by Cara Rosalie Olsen

I told you to look right,

then I went left.

SOURCE: “Misdirection” by Cara Rosalie Olsen is based on page 41 of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (Little Brown, 1991 edition).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cara Rosalie Olsen resides in sunny Southern California, where she lives with her very patient husband, Michael, and their spoiled pooch, Annabella. Awakening Foster Kelly, a Young Adult Contemporary, is Cara’s first novel, available at Her second, Much as Funny Loves a Laugh is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2014. Her flash-fiction has been featured in Lightening Cake, & Hogglepot. If Cara wasn’t a full-time writer, she would have liked to join the cast of Saturday Night Live, or taken over as CEO of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Visit her at