Pumping his legs up and down, leaning forward then throwing his body backward, he tried, but failed miserably, to get his motions in sync. He wanted to swing free, to feel the wind in his face and the exhilaration of flying, but only managed to hang motionless, dejectedly going nowhere.
It was a sad foreshadowing of how pathetic his life would be. His was a constant struggle to learn the life skills he’d need to be successful. Never catching on to what came so easily for everyone else.
The playground became an incubator for all his insecurities, all his defeats.
100 Word Song, is a writing challenge from Lance, based on a weekly music prompt. The challenge is to answer the prompt in exactly 100 words. This week’s challenge is inspired by “Swing Life Away,” by Rise Against.