What I Learned the Day I Almost Killed My Family

Focus is everything.

Golden light framing a long haired girl at the wheel of a car
Photo by Cory Bouthillette on Unsplash.

It was the 1980s in rural Australia, and my sister was giving me my first driving lesson.

There are the controls, put your belt on, let’s go, she said. Her baby son was strapped in the back and seventeen-year-old me was in the driver’s seat for the first time.



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Ellane W

Ellane W

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