Drunk Driver by Priya Shridhar


I warned you so many times, how alcohol clung to your shirt and hair. When I gave you that second chance, my assumption was that you would arrive. It was date number five.

A wreck blocked the road. Two cars, and five police officers. I took a photo at the light, to send to you and explain why I’d be late. You always forgave me for my tardiness. I forgave you for laughing about partying and driving. Then, I didn’t know you were in that wreck.

why did I forgive
the many times you broke your
promise to stay safe?


A 2016 MBA graduate and published author, Priya Shridhar has been writing fantasy and science fiction for fifteen years—and counting. Capstone published the Powered series, and Alban Lake published her works Carousel and Neo-Mecha Mayhem. Priya lives in Miami, Florida, with her family.

Published 2/16/23

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