“Stop it, Sis.
Mom and Dad can’t even hear you and there is no one else around.
It’s just you and me.
You’re making a fool of yourself… again.
Get real, it would do you some good.
You’re a pretty lousy actress.
Stop pretending you’re having a cramp because you are definitely not.
I am waiting, missy.
Nobody will believe you, you know.
In fact, come to think of it: you slipped, I did not push you in the pool at all.
Anyway, you can keep your head under water as long as you want to.
See if I care.”
Author Notes: Hervé SUYS (°1968 - Ronse, Belgium) started writing short stories whilst recovering from a sports injury and hasn't stopped yet. He usually writes them hatless and barefooted.
Illustration by Vince Delhaye