Posted Saturday May 7
This week's given words at The Sunday Whirl are news, road, bit, show, flow, after,map, trance, mass, chant, rant, and block
At The Sunday Whirligig we have send , rain, think, sound, light, marvellous, beneath, force, blinds, falling, water and little
I was running late and driving a little faster than I ought. I rounded a bend and – whoa! A traffic jam. I slammed on the anchors and screeched to a wobbly halt. Map, map, I must have a map. I didn’t have a map. The traffic news came on the radio. Avoid the A-whatever-it-was. It's blocked. Marvellous I thought. Thanks a bunch.
I sat beneath a cloak of cotton wool clouds, spring rain falling from the sky. I watched as little rivulets of water trickled down the glass. Listen to me! I always think poetic thoughts when faced with a crisis. It doesn’t help though.
I was trying to send a text to my office explaining my absence when I heard a strange sound. Then I noticed a hippy-chappy perched cross-legged on the roof of the car in front. A bit odd I thought. He was talking gobledy-gook; sort of a chant I suppose. More of a rant actually, but he was clearly in a trance. He did something right because after a couple of 'oms' the assembled mass of cars started to flow. Yea! We are on our way. Somehow, the driver forgot about the bloke sitting on his roof who tumbled backwards landing in front of me. Unfortunately, we collided and his head did serious damage to one of my headlights. That was all I needed. New lights are expensive.
So, the traffic stopped again as we waited for an ambulance and the cops. I had visions of being cuffed and arrested for reckless driving or being in control of a vehicle with defective lights. But happily I got away with it.
A few days later I sent some flowers – to the hospital that is, not the funeral parlour!