100 Word Challenge | Yellow

I took some liberties with the prompt. Yellow, in addition to being a vibrant color and a weakness of The Green Lantern, can also portray and idea of fear. Imagine that our main character is afraid of heights and it fits the prompt. Forgive me if that is too much a stretch for you.

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The masked bandit stepped tentatively onto the cable, steadying himself against the pole before taking hold of the top wire.

I hate heights.

Any other day, he’d be asleep in his nest of a bed, dreaming. But not today.

No. Today he shimmied across the expanse toward the house he once called home, evicted before he could move his stolen goods. Today was as good as any.

Twenty more steps.

Birds scattered, leaving a slick hazard that made his hands slip on the wire.

I’ll definitely be washing these later.

Ten steps to go.

I hope no one is watching me.

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