How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan: Satisfied & Ashamed


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Attribution: Google Images

“Where were you Monday night?” Brown suit growled. Tiny scowled and shivered. “No-where—”

“Wrong answer, son. Where were you?”


“No such place. You had to be somewhere.”

Tiny shifted his weight back and forth. The chair was metal and rocked.


“I was with Irene Bronkowski, in the back seat of her daddy’s car. Don’t tell him, okay?”

The officers looked at each other. “I’m supposed to be satisfied with this lie?” said brown suit. “How old is the girl?”

“Uh, fourteen-and-a half—”

Brown suit closed his eyes. “Idiot. Book him.”

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 The word limit for Satisfied is 100 words. I used 94 words. Check out for rules and contributions.

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Attribution: Creative Commons

“Look me in the eye, when I’m talkin to ya,” his stepfather bellowed. Crouching behind the kitchen chair, Frankie dared not breathe. Closing his ocean-blue eyes and shaking like a twig, he peered up through his long brown lashes.

“What did ya do with the money, sonny?” A meaty paw shot into the air.

“It’s not your money. It’s ma’s.”

“Don’t you talk back to me…” The mitt plunged, but Frankie was quicker.

“You’re gonna be ashamed when I tell ma what you did.”

“Shut up boy.”

“I saw, you dirty old man.” And Frankie vanished outside.

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 The word limit for Ashamed is 100 words. I used 97 words. Also at

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!

10 thoughts on “Flash in the Pan: Satisfied & Ashamed

  1. Yikes! The tension!


  2. Good stories Tess.
    Enjoyed reading them 😉


  3. Excellent Tess. I loved both of them! I giggled through the first and held my breath through the second. You did great with these.


  4. “No such place. You had to be some where,” great line.

    The second one created a good emotion in me: anxiousness over what’s going to happen to the boy!

    I like your writing, Tess.


  5. They are both excellent Tess, the first particularly for me because I was right there with him, in fact I could picture my son doing that when he was that age!