Flashing Lights

In the Rearview Mirror

By Janice Abel

I used to drive too fast and, if lost in thought, I drove even faster. It seemed as though the snapping synapses of my mental process somehow increased the plantar flexion of my right foot against the gas pedal.

I’m sure you see the problem here. Deep thought caused speeding tickets, which increased insurance premiums, resulting in deeper debt, thereby inducing financial fears, thus provoking more deep thought. Thinking can be dangerous.

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Janice A. Abel

About Janice A. Abel

Janice A. Abel lives in northern Idaho with her son, Edison, an obese cat, and a semi-trained dog. The winner of Idaho Writers League’s Vardis Fisher Award for Humor Writing, she was also shortlisted for the Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot humor contest. Her stories have appeared in prior issues of IDAHO magazine, and her work is slated for this December’s Saturday Evening Post.