Thursday, April 10, 2014

Paths to Death - H for Highway

She was like a free bird, she loved to roam around the town with her friends.

She loved the road trips with her friends, she loved the time she spent on the road. Most of all she loved the highway near her home.

She used to play silly games with her friends, tag, statue etc. 

Once she saw a movie where in the actors tied a cloth around their eyes and crossed a busy highway. She loved the movie and that's when the idea stuck her.

She asked her friends to play the same dangerous games but they wouldn't listen to it as it was too dangerous. But like always she was able to convince them.

So she went to one of their favourite spot on the busy highway and she volunteered to go first as it was her idea. Her friends again tried to make her understand but her mind was set. 

So a cloth was tied around her eyes just like the movie and she was pointed to the direction where she had to go.

She took the first step and she felt a car race in front of her with horns blaring. She could hear her heart pounding but she was adamant to finish the task at hand.

Some vehicles braked, some swerved around, some honked angrily but by some miracle she reached the divider the middle of highway without any harm. She couldn't believe it herself and adrenaline was pumping through her veins. She removed her blindfold and raised her arms over her head to wave to her friends, who were bewildered but relaxed and happy for her. But suddenly their expressions changed.


A tractor passed her barely but the trolley was overloaded with straw typical to Indian standards. She was struck by the extended part of the trolley and she flew back towards the other lane.

Before the vehicles coming from other direction could brake five different had hit her going at very high speeds. Her body was torn to three pieces and she met her end on the very highway she loved.

Another Part of Deaths story which is part of Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2014. Letter H for Highway.


  1. Read your posts ....all about death depicted in such different ways . Never had an Idea that someone can write something like this too.
    A very different take for the Challenge :)

    Good to connect through a-z challenge .

    Dr. Sushree

    1. Thanks Sushree for your comment and feedback. The idea for the posts is kind of inspired by those videos ABC of Death. So my take on this was because death scenes are easier and shorter to write, I wanted to be more regular on the blog.

  2. Oh, what a disturbing story. I'm glad her friends didn't join her, but I wish she hadn't played that game either.

    M. J. Joachim

    A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    Writing Tips
    Effectively Human
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    1. Thanks M for the comment, well as they say when its your day its your day to go, if it isn't its not.

  3. Oh boy, when we're young, we think we are invincible!

    1. That is so true .. Thanks Millie for the comment.


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