Don’t Step on the Alligator

Mothers disburse sage advice always. Brush your teeth. Bring clean underwear. Drive defensively. Just say no. Steer clear of fast stuff. It’s all part of the online mother certification process.

The twins weren’t deaf. They listened, but plastic noggins are hollow. The sunglasses didn’t help retention one iota.

After the tequila shots, hopping in a dune buggy and racing down the beach was a no-brainer. Melvin and Marvin high-fived as they flew and landed with a tremendous jolt.

The engine sputtered, croaked.

Inebriation swayed Marvin away. “I’m gonna touch that alligator!”

Belatedly mum’s voice distantly registered: “Never step on alligators.”


 

Picture prompt from Josh Mosey.

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