How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Hot Flash – Embark


Chestnut hair veiled nine-year-old Emma’s drooped face.

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“You’ll be fine, honey.” Grace knelt, her mouth quivering. “It’s only two weeks…”

Flight 597…

“Come, we must embark now.” The stewardess grasped a hand and winked.

Three steps onward, Emma twisted toward her mother. But I don’t remember this Daddy person anymore.

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The word limit for the Hot Flash word Embark is 50 words. I used all of them.

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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!

21 thoughts on “Hot Flash – Embark

  1. That sure evoked emotions. Another good one, Tess!


  2. Oh, Tess I have seen this one played out before. So chillingly sad.

    You did great on this one.


  3. Heartbreaking. The having to go. The not remembering. The not being remembered. So few words…you did it again.


  4. Poor little Emma I want to give her a big cuddle.


  5. So short and so powerful! Well done!


  6. Succinct and you’ve captured it all, Tess!


  7. Wow, Tess. This one is packed with emotion and truth.


  8. Once again amazed by your great talent. Even with a limit, you seem to project exponentially.


  9. Poor kid!!
    Lovely writing Tess.


  10. Split marriages are such a bummer 😦

    This is a wonderful flash Tess, and certainly
    makes one think about those innocents that
    unfortunately pay the price when marriages
    fail. It is sad indeed…

    Have a great weekend 🙂

    Andro xx


  11. So sad, yet true. There are a large number of fathers and children go through this. xxx