The dip

It started out as a picnic in the park. It was a lovely summer day and she loved the park on summer days. Of course, as usual, the draw of the fountain had been too great. Just the toes, she thought, I’ll just dip them in. Just for a second.

And then of course from toes went the feet.

Ooh, that feels so good, she murmured to herself. The cold water sent delightful shivers up her legs, perfect on this sweltering day.

After that, she lost all control. She splashed, she splished, she patted the water with eager fingers, reveling the slide of the cool water over her flesh. No one cared; all the other little ones were having a laugh, enjoying themselves. She lost track of the time; the sandwich on her lonely blanket was forgotten.

Oi, you! Out of the fountain! How many times have we told you, ma’am?! No skinny dipping at lunchtime!

Officer Bertrand turned to partner and muttered: It’s always the grannies – never the fit ones, just the grannies. I hate the park on summer days.

About KM Sullivan

Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, KM Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in the American Midwest with her son, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first book, Changelings: Into the Mist, a young adult historical fantasy is available now on Amazon and Barns and Noble. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

14 comments on “The dip

  1. Funny! We get that all the time at the nudist resort here…never the fit ones!

  2. That was really funny. Poor cops.

  3. LOL!! Classic, so very clever! 🙂

  4. I did not see that coming LOL! So much fun. My grandmother would have done that.

  5. Great job Katie, I laughed. 🙂

  6. Short, sharp and wrinkly. Loved it.

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