Flash Fiction: A Little Something

Welcome to my response to the flash fiction prompt over at Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to nourish. The characters can nourish or be nourished. 

Since today is Mother’s Day, I put a bit of a maternal spin on it. Enjoy!

A Little Something


I open the pantry, scouring it for nourishment. Scooting cereal and pasta out of the way, I see it–a box of Girl Scout cookies, unopened! My mouth waters as I tear off the tab and pull out a sleeve, anticipating the flood of minty goodness about to find me.

“Dinner’s in an hour.”

Wincing, I turn.

Mom holds her hand out.

Scowling, I hand it over. Instead of returning the box to the pantry, she opens the sleeve and hands me a cookie. “One won’t ruin your appetite.” Winking, she takes one for herself.

She’s pretty cool, I guess.

15 thoughts on “Flash Fiction: A Little Something

  1. Pingback: Nourish « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  2. I have to support the Girl Scouts through ThinMint purchases. So says my husband. I have to hide the ThinMints from my husband. Or do I? When they’re gone they’re gone. Who says a couple sleeves of ThinMints isn’t a nourishing dinner? Not my husband.

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