I am dealing with too much anxiety. I have to make a phone call. I don’t do well with strangers and dealing with conflict. So, calling a person who left a note on my car after they backed into it has left me frazzled. Theoretically it should be an easy call, I see if they have insurance and if they are going to pay for the damages… they already left the note saying they backed into me. I just am dragging my feet. Anxiety sucks! And as it keeps getting later I think maybe I could just do it tomorrow. Oh… I should just jump into this! Wish me luck.
Have you ever had to deal with the aftermath of an accident where you got a note or left a note?
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – theoretical
His diving was erratic. She was speeding to try to catch up with him. He had been at the bar again and she was worried about him driving home. She saw him pass a car and rushed to meet up with him, but the oncoming car prevented her from passing so she suddenly veered to the right hitting the gravel shoulder and spinning into the car she tried to pass.
Still concerned she urged the young driver to take her information and let her continued to see that her husband made it home safely.
…I was that young driver and felt sympathy for this woman’s fears. Letting her go and follow her husband. Everyone told me it was the wrong thing to do, but it was too late to change that fact. I still wonder if the two of them got home safely.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – erratic
There was a loud crash outside and I ran to see what happened. At the corner is a mangled mess of metal. I see the neighbor’s car, the one that their teenage son drives. I reach for my phone, dial 911 and go outside to see if I can help.
I reach the car, recognizing Sam through the blood on his face. I realize he is unconscious and try to find a pulse. Another neighbor walks up looking in the window and asks, “Is he ok?”
“There seems to be a strong pulse still.”
We both walk to the other car and look inside. A middle age man lay slumped over the steering wheel. My neighbor asks, “Can you hear me?”
He moves his head slightly and lets out a moan. “I tried to hit the brakes but he was so close.” the man said.
Just then someone let out a scream. It was Sam’s mom running towards the cars. “Sam, are you alright?”
I approached Sam and his mother and reminded her not to move him. Just then an ambulance turned the corner. I put my arm around her and pulling her back said, “Let them do their job.”
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – neighbor
turning down the street
I see too late it’s one-way
everything goes dark
unaware life ends
twisted metal fills the street
someone nearby screams
no seat belt for me
now I lay broken, bleeding
no heartbeat beating
I thought to
honk my horn
there were tires screeching
and the sound of twisting metal
and more horns
they were all
the mangled metal came to rest
on the median
smoke filled the air
from the exploded airbag
and the smell of blood
started to drift to my nostrils
I picked up my phone
the message was still on the screen
I should have never
looked at my phone
but now that thought was
This week started off really bad… I lost the diamond ring my boyfriend got me a couple of years ago and I was in a car accident – no injuries, but a very dented door from the lady who backed into me in the parking lot. I was without my regular doctors visit to see my therapist because of the holiday. Just really a week to run and hide.
Tonight was a bright spot however. Although I was sure the ring was either lost in the works of the recliner I sit in or lost forever, tonight as I did the laundry I heard a clink on the floor outside of the dryer. It was my ring! I am guessing I either dropped it in the laundry Sunday night or it was caught in the clothes I had on. No matter what happened to it, I am very glad I found it. Maybe this is the start of a turning point for good? I sure hope so. I know tomorrow is gonna be good… so excited to tell you about it tomorrow as I am sure it will be the highlight of happiness for the day!