How the Cookie Crumbles

Life in the fast and slow lanes after SIXTY-FIVE

100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #173

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Prompt:  …and so it begins… + 100 words

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Where Were We?

Fran glared at her laptop screen. “The special’s gone.”

“What special?”

“The Groupon chicken breasts. I told you.”

“You’re. A. Week. Late.” Heather scowled over her bifocals.

“What?”

“Look-look. My favorite pants are on Groupon, and cheaper than Walmart’s.

“Those burgundy things?” Fran wrinkled her nose. 

“No-no. The navy ones. Three pair should do. Where’s my credit card?”

“You use Pay Pal, silly.”

“R-ight.”

“And so it begins. You remember, I forget. I remember, you forget.” Fran raised her hand. “Waitress, two refills, please? Where were we?”

“I donno.”

“You weren’t listening?”

They frowned at each other, then laughed till tears lined their eyes.

 

© 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!

45 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #173

  1. This made me smile and cry, Tess. I lost my best friend of 30 years two months ago…I don’t know how many conversations like this we had over the years.
    Thank you for reminding me of the happy times. 🙂

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  2. LOL. Tess that was truly charming. You amaze me by how easily you draw me right into the story. Oh… I’m not forgetful — there are just too many thoughts in my head. If i tilt it to one side, some of them fall out. 😀 Mega hugs!

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    • 😀 😀 I can be in the middle of a conversation and if I take even a one word or one action detour, I get off track and can’t remember where I left off. 😀 😀
      Thank you, Teagan, for visiting and reading.

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  3. How familiar a conversation with the craziness of friendship. 🙂

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  4. This was delightful. You do so well with only one hundred words.

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  5. I love that story! Sounds like my husband and I.

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  6. I felt like I was sitting right there with them Tess. Wonderful to have good friends to laugh with. Well done1

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  7. This really made me smile, and feel like I was there with them laughing 🙂

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  8. I have a remember forget friend and we help each other out, its funny but might not be one day, statistics for dementia are rising! Also you made me laugh because navy blue pants were compulsory school uniform when I was a kid – then I remembered that pants to you are trousers to us!

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  9. Great, very familiar. It happens to me with many of my friends. Between all of us we probably make a reasonable brain

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  10. Oh I liked this very funny.

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  11. I know exactly where they are coming from.. haahee!

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  12. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Tess Karlinski at her 100 word challenge best.. Where Were We… good question.

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  13. Sounds like one of my conversations 😉 made me smile x

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  14. Haha…oh this is wonderful Tess. How many times have I forgotten half way through a conversation what I was going to say…far too many 😉 Queen of flash, yes you are… 😀 ❤

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  15. Oh Tess! This is just wonderful. Of course, I am not at this point yet and neither are my friends, but it is nice to know I’ll have back up in the event something like this happens….hahahaha! Always great, Tess. You do these so very well.

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  16. Sweet and funny, Tess! 🙂

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  17. Heheh! Yes, I would be laughing with them 🙂

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  18. I have had conversations like that!

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  19. 😀 It reminds me of a TV show from the 1960s called “The Mother-in-Laws” LOL

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  20. Priceless. My oldest friend and I have similar conversations. Then we pause, look at one another, ask “What were we talking about?” shrug and move on. Eventually it comes back to us. You’ve captured it wonderfully.

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  21. This put a huge grin on my face! Well done, Tess! You have a gift for dialogue and for drawing the reader into the story quickly. I love what you do with these challenges. ❤

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  22. Thank goodness Fran and Heather laugh about it all! What else can we do? Wait. What was I saying? ?Do about what? 🙂 xo

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  23. Oh yes, so familiar 😀

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  24. Ah Tess, this reminds me of my parents, my friends and I. So many long term relationships. It was sweet and funny. Nicely done.

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  25. IT does sound familiar – mainly it reminds me of my teenager shopping online for bargain whatsits.

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  26. 😀 😀 Happens. Sooner or later. 😀 😀

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  27. Three pair of pants? Ha ha! This is sweet, and touching. Thanks.

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  28. Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    Another challenge! I am loving these challenges lately actually. -OM
    Note: Comments disabled here, please visit their post.

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  29. LOL. Funny story but true. Sounds like some of the conversations my grown daughter and I have. 🙂

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  30. Hi,
    I know at least three bloggers here–small world? small Blogosphere?
    At any rate, what an engaged community! Almost 100 likes! You should be proud of what you’ve accomplished.
    Thanks for visiting my site today and liking my post “9 Ways to Avoid Gambling…”
    Nice to see you again,
    Janice

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  31. Hi,
    We know the same people–Jason Cushman, Susan Langer…
    I’m glad you liked my Daily Life in California post. Did you see Jason reblogged it to his 50,000 followers? I am over the moon excited. My birthday is tomorrow. What a present!
    Thanks for the visit today.
    Janice

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