How the Cookie Crumbles

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100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #168

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 This week’s prompt is …the blue was sapphire… + 100 words

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THE RECEPTION

Drink in hand, I skimmed the room. Lights blazed, children squealed, and the discordant orchestra tuned up. Receptions are boring without a date.

A commotion caught my attention. Upswept copper curls bobbed through the crowd. A pale cerulean gown, delicate as angels’ breath, floated towards me. The exquisite creature peered up brows raised, her eyes—the blue was sapphire—like the gem… “Can I help you?” My voice cracked.

“Get me out of here, please?” She drifted forward. Like a puppy after a treat, I loped behind her. The night might not be a complete waste.

“Where to?”

“A drive maybe?”

“Husband problems?”

“Girlfriend.”

 

© 2015 All Rights Reserved Tess and How the Cookie Crumbles

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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 #168

  1. I am left most intrigued Tess. the description ‘Upswept copper curls bobbed’ paints a beautiful image. Your eloquent way with words once again shining brightly here.

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  2. Girlfriend….one has to wonder, hers or someone elses? Lots going on here. As usual Tess, you leave us wanting more of the story. Great job!

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  3. I love your stories Tess. You always take us somewhere unexpected. Like Sue, I was taken with the upswept copper curls bobbing through the crowd 🙂

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  4. Vision comes through clearly with your words. And sadly I’m left sitting here staring at a picture, wondering what the rest of the story is. sigh.

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  5. I am completely confused. Love the images. Have no idea what’s going on. What a great start!

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    • Nobody is as he or she seems. Two huge disappointments await. Her GIRLfriend is the problem throughout. ??

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    • I wasn’t planning on being mysterious. It always seems clear to me; not necessarily to the reader. Must get back to the drawing-board. Right now my teeth hurt.

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      • I got it, Tess. You were clear. You just went to an unexpected place, and went around the curve on two wheels. Don’t worry — everyone will catch up. 🙂
        > I applaud your sense of writing adventure.
        I’m a big chicken for the most part — always sticking with “Write what you know.” So there are a lot of “points of view” from which i don’t feel knowledgeable enough to write. I don’t even like to write from a (typical) male POV, (and i’ve been inside enough male minds to be familiar) though sometimes i have to in short segments, if the story demands.
        Well done! ⭐ Hugs.

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      • Teagan, I so appreciate your friendship and support. ❤ The truth is I never have a plan. The endings happen on their own. This one was a huge surprise and I giggled myself silly. 😀 😀 😀

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    • You are like an engineer. At least when I worked with engineers, I got their thinking. 😀

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  6. Oh, thank you, Tess! I burst out laughing at that last sentence. Thank you!

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  7. “Like a puppy after a treat” – oh I love that line. It’s a really good one, Tess.

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  8. Killing me, Tess that was sublime in its perfection.

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  9. You drew me right into the scene — as always. Hugs! 🙂

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  10. This made me chuckle. The ending was totally unexpected. Kevin

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  11. Seems to me like he quickly realised he’s barking up the wrong tree!

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  12. Good one! A character you need to explore.

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  13. Beautifully written and observed. Oh yes, appearances can be deceptive. Another one of those challenges that I hope at some point I’ll get organised to try and take part in. A great way to get the writing flowing.

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    • Thank YOU, Olga, for getting it. A new avenue for me. I had no idea where this would end up until it did. Couldn’t stop laughing. Didn’t know if anyone else would get it.
      I agree. I love these challenges. Come on over! ❤ ❤

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  14. I am always impressed how you can conjure up a great description and story in very least amount of words……

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  15. Rather short, but in your words there are a lot of hiden moments, wich no need words. Good. regards

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  16. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Condensing a meaningful story into 100 words is a skill that is excelled at by Tess Karlinski on her blog.. also if you are intrigued about China and its people and culture you will enjoy her weekly record of her trip there…

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  17. I really like the twist at the end. Wasn’t expecting that!

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  18. Another great one.! (And that’s something I can take for granted with you )

    But could you perhaps make the NEXT 100-word story a continuation of THIS one?

    Your stories end just as you suck me in!

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  19. Hmmm…girlfriend could have a few meanings, but me thinks he’s out of luck.

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  20. Another brilliant story, it takes some skill to do that in 100 words. I’m in awe ❤

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  21. Okay… first this: ‘Upswept copper curls bobbed through the crowd…’ Then the last word. I don’t like to swear on blogs but Tess, I have to just this once… this is bloody brilliant. That’s all I’m saying… ❤ 😀 ⭐

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  22. Tess – You keep getting better and better. Your talent for these ever so short stories boggles my mind.

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    • Thank you, Sheri. I am honored you think so. I never know how any of these will take shape. Response to this one surprises me. I wasn’t sure the last line and circumstance would be clear. Now I’m doing my happy dance. Can’t dance but doing it anyway.
      😀 😀 😀

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  23. Lovely language and intriguing ending. I can see this as the opening of a novel.

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  24. It’s the perfect peak to leave the reader. Love it .!!!

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  25. Woo! That’s a ball breaker?!!! 😉

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  26. Love the ambiguity, Tess. Nice touch! 😉

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  27. This is fabulous! Visual, witty, surprise ending! One of your best, Tess!

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  28. Clever you Tess! Brilliant descriptions and a bit of a question left in the reader’s minds. Nice to be back and catch up on my favourite blogs. xo

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