Flash Friday Fiction

Grandma’s Kitchen


– Remember how much she used to love decorating cookies with us?

– Of course – I was there, too.

– I know – it’s just that you were so young.

– What was the cat’s name again?

– Stinky.  He was a real Tom cat, balls and all.  Back then, you didn’t neuter pets.

– I remember how her house used to smell.  It was a combination of cooking, rose powder  and love.

– A wonderful woman…pity we don’t have more than a few pictures to remind us. Oh – there’s the timer. Let’s get this batch out to cool.

– We have more than that, mom – we have cookies, too!

– That we do, dear.

The photo prompt is courtesy of Scott L. Vannatter via Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  Links to all the other Flash Friday Fictioneers can be found here.

© Erin Leary

12 thoughts on “Flash Friday Fiction

  1. This made me smile, firstly at the proximity of the lines ‘real tom cat, balls and all’ and ‘I remember how her house used to smell’. Then secondly at the reminder that Christmas makes us think about all those occasions we shared down the years with people who are no longer with us. Nice one Erin, as ever.

  2. That brought the memories flooding back. My Mom & Dad both loved to make Christmas candies. Dad was great a popcorn balls and peanut brittle, while Mom made bon-bons and other soft confections. I love your line about the smell–especially the love. Well done, Erin.

  3. How sweet. I hope my kids remember me the same way. Although they won’t remember my cookies fondly. They turn into one huge hard cookie. Oh well, they’ll remember the laughter.

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