Saturday, October 1, 2011

This isn’t a game

‘Slow down.’

Gavin ignores the request. It’s like he’s playing on his XBox, his gaze fixed twenty metres ahead, the car an extension of himself.

They hurtle round a corner on a perfect line, the g-force tilting them in their seats.

‘Gavin!’ This isn’t a game to Chloe, it’s a rollercoaster ride and she’s scared.

‘Relax. I know this road like the back of my hand.’

They crest a hill, the wheels leaving the slick road.

An over-sized truck fills the windscreen.

Chloe screams, Gavin instinctively turns hard left, hitting the brakes.

The car smacks into a wall and cartwheels.


A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

2 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Chilling, Rob! And sadly, all too real...

Dorte H said...

A good one, but in my opinion the sentence about Chloe being scared is not as successful as the rest.