Clear Blue Water by Karen Montague-Reyes for August 03, 2004
Manny: Oof. I haven't done this in 20 years. Eve: I've never done that. Manny: You never changed a bike tire when you were a kid? Eve: I never popped a tire. Manny: How is that possible? Eve: I wasn't a little boy. I never hit curbs or jumped off ramps. I didn't ride over rocks and down steps- Manny: You didn't? ...Then what did you do? Eve: I named my bike buttercup and she was my horse. I threaded her spokes with ribbons and rode my dolls around in her basket. Buttercup. Sigh...Good times... Manny: Alrighty then...Owen, next time you ride your bike full-tilt into a brick wall on a dollar bet? Don't tell your mother.