Plotting with The Five-Year-Old

Overheard at an undisclosed location, a mother and her daughter making plans for Father’s Day:

Mommyo, enthusiastically: “As Daddyo would say, The Five-Year-Old, that plan is frosted with awesomeness.”

The Five-Year-Old, seriously: “Yes, but you can’t tell anyone. Not even the waitress.”

Happy Father’s Day, y’all.


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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