I’m Trying to Stay Positive, But it’s Difficult When I’m Trapped Underneath This Car

Can a positive attitude overcome the heavy metal contraption crushing my bones?

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You can overcome a lot in this life with a positive attitude. That’s what people say, anyway, and I’ve tried my best to stay positive no matter what life throws at me.

But I’m really struggling to put a positive spin on being trapped under this car.

There’s no point going over the sequence of events that led me to being pinned on the tarmac underneath a car. It will just lead to a cycle of negative thoughts. Suffice to say, there’s been a pretty big car accident.

And hey, I’m alive, so that’s positive, right?

It’s just, really, there are not of other positives I can take from this.

It’s getting harder to breathe. I guess I should savour every breath while I’ve got them.

Is that a good thing?

Cars are well built these days, this one rolled a few times and is still mostly intact. Not to be negative, but I wish it was a bit less sturdy.

Or even just a bit lighter so it wasn’t crushing my ribcage.

I suppose modern cars being well built is positive. Just not for my bones or organs.

But hey, negativity won’t help me. Hopefully, some paramedics will.

I’m thinking positively about them arriving before my lungs totally collapse.

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David is an author and freelance writer. He has two short story collections available, and his non-fiction work has appeared on The Mighty, WhatCulture and Just Football, among others.

Navigating parenting with a disability and trying to write a novel. Email: davefox990@hotmail.com

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