falling - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
She opened her eyes in shock, and she was falling. Her perception of time distorted, everything slowed down until there was nothing, only her and the sky above, the sky that seemed to swallow her whole. Her hand reached out, kissing the sky, grasping the endless crevasse of blue. Everything was a blur, a blur that swirled out of existence. Suspended in the air, she closed her eyes and surrendered herself into the infinite sky above.
The world rushes by in a blur and I know the pain is coming. It goes by fast, yet slow, almost suspended. Then impact. I feel my bones move in a way they shouldn't, jangled. Without looking I know there is blood seeping from skin that seconds ago was smooth. I don't move - anything to delay the part where I take in what I look like now. Torn and dirty skin, reddened, weeping.
One moment Ian is rushing forward, eyes on the track ahead and face showing his boyish exuberance. The next he is flying in a superman pose yet his expression is one of shock and horror. His left foot should have extended to take his weight, instead it is caught on a tree root. He hits the dirt sending a plume of dry mud skyward. His groan is enough to drain Momma's face and she drops her basket of berries as she rushes forward.
Every summer we would go to the lake to jump from the high rock, just for the thrill of falling. For those precious seconds we were suspended in the air, limbs flailing, mouths agape. Then splashdown, right under the cold water before rising with hair plastered to our faces, spitting water like some lame water feature.
Everything was black. She found herself falling in this darkness, hurtling to an invisible floor. A floor that would most likely kill her if she continued to fall at this speed. The air pushed against her face, she closed her eyes, waiting for the inevitable.
The Colonel, like a drowning man, clutched feebly for the straw of the great stair-rail--and missed it.
Her body twirled and jerked as she fell. The wind in her face made it impossible to breathe, she felt like she'd suffocate before she ever got the signal to pull the cord.
Time seems to slow down when you're falling. In the seconds it took her to reach the ground she knew it was going to hurt.
For a full half-minute he went downward at a speed that constricted his throat so that he could hardly draw breath.