Balanced, he looks down at the water below.
He says to himself, ‘If no one stops me. This is the end.’
An old woman waves her cane and croaks, ‘Don’t jump! No one deserves to die like this!’
He smiles and walks away. From his jacket pocket he pulls a pen and a piece of paper. There’s a list of names, some crossed off.
At the top of the page he writes: Woman with cane. He puts the list away. He smiles again. Then from his other pocket he pulls out a gun and turns back towards the woman.
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