This is a Chuck Wendig challenge from November 7, 2014. Our assignment, to tell a story in three sentences. This is one we posted directly into the comments at Terrible Minds. I decided to post it here, too.
There was nowhere other to run.
He stood poised at the precipice, considering which of two certain fates to choose.
As the sound of death clambered toward him on merciless claws, he chose gravity instead and stepped off into eternity, only to find that, quite improbably, great leathery wings unfurled from his sides to bear him away to a future he never expected.