How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan – Surfboard


“Daddy, I want to come with you and Uncle Teddy.”

Fingering the scabby laceration from eyebrow to ear, Jack winked at his brother. “I’ll ask Mom.”

“Can we buy ice cream after, Uncle Teddy? It’s hot today.” The four-year-old grasped his battered hands, smiled and batted thick lashes.

Microsft Clipart

Microsft Clipart

Teddy zeed to her level. “I hoped you’d suggest something cold.”

Jack swept her up. “It’ll be boring. Daddy’s going surfboard shopping.”

“I want to help Daddy.”

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The word limit for Surfboard is 75 words. I used every last one.


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!

56 thoughts on “Flash in the Pan – Surfboard

  1. Boys never seem to run out of toys. And why wouldn’t little girls want to help buy toys????


  2. Boom! You’ve just been virtually hugged! 🙂 Hope you have an awesome week.


  3. aww how cute is that little piece – nicely done sweet x 🙂


  4. So where I’d that long laceration come from Tess? Has me thinking…..


  5. Nicely written Tess 🙂

    Andro xxxx


  6. Little girls learning to have fun with Daddy’s toys and why not I say. Well done Tess.


  7. Surfing accident for daddy? Love this delightful story of a little girl wanting to hang out with her daddy and uncle and can see those four-year old eyelashes batting even now… 🙂


  8. I can imagine this cute little girl begging to go just to go anywhere with ‘Daddy’. 😉


  9. Guns, motorcycles, and now surfboards? Why oh why, Tess, do all your character have death wishes?


  10. You leave so many clues. How can you stand not writing these into a full tale?


  11. She should make him buy a pink one 🙂


  12. I want to jump in the screen and stop the fingering of that scabby laceration. That’s the nurse in moi, lol! Good one Tess.


  13. It’s always an adventure reading your flash Tess. I think many of us are waiting for the full length versions of your intriguing danglers. 🙂


  14. Tess, You have one of the most original storytelling gifts of anyone I’ve had the pleasure to read.


  15. I bet he buys a board with Hawaiian flowers on it 🙂


  16. Surfboards an Ice cream… A sweet family tableau, I can practically see it!


  17. So much in so few words! Very good.


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