Friday Fictioneers: It’s Not Easy Being Green

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.”

“I know.”

“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.


27 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: It’s Not Easy Being Green

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  1. Nervous Nellie is going to have a phobia about driving pretty soon. Maybe I’d feel the same way if I could ever remember having a police car riding my bumper. I don’t think it’s every happened.

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    1. Wow! You’re lucky. I’ve been pulled over four times, at least. I’ve been given one seatbelt ticket and one fix-it ticket. My friend had a cop comment on her low-cut shirt and hinted that may be why she didn’t get a ticket, which has fed into her phobia.

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  2. Dear Nobbin,

    Then there are those who speed up when they see a cop giving out a traffic ticket. Either that or they slow down like they think that officer is going to swing around and catch another speeder. I understand your friend. I’m not too crazy about driving with a police car behind me. 😉



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