1066. Daily run

Ramon was going for his daily run around the Blue Mountains Road when he got the side stitch. He stopped for a little rest and recovery.

The view from the Blue Mountains Road was wonderful. The road wound around sharp corners, with beauteous cliff faces and plummeting crevices. The view went for miles. It was a good road to use for a run because it was scenic, and there was very little traffic.

Suddenly, a van came around the corner. The driver had attempted to take the curve too fast. The van went over the edge of the road and began tumbling down the mountain. Its roll was stopped by a large knotted tree.

Without thinking, Ramon raced down the steep hill. He reached the van. Several passengers were seriously injured. He was able to call for help. The recue people arrived, and all nine passengers were taken to hospital. It was a wonder there was no fatality.

Ramon thanked his lucky stars. There was no doubt that getting the stitch in time saved nine.

7 thoughts on “1066. Daily run

  1. umashankar

    It is a rare piece that ends in an angelic denoument. On the other hand, I wonder if our hero had something to do with the mishap! Perhaps he tried to jump clear at the sight of the van? What a stitch!

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      The first option actually – the ending happened by accident! However, having said that, I wrote the story in 1964 in English class and got told off for being stupid! I thought I would repeat it!

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