Wrong Place- #Five sentence #Fiction

Letting out an exasperated sigh, she whipped her phone out of her jeans and dialed the number, while simultaneously walking across the road, not bothering to check for oncoming traffic.

The squeal of tires screeched in her ear just seconds after the person on the other hand picked up her call.

Her mouth framed a frightened scream as her eyes widened at the sight of the barreling truck, inches away from her, ready to slam her body to the tarmac.

The driver saw her at the last second, flipped the wheel all the way to the right and sent the truck careening into the solid brick wall of the building on the sidewalk.

Shaking and tearful, she saw his bloodied body being taken away, a limp reminder of the fact that accidents happen.



Photo from: Lillie Mc Ferrin
Photo from: Lillie Mc Ferrin


©Shailaja V


    Written for Five Sentence Fiction's Prompt: Grief

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16 thoughts on “Wrong Place- #Five sentence #Fiction

  1. Powerful post, Shailaja and skillfully crafted. The ending slams into you like the truck crashing into the wall. It made me very angry (which, of course, was your intention!)
    “Accidents happen.”
    “But so many can be avoided, you silly indifferent girl!”

    Well done! With an important message.
    HUGS <3

  2. A pretty dark story … have seen the tragic aftermaths of such events from the hospital side of things and I can tell ya… it can get really gruesome at times…

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