Outstanding Performance- Short Story Contest- The Accident


The Accident



She hadn’t seen him coming. It was as if he had emerged from the darkness, his form outlined by the brilliant shine of the headlights. Braking didn’t help; the car just glided over the surface of the water, walloping him. She was flung forwards. He was lifted by the impact and thrown on the windscreen, his face only inches away from her. Maybe for just a flicker of a second, she felt his eyes scanning her face, penetrating her soul.


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I wrote this story for a prompt-based contest by the Asian Literary society. The prompt was to weave a story around ‘Accident.’ This story was chosen as one of the winners. You can see the story here-



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