The cookbook cover was frayed and worn, but the binding had stayed intact over the years. The effort it took to read Grandmother’s script was well worth it as she felt the scratchy wool of Grandmother’s sweater and smelled the combination of baked chicken and nutmeg, the way this kitchen had smelled when she was a child. Add cinnamon! Grandmother had written in this sweet roll recipe. Cecilia remembered feasting on these rolls every Saturday of her childhood.
With the cookbook invoking so many fond memories, it was no wonder she loved to bake.
This post was written for Charli Mills’ prompt on Carrot Ranch for her February 18 Flash Fiction Challenge. The challenge is:
In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about feeling good. Is it a relationship? A new dawn, a new day? A reprieve or a relief from earlier tension? Does it come from giving or receiving a gift? Is it the result of compassion? If you hear wedding bells, add them to the story.
I have to say, I love this prompt! You may see more “feel good” stories from me over this next week.