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Life in the fast and slow lanes after SIXTY-FIVE

100-Word Challenge for Grown-ups – Week #156



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The prompt this week is the picture below+ 100 words

Week 156



“The name’s not Eloise. Go away.”

“Don’t ya rest—on a full stomach yet?”

“Nosey.” She shifted and appraised the intruder.

“How many times ya re-knit this thing?” He advanced, scrutinizing her handiwork.

“You’re saying it’s sloppy?”

Nah. Ya’re workin’ too hard. I’m Percy, Perc to my friends.”

“You’ve been watching me?”

Passin’ by. Noticed ya—busy, busy.”

“Come on. I’m tired of hollering.”

“Nice work.”

“I know.” She shuffled legs.


“You want to play? We’ll do it my way. I’ve room for dessert afterwards.”

“But, Wida, you slurped up… Your web’s empty.”

“Not any more. Time to Cha-cha.”

~ * ~


Male Black Widows have improved their survival rate by choosing well-fed females (preferably virgins). They judge by the pheromones she releases. A hungry female will eat her partner after mating.


© 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!

77 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grown-ups – Week #156

  1. How much fun is this! Very interesting and entertaining. And I just noticed the no awards badge on you website. It always surprises me when someone will see it on a site and still give out an award to the person. I’ve had it happen twice. Thanks but…..I like the blog tours, sort of the same thin b by a different name tough.


  2. Very funny! As always, Tess, you manage to paint a vivid picture with only a few words.


  3. Tess, I’ve a huge grin splitting my face after reading. Thank you! I love the way you described their movements – vivid! I can feel the web trembling with their movement.


  4. Tess, you never fail to impress. And you totally cracked me up with “Time to Cha-cha” Huge hugs my friend. 🙂


  5. Teehee Tess, I loved this!And thanks for the spider heads up at the end….nasty critters!😊


  6. Time to cha-cha! I love it. 🙂


  7. That is a nasty looking web. I’d hate to see the spider that owned that one!


  8. Sometimes I look at a cigarette like the fly at a spiderweb. It’s beautiful and loos inviting, but only for a split second. I not as dumb…no cha cha with me Baby 🙂


  9. So does the microcosm of spiders reflect the macrocosm of humans, so to speak?


  10. Very creative Tess. A surprise ending. 🙂


  11. Ha ha loved it, I’m sure there is many a female who who liked to devour her mate after… Especially one called Perc, well done honey 😀


  12. I loved this one, i like the imagination that went into it t.. fab…


  13. Ooo devious little critter!


  14. Love it Tess! Very clever 😀


  15. Very funny, I didn’t see the ending until I reached it.


  16. This is hysterical Tess. I loved it, didn’t see the ending coming at all.


  17. I must be a bit slow this morning. I had trouble wrapping my head around the ending trying to figure out what just happened … thanks for the note at the end. It made the penny drop!!! 😀


  18. I didn’t know that about male black widows.
    Liked the dialog a lot. 😀

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  19. Spida with an attitude – GRIN. That ol Perc thought he was smooth, but Wida figured him out – ‘Time to cha cha!

    How clever – and funny! ❤


  20. Haha…oh I just love this Tess, fabulous story and love the ‘time for cha-cha’… Things definitely back-fired on old Perc 😛 Thanks so much for this, you’ve given me a huge smile this morning. You are the Queen of Flash…you really are… ❤ 🙂 ❤


  21. Well, if you don’t smoke, you gotta do something after mating! I almost feel sorry for the poor chap!


  22. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Hoping your Thanksgiving is filled with blessings and joy. We convey our blessings to you and your loved ones on this Thanksgiving day.


  23. That put an image in my mind 😀 Very clever. I agree, spider webs are amazing feats of nature but I’m not a fan of spiders either :-/

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  24. Glad to hear that the odds are improving!!


  25. Holding our thumbs for Percy!
    So do the smaller animals have their relationship issues.


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