A nightmare on replay
Each night Paul slips under the covers of his bed, he tells himself he won’t have the nightmare again. It’s always the same: Paul’s driving his pickup down a highway at night, and suddenly — always — a car comes across his lane and sends him into the ditch. He awakes in sweat with hours more of the night to redream this event that happened months ago. Paul may only have fading bruises left from it on the outside, but the accident is tearing him apart on the inside. He can’t drive. He can’t even talk about driving. He can only see the face of the woman who slammed into his truck and who didn’t survive the accident.