Becky peered down to adjust the volume. As she brought her gaze back to the road, a bright light blinded her. She gasped involuntarily.
“What the—” She winced and blinked hard. The night and the road in front of her disappeared as if she had stared directly into the sun. She crushed the brake pedal to the floor in a frenzied panic as she couldn’t see where she was going—she couldn’t see anything. Her heart thudded. A clammy sweat formed on her face and body as adrenaline coursed through her like a sudden flash flood.
The car skidded out of control. She didn’t know how to correct it. Were there cars to the right? To the left? Was she even still on the road?
Every part of her body tensed as it braced for an impact that seemed inevitable.
Mere seconds felt like minutes. And then, just as quickly as the stark white light had taken her sight, the car came to a sudden abrupt stop.
The blinding light was replaced with nothing but darkness.