How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan – Loco


He flipped the bottle with a hairy paw and glugged with relish. The empty container slammed against the counter’s edge. Crystal splinters sprayed the air like tiny spikes. They pelted his wrist, and belly, and chin.

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“What just happened?” Stretch rushed into the open bathroom.

Woolly swayed and bared his teeth, bleeding wrist gripped to his soggy midriff.

“You drank the Rubbing Alcohol?”  Bloodshot eyes bulging, Firewater Man dropped to his knees and howled as glass penetrated skin.“You’re loco, man.” Stretch grabbed a towel to staunch the crimson flood. Woolly screamed. “I’ll call an ambulance. Don’t…”




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The word limit for Loco is 100 words. I used all of them.

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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 – Loco

  1. Oh dear not a good move 🙂


  2. what a great take, and line,, you could take it a little further on the next challenge,,, loved it. 😉


  3. What fun, what insanity. Love this one, your use was fun and funny.


  4. Holy Moley, you just described a party I went to way back when! Good piece:)


  5. Oops. That’ll hurt in the morning! Good one, Tess!


  6. Hello my wonderful quick witted writer friend! Just stop by to let you know I nominated you for a reader appreciation award, stop by and pick up your copy off my post! xo


    • Aren’t you a sweetie! I try to avoid awards because there’s so much work to accepting one.

      Because it’s from you, I shall s.w.i.p.e. it and put on my Razzle Dazzle shelf and on my page. I’ll put a link on the award so that a mouse hover will point to your page.

      BTW, this time your Gravatar is your correct photo.


  7. Tess, well written. You have a gift for saying a lot with few words. I, on the other hand say little with many. 🙂


  8. Scary! The images are too real! 🙂


  9. Action packed flash this is!

    I’m a little confused, though. If Woolly is still swaying (i.e. on his feet) why does Firewater Man drop painfully to his knees? And I imagine it’s Stretch who is offering to call an ambulance?


  10. … So real; powerful images & shocking effect…

    Great to read you work, very original;

    Cheers Aquileana 😉

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