The Flaw In The System

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Officer Hallaway winced as he approached the wrecked car. The driver had crossed in front of cars to strike a streetlight. It seemed like he turned left when he intended to turn right, but that seemed ridiculous. Who would mix up left and right like that?

The driver got out, and Hallaway gaped. The driver was unharmed, and that was a relief, but what shocked Hallway was the man was blind! The more he interviewed Mr. Capistrano, the weirder the story became.

“You’ve been driving blind for 15 years?”

“Yes, sir. My cat Morton sits in my lap. He’s really smart. He knows all the rules of the road.”

“So, what? He steers?”

“Course not. I can tell which way to steer and how much, by the tones of his meows.”

“Oh, that’s insane.”

“Nevertheless, it works. When you’re blind your hearing is extremely sensitive. I can detect subtleties in tones that most people miss. We’ve never had a scratch in all these years.”

“So what happened today?”

Capistrano sighed. “Morton has a sore throat.”
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Written for: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/fffaw-challenge-week-of-december-5-2017/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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19 Responses to The Flaw In The System

  1. James says:

    Maybe he should have stayed in until the cat’s throat cleared up. Oh, I’d guess the driver is going to have one heck of a traffic ticket.

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  2. michael1148humphris says:

    Such an interesting story.

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  3. Hahahaha! Morton has a sore throat! LOL! That would for sure cause a wreck if you are blind and drive by listening to subtleties in the cat’s meow! I love it! Great story!

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  4. Lyn says:

    That’s going to make for an interesting case if he decides to fight it and go before a magistrate. However, Mr. Capistrano is quite correct. Cats and dogs all have different meows, barks, woofs, growls and even whimpers for different things. For instance, my dog would sit in front of me and go, “Vha,” which meant, “Grandma, I’m hungry.” 😀

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! Sounds like you and your dog had the communication system down perfectly. 😉 I doubt things will go well for Mr. Capistrano. Driving while blind, even with the help of a “seeing-eye cat,” is frowned upon to say the least. 😉

      Thanks Lyn! 🙂

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  5. Voice recognition gone for toss and the car for the loss!
    Fabulous take!

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  6. Ha ha ha ha ha. Loved it. I too wrote about the cat being in charge of the driving, but took a more wicked direction, as I am wont to take 🙂

    Like

  7. yarnspinnerr says:

    This is one of your best. Enjoyed it.

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  8. Great story. Eerily similar to mine. 🙂 At least this human has a better grasp of cat language.

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  9. Loved the idea!!!
    Scott

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