Little is as Little Does


Little by John W. Howell ©2014

“So did you see Helen last night?”

“Yeah I sure did.”

“How did it go?”

“What do you mean go?”

“You know what I mean. Did you show it to her?”

“I did.”

“Good for you. I know it has been one of the things bothering you. What did she say?”

“Not much. She and I were sitting on her couch and I started talking about it.”

“Talking about it? How did that go?”

“Well, not too well. You know it is hard to describe something like that, so I just pulled it out and asked her what she thought.”

“What did she say for heaven’s sake?”

“She didn’t say anything at first. She kind of wrinkled her nose and then said something like ‘looks pretty wrinkled.’ I had to agree what with the cold and all.”

“That was it?”

“No she also said it was little.”


“Yeah little. I then said if it was appreciated and loved on, it would grow bigger.”

“What did she say.”

“Something in the neighborhood of ‘ew’ as best as I can recall.”

“Then what?”

“I got up and stuffed it into my pants pocket so it would stay warm and left.”

“You going to see her again?”

“Are you kidding? If you reject my pug puppy you reject me. I won’t be going back.”


John’s main interests are reading and writing. He turned to writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive career in business.  John writes thriller fiction novels, a three times a week blog ; Fiction Favorites and has a number of short stories published in various on-line magazines. One of his short stories has been recognized by Writers digest in the Popular Fiction Writing contest. His thriller fiction novel, My GRL has been published by Martin Sisters Publishing.

About John W. Howell

I have been working in business for over forty years and now have the time to work in special areas of interest. My passion has always been to create compelling stories of fiction. I have authored two novels and am working on my third. The first novel is still in manuscript form and being utilized as a door stop in the laundry room. The second is a contemporary fiction novel of 89,000 words and is complete and I am currently seeking a publisher. I also write poetry but have not had the guts to share any with anyone. The one time I read a piece to a person their only comment was, “it doesn’t rhyme.” I will continue to write and hopefully my blog, Fiction Favorites at www.johnwhowell.com will provide some entertainment and an interesting thought or two. I live by the Gulf of Mexico with my wife Molly and an assortment of loving pets.

17 comments on “Little is as Little Does

  1. As usual, you do not disappoint with the twist ending. 🙂

  2. Awe! My little Captain agrees 🙂

  3. Damn, John! You had me right up until the end 🙂

  4. Hee Hee, sucked in again 🙂

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