FFfAW-The Accident

I was anxious to get to the concert before it got too crowded. Because I knew I was in a hurry I was careful not to go over the speed limit.

The car came up behind me quickly. They definitely were in a hurry. They must be going to the same concert. Suddenly, they were right on my tail. It made me nervous. What if the car in front of me slammed on his brakes?

He not only is right on my tail, he is trying to pass me and the cars are coming from the other direction. My hands grip the steering wheel even tighter.

Suddenly, he passed. I wanted to close my eyes and not see what was surely going to happen. It was terrible.

I pull over to the side of the road and wait for the state police to arrive. After all, I am a witness.


Thank you Sunayana MoPensieve for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 150 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It is fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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70 thoughts on “FFfAW-The Accident

  1. A bit of a thriller and a surprise ending. I expected they guy to hit the narrator, not th cars coming. From the otherside of the road. Better to get there alive and late then dead. I’m sure the speaker was happy she wasn’t the one speeding and not paying attention. A couple of times I’ve been in the car and I seen a driver going the wrong direction on the road. Luckily it was always slow enough for everyone else to pull over while they figured out what they were doing or not. Great write this week as well.

    • Thank you Mandi! Yes, fortunately, the narrator of the story wasn’t injured but the car that was taking dangerous risks was injured. I know what you mean about avoiding terrible drivers. I never have experienced a car coming at me from the wrong direction, thank goodness!!

  2. I was right there with your narrator – it was tense, nerve-wracking, and the ending was so awful for everyone involved. Fortunately, I’d never seen anything like this personally, but every time I see a car darting in between lanes and overtaking other people at high speed, I get very, very nervous too…

  3. Yikes! I’ve been there a few times, not seeing the accident, but a stupid driver who would surely cause one. I had a bad scare yesterday. This story has all the tension I felt yesterday. Good stuff! πŸ™‚

  4. What a thriller. You had me on the edge. I would reconsider going to that concert if it were me. Somehow, this story made me think of the recent terror attack in London.

    PJ. I am leaving a link to my YouTube video in your comments. Thank you for checking it out.

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