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100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #174

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Prompt this week:  …all seven were just arguing amongst themselves… + 100 words

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Where There’s a Will

As Nurse Nancy dashed in, all seven were just arguing amongst themselves.

“We sell the house first.”

“I don’t agree!”

“Let’s auction everything—”

“You buzzed?” She scanned the silent bed.

Harry frowned; his siblings shook their heads. A thin hand rose, then flopped like a beached trout on the crisp sheets. Nurse Nancy rushed forward; the seven trailed behind.

“Mrs. Mitchell—Annie. What can I get you?”

“Water, please? And a bedpan?”

“Right away.”

Harry froze, paled.

“Your mother needs privacy.” Hands gesturing, she shooed them out.

“I thought she was dead—”

“You were wrong. Call my lawyer.” The voice intensified. “I’m changing my will.”

 

© 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!

40 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #174

  1. Ha! That’s awesome, Tess, and an excellent point. Sometimes it feels like some people would like to walk around a sick person’s house putting stick-it notes on items. It’s so sad and creepy.
    Got to share this.
    Thank you again, Tess, always wonderful. 🙂

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  2. This made me laugh even while I was thinking how awful the sick person’s family members were. Great job!

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  3. Wonderful! I love it. Serves the wretches right and hope the lawyer gets there before she dies.

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  4. You packed a lot of actions and mystery into so few words. Very impressive. 🙂

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  5. Surprise ending–that was great! I wonder how often that actually happens. Hmm…

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  6. Ooh, great ending! Ungrateful kids. Looks like she’ll get the last laugh…

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  7. Brilliant! Get ’em Mama! 🙂 Bravo Tess!

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  8. Well done darling T. I can picture Mum smirking with eyes closed. I think lovely Harry should do bed pan duty after that! Another classic hundred worder from you. 😊

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  9. I love this and can relate to it!! Great job, as always.

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  10. Brilliant as usual. I think it is a sad reality all too often … dividing the estate before the body is cold 😦

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  11. Ha!!! Good one, Tess. Even though it was funny, you had me right there in the room with them. Huge higs. 🙂

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  12. Great Tess. This was a laugh out loud moment.

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  13. Oh I love this one Tess! As a nurse it especially intrigues me. You drew me right in as always. Immediately I could imagine being at the bedside.

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  14. Hooray for Annie and boo to parasites!

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  15. How funny, people will always fight over wills.

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  16. What can I say…… I love it….

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  17. Very good and good ending…. but it’s a pity… it happens in real life!!!!!

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  18. Those horrid buzzards! Well done, Tess! ❤

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  19. Oh this is spendid Tess, what justice there is at last in this greedy world! I used to work as a legal secretary in both conveyancing and probate, and it never failed to amaze me how the whiff of money changed even the most gentle of souls – and I mean overnight :/ Good for Annie. That’ll teach the scheming vultures 🙂 😀 ❤

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  20. I’m cheering for Annie. What ingrates!

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  21. 😀 Perfect! Leeches, go home!

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  22. It made me laugh… but it serves them right! Go Annie!

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  24. Great! It made me chuckle.

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  25. This one made me laugh. Some people, no sense of decency as you so well showed.

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  26. Oh, snap! If only everyone had the chance to hear such things before they pass on.

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  27. This one made me guffaw, which might be weird because I spent four hours yesterday keeping a loved one company while he was ‘infused’ in the chemotherapy department at the hospital. No bedpans, thankfully.

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  28. I actually saw this happen once. The boys were arguing over who was going to get Daddy’s truck. He got mad, got better, and went homealon!

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    • OMGosh. My crystal ball works! 😀 😀 😀
      Awesome about Daddy. That’s what I feel I would do. You’d think at least ONE of the siblings would speak up and tell the rest how wrong arguing over possessions is. 😦

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  29. Great story with a chuckle at the end. 🙂

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  30. Love, love, love this! Well done! As the Director of Hospice in my former life, I can attest to the truth behind this story. Money changes so many things when a loved one dies. I’ve seen families fractured and even had to call security before. The best advice I can give is 1) Spend it before you go to better your life, enjoy experiences you’ve always wanted to enjoy and build lasting memories. And, 2) Have a will and don’t share it with your family, that’s what lawyers are for. The less they know about your assets the better for all concerned. Perhaps then, the focus will be on what they are losing (their mother or father) and not what they are gaining. Just my 2 cents worth.

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  31. Thank you, Sheila. I can only imagine siblings squabbling over the spoils. I don’t understand it though. I especially enjoyed writing this because there were seven of them. You’d think one or two would speak up about how wrong the conversation was. No-one even had time to double check on the mother. So crass.

    Bless you for the good work you do, and reading and commenting. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  32. I suspect they’ll be getting their just desserts 🙂

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  33. As they should. Terrible people. I cannot imagine, but I hear this sort of thing happens. Bah!
    Thanks so much for reading and commenting. ❤ ❤

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  34. Now that was awesome! Hell yeah… We had this saying when I was a kid, “snagged, snagged like a brown paper bag in the middle of the street, beep beep!”

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  35. Thank you, Myas. Greed is a terrible thing. Ugly.

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