We Didn’t Start the Fire

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Denise was in her car on Highway 30 when she heard sirens.  Looking in her review mirror she saw a police car coming up behind her.  She slowed, turned her radio down and started to get ready to pull over.  She knew what she had done.  You see her favorite song came on and she was lost in the music not paying attention like she should.  Denise had a propensity to speed.  And when she got lost in music, especially a fast song, she went faster.  It is just the way she was wired.

The officer wrote out her ticket for 65 mph in a 55 mph zone, he cut off the extra 4 mph she was really going, taking the ticket down a tier in dollar value.  She thanked the officer (he was just doing his job) and slowly went on her way.  She would have some explaining to do tonight at dinner when her husband asked how her day had been.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – propensity