Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The End...


It was a cloudy afternoon and he was feeling restless. In spite of the pleasant climate, beads of sweat broke on his forehead. He felt dizzy.

He gulped some water and told himself that he was alright. He tried to ignore the panic and continued to drive the truck laden with bales of hay.

He diverted his mind and forced himself to focus on the road. Memories of his ageing mother and beautiful wife flashed in his mind.

He stopped the truck on road-side and dialled 911. He blurted his location and hurriedly dialled his wife’s number.


The ring was still going on when he breathed for one last time….


46 comments:

  1. Sad one. At least he did stop the truck though. Well done.

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    1. He was careful...
      Thanks Sandra... For the wonderful image and the comment!

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  2. What a terrifying situation to contemplate for all of them. Sad ending too.

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  3. Dear Loco,

    A rather sad and sobering story. One never knows.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle... For the comment and the prompt!

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  4. A very sad story, for all involved.
    Dee

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  5. I loved that his final action was to call the one he loved. If only it had at least gone to voicemail.

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  6. Very sad. He never got to say goodbye.

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  7. A good story, and a reminder not to ignore the symptoms ...

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  8. Nicely written story about a sad situation. It reminds me to be sure to regularly tell those I love that I do! You never know.

    janet

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    1. Ah! You reminded that to me...
      Thanks Janet :)

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  9. Well-done but sad story. Good thing he stopped when he did.

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  10. wondering what's the original idea behind the sad story Satya (apart from the obvious one's from comments above) ?

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    1. Kannappa... Its the image prompt shared by http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/28-february-2014/ that triggered this story... No other reasons!

      Thanks :)

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  11. Wow...delicately sad. Nice one.

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  12. damn farmer... just like a man to ignore all the symptoms of a heart attack....

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    1. True... It was too late when he acted!
      Thanks Ruth :)

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  13. A situation that could happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone...

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    1. Very much... Thats the reality... Scary!
      Thanks :)

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  14. I feel that if it is only a story and we have a chance to change, it can always have a more hopeful ending, of course the reality can never be changed.Message is good.

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    1. May be this story gives a warning - That we should always let our loved ones know about the love we feel... And also compels us to notice the alarms that our body lets out...

      May be there is something positive from each negative...

      Thanks Vijaya...
      I am unable to think of another ending for this story...

      May be next time... Sometime later! :)

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    2. Yes, Love always needs to be expressed in a right way and in the right time, it needs no logic and wait when it is with our loved ones.Time doesn't wait, always pay attention.Got your thought Satya.

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  15. So sad that he didn't get to say goodbye to his wife. I like your comment above that the moral is always tell your loved ones you love them and heed the warning signs.

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    1. Thanks Lidazea...
      Glad that you liked it! :)

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    1. Very frequently... Yes!
      Thanks Patrick :)

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  17. Glad the driver had the wisdom to get off the road and avoid further tragedies. I've been a witness to wrecks that happened when a driver wasn't so self-aware.

    Kind regards,
    MG

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    1. Yes MG... Else it would have led to disastrous consequences...
      Thanks for the sharing your views :)

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  18. This is sad. A very well depicted piece.

    PS: I love your blog layout. It is incredibly uniquely cute ^_^

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    1. Thanks Amrit...
      Glad that you liked the new layout - The Summer Special!

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  19. Tragic, that he could not even hear his wife's voice a last time.... I wonder what could have led to these circumstances. Nicely written :)
    In case you look for my entry, its titled "Crushed" on my blog "Of Magic and More". Feel free to check it out when you have time :)

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  20. Oh that's tragic! What a tale!

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  21. Good story - really enjoyed it. You never know when you are going to be doing something so routine as driving a hay truck home, and then before you know it - there is a heart attack on the way. Great take on prompt! Thanks, Nan

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