Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “book title.” Take the title of the book you’re currently reading or the one sitting closest to you when you’re ready to write your SoCS post and base your post on the title only. I’m not asking for a book review or a synopsis, just whatever the title itself brings to mind. For example, Gone Girl makes me remember the first time I left home to live by myself. Or Lord of the Rings makes me think of all the rings I’ve owned in my life. Enjoy!
Hm, got a problem here as the book I’m reading at the moment is called Divine Evil by Nora Roberts!
So, I will go with the one I finished called The Accident by Linwood Barclay which I did a review on earlier in the month.
I have been quite fortunate in my driving years with few accidents.
However, my first was an absolute gem, ‘stylish’ and not entirely my fault.
I was driving my anglia, so it would have been in the early stage of my first marriage, and the husband and I had temporarily separated.
Cars in those days had charm and individuality, and if you wanted a metallic silver finish, you had to pay handsomely extra for it.
Gladys, my anglia, was a 1966 model.
Basic, standard, nothing flash, if anything, actually dull being 13 years old.
I was driving home to my parents, and lost concentration just for a second, ending up going up the back of a brand new Capri, with, you’ve guessed it, a metallic paint job.
The driver leapt out and rather than start swearing at me, apologised for not signalling before making the turn as his mind was somewhat occupied with something else.
I said mine had been elsewhere too having been thinking along the lines of divorce, and the guy said he’d just come back from viewing a body!
We agreed to settle for damage between ourselves, and exchanged phone numbers.
Those were the days when people were reasonable and not out to sue you for every blessed penny.
I ended up giving him a cheque for fifty quid, keeping my no claims bonus and going back to my husband. We separated for good less than a year later.
will try to set this up for publication tomorrow, Saturday 15th July.