Many thanks to Nekneeraj for another interesting image to work with.
The picture is by Alex Stoddard
‘Mam! You gotta come see!’
‘Leave me alone Dora. I’m tired and I’ve got a headache.’
‘No Mam! Get up! Come and look. You won’t believe it!’
Dora shook her mother who was getting over one of her drunken stupors.
Elsie dragged herself off the couch reaching for the dark glasses she always kept handy after a night on the binge.
Dora was jumping up and down in excitement.
‘It’s my new Daddy!’ she exclaimed.
‘I got my wish for a new Daddy. I planted one of those funny seeds and watered it every day. Now look!’
Elsie shook her head in astonishment, then wished she hadn’t. It took a while for her eyeballs to stop playing pinball in her head and catch up.
Peering out from behind her glasses, she saw a naked man sitting in one of her disused ornamental pots. Squinting against the harsh sunlight, she took another look.
‘Oh god,’ she breathed.
She recognised him as the guy she’d thrown herself at the previous night who had promised to see her home.