Saturday, April 18, 2009

100 Word Challenge -- Situation

Velvet Verbosity issues a weekly writing challenge. This week's word is situation. I've found myself in this situation too many times, not always for this much speed, but for speeds beyond the legal limit.

The highway, long and straight. The traffic, non existent. The speedometer climbs to 90, 100, 110, 120. I feel the governor kick on and the speed begin to drop so I back off just a little and settle for 115. I feel powerful. I feel in control as the scenery flies by the side windows. My eyes are fixed on the road ahead. There are no thoughts, just the road, just the power. Then I see him and know it’s too late. Lights flash behind me. This isn't the situation I want. Indulgence comes with a price.


Ladykli said...

You wild woman, you!!!!! LOL! I've been in this situation once but not for the same high speed. The funny thing is both my husband and I got caught in the same city, each going 26 miles over the posted speed limit, 1 week apart. Is that weird or what?

Ida said...

I'd heard that about you.

Momisodes said...

Woohoo! Speed racer :) I certainly know this scenario, but never at this speed either :) Although, I have been the passenger in a car driving at those speeds. Not fun.

A very clever scene to draw for the prompt.

LceeL said...

Me, too.