How the Cookie Crumbles

An irreverant view of life after SIXTY-FIVE

100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #162

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It’s a new year and the fun continues. To read the rules and join in, click below:

http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week162/

The week’s prompt:   as I put the decorations away I … + 100 words

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ANGELS

Smash! “I sorry, Grammie.” Beth’s lip wobbled; solitaire-size tears leaked to her chin.

“Sweetie, it’s okay. Come sit.”

“It was a accident.”

“I know.”

Brushing copper wisps aside, she raised watery eyes. “You mad now?”

“At you? Never. Who wants a hug?”

Beth giggled and climbed upon her lap.

Grammie wiped the little face. “Each year, as I put the decorations away, I remember your mom, no bigger than you. One Christmas I dropped and broke her favorite ornament, a glass angel.”

“Did she cry?”

“No. I did. She said we’d buy another one.”

“Did you?”

“Yes. Two. Mine’s near the top—there.”

“Mine too. My tree”

 

© 2015 All Right Reserved 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!

76 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #162

  1. A great way to remember Christmas…

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  2. You’re so versatile, Tess. This was a wonderfully sweet story. Your words made me see it in sparkling clarity. Huge hugs. ❤

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  3. A tender and gentle story with the slightest twinge of sadness 🙂

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  4. A sweet moment we would all treasure if it were ours.

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  5. Wonderful story that makes you feel good. Thank you

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  6. Very sweet. Happy New Year!

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  7. I’m at the age I don’t care about broken ornaments. There are some precious ones, but not so much so that I’d upset my child. I didn’t used to be that way.

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  8. This one was sweet, Tess. Are you called Grammie?

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  9. What a gentle and lovely scene you have created Tess. Marvelous.

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  10. Solitaire tears and copper wisps, such lovely images Tess!

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  11. Lovely way to remember.

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  12. Children make Christmas, a sweet write Tess ☺️

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  13. Sounds like Grammie and Beth are good for one another. 🙂

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  14. Ahh…this is a sweetie,, in every way, and a lovely story to round up Christmas and see us into the New Year ❤ ❤ ❤

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  15. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    From an accomplished ‘100 word’ challenge participant …..

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  16. Oh Tess what a sweet story. Unexpected from you these days so I think I like it even more for that reason.

    😉

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  17. Tess, so much said in so few words. Funny how the decorations on the tree trigger memories isn’t it? Happy New Year to you.

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  18. I love this, I read it a few times 🙂 Circle of life…circle of love…

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  19. I am so used to reading about murder and mayhem in your 100-word stories that this on threw me for a complete loop. It also made me say “Awww!”

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  20. Awww…so sweet Tess, brought a smile to my day. Happy New Year too.😁

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  21. This is so lovely Tess 💖

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  22. So lovely – and to say so much in 100 words…very well done.

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  23. A sweet and touching little story Tess. I love your stuff! ❤

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  24. Nice story. Look forward to more. Happy New year

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  25. Such a sweet story, Tess! Wishing you a lovely 2015!

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  26. Tess – There you go – pulling at my heart strings. I love this and it’s so real. Beautiful. A vision in 100 words or less.

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  27. A nice moment beautifully captured. Is mama still alive? Broken ornaments, broken hearts, broken dreams? And yet no… for their are treasured memories, and a little girl’s feelings spared. Better a broken ornament than a broken spirit. Lovely, Tess.

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  28. Lovely Christmas memory, well done.

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  29. Grannies always make everything better.

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