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The Ticket — a short story

May 28, 2018


“You are exceeding the speed limit.” “I’m late for work.” “The posted speed limit for this highway is sixty-five miles per hour. You are driving at seventy-three miles per hour, eight miles over the limit. If you persist, I am required by law to issue you a ticket.” “Don’t you dare, Car! You belong to […]

Lexus Lanes

November 7, 2013


  Like many urban regions, California’s Orange County suffers from traffic congestion. Officials ordered more freeways, but it was only a matter of time before those, too, became clogged. So they put in toll lanes, which seemed to help. Then the County wanted to add such lanes to the famously crammed I-405 Freeway between Costa […]