STUMBLE (any gender, early to late teens)
Just a once. Nobody would guess. You’re totally safe, you’re so safe, I mean, even if it does seem like a coincidence, hell, nobody’s going to connect it to-- what? -- you having a special ability? Ha! Come on. I mean, this is the wilderness: The ground is uneven, there’s roots sticking out, stones, all that... people stumble all the time.
We just got to find a good moment. Sometime when everyone in the junior counselor unit is watching, like campfire time- yes!- Campfire Time; perfect.
Everybody’s watching and he’s giving me... or any one of us, really- he’s giving The Lecture: Gotta focus more, you’re not just a camper anymore, carry yourself-- oh God wouldn’t this be perfect, the SLOGAN-- “carry yourself mindfully.”
And at that moment, you just take some air and compress it around his ankles. BAM- the second he moves, down he goes and HALLELUJAH there truly is justice in the world and okay, okay, I totally don’t want this to happen buuuuut... if there’s any kind of injury? More than a scrape?
It’s aaaaall good because everybody’s a witness that the man did it to himself. He did it. To. Himself.
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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