“Thanks for lunch,” Evelyn Dankworth said to her son, Colin. It was her seventy-fourth birthday and they were having lunch at her favorite French restaurant.
Colin smiled. “It’s my pleasure. Happy Birthday, Mother.” He kissed her on the cheek.
She beamed. “Thank you, Dear.”
“How are you?”
“Fine, but let’s not talk about me. Tell me about her.”
“Yes, the woman you’re in love with.”
“Is it that obvious?”
“Well, she’s the perfect girl for me.”
“When will I meet her?”
“This weekend. Here’s a photo of her.”
Her face turned deadly pale. “That’s Sue!”
This story was inspired by an article I recently read about Genetic Sexual Attraction. This is when close blood relatives develop a strong attraction for each other. Some act on these feelings while others do not. Acting on these feelings destroy marriages and families and those who end up together, opt not to have children but to adopt.