Evan Quinlan

The Talk

In Drabbles, Fiction, Short Stories on May 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm

“Okay, Tim. I know you’re a little embarrassed but you’ve gotta know this stuff to be a grownup.”



Not a Bird

“This is a…?”



“Bee, right. Sorry, Dad.”

“What did we learn are some common indicators for bees?”

“Head, thorax, ab…domen…”

“Don’t just read the chart.”

“Okay, uh, the pointies.”

“Antennas. Good start. What else.”

“Clear wings. Four legs. Feathers.”

“Christ, Tim, feathers are birds!”

“I’m sorry, Dad!”

“No, I’m sorry… I shouldn’t get upset. This can be embarrassing for me, too.”

“I know. I wish we were just talking about vaginas, sperm, and condom application.”

“Me, too, son.”

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