He pushed another pebble with the top of his sneaker and leaned forward to watch it fall from sight. There was just the cliff edge and nothingness. No safety barrier or rock ledge would hinder the pebble, or him. It was the most accessible place with the smallest amount of risk. Clear all the way to the bottom. Deep enough to end a worthless life.
Light from his phone illuminated the loving text message from his mum. Squaring his shoulders and summoning all his courage, he took a step away from the cliff.
A backwards step to a new beginning.