Sliding on the Icy Snow

January 28, 2012
By Smalltownlibrarian SILVER, West Warren, Massachusetts
Smalltownlibrarian SILVER, West Warren, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague."~Eleanor Crumblehulme

The loss of traction under your tires.
The sway of the truck as it glides over the icy snow mixture.
Turning the cold, leather, steering wheel to counter-act the sliding.
The wood fence coming closer and closer to your truck.
The image of hitting the fence and rolling the truck into the house.
Time moves slowly as you pump the breaks and continue to try to stop sliding on this icy hill.
You finally come to a stop, only inches away from the fence.
You see the tire marks swerving across route 19.
You take a couple deep breaths to even-out your heartbeat and breathing.
You put the truck in neutral and shift into 4 wheel drive.
You continue the last five minutes home with hazard lights blinking.
You finally pull into the garage.
Pushing back your tears while calming your fears.

The author's comments:
This was inspired when I was driving home after my night class let out. I was five minutes away from home and the truck lost traction and fishtailed and almost took out a fence. It was one of the scariest things I've ever experienced.

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