How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Only Two Weeks Until Christmas


Are you still scrambling, as am I, checking off lists and / or scratching your head? Are you in a panic for that one stocking stuffer—something unexpected and special—the icing on the cake?

What the heck do you get Aunt Mary, or Betsy, or Uncle Phil? They have everything, right? I would like to make a suggestion.

First of all, sit down and take a deep breath. Feel better? I thought you might. I do not have a crystal ball and anyway, I wouldn’t know what to do with it. I’d likely drop and break it before I learned to read the messages within, but YOU can work some magic.

It is no mystery I am proud to suggest you click on over to and order copies of any one or all of the sizzling Flash Anthologies you’ll find at your fingertips.

Hurry. Time’s a-wasting and Christmas will not wait. Give the gift of laughter, bewilderment and surprise: small morsels wrapped inside as few as 50  and as many as only 150 words.

Go. Make your favorite people happy. If you wish to buy flash ebooks, use the code GIMME10 for 10% off through this month. Don’t forget #1 is always free.

OF SPECIAL NOTE:  Many of the authors of these anthologies donate their payments to MAGIC Foundation. which works around the world with children with growth and genetic disorders. True, yes?

Hurry while there is time. Check the right-hand bar on this page for a preview of all the lovely covers. There are now five to choose from.  Get them all. The latest is Finding the Path, but don’t stop there.

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!

27 thoughts on “Only Two Weeks Until Christmas

  1. I am so glad we do KK at Christmas, we finished our ‘shop’ 2 weeks ago and now can relax…until I figure out what the heck I am doing for an entree’ that is! Great ideas though Tess ~ after all who doesn’t like to read 🙂 x


  2. That’s a win-win-win: give a gift, it helps an author, and helps children with growth and genetic disorders. Excellent suggestion. 🙂


  3. That’s a wonderful foundation. Kuddos to the writers for supporting it.


  4. I purchased ‘Finding the Path’ a couple weeks ago, but I have a long reading queue (don’t we all?), so I haven’t gotten to it yet. I didn’t know about the donation to the MAGIC Foundation. That’s really nice.


  5. It is this that make the seasons so brilliant ,… 😉


  6. Wait until the 24th… then you’ll see scrambling!


  7. Crap. How did I forget Uncle Phil? What a wonderful collection and it supports a great cause. Thanks for sharing!


  8. That sounds like a great idea 🙂


  9. Sounds like a wonderful gift idea.

    Mr. Cheddar and I LOVED your latest comment. But he did say that awesome wasn’t on the list of choices for answers LOL. That Cheddie!

    Happy Weekend Tess. 🙂


  10. How could anyone go wrong when they select words that turn into a story or poem and even better, those words have a beginning and an end.


  11. Great ideas Tess, thanks for the links, will take a look as soon as….still got a few pressies left to get… 🙂


  12. Tess your post like a story. And what better gifts than a book! As for shopping, mine was long done long ago. I hope you are enjoying the season! 🙂


  13. By now you should be sitting back with a glass of chilled wine and enjoying the build up to Christmastime and I for one wish you a very happy one my sweet friend with joy and happiness filling every moment 🙂

    I love your posting too 🙂

    Andro xxxx


  14. checking off lists or scratching your head… ha ha! Great post and great idea Tess. 🙂