Grandpa takes The (then) Six-Year-Old to the beach

I miss summer. (Photo: Shala Howell)

I miss summer. (Photo: Shala Howell)

The Seven-Year-Old, proudly: “And I dug out all that too.”

Grandpa: “You dug out all of that? You don’t even have your shovel. You could have dug all the way to China if you’d had your shovel.”

The Seven-Year-Old: “Maybe not.”  (pause) “I’m just too realistic for you, Grandpa.”

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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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