Over the Falls

Over the Falls

This kayaker is about to plunge over a 134-foot waterfall in the mountains of Chile.

Use your imagination to write the opening of a short story or poem inspired by what you see.

If you like, try writing from the kayaker’s point of view: What led you to this moment? What’s going through your mind as you tip over the falls? What happens when you reach the bottom — if you make it there at all?

Post your piece in the comments, then read the related article to find out the real story behind this daring descent.

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