Journey by Stephen Clark  
    to Ridgetown

 
 
You grab Bob to hold him, but he tries to wrestle free from your grasp. For a few seconds you grapple on the edge of disaster, him trying to jump, you trying to hold him back. Then finally he goes over. But you reach down and grab his arm, just below the wrist.
    Now you're holding onto Bob by the arm, trying to pull him up, but you're leaning so far over the railing you can hardly hold onto the bridge, yourself.
    Bob is sobbing at you, "I've changed my mind! I don't want to commit suicide anymore -- I want to live! I want to LIVE!" You don't want to let him go, but Bob is a heavy man and he's pulling you down with him. Finally you lose your grip on the railing and both fall down together.
    Now you're down in the icy cold water below. You try to swim but the river is too wild and rapid -- you keep getting buffetted against rocks and sucked down into whirlpools. Finally your lungs fill with water and you drown.
 
 
 
 
The End