How the Cookie Crumbles

Life in the fast and slow lanes after SIXTY-FIVE

100-Word Challenge for Grownups #137



Check out the rules:

This week’s prompt is  …but 90 minutes!… + 100 words


The Dilemma

“Not tonight, honey.” Carolyn wormed on her stilettos and tapped a shoulder for her bag.

“I haven’t said anything yet.”

“Your face says it all.”

“Where are you going?” Eyes, glazed, Harry rubbed his chin and cheek.


“Fitzroy asked if we’re still on for tonight. I forgot, okay?”

“He’s here? Why didn’t you call?”

“I did.”

“When? I had my hair appointment this morning…”

“Then you’ll make dinner?”

“I would, but 90 minutes! Not enough time, brother mine. Take him out.”

“And his wife and daughter?”

“Oh—will Chez Colette deliver?”

“Brilliant. I’ll call her.”

Carolyn winked. “She’ll do it, for you.”


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!

49 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grownups #137

  1. “Your face says it all” is a great way to describe a reaction. I like that. Good job, Tess. 🙂


  2. Here it is 11pm and about to close my laptop and decide to go through my emails and glad I did.. 😉


  3. Why will Chez do that for ‘him’????


  4. I’m left with so many questions. D*** this 100 word challenge! Is there a 200 word version?


    • I tried not to leave many questions, but you do warm my heart.
      Fine. You’re on! Thursday: the 200-word version.
      Did I tell you lately that I love your spunk, Jacqui? You put a spark in me I didn’t think I had. 😀 😀 😉


  5. ‘Her face says it all’ …yes we can all visualize that. Now what about Chez Colette….


  6. You do this 100 word thing so well. I need more leniency – 4 or 500….


  7. You make every sentence move the story. Very good!


  8. Tess, you just get better and better with these. Human interaction and leaving us hanging. Wanting more.


  9. Aha another 100 words, good idea I’ll look forward to reading them! This prompt is beating me so I’m in awe of you 🙂


  10. We are glad it smiled and gave you the thumbs up, another challenging and accomplished write Tess. ❤


  11. LOVED the verb “wormed.” Well done, my friend.

    And sorry to just have started following your blog and then disappeared for nearly a month. We were without internet for 2 weeks and then I had to travel to the US for another 2. Hope I’m back to regular access to the blogosphere now. And hope you are well!

    Hugs from Ecuador,


  12. Tess – Are you allowed to add more words by adding a song in or something? Wow – this story allows so much to be added by the reader’s devious mind. I took in, this guy doesn’t have a clue or else doesn’t want to have one. He needs to either be dialing the phone for take-out or grabbing a pot for boiling water or something because this woman is worming her way into stilettos and that doesn’t exactly lead to domestic adventures in the kitchen – unless she has on a little French Maid apron of course!


  13. Always a good read here, Tess ❤


  14. I know what that feels like, Tess… 😉


  15. Reading your stories is sometimes like doing a cryptic crossword – it’s a real intellectual challenge. It should be included in tests for budding psychologists, to see how well they can read a situation..:)


  16. ‘Carolyn wormed on her stilettos’…oh I love that line! And as for Chez Colette….hmmmm. Methinks that there is soooo much more to this little story! Love it Tess, and thanks again for the golden apple from last week 😉 😀 ❤


  17. “..wormed on her stilettos…” Perfect description!


  18. Snappy and sassy. I love your writing style Tess! 🙂


  19. Dinner in 90 minutes? Without warning! Thank God for deliveries, right?
    I would have expected her to be just a little bit annoyed though…


    • I can cook a great dinner in 30 minutes and I used to when my ESL students showed up when they said they had something else going on.
      I’d be ticked too but maybe there’s something about protecting the brother here. She dropped everything for him, right?


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