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The Short Form

“We’re in Trouble”

Christopher Coake

Excerpt

We kept climbing and I got the ball from him finally. We'd climbed high enough to get to the edge of a cliff overlooking the river. So—I don't know why, I know I didn't mean any harm by it—I started tossing the ball close to the edge of the cliff. I wasn't trying to do anything—I mean, nothing wrong. I was testing him, you know, to see how fast he was. I was ... proud of him. He'd tear off and get his ball before it got close to the edge, and I guess I thought he knew what we were doing as well as I did.

We read it in We're in Trouble.