Monday, July 14, 2008

Entry #36

Only One Thing
by Wuff Al


It was too late. Before Jean could hear her husband’s warning and react, the bike slammed into her. She was flung some twenty metres away. The rider went down with his Suzuki, dragging for a few seconds.

Tom ran for his heavily-pregnant wife who was bleeding all over. The rider managed to get up and hobbled towards his wrecked vehicle. He looked at Tom through his visor and said, “Sorry, I must really go.” He mounted his bike and left hastily.

Tom held Jean tight in his arms and wept. She was not breathing anymore. His sorrow overwhelmed him. It then turned into rage.

He placed Jean by the pavement. He walked back into his car and started the engine. There was only one thing on his mind.

A few minutes later, Tom’s car was tearing down the streets. Like a whirlwind in the desert, his movement on the road spelled destruction. Inevitably, the rider came into sight. There was no room for a logical uproar. Tom floored the accelerator and moments later, his car rammed the Suzuki……

“Where’s my husband, damn it! Where’s he?” the woman in the labour ward yelled. She was losing her head as the doctor urged her to push the baby out. Her mother-in-law was waiting anxiously outside. Her mobile phone rang loud as she picked up the call. The police officer on the line informed her that her son had died in a hit-and-run incident while riding his bike just half an hour earlier.

16 comments:

September said...

interesting.....I had to read it a couple of times....a life for a life....only opposite.
parallel world.

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SzélsőFa said...

A nice example about how useless and evil revenge is. A very sad story, indeed...

(Sorry for the multiple comments, I had to revise the typos)

Wannabe Writer said...

Sad... A pregnant woman dies and then the purpetrator dies while his wife is giving birth. Sad that so many lives had to be ruined. -Rita

Sarah Hina said...

Interesting and poignant twist at the end. Was not expecting that.

People do crazy things in grief. I could easily see something like this happening. Very unsettling.

Nicely told.

Nothingman said...

Liked it...i don't know, maybe i'm too morbid, but i found this one funny :) it was like some bollywood movie scene! eh. i could go on and on :)

Great story!

N

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

The two sides of a coin so well depicted.

I guessed it was coming,though I hoped it would end otherwise.

Sad that we humans so staunchly follow "do as you are done by" most of the time.

Very touching and well narrated.

JaneyV said...

A truly gripping cautionary tale on the importance of curbing the impulses of anger and revenge. Very emotional and surprising ending. Superb writing.

Scott said...

Wow, bitter irony.

angel said...

nice. very poignant.

Linda said...

Interesting way to show how we're all connected...and such a sad story.

Missy said...

...to tie them all together in such an intimate way. Very sad.

laughingwolf said...

damn! i know i posted in here grrrr

excellent tale...

pernille said...

Great story. Had to read the last lines twice to be sure who was dead and why.

I like the ironi in the story.

jason evans said...

Major convergence of events. They're going to be especially devastated when they hear what happened.