• Maggie Levine

ArtWrite 9/16: Andrea Joyce Heimer

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

Fill in the blank with behavior or mannerisms that reveal character. In a car, he/she is the kind of person who ____________________________: •….clenches his fingers around the steering wheel so tightly that the pain travels from his wrist, up his arms, to his shoulders, then takes over his neck. •…knows what to do when her road rage is flaring: inhale, hold for 5 counts, then exhale for 3. After doing this 10 times, she makes eye contact with herself in the rearview mirror and nods affirmingly. •…. knows what to do when her road rage is flaring: inhale, hold for 5 counts, then exhale for 3. Do this 10 times. After the 4th cycle, she rolls down the window and screams “Fuck you, asshole!” to the guy who didn’t signal. •….thinks it’s hysterical to open and close the electric window in synch with the lyrics to “Sunrise, Sunset.” •…. lies to the sitter and says there’s “insane traffic” when she actually parks a few blocks from home and just sits and listens to multi-period historical sagas like“ The Suffolk Trilogy.”  •….swings into a drive-through, orders two large fries and gets back on the road ASAP.  One hand is on the wheel, and the other seesaws between the bag in between his thighs and his mouth.  When the cartons are empty, he turns them upside down into his mouth before tossing them in the backseat. •….can’t stop trying to make eye contact with much younger men at traffic lights, even though she’s 60 and knows they look right through her. •…. puts on make-up at every stoplight and shoves her lipstick blotted tissues into the glove compartment. •---- won't stop trying to make eye contact with much younger men at traffic lights, even though she’s 60 and knows they look right through her. •---- grew up driving in Europe and feels it’s his job to show Americans that speed limits on the freeway are for pussies. •….rests his forearm over the top of the steering wheel like it’s his girlfriend. •….checks his teeth in the visor mirror to see if they’ve miraculously gotten whiter since the last time he looked. •…..drives 90 mph and gets off on speeding up when his wife and kids beg him to slow down.



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