Opening the window that always sticks
Going to the movies with his wife
Getting paid at the end of the week
Getting a promotion at work
Tom thought about what the police would find in his pockets.
Tom dropped coins from his pockets to the street below.
Tom watched his wife get ready to go out alone.
Tom smashed his fist through the window.
Tom does research on store displays.
Clare goes to the movies alone.
Tom’s paper flies out the window.
Tom puts on his coat.
His wife goes to the movies.
He sees the street below him.
He thinks about the contents of his pockets.
He sees a man reading a newspaper across the street.
Tom looks down and panics.
Tom stares through the window into his living room.
Tom sees the yellow paper fly out the window a second time.
He thinks she probably would not notice him on the ledge.
She will become very angry if she comes home and finds him on the ledge.
She had left early to see the second feature and would not be home for hours.
He wants to get off the ledge and join her at the movies.
His wife goes to the movies alone.
He almost falls off the ledge and dies.
He smashes his fist through the window.
The paper flies out the window again.
The window is hard to open.
It is hot in the apartment.
Clare is slender and pretty.
Tom puts on his jacket.
Tom’s efforts to open the window.
Tom’s struggle to stay on the ledge.
Tom’s attempts to get someone’s attention.
Tom’s struggle to overcome his fear.
His life had been wasted.
He did not love his wife.
He should have gotten a promotion.
He was a selfish and foolish man.
He will never get ahead at work.
He hasn’t put enough effort into his work.
He wants to spend more time with his wife.
He is going to fall off the ledge and die.
A man and the contents of the pockets
A man who does not think about his actions
A man and woman who go to the movies
A man whose desire for a promotion at work nearly kills him
Tom’s efforts to get a promotion at work
Tom’s struggle to stay on the ledge
Tom’s attempts to get someone’s attention
Tom’s struggle to overcome his fear