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Traffic

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Today you can write about anything, in whatever genre or form, but your post must include a speeding car, a phone call, and a crisp, bright morning. (Wildcard: you can swap any of the above for a good joke.)

I went out today with my camera to take some pictures for the challenge Photography 101. It was a crisp, bright morning, with a perfect light to catch images of nature.

Since I can’t drive, I decided to go to a park near my home to take shots of trees and flowers. To arrive to the park you have to cross a busy road. I was waiting for the traffic lights to turn green for the pedestrians when I noticed a woman walking from the opposite side, that had picked up a phone call and was distracted.

She began to cross without noticing the red lights, in the middle of the traffic. A speeding car almost ran over her. We were all screaming to warn her. She stopped in the last second. Just in time to save her life. What a fright!

Trio no. 4.

 

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Mirror, mirror on the car…

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You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life — from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change?

I would be terrified. Driving would be a nightmare without car mirrors. No way to check the others cars behind you or at your side. No way to avoid crashes. Everyday life would be a mess by my fear to go out from my home in the middle of such a chaotic situation on the streets and roads. Even as a pedestrian I would be afraid to walk amid all these cars and buses going back and forth without mirrors.

Mirror mirror on the wall… I’ll figure out how to live without you. A window can do the trick. Maybe I’ll prefer it. You lately are telling me I’m aging fast and I prefer to look at me through a less resolution device.

But mirrors mirrors on the car… I need you working for my safety and the safety of others around me.

 

The Mirror Crack’d.