How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

A Challenge from Jacqui: The Dilemma +100 More


This all started because of

The beginning:

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She kicked off her heels with a clatter and drew in a silent breath. Cell to ear, she blew out again. “Hi. Sorry, can’t make the book-club.”

Harry sauntered back into the hallway, red-faced, rubbing his neck.

“What’s wrong?”

“I’m on hold. They’re crazy busy.”

“Thursday night?”

He raised a finger. “She will?”

“Yay, progress.”

He shook his attractive head. “Haven’t talked to Collette yet. The bartender says she’ll call back.” Harry paced, avoiding eye contact.

Carolyn marched around him and scrutinized the dining-room.

“What’s Fitzroy’s drink? His wife’s?”

“Scotch, and can’t remember.”

The landline shrieked. Harry dropped his mobile.

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What will happen next? Now I have a challenge for YOU. Who wants to add another 100 words? Let’s play The Dilemma +100. The first blogger to respond will be up next on Wednesday and the second one, the Wednesday afterwards and so on.

Post on your blog, send me the link, and I’ll paste the content pointing back to you. I’ll track all submitters and notify each with a time-table.

This will be a riot! Anyone want to suggest / offer a small badge? Come on. Let’s do it!

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!

60 thoughts on “A Challenge from Jacqui: The Dilemma +100 More

  1. Love what you wrote. Love the challenge but am swamped with work and stuff this end to concentrate on more words than this. It’ll be fun to follow this one. 🙂


  2. I’m working on it as we speak… What will happen…


  3. There is so much one can add or follow on from this… nice start and I hope you get plenty of people to respond…


  4. Got it–it’ll post next Tuesday. Link:

    I also linked to Julia for her great idea!


  5. I look forward to reading what happens next. I’m not in this caliber of writing but will very much enjoy what others come up with.


  6. Well done Tess, I’m enjoying this! Can’t wait to see what Jacqui does with it!


  7. Great idea, Tess. I will try 🙂


  8. Nice one, wish I could jump on board.


  9. What a great idea this is to carry on the story challenge. I love reading it and sadly cannot participate as I am swamped with my next book. Yes, that’s what I said, lol, my next book. 🙂


  10. I don’t know how I missed the first installment, but now that I’m all caught up, I am eager to see how this will turn out.


  11. What a great challenge this is Tess. Oh boy, I’ll see if I can give it a try but my writing is doing strange things to me at the moment…when do you need it by if I can get to it?


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  14. Tess – You are now the queen of fun in 100 words or less.