How to Tell it's Midsummer
Warm Pimm’s in a plastic cup
There’s cricket on the telly.
Dad’s says he’ll cook if he doesn't miss the highlights. He grabs a cold beer and lights the barbie.
Grandma comes out to supervise and does so without her coat. She tells us the shops have sold out of fans and suntan lotion. There’s a hosepipe ban in force and flood warnings too. The temperature is front page news. Again.
You’ve started another diet, but one burger won't hurt. Someone says, “Only 182 shopping days to Christmas.”
You laugh to hide the sadness as you realise that your spring's over and summer won't last.
About the Author
Patsy Collins is a successful short story writer and novelist. Two of her stories have been selected for the Best of CafeLit 2012 out NOW
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