How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan – Around


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Ellen’s fore-finger traced the flowered pattern on her summer skirt. “You have to talk to me, Frank.”

He leaned forward, a white-knuckled stranglehold on the steering wheel.

“We can’t dance around this any longer.”

He flicked a cursory glance towards her. “Chill, it’s no big deal.”

She pressed her lips together. “Chill?”

“Must you analyze everything to death?”

“Is it a cocktail party or a dinner? I have to know…what to wear, Frank.”


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The word limit for Around is 75 words. I used all 75.

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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!

26 thoughts on “Flash in the Pan – Around

  1. I admire your ability to convey such a story in 75 words! You tempt me to join these brevity-based brouhahahs… 😀


  2. U-oh, seems they have more to they need to talk about.
    Though I’m not sure why she nearly cries…


  3. Ooo there hides a guilty man!


  4. I don’t feel good about him…..or should I feel bad for him?


  5. Hmmmmmmmm, what’s he up to. You paint a great image with your descriptions. So easy to visualize the scene. Really brings it to life.


  6. Guilty conscience! It is going to be a long ride. 😉


  7. You got me going in just 75-words!!!


  8. Oh boy!!!
    misunderstandings – brilliantly portrayed Tess!!


  9. It’s always the guy, is it?



  10. I believe Ellen needs to beat something out of him. Good conversational story my friend.


  11. I think he’s guilty! BAD man! Lucky she’s thinking about the dress.


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