by Robin Wasserman
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...glass carving my palms as I grabbed the frame and threw myself, without pausing, without thinking, without fear, into the sky. Life is a physics problem. Bodies in motion. Bodies in free fall, at a constant rate of acceleration, gravity dragging them down and down and down. Thirty-two point two feet per second per second, down. Sixteen stories between jagged glass and stained pavement. Three seconds. Three seconds to live--if you're an org. If you're a mech, three seconds to decide. Headfirst, brain crushed on concrete, life downloaded to something new and fresh and far away. Feetfirst and there was a chance. In the dark there was no ground, no building, just the wind, just the clock, seconds ticking down. My body had no org instincts, no reflexes to act on. There was only thought put into action. There was only what I knew. Two seconds. I knew a lot: You learn how to fly, you learn how to fall. ...
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