ZZZ… #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

The wind was in her hair and the sun on her face while Bob Marley crooned on the car radio.

A smile lingered on her face as thoughts of meeting him filled her up.

Weekend plans were taking shape in her head as a truck crossed three lanes of traffic and struck her car head-on.


My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, Z is for ZZZ… or Falling Asleep While Driving.

Maggie’s Law states that a sleep-deprived driver qualifies as a reckless driver who can be convicted of vehicular homicide.


You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!


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56 thoughts on “ZZZ… #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

    • Oh yes, this is truly dangerous. Have been a car where the driver fell asleep. Saw it in the nick of time!
      Thanks Shailaja, glad you liked this one.
      Thanks, I enjoyed doing it with you too πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much, Pooja. Glad that you enjoyed reading this year’s 55ers. Thanks for your company and thanks for sharing about some inspiring writers πŸ™‚

    • Thanks a lot, Shalini for your kind words.
      Thanks much for all your support and congrats to you too for successfully completing the challenge.

    • Thank you so much, Sarah. Am glad that we met through this challenge. Thanks for your support and enlightening me on Film Noir. Loved the insights. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Raj. Glad you enjoyed reading these bite sized crime stories. Your support inspired me to push myself.
      Thank you for everything, Raj πŸ™‚

    • OMG!! That must be soooo scary! Thank God, all was ok.
      We have experienced this too, I saw our friend dozing and driving. It was early morning and all were sleeping. Thankfully, it was an expressway and without any traffic. πŸ™„
      Thanks for all your support too, Subhangi. Appreciate it!

    • Oh yes. Life’s so unpredictable. Your world can go topsy turvy in a second.
      Thanks a lot, Vinodini. Glad you liked this series. Thanks for your support and congratulations to you too. Your letters to your son are absolutely gems and must read by all kids.

    • Yes, have known about doctors working long hours. That’s truly sad. We travel a lot from Jaipur to Shimla and back to Jaipur by
      Volvo bus. The bus driver drives for 17 hours to Shimla with a break of 1.5 hours and then rests for 2 hours and drives back again to Jaipur. So he is like driving for nearly 35 hours with sleep for just 2-3 hours. I find it so scary, and have chatted with them about it. They say, it’s routine for them and are used to it!! πŸ™„
      Thanks a lot for your kind words and support, Amrita. Appreciate it.

    • Thank you, Roshan and I loved your series and the interview with some of the featured people was amazing.
      E-book? Nah… no such aspirations. This website is my ‘e-book’ πŸ˜€

    • Agree, falling asleep behind the wheel can be truly deadly. They say it’s not only due to over work or stress but sleep disorders too.

    • Thank you so much, Parul for all your support. Glad that we did it together again!! Congrats to you too and thanks for sharing some heartfelt, inspiring and thought provoking posts. Cheers!

    • Ah! Way too frequently! πŸ™
      Thanks so much for all your support and congrats to you too for successfully completing the challenge, Mayuri. Loved your food stories and it was good to know so much about you too πŸ™‚

  1. It’s been a great ride Shilpa (not the last one i.e. this post) … thank you for your excellent posts that had me chilled and thrilled! My Z will be up tomorrow … and thereafter looking forward to some zzzz’s those of the eyes closed in a warm bed ..
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    • Oh yes. We all need that zzz, now that the challenge is over. Thanks for all your support, Susan. Truly, appreciate it. I have to catch up on reading your posts. Will do so in a short while!!

    • Thank you for your kind words, Cathy. Appreciate your support.
      It was wonderful to read your lovely rhyming verses. You are amazing! πŸ™‚

  2. Today I had a narrow escape twice, once returning early hours from my walk – a bike speeding away almost would have pushed me on a rock. Another one while taking a turn to my workplace, another speedy bike would have pushed me in the middle of the traffic. Both the times I escape and was thanking God. Reckless driving is a crime, thanks for all the beautiful posts, enjoyed reading, congrats for completing the challenge, wishing you Gods blessings πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›
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    • OMG!! That was so scary, Genevive. Thank God that all was ok. Wonder when will people learn to be safe in roads.
      Thank you for all your support, all through April. I simply loved your comments on 2-3 posts at a time. Hope we will do this challenge, next year together.
      Thank you so much for your good wishes. Best wishes to you and your family too β™₯

    • Thank you for all your support, Vidya. Truly appreciate it. πŸ™‚
      Oh yes, wish they realize their folly and help keep our roads safe not only for themselves but for others too.

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