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100-Word Challenge for Grown-ups – Week #149

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If you’d like to try this challenge, click below:

http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week149/

This week’s prompt … union … + 100 words

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THE FIX

“Never in a trillion years—” Arms and fists rigid, Jeannette grit her teeth.

“Turn around and look at me, okay?” Paul’s forehead glistened. “I’m sure you’ve misunderstood.”

She threw up her hands, palms open, fingers wide. “I don’t think so.”

“Please. Look at me.”

“Powerful man, your father. He’d stoop this low, would he?”

“Don’t—”

“So, this union, our marriage—a farce to hide his dirty little secret—”

“I swear…”

“You knew about this. Your problem; you fix it without me.”

“Me?”

Hands on hips, she swivelled around. “Nobody’s touching  my money.”

“Honey—”

“How could you?” Slam.

 

© 2014 TAK

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!

79 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grown-ups – Week #149

  1. Bet he is sleeping on the sofa tonight!

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  2. ohhhh I want to know more details!

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  3. Great example of showing not telling. Not always easy to do.

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  4. Now you KNOW we want MORE. Well, not as much as the father in law wants. But yes, more!!!

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  5. Dozens of questions are bubbling to the surface!! It’s like eavesdropping on a conversation and hearing only enough to peek your curiosity 🙂

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  6. You’ve done it again, Tess! This demands more! And, I loved your title! Best ~ Huntie – AND – I love your banner picture – what a gorgeous green and that glistening drop….

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  7. Wow. Lots of power in those 100 words. Excellent!

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  8. Intriguing! You know how to make a mind wander….

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  9. I had to read it twice to understand, but okay….so this could be a novel Ms. Tess.

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  10. I need to know more!!

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  11. Good heavens what is going on??? What a cliffhanger Tess 🙂

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  12. I can feel the tension in this one. (brought back some unpleasant memories) Good job

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  13. You are leaving me hanging Tess. Brilliant!

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  14. Anger, hot emotion, a sense of betrayal. Damn, woman! We want more! 😀

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  15. Oh boy…so the secret is out and she is one angry wife. Would love to know what her father-in-law’s dirty little secret is….do tell 😉

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  16. A(nother!!) cliff hanger…..
    You tease us Tess, and we love it!

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  17. I hope she sorts him out. Great writing again, Tess 🙂

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  18. Nice cliffhanger my friend. ❤

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  19. How could you (slam) leave us hanging?

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  20. As usual, you leave me with dozens of questions. You are so good at that. Another shortie that must be a book.

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  21. There’s not a doubt about the action here. You’ve let the emotions fly with your characters and what a rich story it became.

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  22. Now what is that dirty little secret?

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