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Saved – #Drabble

March 26, 2016

for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #13 – 2016



Depression ate away at me. I got into my car and just drove. I didn’t care where or how fast. My life had no meaning. No job. No wife. No kids. All stripped away. I stared at lamp posts. Trees. The bridge. It would be so easy.

A blinding light came toward me. It was now or never. I pushed down on the accelerator. Watched the speed climb to 50, 60… 75. The light blinded me. I shut my eyes. A wave of calm washed over me. Within me. I opened my eyes expecting to see the crash. The light was gone. Saved.

©2016 Lori Carlson. All rights reserved.

(100 words)

  1. It just wasn’t his decision to make, not his time to go…must stay and finish his life, whatever that entails! I guess he will find out. Great story. 🙂

  2. That wave of calm Lori I know. I was once on a plane that was making a precarious landing and I felt that way as I realised there wasn’t anything I could do about what might happen. Obviously we landed safely but that feeling has stayed with me……great little write my friend…enjoy your Easter…

    • Thank you, Michael.. wow, what an experience you had. I’ve felt that calm before too, but not for such reasons.. I am all ready for the Easter Bunny.. left him carrots 😀

      • Well you’ll be pleased to know I saw him this morning when I was out walking. he hurried by apologising for not having the time to stop and chat…said something about having to get across the Pacific to deliver to a lady called…..hmmm Lori someone I’m sure he said……have a good one….

      • Yay! Thank you, Michael 😀 *happydance*

      • Let me know if I was right Lori, I imagine there is more than one Lori in the USA?

      • hahahaha.. I went to the bathroom and when I returned, there was chocolate on my desk! He made it!

      • Ahh there you go Lori, it was you he was talking about….how good is that…now eat it slowly, it has to last all day…..

      • *laughs* It is still sitting there, staring at me.. It is my reward for getting so much work done today… about to slowly indulge

      • Ahh good girl, slow indulgence is the way to go, savour every mouthful.

  3. It would be interesting to know just how he was saved, you know, was a move to another place or time. Interesting idea. Really enjoyed the writing 🙂

  4. I really enjoyed the story especially the ending. It kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to know what happened next. Well done. 🙂

  5. Awesome! I think the ending was hopeful. The crash didn’t happen. Great story.

  6. Thank goodness he didn’t have a crash and was saved. Maybe that is the universe trying to tell him something! Great story!

  7. I’m undecided as to whether the crash was avoided or there was a crash and this is the person drifting away 🙂

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