He laid there for a long time. What had he done? The lights were bright, but he couldn’t see. Josh tried to run, but his legs were like concrete. He could hear his mom’s voice from a faraway distance. “Wake up son…please.” But his body wouldn’t listen, it couldn’t. His mind was fighting, tearing at the seams to resurface but his memory of what happened that night was fading. The truth was in there somewhere, but the accident had changed it all.
Wait. Bits and pieces were starting to float up. It happened in slow motion. He remembered darkness, rain on his windshield, hitting the brakes, bottles of beer breaking. Wait, there was more…someone was there…but who? There’s a face he can see, it’s blurry but he can hear them screaming. Then the stillness in the air feels empty, cold, almost like death.
I am a Lowcountry author of short stories, poetry, and novels. I made my debut in 2014 with the novel, Life with a Bird Out the Window, followed by Forgiving the Past (2020), and The Untold Legacy (2021). My work has appeared online in Spillwords. Two of my short stories, Shining Light, and Claire De Lune have been chosen to be published in an anthology titled, An Iron Fist in A Velvet Glove. They also were awarded honorable mention in the Globe Soup 7 Day Writing Contest. I am a member of several writing groups, Write Like You Mean It, Kingsbridge Writers Circle, Writers Beyond Borders, Charlotte Lit, and participate in open mic nights with the Pat Conroy Literary Center.