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100-word Challenge for Grownups – Week #158


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This week’s prompt is those special berries… +100 words



“Frankie? You can’t walk in—what do you want? Rocky’s on his way home.”

“I miss you, Babe—us.”

“We’re done, remember? Get out.” Rose rolled the pastry around her rolling-pin. Frankie gawked with starving eyes.

“Leave now and I’ll make your favorite.”

“Deal. Cherry?”

Rose rubbed her nose, leaving a trail of flour on her cheek. “It’ll be at our old hiding place in two hours.”

Frankie grabbed for her.

“Don’t.” She jerked away, holding out the dough like a shield. “Go!”

A handful of those special berries and I’ll shake you once and for all. You won’t ever eat pie again.


© 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!

54 thoughts on “100-word Challenge for Grownups – Week #158

  1. I see that i chose the perfect moment for my afternoon break! Sounds like Frankie has had it coming for a while. Huge hugs, Tess. ❤ 😀


  2. OOh a sinister twist, lovely.

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  3. Ha! I’ll bet he doesn’t…….

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  4. Well done, Tess! It amazes me how much emotion and back story you can pack into a story in so few words.


  5. I have no idea how you do it. A few lines and boing…there is a story. Not just that, it’s although entertaining. I need 100 words just in the subject line. Must be that language thing 🙂


  6. I’m not eating anything you offer up! 😉


  7. It is amazing how quickly your words pull a reader in…excellent!


  8. Oh this was a good one Tess.😁 Nothing says lovin…😆


  9. LOL – you are exercising your dark side!! I hope Frankie really is a bad guy and not just a lovesick loser.


  10. It made me laugh. Now, what does that say about me. Good writing!


  11. Ooh, she’s a nasty one. Isn’t there an easier way to get rid of this guy? For me, one taste of my pie and he’d be looking elsewhere.


  12. Oh, Rose is my kinda girl I like her. Thinks on her feet and everything. Lovely one Tess.


  13. Another Tess Cliff Hanger Special. Bravo!


  14. A surprise ending Tess! Wonderful twist.


  15. You really are a specialist for these shorties… make me a cherry pie pleeeaaaasssee!


  16. Uhm……does Rose bake for EVERYONE she gets tired of? Or just grabby men she’s done with? I mean….what about coffee friends and such???? Just in case…..

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  17. Yikes, there I thought it was going to be the rolling pin doing some damage…too bad, cherry pie is my favourite 😛 You’ve served up yet another delicious flash Tess, very tasty indeed 🙂 🙄 😀


  18. Those berries are sounding very ominous! 🙂


  19. Brilliant as always dear Tess 💖

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  20. When I started reading, I thought maybe Rose was some sweet young woman. But that ending changed that. Now I think she’s a witch. 😉

    Good story, Tess.


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  22. Oh, I could smell a murder-about-to-happen in the first line! Love it! You got a little Roald Dahl “Lamb to the Slaughter” wickedness in this one.


  23. When a woman says, ‘It’s over,’ well… you’d best believe it’s over!

    I guess he’ll get his just desserts…

    Great job, Tess!


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