talkingtothesky (talkingtothesky) wrote in 1973flashfic,

Poetry Prompt Challenge (2), by talkingtothesky

Title: Appraisal
Rating: White Cortina
Wordcount: 100
Notes: Inspired by the Larkin poem (...And don't have any kids yourself.)

When Sam asks Gene why he and the Missus never had children, Gene snorts. “Poor kid, with a copper for an old man. Would never see him. Was never an option. Why, you thinking of baking in Cartwright’s oven?”

Sam glares at him. “Her name is Annie. No, I’m not. Just curious.”

“You imagine you’ve earned the right to pry into my private life, then?”

“No, I was only thinking…you’d make a good dad.”

Gene shrugs. “Keep you lot in check, don’t I?”

“Exactly. And as long as you kept the swearing to a minimum, you’d make them feel safe.”

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