A Story by KCthelastboyscout

A momentary lapse in judgement

Just... keep...driving. Don't look back. Get away. Get away. Get away. Get away from everything. Everybody. Get away from my fucked up job and my fucked up bosses. .Get away from my nagging wife who never passes up an opportunity to tell me how wrong I am. Never appreciates me as a husband.Totally disregards any dreams I still have for myself. Get away from my ungrateful kids. I can't believe they're even mine.Never give me a moment's peace. They take and they want and they need... I want to start over again.A life before all of this. A clean slate. Somewhere nobody knows me or judges me. Whatever that's inside of me feels like it's dying. I want to give it life again. I still got time. Right?... Right?... Don't do it...Don't look in the rearview mirror. You predicted this. This is guilt. They'll be fine. They will struggle a little at first, but they will be okay. They don't need me.They'll forget all about me...I'm drowning. I have to save my own life. I got to go through with this. it's got to be NOW... Listen to your heart...What does your heart say to do...EXIT. STAY ON LEFT SIDE OF FEEDER...U TURN... Long drive ahead. Not going to make it for dinner on time. (FICTION)

© 2017 KCthelastboyscout

Author's Note

Inspired by a great scene in a great movie

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ooohhh, nice!! Very cool...that's where I heard it. I love when this happens...I LOVE that its fiction. it fiction? Not for many of us I imagine, many feel this way, but its a lonely life without them. We forget this sometimes when its boring and demanding, you need a nice vacation.

Posted 1 Year Ago

After all that he heads home? I think most people feel this way from time to time. Must have been a good movie.

Posted 1 Year Ago

I swear I just faced e wry second of this struggle recently in real life. So well written.

Posted 1 Year Ago

sad he should never have gotten married if he has to dodge the bullets of life kids are a blessing and he should not desert them but it is powerfully written...

Posted 1 Year Ago

I like the sense of the story. I like the breathtaking pace.

I would have liked it better with some paragraphing intervals, a bit of white space every now and again just for of a gasp of air.
Thanks for sharing, so nice to find a tropical island of story in this sea of poetry.

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on December 18, 2017
Last Updated on December 18, 2017