Near Death Experience / Reassessment

My Words:
Tears. Lock. Clock. Cogs. Age. Jack. Lad. Slot. Tag. Glad. (10)

Stream of Consciousness based on a true story.

The traffic grid-locked, although ahead my lane is clear. Indicate. Pull out. Drive forward. Traffic lights red ahead. Dead ahead. Jack-the-lad in white van decides he wants my lane and pulls out into my path without looking. I swerve with an inch to spare. Slot back in to my lane. Heart pounding. Driver behind oblivious. Still we both live. I can age another day. No tears.

This year’s clock is running fast. Almost tropical temperatures for February get the cogs working overtime. Highest temperatures ever tagged, yet still frosty mornings. Glad the weather’s normal?


I think that needs reassessing.

100 Words.

9 responses to “Near Death Experience / Reassessment”

  1. bcparkison avatar

    Normal seems to be lost these days.

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    1. Tom avatar

      … or lack of normality is the new norm, Beverly.
      Now my head hurts…

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  2. Hélène - Willow Poetry avatar
    Hélène – Willow Poetry

    Great use of the words Tom.

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Hélène!

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  3. Soul Gifts avatar
    Soul Gifts

    Aaah, now I see what you were planning for the words! Here I was, merrily making a list of as many four letter words as I could. it’s a thing I do every morning when I read the newspaper. to keep the old grey cells humming along….

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    1. Tom avatar

      That’s a fun thing to pass the time, Raili.
      Myself and a few colleagues used to do it in work years ago…

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  4. Diane Henders avatar

    Very creative! You found the words, and a story! 🙂

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    1. Tom avatar

      I did indeed, Diane.
      I just now need to find a little more time, and things would work a whole lot smoother! 😀

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  5. prenin avatar

    Just catching up!!! 🙂 ❤

    Blesses Be!!!:) ❤


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