skirt 732763“You’re not going out like that are you?”

“Why? What’s wrong with it? It’s a fancy dress party and I’m going as…”

“Lara Croft. Yes, you’re spot on.”

“Then what’s the problem?”

“You’re too spot on.”


“The guns.”

“But they’re not real.”

“You know that, I know that, but if you get stopped by the cops, they won’t know that.”

“No. But it’s fancy…”

“Dress. I know. But it’s still a gun. Black and shiny and you know them as well as I do; they’ll pounce on anything black and shiny. Let me drive you.”

“You’re not taking me there in that thing,” she said, pointing out the window.

“Can’t you just take off the gun belt then and put it in a carrier bag or something?”

“But I’m walking there with Emma and Nate.”

“So? They won’t be wearing guns too, will they?”

“Probably not.”

“Then they won’t notice until you get to the house and…”

“The party’s in the park.”

“Then you’re definitely not taking them.”

“Oh Dad. Just because you’re the Chief Inspector…”


This story was taken from my Story A Day May 2011 collection. Photograph above courtesy of

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