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100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #166

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This week’s prompt is … checking in proved to be… + 100 words

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Checking in proved to be easy, the room prepaid and waiting.

The knock, subtle as a whisper, sighed against the wood. Lucy smoothed the linen skirt of her fuscia suit. She strode to the door fumbling for the doorknob. Palm damp, her hand trembled. She arranged a smile on her face and snatched it open. Her mouth dropped.

“Surprise—”

“Frank. What are you doing here?”

“I have a date with a redhead.”

Lucy patted her springy curls. “Date?” She staggered backwards.”

“Your first time?”

“You’re Jack? But how—”

“You left a brazen trail.”

“You knew? Get out!”

“The room’s paid and we’re married.”

 

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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!

67 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #166

  1. Oh a very interesting twist! Love your eloquent description of the knock – subtle as a whisper, sighed against the wood. Another amazing piece Tess. Well written!

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  2. Lovely as always, Tess. You really work magic with these things.
    And now you’ve got me thinking of that Pina Colada song… 😀

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  3. Oh my, sounds like someone was up to some mischief and got caught.

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  4. Frank is amazingly understanding. Oh wait–are they into roleplaying? Got it!

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    • I hadn’t thought about role playing, Jacqui. Hmm.
      I don’t think she likes him anymore and has been playing on the internet. I don’t believe her husband is understanding at all. She will pay. The room is paid for and he has a date with his red-headed wife who thought she was meeting another man. Could get ugly. What do you think?

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  5. How you do this week in and week out, Tess – my admiration is boundless. I love the texture of your words!

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  6. I loved the “arranged a smile on her face.” This also reminded me of the song. Great as always Tess 🌻

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  7. Reblogged this on newauthoronline and commented:
    This is good and made me smile. Kevin

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  8. An excellent twist, someone’s being a naughty girl! Love it 🙂

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  9. No no, no! oh dear..

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  10. I wander how that played out. 😉

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  11. RUH ROH Scooby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Two scenarios are going on in my head. Neither one is very nice or pretty though. :/

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  13. Ooops, busted!!! Great twist… 🙂

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  14. Hahaha… Red handed?????????????????????”’

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  15. Great as always.

    I love the idea of a knock sighing against the wood. But would a husband about to catch his wife in a compromising position have such a passive knock?

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  16. I think those two might deserve each other! 🙂

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  17. Well done. I loved the twist.

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  18. Apparently Lucy is not a natural at such deception. Love that “sighed against the wood.”

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  19. This is really great,

    I immediately thought of the “Gomer Pyle” moniker, Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!

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  20. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Ah Tess Karlinski and her 100 word challenges…This week Arrangement… oops

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  21. Oh dear, you do like those dark twists Tess 🙂

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  22. Oh dear, something tells me she is not going to enjoy her “date”! At all! Great twisting, Tess, you always get it just right, even when I am suspecting a twist, (as you often do them) it still gives me a sweet smack of surprise. I should call you Twisted Tess, lol. Enjoyed it!

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  23. Hehe that last line – wowa!!

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  24. Oh-oh there may be trouble ahead!

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