The Four-Year-Old, after taking a bite of her homemade quesadilla: “Mommyo, this quesadilla is yucky.”

Mommyo, pushing her own plate aside: “Yeah. It kind of is. You don’t have to eat it. Take your plate to the kitchen and I’ll try to find something else.”

The Four-Year-Old, taking another chomp: “That’s OK. It’s only a little bit horrible.”


About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, or musing about books and the writing life at
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