Mother and Baby Doing Well

I have been neglecting my blog (and my reading of other people’s) for the last month or so due to some much-needed extra work and the kids being off school. But it’s been calling me back, so here I am.

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Friday Fictioneers prompt for August 22, 2014

Friday Fictioneers prompt for August 22, 2014   ©Roger Boltot

Mother and Baby Doing Well

“I’m trying to understand,” said the man from the bank. “This is a good time for haulage. Why is your business failing?”
That was the least of Gerard’s worries, but how could he explain?
Whenever he sat into his lorry he saw the red car spinning on the road, swatted by his jack-knifed trailer.
A moment’s distraction. It could have been lethal. And that was the crux. It could have been lethal, and he was trapped in the freeze-frame where a heavily pregnant woman was being removed from her car and he thought she was dead.

©Siobhán McNamara

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14 Responses to Mother and Baby Doing Well

  1. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Siobhan, Thank God it was ALMOST lethal. He needs to get back up on the horse and ride down the road. Very, very good story! Nan

  2. Sandra says:

    Good story, very convincing.

  3. draliman says:

    It must be hard to recover from something like that even if no-one was killed – the mind will keep replaying the “what-if” scenarios. Very good!

  4. Even the almost lethal is enough .. I think it’s time for a career change.

  5. Dear Siobhán,

    Could have been lethal is the key. Traumatic nonetheless. Hope he can move on. Good one.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

  6. Siobhan, Good story. He’s traumatized and should seek help so he can move on.Well written. 🙂 —Susan

  7. storydivamg says:

    “Trapped in the freeze-frame,” what a great turn of phrase. Well done, Siobhan.

    Kind regards,
    Marie Gail

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