How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan: Galley


Trina rushed towards the restaurant, checking her watch. Swollen clouds ruptured three blocks from her destination. As she click-clacked up the sidewalk, soaked, her heel caught and the concrete whooshed up to meet her nose.

“Let me help you.” A firm hand grasped her arm, but too late. Hose ripped and knees bleeding, she turned towards the husky voice.

“I’m alright. You can let go now.” Trina shook off the warm fingers and swayed to her feet, clutching a package to her chest.

Probing eyes examined her. “You’re a mess. Let’s get you cleaned up.”

“No, I’ve an appointment at the Galley Pump Bistro. There,” she pointed.

Chin down, his shoulders shook. “Me too.”

Trina glared and hobbled forward, one heel missing, rain dripping from her eyelashes.

The Maître de bounced on his heels. “Mr. Dave Eagers’ table, please.”

I’m Dave Eagers.”

She turned. “Are you sure? I—your manuscript.”


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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!

18 thoughts on “Flash in the Pan: Galley

  1. Good one! Really good one! I want more of this one! 😉


  2. Oh yes, this is an interesting encounter, more please!


  3. More would be very nice indeed. 😉


  4. And they say coincidences don’t happen 🙂


  5. Lovely story Tess!!!


  6. Ok. (taps fingers) I’m awaiting your first novel.

    You are really writing well!


    • Thanks, Karen. I appreciate your positive comment. Sometimes are easier than others.
      How long does it take to have your baby grow up and leave home? My baby (book) is still incubating. Hope one day it will become independent from me.


  7. Good one! I love it.


  8. Ill add my voice to those above: Don’t stop now, give us more.
    You really have me hooked.


  9. I would suggest querying for an ATA photo before the meet. 😛