How the Cookie Crumbles

An irreverant view of life after SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan – Mad

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The 60-inch television flashes and blares.

“Take the garbage out, Stanley.”

“In a minute.”

“You said that yesterday. The kitchen stinks already.”

“Next commercial.” He works the buttons on the remote. Click. Click. Click.

“No, now.” Hands on hips, Dolores stomps in between the screen and her husband.

He tramps into the kitchen. Overstuffed bag clenched, he returns and dumps the contents on the carpet.

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“Have you gone mad, Stanley?”

“Well, it’s out, isn’t it?”

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This is the new Fall Quarter of Flash in the Pan. The theme is Disturbed.

The word limit for Mad 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!

63 thoughts on “Flash in the Pan – Mad

  1. Where’s the marriage counselor? Oh my, what a scene you’ve painted. Didn’t see that one coming at all. Good job.

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  2. You think she punched him? Or maybe her head exploded with anger?

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  3. Oh Stanley…..it would have been easier to just take it out.

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  4. I’m glad I wasn’t there to witness what came after.

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  5. Ooh, my husband’s looking awfully good right about now…

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  6. Oh I think I’d be more than mad! Very funny and more than a tad irritating – I’d be rubbing Stanley’s nose it 😉

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  7. Oh, he’s a bad button pusher:)

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  8. There you are! Be careful what you say. Good work!

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  9. Stanley would feel the force of my hand! Grrrrhhhh!
    Just the effect you hoped for ? 🙂

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  10. Great job. I guess this means she can’t take her hubby for granted.

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  11. It looks like a hobo night in then 😦 lol

    Nicely flashed Tess…

    Andro xxxx

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  12. Love it! It is so real in many cases 🙂

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  13. And then she let him have it!

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  14. Clean up the trash, Stanley! Great flash in the pan story!

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  15. Wow, love this! I am in awe of your stories Tess.
    I also think you are wonderful and your blog so I’ve nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award. The link is: http://sherrimatthewsblog.com/2013/11/13/first-frost-melts-in-the-heat-of-dragons-loyalty-award/
    Congratulations, and have a great day 🙂

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  16. Tess, sounds like someone I was married to once, quite possibly why I am not as of this writing 🙂 Really good. Congrats on the nomination. Well deserved.

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    • Thanks Susan. Glad you can associate. Well not glad glad. You know what I mean, right?
      I’ve heard of situations like this I suppose. Don’t know where this came from. The worst thing in the world for me would be to have to clean up garbage dumped on a carpet or even on a tiled kitchen floor especially if it’s a couple days old. Blah. 😉

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  17. The sad part is that sounds almost realistic. Some of the guys I know would do that!

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  18. Why is it so hard to take the garbage out once in a while? I’ve never understood that one.
    I do hope she makes him clean up the mess!
    So true to life, Tess… unfortunately, perhaps?

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  19. If you hadn’t run out of words you would have told us about how she grabbed the gun from the kitchen drawer… He’d never do that again.

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  20. This is a test :putnam: now if it works it’s supposed to be a head with brown hair…

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  21. Nope…. I have not yet mastered the secret of wordpress emoticons… alas…

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