Wednesday, June 1, 2016

38. The Calm Before the Storm
While Mikey was making his film debut, Sheila and Tiffany moved their party from the living room into the kitchen.  “Want some cookie dough?” Sheila asked Tiffany as she pulled the tub from the refrigerator.
Tiffany’s eyes widened. “I thought you said raw dough was bad for us, and we weren’t allowed to eat it.”
“It’s bad for your chubby father.  Your brother would eat the whole tub if I let him.  You and I can bake a few cookies and eat a little dough.  Want to put it on ice cream?”

While they ate their ice cream and cookie dough, mother and daughter talked about soccer, school, science, Repugnant, and Repulsive’s latest catch, which he had left half alive on Tiffany’s pillow. They had no idea of the storm about to blow through their lives.

Today I will cherish quiet moments with loved ones.

Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose

Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction.  Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.

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