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Five Sentence Fiction: A glimmer of hope

Speeding Motorbike

On the bike..


Wish he had paid heed to my insistence on wearing the helmet while riding his bike. Instead, all he could think of was racing down the highway like a free bird speeding past all the vehicles and the crowd around.

That love for speeding proved dangerous today as his life along with his bike was almost crushed beyond recognition.

A marathon surgery lasting more than 8 hours has given all of us a glimmer of hope that he would survive. But the next 24 hours are the most crucial ones which can make or break his life.

Written for Five Sentence Fiction Prompt: Glimmer. Read the other entries here.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – December) – My post no 14 for this month.

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  1. Never been able to understand this Need for Speed. If only people realised that loved ones await their safe return every single day. Well executed, Aseem.

    • aseemrastogi2

      Thanks Shailaja ji :). Sadly, a lot of people realize the dangers of over-speeding only after seeing their near and dear ones suffer horrible consequences :(.

  2. Powerful, and a real concern. A friend of mine lost her son in a motorcycle crash. He was apparently doing about 80 when he lost control.

    • aseemrastogi2

      Really sad to know about your friend :(. We need to realize that if we are in a hurry to reach a place, we should leave much earlier for our destination rather than hurry up on the road. The worst thing is to pay with your life leaving near and dear ones behind.

      Thanks for your comment and welcome to my blog :). Apologies for the issues you faced in commenting.

  3. Speeding person surely forgets about the loved ones at home. Good message in story.

    • aseemrastogi2

      It’s sad that in our love for speeding away to glory, we forget our loved ones and they are left to suffer in our absence.

      Thanks for liking the story. And welcome to my blog :).

  4. The race for speed is dangerous but some people love to play it on the edge. But the loved ones suffer. Wearing a helmet for protection is a must. very well written Aseem.

    • aseemrastogi2

      Thanks Kalpana :). True, its important that those who speed for fun realize that there are loved ones waiting at home and even if they arrive 10-15 minutes late, it wouldn’t be a problem rather than not arriving at all.

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