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Slip if you dare. Slide if you will. She sits atop what is reputedly the country's highest water slide. Go! Go! Impatient thrill seekers urge her on.

She wants to push off but her hands grip as if bound by glue. Fear climbs her from toe to head, a prickling rampage. She turns to retreat, slow and careful, but she slips. A thud and down she goes, head first, legs in the air, and a scream on her lips.

At the bottom, she struggles to replace fear with triumph. She walks away. Once is enough; a New Year Resolution - ticked.

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