A short story that explores the inner turmoil of man named Archie, whose life hangs in the balance as he contemplates whether or not he should take the plunge off the edge of a metal beam 670 ft. in the air. What originally began as a quiet lunch between four men had somehow become a fatal nightmare. While he watched as the crowd gathered below, listening to the pleas of his coworkers beside him, Archie couldn't help but remember every little thing he had let build up inside, until it all came spilling out as soon as the words dropped from the fat man's mouth. Six years ago, during the great stock market crash of 1929, Archie had lost everything: his home, his money, even his wife and kids. His world took a downward spiral that had left him weathered, and solemn, and grey. Now, here he was alone in Manhattan without a single penny to his name, and the only thing standing between him and sweet release was 670 ft.
Student Author Biography
Valerie Brewer is an English Writing and Publications major at the University of North Georgia. She has lived in Habersham County for most of her life and is the eldest child of Amy and Jeff Brewer. After college, Valerie wishes to apply her undergraduate degree as a way of fulfilling her life-long dream of becoming a comic book writer.
Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research: Vol. 6
, Article 15.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/papersandpubs/vol6/iss1/15