The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.
Clueless in Philadelphia
Sitting at the corner, Gerry stared at the barricades blocking his normal route to work. He’d overslept and taking a detour would make him even later. Deciding to chance it, he drove around the barricade.
Halfway across the bridge, Gerry looked in his rear view mirror and saw a long line of bright lights, mostly police vehicles.
Two motorcycle officers pulled up beside him, lights flashing, escorting him until he was off the bridge. They motioned for him to pull over.
Gerry rolled down his window. “What’s all the fuss, officer? It’s not like the pope was coming to visit.”
In honor of Pope Francis visiting the United States in 2015.
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