Tracey-Ann Trail

writes from Turks and Caicos, British West Indies.

​Stalled? Check Your Fuel!

My heart raced wildly as the early-morning traffic hurdled toward me. Bursts of screeching tires and tooting horns just planted more fear within me.

I don’t know what to do! I’m trying, but it won’t budge! my thoughts shouted as I grasped the key tighter, digging it deeper into the ignition. But my efforts were rewarded with empty silence and flashing dashboard lights. I flew out of the car, slammed the door, and with waving hands acting as a caution light, I desperately looked for a good Samaritan and cringed as halting tires came closer and closer to the vehicle sitting dead in the middle of the road.

Just when it seemed as …

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