Crash – Sunday Photo Fiction

AnElephantCant stay in the city
He enjoys a ramble down a quiet country road
And returns to the killing
Because he finds it quite thrilling
And in recent weeks Anja’s death toll has slowed

This is a weekly invitation to write a short piece of fiction (c. 150 words) based on a photo prompt (below) provided by Alastair.
Just click on the link to saunter insouciantly through some sensational stories by sensible scribes.
But please first read AnElephant’s melodramatic motorway madness.

Copyright Al Forbes

Copyright Al Forbes

Crash

He is very depressed and in a foul mood when he swerves across the narrow road into the oncoming car, catapulting its passenger, a young American lady from North Carolina, through the windscreen to her death.
His wife has just told him she is leaving, moving to Paris with her boss to set up a new branch of their thriving agency.
His own small software business is struggling badly.
He is unsure if it can survive the latest cash flow crisis.
His only child, his brilliant and athletic son, has left university with severe drug problems, but still refuses treatment or, indeed, any help whatsoever.
And now his own health is failing due to the stress.
But he deliberately swerves across the narrow road into the oncoming car when the little boy with the red tricycle and the screaming mother emerges abruptly from the garden directly into his path.

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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31 Responses to Crash – Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. Anja says:

    Ahhhhh….I go away to a private island for a peaceful retreat and return to find out you have killed me once again! Hmmmmmm

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  2. Al says:

    Excellent story again 🙂 Annnnnnd there she goes again. I wonder though, if she will return to haunt him. 🙂

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  3. Oh! I was not expecting the ending. At first, I thought about the family he destroyed by killing the young woman – thinking he was selfish. He was redeemed when the true story of his plight came into the light…well done!

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  4. This one caught me off guard, whew! A great, if twisted read Sir Elephant.

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  5. babso2you says:

    Was not expecting that one! Good piece! ^..^

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  6. Brenda says:

    Poor Anja, poignant tricycle. Terrible toll of terror. By the way, I ran across a post Marlyn at Kintal dedicated to you at her site, and it did not appear you had seen it at all. No deaths were involved in that post.

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  7. colonialist says:

    Brilliantly twisted.

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  8. emmylgant says:

    Whoah!
    Ok. I caught my breath again.
    Good read Monsieur UnElephant!

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