‘Trust me, Alice,’ says Mr Tan. ‘I used to be afraid of heights, too. But then something happened and I realised you can’t run away from your fears forever.’
That's what Mr Tan thinks. But I have another idea. My class is going up to the top of the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. But not me.
I’m going to run right outta here.
I feel a bit cruel to do this to poor Alice, but I couldn't resist writing a story about someone who runs away from their fears only to find that the very act of running forces her to face those fears. I'm mildly afraid of heights myself... maybe not so mild, so it was fun to play around with my own fear.