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100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #157

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This week’s prompt is and so it begins… +100 words

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THE W.P.P.

Tom kicked the night table. “Lousy life.” The lamp crashed to the floor, yanked back by its cord. “Time for new coordinates.” He grabbed the whiskey bottle before it tipped. The neck tight in his fist, he guzzled the last mouthful and slammed it on the dresser.

His head snapped at the urgent fist on the door.

That your car on fire?”

Outgrown hair shoved aside, Tom snatched his knapsack and dashed to the bathroom window. Sweat streamed from every orifice. “Come-on, come-on.” He grunted and heaved.

The front door exploded.

Tom bolted.

And so it begins again. The Witness Protection Plan doesn’t work.

 

© 2014 TAK

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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!

73 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #157

  1. Primo! See? This is an example of why I say you are so g.o.o.d.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab®|PRO

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  2. You write like this is a movie script. This is good, you pulled me in immediately, another brilliant 100 worder my lovely 💙

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  3. I enjoyed this, Tess! That last line was terrific!

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  4. Alrighta,good one Teas, some real emotion in those words…temper a flying. 😀

    I’ve missed participating at prompt blogs, I’m going to give one of these a go soon. See ya there.

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  5. “The witness protection program didn’t work” LOL good one, loved it

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  6. I love it! Made me smile.

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  7. My heart was racing in less than 100 words! Tess your ability to draw a reader in so quickly never ceases to amaze me. Well done!

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  8. Oh! Wasn’t sure where you were going, but that’s the fun part! Tess, you really do have a gift. Mega hugs!

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  9. Once I ‘got it’ I loved it!

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  10. There goes my thought for an ending,, great surprise. 😉

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  11. Ooh scary, loved the last line.

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  12. Another great one Tess!!! And no, it does NOT work!!! I’d be bolting before the door exploded !!!!

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  13. Oh no. will he survive?

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  14. I can never tell where the story is headed. You are the queen of suspense.

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  15. Another brilliant ending! I was wondering where the WPP was going.

    Which reminds me … if you have Netflix, there is a series called Lillehammer about a New Yorker in the Mafia put in the WPP. He asks to be sent to Lillehammer, Norway. It might be just our off-the-wall sense of humour, but we found the series very funny 🙂

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    • I’m comfortable in off-the-wall anything. I cancelled Netflix some time ago as I wasn’t watching it. Sounds good though. I like that kind of story because you never know what will happen next. Puts me in mind of the Fugitive for a second.

      I’ll keep the name in mind though. I thank you for mentioning it to me. ❤ ❤

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  16. Amazing and exciting!

    But *every* orifice? Ew.

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  17. Frightening! That was astounding!

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  18. The back flap of a book. Sure sounds appealing, Tess.

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    • You’re amazing, Jacqui. That idea crossed my mind when I blew off the erasure leavings. Okay, imaginary ones after how many re-tries?

      Nah. I don’t know that i’m into mystery writing. <3. Maybe I'll try my hand at a few shorts first. Thank YOU. ❤ ❤

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  19. Quite unexpected!! 🙂

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  20. Powerfull stuff. Glad it’s not me 🙂

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  21. Had no idea what the title meant so I read on with great intrigue and then found the perfect answer. Wow, I can smell his sweat from here…another wonderful flash Tess, you grabbed tightly by the neck with this one 🙂 ❤ ⭐

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  22. I wonder where he’ll land next. Reads like a fun action movie.

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  23. Poor man… yet antoher run in his future. Well done, Tess!

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  24. Outgrown hair..does that mean he’s outgrown it, or it has outgrown him? I like it.

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  25. Tess you should write plays! Oh, and at least he saved the whiskey bottle! 🙂 ❤

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  26. Perfectly rendered, you are so good. You are getting better and better at these.

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