No-Bake Cookies

by Jeff Harvey

Momma’s address book overflowed with school pictures, postage stamps, and Avon order forms. My sisters argued over who would get to keep it. As I flipped through, a page flew out with the recipe for No-Bake-Chocolate-Oatmeal Cookies. I could almost taste the blend of chocolate and peanut butter with the oatmeal crunch. Momma made a batch at least once a week before she went to her nurse’s aide job at three p.m. leaving me to take care of my sisters until midnight. I stuck the recipe into my back pocket with plans to make these for our annual Thanksgiving get together.


Jeff Harvey writes fiction and lives in San Diego, CA. His work has recently appeared in MoonPark Review, Bear Creek Gazette, and Queerlings, among others. Find him on Twitter.