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Life in the fast and slow lanes after SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan – Delusional


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Roy cracked the whip. A perfect razor thin slash snaked out and back. Glassy-eyed, he advanced on the tomcats cornering a tabby.

“Stop right there, young man.” Julia pounced forward, flame-red hair radiant in the intense sunlight.

He raised the whip, weight over one hip. She kicked his calf. He dropped and choked on dust as she wrenched the cowhide.

“You’re not my boss-lady. I’m telling my Daddy.”

“You’re delusional if you think I give a crap.” She forked middle and forefinger at her eyes. “Focus, Roy. And Daddy’s going to hear you’re back to your old habits again.”


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The word limit for Delusional is 100 words. I used all 100.

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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!

29 thoughts on “Flash in the Pan – Delusional

  1. Great. The action is jumping off the page. You’re doing some great writing, Tess. 🙂


  2. You really have a way of capturing our imagination!!! 🙂 And all in only 100 words. You give new meaning to “less is more!”


  3. Amazing what you manage to do with your flashes. They are stories that lead us in to wondering…. and imagining. Every single time.


  4. Wonderful start, love this.


  5. I love your emphatic writing Tess, I know how hard it is to get the right words with exact word count, kudos to you! 🙂


  6. Nicely flashed Tess, and with
    believable characters too, I like
    this one 🙂

    Andro xxxx


  7. Literary Genius! I love this woman!


  8. Have a great weekend Tess 🙂

    Andro xxxx


  9. “You’re delusional if you think I give a crap.” I love it! Great piece here. Lots of action and tension and I’d definitely like to see where it goes. Roy sounds like a real piece of work.


  10. awesome indeed, congrats! 🙂 btw, I love cats:
    – – –
    have a great day, tons of inspiration and a pleasant week-end! cheers! 🙂 Mélanie


  11. Now I see what you meant about cats (on my blog). That’s quite a cat.


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