Drowned

by Alice

Scene: Sunday morning, some watching tv, one at a sleepover, Dad making tea and toast, Mum in bed.

*sound of inexpert loo-flushing*

Mum (muttering): “Oh god… (calls, panic rising) Teddy?!”

*rushes to bathroom, usually locked and off limits*

Teddy (hand still on flush): “Goodbye, elephant.”

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