In response to the Daily Post writing prompt Never Again.
Have you ever gone to a new place or tried a new experience and thought to yourself, “I’m never doing that again!” Tell us about it.
They were waiting in line chattering about the new roller coaster; the highest, the fastest in the world. And they got to be among the first to try it. That was so awesome. How high? One of them asked. How fast? And the angle? They kept building the excitement and tension.
“Are you ok Liz?”
One of them asked her.
“We could start with a smaller one.”
“Nah, that’s fine. Might as well get the big one out of the way.”
After some 30 minutes they sat in the wagons; they insured Liz was in the first one, so that she could get the best experience. As they started, Liz looked around. Maybe it wasn’t the best idea; why did she sit in the first row. She could have been farther behind. It would have been just as exciting. Maybe less scary.
Then she found herself looking at the sky; what the hell? She turned her head and wished she hadn’t. Shit! She was on the side that looked directly over the emptiness. She could see the ground get farther. Shit! It was high. Why had she agreed to come on this thing? What the hell? She wanted to get down. Could she get down?
“Here goes,” said Jared.
She faced back and looked down at… nothing. Fuck! Where was the structure? It felt as if it disappeared in the middle of the drop.
“No! Wait! NOOOOOOOOOoooooo!”
She screamed at the top of her lungs as they dropped at 130km/hr down a 45 degree descent. She barely breathed through the 3 minute ride and when they stopped, she couldn’t stop clutching the security bar that held her down on the seat. Jared helped her, as she stumbled out of the ride.
“I’m never doing that again.”
She whispered leaning against him for support. He laughed and kissed her.
“Yes, you say that every time honey. You know you love it as much as I do.”
She did, and they went on the ride three more times that day; each time, she swore she’d never get up again. But she loved the adrenalin. She loved the idea that she hated rollercoasters. But if she were honest: the higher, the faster, the scarier, the better.