Aikido pensioner

Jutta Dowdy heard the noise first and shook her husband out of his sleep. “You hear that Edwin?” She said.

Edwin, eighty-three a few days ago, rolled onto his back and listened a beat. “You leave the TV on?”

Jutta shook her head. She said, “Uh-uh. You going downstairs to have a look?”

Edwin pulled back the blanket and slipped his feet into his slippers. “I guess it’s my turn,” he said.

“You want me to help?”

“You think I can’t handle the punk myself?”

“There might be more than one.”

Edwin smiled, saying, “That’s my kinda odds.”

By Vincent Holland

Inspired by the case of 83 year old Aikido black belt –