How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #159


Time for another challenge. To join in the fun, click below:

This week’s prompt:  I need to remember… +100 words



“Where are my gloves?”

Mrs. K’s fingers combed through her hair. “You’re burning up.”

“Can’t leave without my gloves.”

“They’re tucked into your belt. Here.”

He rubbed puffy eyes.  “I need to remember something. What?”

“Make it back in time for breakfast?”

“No-no. Where’s the new GPS?”

“In the sleigh, dear. Take Nelson tonight.”

Kris pulled on his bottom lip. “Nelson?”

“The doctor treating you.”

“Don’t think so…”

“What if you get drowsy? Or need meds to get through tonight?

“You’re mighty persuasive, Mrs. K. Ho, ho, ho—but no.”

A green and black blur dashed out the door.

Safe home, Kris. Safe home.


© 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!

70 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #159

  1. Loved it but Green and Black… ?


  2. Tess that was adorable. I love it! Hugs. ❤


  3. A sleigh with a GPS….who would have thought LOL


  4. Oh very clever and festive Tess. I too am wondering about green and black.


  5. Awww … poor Santa! Going to work feeling sick!!


  6. Oh you are precious, Tess. What a wonderful story.


  7. Traditional Santa wore green!


  8. Very nice, not long to wait now.


  9. I really hope he makes it through the night… he will be so missed… great little story by the way.


  10. For the sake that is all good and kind TAKE NELSON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  11. Can always rely on Santa to take one for the team. Green and black an elf? The clock is ticking. Good little story sweety. 💙


  12. I loved it Tess, especially the GPS 💖


  13. Love it 🙂 Especially the thought of an elf with a doctor’s bag!


  14. GPS? Wonderful. Poor Ms. K, taking care of a dotty Santa. Poor Rudolf, out of work due to that new GPS.

    Loved this Tess, just perfect.


  15. Oh bless Santa for working no matter what.


  16. I got a charge out of this! What a cute story!

    Ho ho ho – no. Made me laugh. Well done!


  17. This one gave me a big smile.

    But that’s unsafe driving. That’s naughty.

    The Big Guy should’ve recruited Hanukkah Harry.


  18. HI Tess,
    I love this story! So many nice touches, like the GPS, and the gloves tucked into his belt. A refreshing new take on Christmas! Merry Christmas to you, Tess!


  19. I’m all smiles! Love your story!


  20. I enjoyed reading this. Happy Christmas!


  21. I’m devastated! All these many decades I believed that this dear old man was invincible. Can it be that he is getting too old to manage the job? Surely not. What a tragedy that would be…..


  22. Fabulous…Maybe it’s time doctors’ bags changed colour…


  23. Poor Santa! He should stay home! It’s not like he’s needed any more, what with department stores and so on.


  24. Aw, that’s a sweet Kris Kringle story!


  25. Tess I will be doing a post over the holidays featuring the top 6 commenters on my blog as declared by WordPress. You are one of them. Is it all right if I share a few kind sentences and a link to your blog? Can you tell ne the name of the book you have published?


  26. You are SUCH a good storyteller. Bet Santa is grinning ear to ear. (And hopefully his cold is much better!!)


  27. About time Santa got a GPS, lol. Great story! Merry Christmas Tess and wishing you happiness and health in the new year and always. ❤


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