2021: Blogging A-Z Challenge: Covid Craziness: X


Pic Credit: carscoops

XJB 029, ran the plate. Nothing suspicious, not stolen,” says Trellis, shutting the laptop.

“Hmm, something’s not right,” I counter. I watch the SUV – a Dodge Journey – weave its way in and out of traffic. Erratic, changing lanes. Lockdown has been driving a lot of folks crazy.

“Could be high. Or drunk. Tag him,“ Trellis orders, decisively turning on the siren. The SUV slows and comes to a stop, I walk over to the bulky SUV. And I do a double take.

He looks up at me with the most adorable eyes.
He can't be more than 6 years old!

Note: 5-year old Adrian Zamarripa drove off his mother's SUV (yep!) after a spat when she refused to buy him a Lamborghini (a real one, not a toy!). Leaving home with $3, he was apparently driving down to California to buy himself the luxury car, when the Utah police spotted the erratic driving and pulled him over. The only reason this makes it to Covid Crazies edition is because this happened during the Covid-19 era. The number plate is fictional. You can read about one such incident here. This 100-word micro-fiction is written for the Covid Crazies 2021 Edition of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge. The entire list of 2021 posts can be accessed here.


  1. I too did a double take.... craziness to limit...kids... sigh!

  2. 6 Years.. SUV..n wants Lamborghini.. crazyyyy !!! -AA

  3. A funny finale to the Covid Craziness. It was a monthlong delectable tiny stories. Thank you.

  4. Sheer madness..Covid era or non Covid...Einstein drew this picture of technology surpassing human interaction same as desires over innocence..Lord our Lord how excellent is thy name on the earth,glory fills the heaven,beyond the farthest star!!

  5. Wow. That's something. I remember a story about sisters who were like 12 and 8 who stole a car to drive to grandma's. Almost made it, but there was a construction thing and that's where they got caught.

    I love letter X posts! Always such variety.
    It's hard to believe the alphabet part of the blogging challenge is over for 2021. Down to the after survey, reflections, and the "road trip" sign-up.
    Plus, I'm taking part in the Bout of Books read-a-thon in May. So much excitement!
    J Lenni Dorner (he/him 👨🏽 or 🧑🏽 they/them) ~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author


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