How the Cookie Crumbles

An irreverant view of life after SIXTY-FIVE

100-Word Challenge for Grown-ups – Week #141


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This week’s prompt is ‘but there are so many seeds’ plus 100 words



Morgan paced, red lips set in a thin flat line. Clickety-clack, click. Three steps forward; two steps back. “How can she get away with this?”

“The public won’t have a clue.”

She whirled a scarlet nail towards her daughter, eyes black as onyx. “But there are so many seeds of half-truths and outright lies here.”

“This book is trash! Forget it.”

“Grievous insinuations—still, she didn’t name names…”

“So. Is it true about Warren Beatty? Who’s Cesare?”

“Ssh.” Morgan peered over her shoulder. “Where’s your father?”

“Why are you whispering?” Alexa jiggled flawless, penciled brows. “Spill.”

“Nothing to tell.” Arms folded, Morgan raised her designer chin.

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!

51 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grown-ups – Week #141

  1. Love the red lips set in a thin flat line. You are the master of creating the visual image


  2. So much packed into so few words!


  3. questions to be answered? intrigue!


  4. You have planted so many intriguing seeds in this one, I don’t know where to start. Again, I need the rest of the novel!


  5. Oh I want to know what’s happening!


  6. Thinking outside the box Tess, very clever!


  7. I love juicy gossip


  8. Red lips and scarlet nails, you have painted the picture well Tess, perhaps you need to delve a little deeper and bring us the rest? xx


  9. Tess, you set the stage for a terrible and nasty cat fight. Visual images wonderfully done. Love this one.


  10. “Seeds” was a great title, it leaves you with the beginning and wishing for more! Smiles, Robin


  11. I saw this mother and daughter so clearly – ‘the beautiful’ people. Designer chin, manicured nails, perfect brows. Life is one big tabloid treat for the daughter, and there are probably a lot of truths buried beneath momma’s indignation. Well done!


  12. Tess, did someone say novel? I will also be in line as they roll of the press.


  13. I must agree with so many other comments…your descriptive narrative paints a beautiful picture. Great use of the seed theme as well!


  14. Love this…’…she whirled a scarlet nail at her daughter..’ You amaze me how you set up a scene with so few yet perfectly placed words. Also the way you bring the characters bang, right into the story, feeling the tension, seeing these two ‘beautiful people’ in their designer home filled with lies and deception. Brilliant this, fabulous flash :D <3


  15. Seeds of half-truths and grievous insinuations…love it!


  16. “Whirled a scarlet nail”, love the descriptives! :)


  17. I’m in awe of writers who can conjure up images in such few words. Well done!


  18. ditto on the well done – and highly creative as well as haile salacious ( or is it Highly Selassie. I never get that right. Oh well, never mind that!). I read the piece twice to really take in the imagery and dialogue and undertones. it was delicious. You are very masterful.

    And I am very appreciative. Wait, as a woman writer is it mistressful rather than masterful?

    I look forward to reading more. I am a follower now.


    • Thanks so much. You are most generous. I’m pleased you like my scribbles. Always nice to find a good community.

      Masterful? Awesome. Works for me. Mistressful is too much of a mouthful and is it a real word?

      Thanks for the Follow. I do appreciate it. o_O


  19. Another enticing miniature. It strikes me that what you write often aren’t really stories, but tiny tempting glances into an unknown world…
    And I love how you spun the “seeds of half-truths” :-)


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