How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

100-Word Challenge for Grown Up – Week #134


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The Flock

“Okay, Health and Safety’s next.”

Feathers ruffle. The flock scolds. Chak. Chak

“Who’s he?” Stanley asks.


“Huh huh. That’s imaginative?” His head bobs and feet shift on the branch. “Huh huh. Dumb name.”

“Quiet. The Festival’s tomorrow at Gore Park. What’re the rules?”

“Huh huh. I know.”

Blackie gives him the worm-eye. “Out with it.”

“Huh huh. Beware of gum.”

“Peter. Stop preening. Why?”

“Beak sticks? You die?”

“Splendid. What else?”

“Huh huh.” Wings lift.

“Yes, Stanleeey.”

“Avoid plastic bags.”


“Huh huh. Tangles and poisons.”

“You’re ready. The Mrs. says chicks busting out today. Must fly. Till to-morrow.”

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!

64 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grown Up – Week #134

  1. I laughed at “dumb name” and no idea why. It’s a mark of clever writing. You sure know how to get the ideas across with a few words. My hat’s off to you. 🙂


  2. Fun, truly all the dangers for the flock as they take to the air. Well told.


  3. So THAT’s what they do before bombing my car!


  4. This was cute. I immediately realized who the characters were, and I was reminded of the seagulls in “Finding Nemo” Saying “Mine, mine, mine” Although these little cuties are not seagulls.

    Nicely done.


  5. This is great Tess. You really have the ability to get a setting, characters and story across in so few words. I would need at least a thousand more for starters. Well done!


  6. One of the best blog. I enjoy your page and practical blog you are sharing, Thank you!


  7. Well done! You have a gentle way of speaking out for the environment!! 🙂


  8. Must Fly!… well, we say “Must Run!”


  9. A lot of energy in that 100 words. Impressive, efriend. You’ve returned from China on top of things!

    I can’t wait for your next getting-ready-for-China update.


    • Thanks, Jacqui. ❤ ❤ I suppose I feel refreshed by stepping away from the keyboard.

      Beijing's first reveal coming to you Friday. I'm glad I get to blog about it because the memories would fade in no time.


  10. Really creative Tess!


  11. You made me chuckle, whilst giving us a little insight to the hazards those like Blackie and Stanley face daily. Well done Tess 🙂


  12. Your mind is messed up as mine,, teehee! fabulous piece..keep ’em coming 😉


  13. “Must fly.” Lovely 🙂


  14. Great write, Tess! The dialogue is so deliciously off the wall. Love it!


  15. I could envision the birds that hang around the feeder in my backyard. 😉


  16. ‘Blackie gives him the worm eye’. Stanley. Health and Safety. What more can I say Tess? You are soooooo creative and I love it… 🙂 (would do a heart but don’t know how…!)


  17. This is the briefing before a military-style aerial pooping mission, isn’t it?


  18. Okay Tess, I finally took the challenge.
    Thanks to you and your inspiration.
    Birds are funny creatures.


  19. I eagerly await Day #3 on your journey. Are you doing these once a week?


  20. The first time thru, my brow got all wrinkled, “What is she doing here?”; I went to the original assignment; came back, read it again and started laughing (much like Paulette – I have no idea why – you just got me with those lines!)


  21. “Health and safety” Lol
    Love your bird conversation. 🙂