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Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

100-Word Challenge for Grown-ups #136

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Check out jfb57  for the rules and http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week-136/

This week’s prompt is …it was 50 years ago… plus 100 words.

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Knots

“Birdie.” Monika halts, hands clasped and eyes narrowed. “Birdie.”

“Huh?” The blonde’s hand snakes to her throat and squeezes the skin. “What?”

“Where were you sweetie?” Monika touches her sister’s shoulder.

“What?” She chews her bottom lip and continues staring through the canopied window.

“Tell me. Please. Why are you tied up in knots?”

Birdie twists around, a smile quivers on her lined face. “It was 50 years ago…”

Monika blinks, and blinks again. “Oh, sweetie. I’m—”

“Mike jilted me and now he wants to meet for coffee. I despise Facebook.”

“Will you go?”

“You’re kidding, right?”

“The problem’s you want to—don’t you?”

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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!

92 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grown-ups #136

  1. A reconnection via social media 50 years latter? I am very intrigued! Reeled me in with your 100 words again Tess. 🙂

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  2. So does she end up going????? Daggone it you leave me wondering every time!!!

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  3. Hanging…inquiring minds wanna know what happens. 😉

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  4. You are the supreme mistress of cliff hangers Tess!

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  5. You do such a great job on these!

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  6. Social media at its finest! Love is in the air…I hope she goes.

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  7. Something quite similar happened with my Mom, but it was a phone call – FB hadn’t been invented… Loved this, Tess – you set us up and leave us hanging!

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    • Thank you. Thank you.
      Tell me the truth, Huntie. Is that a bad thing? I hope not but I need to know.

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      • Are you joking, Tess? I am literal creature and frequently miss it when someone’s teasing me. This was fantastic! It is the art of writing and to do it with 100 words – that’s artistry. To capture all your readers and have them demanding more? Snort! What more could a writer want, Tess?! Well done!

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      • I appreciate your input, Huntie. Thank you.
        Please know this has not been a fishing trip, I’ve become unsure if it’s tiresome never reading the full story got sure. I enjoy cliff-hangers but thought I’d check and figured you’d come clean. 😮

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      • You’ve got my honest input, Tess – laughter. You can always come back and flush it out if you want and/or your readers demand and you surrender! I think it is marvelous!

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      • I love that I have these nuggets. The trouble is, as much as I’d love to plop myself next to them and look ’em in the eye, TIME snorts at me. Change is in the air, already I have managed some, but not enough. I thank you for your straightforward response. I so appreciate it. ❤ ❤ ❤ Thank you, Huntie.

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      • Tess, change is in the air. I feel it as well. New Beginnings – something about letting go of old rules that no longer fit the new person going forward, or maybe, the new circumstances going forward. You and me, kiddo. ❤ xxoo Huntie

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      • *smiles*
        Change is always in the air. But now that you have made it SO, I feel change IS in the air. 🙂

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      • Let it be done! Make it so! Engage!

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  8. Oh she must, just so he knows what he lost, and then you could come back ad tell us about it!

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  9. I would shout ‘Don’t go’ like it, love your short to the point stories. 😉

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  10. Ahh…the joys of Facebook! A real cliff hanger this Tess, as always, had me right there and wanting to know more…does she go or not? Great stuff 😀

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  11. 50 years ago … there’s a bittersweet story I think

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  12. “I despise Facebook.” I snorted on that one. This is great. Except I thought we were talking golf first with the Birdie. I’m not a golfer, but most of my brothers, a couple sisters, and other assorted relatives are.

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  13. I hope I never have that problem. Of course, I’m not a big fan of Facebook so I think I’m pretty safe. 🙂

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  14. This would be quite some meeting after 50 years. An intriguing thought. 🙂

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  15. Oh Tess, I do love your style. Your little flash articles always hold an element of suspense, leaving us readers wanting more. Perhaps you will continue on with some of your posts and make a book out of them? Ya, I know, I’ve asked before. 🙂

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  16. You find such an amazing hook with these 100-word stories. I want you to keep going!

    But that guy from 50 years ago? He’s probably a serial killer.

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  17. I love this but how cruel to leave us wondering did she or didn’t she?

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  18. Until Facebook appeared I was sure it was an Alzheimer’s moment.

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  19. Associates from 50 years back who have not been in touch since? Facebook or not, I say let sleeping dogs lie!

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  20. Hmm, I think she should go…

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  21. What a dilemma you’ve created, Tess! I wonder if she goes…

    Well, like you said, Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought her back 🙂

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  22. He might have changed. But then he might not. How can she know if they don’t meet? What a dilemma!

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  23. That eternal question! We are so forgiving, hopeful, innocent. I wonder if he changed…

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  24. good one! Damn Facebook!

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  25. Go Birdie, show him what he missed out on!

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