How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan – Travel


Jessica ran chili red nails across her silky-smooth forehead and down sculpted cheekbones. Her generous lips, the same hot color, promised ardor and surrender. Ivory skin and ink-black eyes exuded an aura of privilege. “Three marriages and not one took.” Leaning forward, she searched Dominique’s designer face. “You know what I mean.”

“I thought you two might make good companions—dinner, the Opera—you have so much in common.” Eyes lowered, she aligned the silverware.

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Jessica frowned. “No thanks. I’m not game to travel that road again.”

“You mean in ten months, you haven’t even felt an itch…?”

“Are you kidding? I’ve made plans for the Orient…”

“Alone? Not your style, is it?” A waxed eyebrow lurched heavenward.

Jessica waved the quip aside and glanced around the restaurant. She scanned the room with casual precision.

Dominique pressed her lips in a mock smile. “Here he comes now.”

What? “Hel-lo handsome.”

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The word limit for travel is 150 words. I used them all.

The Summer Quarter of Flash in the Pan finishes at the end of September. For details check out:

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 – Travel

  1. I’m not sure what these ladies were up to…..


  2. “Three marriages and not one took” is a great line. I can just hear Barbara Streisand saying, “Hel-lo handsome”… Lot of vividness with this one and that face ivory skin and ink-black eyes really popped. 🙂


  3. She sounds like one liberated lady to me!


  4. Excellent Tess, I can just see them! Wonderful word use.


  5. I liked this story Tess 😉
    Made me thing anything’s possible 😉


  6. How wonderful, I like her determination
    and wickedness all rolled into one 😉 🙂

    Have a wonderful Thursday Tess 🙂

    Andro xxxx


  7. “and not one took” 🙂
    You do have a turn of phrase!


  8. Lol, yup two women up to no good, lol, Love, ‘the waxed eyebrow”. Love your writing and can’t wait to get to your book, I will be sure to let you know when I do, at least it’s in my kindle, so I’m halfway there! 🙂


    • Thank YOU, Debby. It is not ‘my’ book but an anthology populated with 26 writers using the same prompts. Wouldn’t I love to say it was all mine.

      You’re a busy lady right now, but at least the stories are little bytes-easy to pickup and put down.


      • I know it’s not your book alone, but what a great concept! The way you are able to write with such quick wit and only in certain numbered allowances is challenging. What are you waiting for, to take it further, write a whole book, certainly you have it in you!


  9. Barbies over martinis. Great detail.