My insides did a waffle as I turned around to check on my son.
With hands shaking like a leaf in the wind I reached for the door handle.
What just happened? My mind still in a fog
I know I hadn’t taken my eyes of the road. Yet still I almost missed that the car in front of me had stopped.
Fast, fast my feet jam hard on the brakes
I am so focused that I am cushioned in a bubble that buffers out all noise.
I am not breathing
The car stops.
Did I hit the car?
There was no crash. There was no screech. The tyres did not scream
Was this because of the bubble?
My son is wailing. I hear that . He is ok. I slowly exhale.
I step out of the car and say
Did my car hit your?
Taking part in RemembeRED – Flash Memoir. Take the next ten minutes to write about the first single memory that word calls up. Focus on the emotions and the experience, spend ten minutes really exploring that memory. Then wrap it up, publish, and come link up.