How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan: Happiness


Helja threw herself into the white leather armchair, knees together, shoeless feet splayed. Her toes pushed deeper in the oyster-coloured wool carpet. A loud drawn out sigh blistered the silence.

“You should take up acting,” her husband said handing her a glass of scotch. “What’s the tortured exhalation about this time?” William tossed back his whiskey without removing black, quizzical eyes from her gathered eyebrows.

Ice cubes crashing together in her glass, Helja squinted up at him, her raspberry lips pressed together into a red hyphen. The magic is gone, she thought, yet I still find you wildly attractive.

MH900430534“I’m tired of  these pointless parties and phony kiss-kiss crap.”

“You didn’t mind when you married me.”

“I’ve learned a thing or two since then. Money doesn’t buy happiness like in fairy tales.”

Snatching a hand, William hauled her down the hallway. “I’ll give you happiness,” he roared.

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The word limit for Happiness is 150 words. I used 146 words. Check out for rules and contributions.

Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

21 thoughts on “Flash in the Pan: Happiness

  1. Nice, I would just change the description of the ice …”crashing” seems too big.


  2. Really good! I like the lips making a red hyphen, hehe.


  3. I can imagine the happiness bestowed 😉
    Good story Tess – I liked it a lot!!


  4. Ooo naughty – i love it!


  5. All that cold weather making you randy, my dear?


  6. Oh, I like this one! Very pointed.


  7. I love how you painted such a vivid picture here! I’m going to check this writing meme out!

    Happy Thursday.


  8. Great detail. The toes pushing into the wool carpet…


  9. You always convey so much with so few words. It’s a real talent, Tess.