How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Hot Flash x2


“There you are. Everything okay in here?”

Janie’s delicate lips quivered. “I broke-ted my storybook. Look.” She wailed brokenhearted, and clutched the book to her heaving little chest.

Vicky scooped up her daughter. “Don’t worry, honey. It was an accident. Mommy will fix it.”


 The word limit for Brokenhearted is 50 words. I used 44 today. Check out for rules and contributions.

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“Thank you for coming in, Mrs. Walsh.”

 Martha’s heart pounded like a jungle drum.

 “We interviewed you last October?”

 She nodded and patted her graying hair.

 “Good news. Hotel Bianca would like to hire you as Head Housekeeper.”

Martha clapped her hands then dropped them, her face creased with delight.


 The word limit for Elated is 50 words. I used all 50. Check out for rules and contributions.

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!

16 thoughts on “Hot Flash x2

  1. Both lovely stories Tess!!!
    The little girl, shame, I can see the little tears – poor thing 😉


  2. Oh I’m so glad Vicky was a good mum and didn’t tell her off! and hooray for Martha, I can feel her happiness 🙂
    two lovely flashes!


  3. These are both delightful, wonderfully done. I haven’t braved the Hot Flashes yet.


  4. Loved Brokenhearted, Tess. Amazing that you captured so much in so few words. Anyone who’s been a parent or grandparent will melt!


  5. What cute little stories … you make them sound so real! 🙂


  6. I cried when I broke-ted my book too.


  7. I love it. You are the queen of child-speak. Fabbo flashes, Tess. xxx


  8. Losing your storybook grief I can understand, elation at being head housekeeper, not so much..:)


    • Thanks, Rose. I guess being a Head Housekeeper is a job an older woman in a resort area is happy to have since no job has been forthcoming for a while. Anyway, Head Housekeeper might suit her better than being a maid. Fun making this stuff up. Nice to hear your comment.