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.”
Written for: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/fffaw-challenge-week-of-december-5-2017/