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Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan – Backward

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Annabeth crossed impatient arms, apple cheeks drawn-out. “I can do it myself.” At five, she knew everything. She had the fashion sense of a diva, and precise ideals. Her trademark: blonde hair cut short at the back and longer at the sides. At the moment, it rose like a tangled mulberry bush.

“Grandma, I’m coming in a minute.”

“You’ve overslept. Mommy will be home for lunch soon and you haven’t even had breakfast.”

“I know that.”

*

“Mommy, Mommy.”

Hugs and kisses ensued; the dog barked.

“Come, Grandma’s set out lunch.”

“I didn’t eat breakfast yet.”

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“That’s okay. I won’t tell.”

Annabeth giggled into her cupped hands. “That’s backward. Breakfast comes first.”

“Fine. Have cereal then.”

“O-kay.”

“See you later. Eat up or no snacks until supper.”

She nodded. Candid blue eyes blinked once.

*

“Grandma, I’m hungry.”

“What did Mommy tell you?”

“It’s not me. It’s my stomach. It wants food.”

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The word limit for Backward is 150 words. I used all 150.

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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!

11 thoughts on “Flash in the Pan – Backward

  1. Love this and love love that ending. Wonderful, Tess. 🙂

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  2. How cute! My daughter used to eavesdrop on us when she was younger and ask questions later about family gossip etc. She was a bout four. When we told her she should not be listening to grown-up’s business, she would say, “Ears are for hearing.”

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  3. How do you make Annabeth so adorable in so few words?

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  4. Fun Tess, backwards indeed. Love Annabeth!

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  5. Annabeth – love the name; love the story.

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  6. Oh this is such fun 🙂

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  7. Cute story Tess 😉
    Then again, I often have cereal for supper 😉

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