Friday Fictioneers — The Accident

“Well, your honor….”

“I’m not a judge,” the cop said. “I’m a police officer.”

“I knew that, ociffer — hic,” Barney said.

“How did this happen?”

“You see, ociffer — burp — I sometimes mix up which is the brake pedal and which is the, you know, gas pedal,” Barney explained. “That’s because I’m diabetic.”

“Diabetic?”

“You know,” Barney said, “when you have trouble reading because the letters are all jumbled up.”

“You mean dyslexic,” the officer said.

“Whatever,” Barney said.

“I’m arresting you, Barney, for driving under the influence.”

“Wait, I’m not drunk, I’m dyslexic.”

“Tell it to the judge, Barney.”

(100 words)


Written for the Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Liz Young.

20 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — The Accident

  1. Nobbinmaug June 4, 2021 / 2:37 pm

    In fairness, drunk and dyslexic are very similar. They both start with D…

    Liked by 2 people

  2. msjadeli June 6, 2021 / 7:16 pm

    Dipsh*t also begins with the letter D, as does dirty stinking holding cell where he can spend the night with a bunch of other dipsh*ts until their arraignments.

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