(To the tune of ‘Happy Birthday’)
Washing hands is the trick,
washing hands is the trick,
the world’s full of germs, but
only some make you sick.
Run a tap and use soap,
run a tap and use soap,
use a bar or dispenser -
if you don’t, you’re a dope.
Wash your palms, fingers, fists,
wash your palms, fingers, fists,
work up a thick lather
till it’s up to your wrists.
Twenty seconds or more,
twenty seconds or more,
then rinse and dry off your hands,
and you’ve shown germs the door.
Below are links to my Global Short Story Competition winning story, my short-listed story for the National newspaper (Abu Dhabi's annual short story competition) and a story that appeared on the Every Day Fiction site - where you can leave a comment: