In Harm’s Way

670ED45F-7A94-405A-B8F6-AA18E980AC6C“What? You can’t do that!” Lynn said. “You can’t let him drive.”

“Why not?” her younger brother, Jeff, asked.

“Why not? Are you serious?” Lynn said. “First, he’s 88 years old. Second, he’s been complaining about how his vision is getting fuzzy. Third, he’s on some sort of chemistry school cocktail of drugs to treat his myriad ailments. And fourth, his memory is failing.”

“Oh come on, sis,” Jeff said, “He’ll be fine. He’s just driving to the bingo game at church so that he can surround himself with old friends.”

“No way, Jeff,” Lyn insisted. “I will not be responsible for putting other drivers in harm’s way or putting pedestrians in jeopardy. I will not allow that! You need to drive him.”


Written for these daily prompts: Rachel Poli’s Time To Write (drive), Word of the Day Challenge (fuzzy), The Daily Spur (chemistry), Ragtag Daily Prompt (memory), Your Daily Word Prompt (surround), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (jeopardy).

9 thoughts on “In Harm’s Way

  1. Sadje May 24, 2019 / 5:42 pm

    Solid logic, but I think he would be offended!

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  2. newepicauthor May 24, 2019 / 5:45 pm

    He should be forced to surrender his license or he should have to move to Florida.

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    • Fandango May 24, 2019 / 5:46 pm

      Yeah, he’d be right at home in Florida, wouldn’t he! 😂

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  3. Dorinda Duclos May 24, 2019 / 7:48 pm

    Sounds like a similar conversation had many times here lol Nice work of the prompts!

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  4. Donna B. McNicol May 25, 2019 / 12:19 pm

    Loved it – but someday may face it. Oh well…the nursing home will have buses. lol

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  5. leigha66 May 25, 2019 / 7:38 pm

    Surprisingly my Dad gave up driving pretty easily. He was having near fainting spells and didn’t want to have one while driving. I hope I graciously give up my keys when it is time.

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  6. Laura May 25, 2019 / 8:20 pm

    I kinda like the idea of shipping all of them off to Florida. At least then people would make an informed choice about their fellow drivers.

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