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Cookie Jar - New Story

Discussion in 'Cookie Jar' started by ArielRacing, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Gerald

    Gerald Well-Known Member

    It's one of those stories where I feel there's more to it, but I just can't grasp it. Maybe there isn't. Some things I just don't understand, like one of the last sentences 'In the end we all prefer the bitter to the sweet,' while it's all about cookies which are sweet obviously. It's like it's all trying to tell you something, but I'm not sure what.

    But if others can't find a deeper meaning, perhaps there isn't one.

    Maybe the unending supply of cookies stands for the unending love of the mother for the boys, and in contrast to that is the brutal, loveless reality of the war. Something like that.
  2. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    I feel like I'm being goaded into dissecting this all over again
    Not by you, just by the universe. (I've already given a fairly detailed analysis of it -somewhere) This comment keeps appearing no matter what I do. I'm going to the store now-ouch! I literally just stubbed my toe..
    Fifteen minutes later . . .

    All I can tell you is that I have the soundtrack to Little Shop of Horrors stuck on mental replay- "Feed me or Down on Skid Row"- two quick thoughts:
    Last night after I went to sleep to photographs moved from the piano to my workstation; one was of my dad at work in the seventies, the other was of my dad, my half brother, and his recently deceased wife, Leslie.
    The second thought is about a blue fire truck cookie jar that my son Danny got for Christmas as an heirloom present. I recently had to make a mad dash to storage and rescued it for him. I don't know how these events are related and I've learned not to think too much on it.

    Now, I need to go to the store. The moral of the story is . . Treasure your kids, no matter how or when, even through the teen years, after you've made mistakes and spent to long dwelling on them, they are your legacy.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2016
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...in regard to the bitter/sweet, my thought here is that so many people look beyond the good things because they have become accustomed to stressing and can't see the "Happiness Forest" if you will, for the trees....
  4. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    Completely agree but you should be on could nine right now! How is the weather?

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....a sultry 85 humid degrees here in Ohio with a storm bearing down...we will be wheels up for Colorado next Sunday....
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  6. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    I'm thinking of leaving that Thurday, early. Twelve hour drive from here . . Like minded, not "wheels up in ten", I hope.
  7. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

  8. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

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  9. daniel ray brower

    daniel ray brower Well-Known Member

    Great short story no matter what the meaning or the metaphor is...
    Although... Maybe it's that people prefer the bitter sweet and the cookie jar was maybe a reflection of the bitter sweetness of the brothers relationship with their mother. And that's how people prefer things sometimes... To take the bitter with the sweet... So they can have the sweet... Or maybe it's just a good entertaining story...
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  10. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    It could just be a story or maybe you could read into it that King is the older character and the cookie jar is perhaps a metaphor for his imagination. The source of his ideas and stories. Always filling up. And perhaps in aging he realizes that the secrets of the jar will go unused unless someone like his sons Joe and Owen carry on. So he passes it on to them with a kind of bittersweet recognition that it means his time is coming to an end and it is up to someone else as to how they use it.
    adamjahar, Gerald, Neesy and 6 others like this.
  11. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Well said.:clap:
  12. Lewis

    Lewis New Member

    I would like to have my short story that I wrote published, can the board help me.
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  13. adamjahar

    adamjahar Active Member

    Just finished reading it. It was awesome!
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  14. Brian's Twinner

    Brian's Twinner Pennywisenheimer

    Went ahead and printed it out. Looking forward to reading this later.
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  15. NightShifter

    NightShifter Well-Known Member

    Awesome little story. I loved it.
  16. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I've been helping my sister get ready for a yard sale. We found this old blue ceramic cookie jar that belonged to my great-grandmother. It reminded me of the story.
  17. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    This story was 10 times better than Gwendy's Button Box. It's interesting that Cookie Jar came and went with nary a ripple in the SK universe but GBB was and is still being promoted with so much hoopla. Guess it's just the old publicity machine at work.
  18. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    I drew two fan art pieces for Cookie Jar, and still none for Gwendy's Button Box, so you may be into something.

    Or maybe I just have not read Gwendy's yet, so who knows? :a11:
  19. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Just read this. Great little story, and I always love the ones that end on an ominous note.
  20. Maddie

    Maddie Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

    oops, I bookmarked this, and checking it out, I'm wondering where did it sneak up from. :eyebrow:
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2017
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