Dread: Write about doing something you don’t want to do.

The truck moved at a constant pace, his foot steady on the pedal. Every fibre of his being wanted to hit the brakes, to turn around, but he forced his foot to remain. The barren landscape rushing passed his window reminded him how huge the world was, and of his own insignificance. He was no longer needed. They thought they needed him, but they were better off without him, safer, free. Pain from the cuts and bruises in his chest were throbbing, but it was nothing compared to the anguish deep in his stomach, thoughts of what he was leaving behind, like fresh wounds through his core. But he had to leave, he had to keep his foot on the pedal.

Author Note: I’ve just been to watch Logan at the cinema and it was incredible, I was inspired to write this short piece. The landscapes in the film were stunning and the visuals were really strong, I had this image very strongly in my mind 🙂

Prompt taken from Think Written: 365 Creative Writing Prompts

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