A bumpy ride




The lack of sleep weighed heavily on Mark Cohen. While elated to be a father, he’d not slept more than two hours in the last three days.

“Mark, call in and get some sleep. You look exhausted,” said his wife Suzy.

“I am, but we need the money.”

While driving down Main Street, his eyes became too heavy and he drifted off. The sounds of a thump and branches being crushed startled him awake.

“Oh crap.” Mark slammed on the brakes and swerved back on the road.

He pulled into the first parking space available to survey the damage.

18 thoughts on “A bumpy ride

  1. very realistic story…the struggle to keep up financially, a growing family. thankfully no fatalities from his sleep deprivation accident. i enjoyed your story.

  2. Dear Cole, Good story and all of us have been there – sleepy and having to drive. My husband and I always take turns, but once when we were driving from Wisconsin to Arkansas – I started driving before the sun went down and was still driving when the sun came up. I let him sleep. Well, made it! Nan 🙂

  3. Cole, Good story, and very realistic. My mom said my dad used to sleep with his eyes open and ran into a bridge support once. I almost ran into a lake. Driving sleepy can be deadly. Well written. 🙂 —Susan

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