How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan – Book


The pre-schooler colours with solemn concentration. Wispy blonde hair tumbles over her face. She peers up beneath dark lashes.


“Yes, sweetie.”

“Whatcha reading?”

“Hm, about a girl with indigo eyes, who likes to draw, and colour—like you.”

“Are you finished now?”

“Yes. Why?”

“I wanna show you somefing.”

Rachael dashes down the hall and returns hands behind her back.

“What’s that?”

“A new book—look! Mommy got it. Ga-mah? Read me a story?”

“Come,” Grandma pats her lap.

“Ga-mah, Can I have a apple first?”

“Of course,” Grandma waves forward. “Come.”

Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

24 thoughts on “Flash in the Pan – Book

  1. Bless her, an apple, grandma and a story and her world is complete!


  2. How perfect is the world with all that in it?


  3. I like the solemn concentration – so endearing, and beautifully caught.


  4. Much as I don’t want to become a grandma yet, I’m sure those moments are absolutely priceless.
    Lovely imagery Tess 😉


  5. A written photograph, Tess! A moment expertly captured!


  6. I have a feeling my kids are going to be late bloomers, like I was, but I love the feeling of a little kid on my lap and a good book to read to her, or a tiny hand in mine. You really captured that sweetness, Tess.


  7. Beautiful.


  8. Well done my friend…



  9. That’s what Ga-mah’s are for. So sweet!


  10. awwwwwww ❤