Short Story Preview: The Sunhat – Josie Arden
While driving down the high street, somewhat depressed, Arlene suddenly found herself steering so erratically that she had to stop for the enormous red sunhat which had dropped on her windscreen completely obscured her vision. It couldn’t have been far off a yard in diameter!
Pulling on the handbrake, she leapt out to confront the owner. There were two small boys at the edge of the kerb, but their backs were turned towards her and they seemed unaware of the episode. The car behind her disgorged its driver who came towards Arlene looking like he needed a fight.
Simultaneously, a lorry began to pass her, then stopped parallel. In front, was a pedestrian crossing full of pedestrians crossing.
‘You’re lucky I didn’t drive into you, young lady!’ said the man from the car behind. ‘Do you realise how close you were to a whiplash? May I ask: have you taken your test?’
‘Are you implying it’s my fault?’