Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?

28 June 2023

As I young teenager, I wrote a short story which I titled “Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?” My English teacher loved it and recommended, as other teachers had in the past, that I become a writer. There was, however, a problem with my story: I never disclosed just who it was who stole that cookie. No matter how often I have reflected on that question since, it seemed that I could never answer that question and solve that puzzle. That is, until recently.  

The Candy Store

14 March 2024

Just down the road stood a magnificent Candy Store. Children could purchase everything from brightly colored lollipops to sour gummies and big round candies that lasted all day. The owner loved to have children, or anyone for that matter, visit him.

Every piece of candy was sold with an offer to sit and relax and enjoy time together. Every piece of candy came with a free one that whoever made the purchase was to give away to someone who didn’t have any candy. When that second piece of candy was given away, it was to always include time spent together.