One rainy Sunday afternoon Emma brought her new
boyfriend round to her old Grandmother's house.
Well Gran wasn't really so old but Emma was still
young enough to think that everyone deteriorated
rapidly with age.
Gran was pleased to see them for young people kept
her young and it was nice to be introduced to the
most recent boyfriend. She hoped they would stay a
while but not too long, for being widowed she had a
date herself that evening.
"Gran may we look at your trophies?" Emma asked
The request was a little surprising for Emma had
never shown much interest before. Gran had been
keen on sports in her youth so the display cabinet was
well stocked. Even today she kept herself in good
One by one Emma proudly pulled out the old prizes
as if eager to impress her boyfriend with the quality
of her own genes.
Then a little silver cup from near the back said even
more than expected for her bloodline for she shouted,
"Gran, you won a Wet T-shirt Competition."
And the young lad looked closely at Emma's Gran in
quite a new way.
Look Again was Runner-up
in the Flash Fiction Competition
Between the Cracks Digest, Feb 2008.