Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Red Light, Green Light

He had never seen anything like it, not in his 20 years of teaching.

“No, no, Sally. You’re supposed to slow traffic,” he said, his legs dangling from the stoplight where he perched.

“Sorry!” She stuck her tongue out, trying to concentrate on the yellow car that was hitting all the green lights at exactly the right time. “It’s too hard to make them go red!”

She shook her head and focused on a tabby instead. It walked into the intersection and four cars swerved to miss the suddenly blank-eyed stray.

“Good girl,” said the traffic devil. “Now let’s move on to highways.”

This short story is a part of the illustrious WonHundred Word Wednesday. Read the other stories, spun off the prompt:  "He hadn't seen anything like it in twenty years of teaching." at the links below!


  1. I knew it!! I knew there were traffic devils causing problems. Awesome!

  2. now that is awesome. Love your take on the prompt. very original and fun and I've been affected by one of those traffic devils.

  3. Oh my goodness, that is awesome! Love the devils! Very creative!!!!