Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.
PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda
It’s Not Easy Being Green
“The light’s green.”
“So, why are you slowing down.”
“There’s a cop over there.”
“All the more reason not to stop at a green light. You’re acting like you have 100 pounds of coke and a dead body in the trunk.”
“I don’t want him behind me. I’m gonna stop and let him go.”
“That’s not how it works.”
“Why isn’t he going?”
“Because you have a green light, and he has a red light.”
“Uh! Uh! What do I do?”
“Now, he’s behind me.”
“See those flashing lights. Now, you have to stop.”
This is not fiction. The joke about coke and a dead body in the trunk might be an embellishment. I have a friend who is that paranoid about driving with the police behind her, and she’s not even black.