10th Six of Novel with Sixes.
Six seconds. A lifetime when falling.
Ryan counted them out, single handedly.
Thumb, index, middle, ring, pinky, thumb.
Like Latinos count, not Gringos.
The Bridge of the Americas. Fitting.
He risked his life to live.
Crossed arms. Pointed feet. Deep breath.
Sudden impact, sinking, still conscious, surfaced.
Long, dark swim across the current.
Long, dark walk back to Base.