Flash fiction and sentence fragments.
Only for a Minute
Driving home from work. Picking up kids from day care. Watching the temperature soar to 106 degrees. Forty minutes from home. The intense urge to urinate. Can’t think. A gas station ahead. Stopping.
Only for a minute. Urgent business. Locking the doors. Leaving the kids inside. Only for a minute. Molten pavement. Racing to the bathroom. Occupied. Waiting only for a minute. Hot urine. Liberation. Relief. Washing hands. Thinking clearly.
Grabbing two popsicles. Waiting in line. Only for a minute. Running back to the car.
Not sleeping. Not nodding off. One semi-conscious. One dead.
Be safe. Stay cool. Thanks for stopping by.