a boy watches hesitantly from the bridge above

The bridge was beautiful and made of oak, solid beneath my feet.  We were standing halfway across the canyon, the waterfall in the distance spilling over the cliff and into a river that was at least forty or fifty feet below us.  We could hear the roar of the water avalanching over the cliff but below us the river was gentle and clear and serene.

“Are you ready?” she asked me, taking my hand and leading me to the broken section of railing.  “It’s a real rush.  Every time I do it I feel like I’m brand new again.”

Canine Obesity

Illustration of Henry semi-secretively gesturing in accusation toward his twin brother, who looks shocked and horrified. On the floor, a small dog sits looking very fat and very obliviously happy.

It wasn’t until two days before his death that Henry realized he had mistaken the family dog (Earnest) for his brother some fifty years before. Lying on what he correctly assumed would be his deathbed, Henry realized with sudden clarity that the entire course of their lives had been altered by this hitherto-undiscovered mistake.