Blue Lights-#sol15

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I glanced up in the rearview mirror and saw the flash of blue lights.  My heart seemed to stop.  What had I done? I wasn’t speeding-I had just accelerated after sitting at a stop light.  I’d used my turn signal when changing lanes.  I was pretty sure that my tail lights were working.  So why were those lights flashing behind me?

I looked for a place to turn off.  McDonald’s was just ahead.  I used my turn signal again and started to turn into the parking lot, trying to mentally prepare myself.  But, just as I turned into the parking lot, the police car accelerated and sped on past me.

I pulled into a parking space and put the car into park.  The police car had disappeared, but my heart was still hammering and my palms were sweaty on the steering wheel.  I took a couple of deep breaths and finally felt my heart slow down.  Ignoring the urge to swing through the McDonald’s drive thru for a sweet tea and a chocolate chip cookie, I slowly backed up and pulled out of the parking lot, ready to go home.

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8 thoughts on “Blue Lights-#sol15

  1. elsie

    I know that feeling you describe. Why do we have that fear and jump to the conclusion that we were in the wrong? Great job building up to the climax!

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  2. rosecappelli

    I like how you described how you felt after the police car went by. You didn’t just build us up and then stop. I think I would have had to have a Big Mac!!

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