“Why aren’t there flying cars?”

As it turns out, there are flying cars. And boy, was my daughter excited to hear that!  Naturally, I didn’t know about them. Fortunately, my husband was there and had the video to prove it ready to go on his iPhone.

So if there are flying cars, my daughter wanted to know, why aren’t we driving them?

To his credit, my husband explained that it’s really complicated to drive just on the ground, without once referring to the many many wrecks that discolor my driving record. He merely said that there would be a lot more ways to wreck if people started taking cars up into the air, since you would have to look not only to the left and right for oncoming traffic, but also up and down. Getting into a wreck with a flying car, he explained, would be something like having a car wreck and falling out of a building at the same time.

Plus landing might be challenging. Again, he refrained from asking my daughter to imagine what Mommy’s bumper would look like if she had a flying car.  She got there all on her own.

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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