The longest day

The longest day of my life was…
When I spent the night in O’Hare airport! Oh my god was that a long night!
My flight had gotten grounded due to the snow, it was Christmas time and I was visiting my partner Jess in Illinois.
I had to wait in a room all night! I guess I was lucky I had a room to wait in!
However I was on my own for the majority of it as the staf went off duty at 10 pm!
I didn’t sleep a wink! Instead I was on my phone texting Jess all night!
Being blind and alone in a big airport was so scary!
I never want a repeat of that again!
To top it off, when I finally did get on the plane the next morning, they never put my luggage on so I had no bag when I got to my destination!

Writing Prompt #25

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

7 thoughts on “The longest day”

  1. I hear you! Last November my wife and I missed a flight and spent 24 hours at O’Hare. Miserable. Nothing was working to get a flight to Indianapolis, so we finally got a hold of one of our daughters and she drove 3 hours to pick us up. Since it took 8 hours for her to leave Kokomo, and 3 hours for her to drive up, the total time was 24 hours, with that and the delay at the airport, and not being able to fall asleep, we were up more than 36 hours. Our daughter is a really scary driver, but after being awake so long, we let her drive us back. It was so scary that driving back ourselves might have been better. ๐Ÿ™‚


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