(1200 words) It was on a bleak February morning in Woking, whilst waiting for a number six bus, that I had the top of my head taken off. I remember a young couple arguing heatedly opposite the stop, absorbing me in their altercation so that I lost awareness of the bus pulling in. The vehicle’s wing mirror and my head collided and I came off the worst.
(600 words) Whilst waiting for the number six on a miserable wet morning in Woking I almost lost my head - literally. I was distracted, the bus’s wing mirror and my head collided and I came off the worst. I awoke in a private hospital room with some kind of contraption around my head. A male nurse entered and shone a torch into my eyes. He asked me some questions and told me I had a skull fracture and that I must remain to undergo tests and observation.