Premonition

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Even though I’d had an early start, I was restless and eager to get to where I was headed. My mind was preoccupied with venturous thoughts and little did I know that my carefree attitude would soon lead to my demise. The drive was relaxing and gave me time to think about what it would be like when I finally got to my destination. These feelings of excitement left me giddy and it was with great anticipation that I drove onward in my quest for adventure.

After a quick stop, I was refreshed and ready to drive the last remaining distance. Once back on the highway, I became briefly flustered, forgetting which way I needed to go. Just as the thought crossed my mind, I passed an alternate highway on my left and wondered if I had just missed my turn.

Panic stricken, I looked into my rear-view mirror and watched the road to the left quickly disappear from view. Remembering that I had seen an exit to the right coming up ahead, I shifted my eyes to the front and began to slide over to the right lane to head for the exit. I suddenly realized that the road was now two lanes instead of three, and the lane I was trying to slide into had suddenly disappeared.

Panicked once again, I veered to the left to avoid the ditch that I was headed for. The sudden swerve left me facing oncoming traffic and after realizing my mistake, I pulled the steering wheel to the left in hopes of avoiding a collision.

Now in a tail spin, the velocity forced me back against my seat. The spinning continued and left the car moving closer and closer to the concrete barrier that now separated the highway. The car skidded towards the barrier faster and faster. The force thrust me against the driver’s side door and at that moment I knew that my life was over.

I thought of my family and how I would never get to see them again; never say goodbye… I thought even if I did make it, I would surely be battered and broken beyond repair. The impact hit with tremendous force and I felt as if I were suffocating. The world became pitch black in that moment. A heaviness engulfed my entire body and I couldn’t move. I didn’t feel any pain, but felt as if I had been buried alive.

I continued to breathe, but the breath was not my own. I felt as if I needed to open my eyes. I needed to awaken and wanted so badly to be able to speak. I had a strong will and desire to break free of whatever constrained me. Even with this overwhelming desire, I couldn’t make my body do what it asked. My chest grew heavier, more constricted. The weight of a thousand bricks was surely upon me and still my chest rose in breath, but no breath did I take. I was frightened by the darkness that I couldn’t escape. Lost in a world that was neither here nor there. Surely this couldn’t be death… or could it?

17 responses to “Premonition

  1. More please 🙂 Don’t leave me hanging!!

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  2. Oh my gosh, I LOVE this! That freak ending (assuming this is the end) has my mind reeling….:) More, please.

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  3. Sorry Dorinda… there will be no more… Just a very frightening dream that I had.

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  4. Thanks Dustin, my dreams are quite vivid and I knew I had to share this one. 🙂

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  5. Wow, you dreamt this!?!

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  6. Yes, scary isn’t it?

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  7. oh my goodness!! Definitely no more!!

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  8. I know… I really hope not! 😉 Guess I should told everyone it was a dream I had. 🙂

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  9. All I can say is your nightmare made one heck of short story! I think it’s the moon. Everyone has been telling me they’re having strange dreams

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  10. Thanks! Often my dreams come true… I hope this isn’t one of them! My mom has visions all the time… she once dreamt of a fiery accident on the highway the night before leaving on a trip. The next day, she saw the exact same accident that she had dreamt about.

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  11. oooh premonitions. A very scary power!! Here’s hoping you don’t take after mom 🙂 (in that way, anyway)

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  12. Omg I’m also one to have very descriptive dreams but I’ve never actually been able to recall and describe them like this. Really amazing 😀 👏👏

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  13. If I write them down as soon as I get out of bed I don’t forget them… I literally have to have pen and paper by the bed though… even a few minutes and the dream is gone… 😉

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  14. That’s a brilliant idea! Major props 😀

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  15. Thanks… the more you write them down, the more often you will remember your dreams too… It’s been helpful for me to keep a dream journal. I go in stages with it, but I get the most amazing ideas from my dreams when I follow through with writing them down. 🙂

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