Mental Math

Afternoon by the Sea (Gravesend Bay), a pastel...

Gravesend Bay (William Merritt Chase, 1888)

Mother, graciously interrupting her own story to introduce the cast members to The Four-Year-Old: “We are talking about my cousin, who you probably don’t remember, because you were too young when you met him.”

The Four-Year-Old: “How young?”

Mother, hedging her bets because she can’t quite remember when she was last saw this particular cousin: “Less than two.”

The Four-Year-Old: “That would be one, Mommyo.”


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 Iā€™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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2 Responses to Mental Math

  1. tirane93 says:

    and you want to wait on those fibonacci videos?


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