Five-Hundred Word Challenge 898: Driving Shortly

I have a few minutes before I need to head off, so I’m going to try and squeeze this in. See if I can make up for lost tinge, or something. Not really sure.

Still feeling tired, but waking up. Well, woke up a while ago, but am feeling a little more awake now than I did earlier. This is a good thing, I think. It is good as I’ll be driving shortly and it is better to be awake and aware than unaware and lacking in being alert whilst driving, I think.

I think a lot of things.

Still, I am feeling a little tired and thus I want to make sure that I don’t drift off behind the wheel. If I drift off, then who will take over? Someone will have to move into the driver’s seat, but perhaps they would express too much shock and surprise at seeing someone drift off and away from the wheel due to being too tired. Then something bad would happen, or maybe not. Maybe nothing bad would come of it, but I’d be floating off and away.

This of course means that I would be moving away from the traffic also, so I wouldn’t be in much danger, but another problem now arises:

It is raining outside and I may not have had time to put my raincoat on, or even considered it due to being in a state where it was easy enough for me to drift off and float away. I’d need to find shelter, but in that state I’d be powerless to do anything about the situation and therefore… well, I don’t know, really.

I guess I’d just have to deal with getting drenched by rain if shelter is not something I’m able to get to in time to prevent getting drenched. Of course I’d also need to make sure that I’m able to get home somehow, but I don’t know if this would be something I’d be able to do, what with the floating about, being unable to control where I’m going happening.

Perhaps this is a signal that I should have tried to get a bit more sleep last night. A bit more would have gone a long way, or something. However, they didn’t have enough at the shops and so I got what I could. Would have preferred more, but what can you do, other than try and get a bit more a bit earlier so that you can then get a bit more sleep?

I guess, now that I think about it all, I could also just anchor myself so I don’t have to worry about floating about and all of that stuff. Might be a good idea, but also might affect my pedal control.

At the end of it all, what the best thing for me to do right now is remain alert as I am alert. I should also be careful. I’m awake enough, so there will be no floating away today.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 06:15:18

This felt like it was going to get a little too grim for my liking at the moment, so it turned around and became a bit lighter and more silly.

Not great writing, but a slight bit more cohesive than other recent things I’ve written.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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