How the Cookie Crumbles

Life in the fast and slow lanes after SIXTY-FIVE

100-Word Challenge for Grownups


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The prompt this week is the picture below plus 100 words.

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A Fine Sunday

“My granddaddy worked on the docks across there. You listening, Llewellyn?”


“Where’s your mind at this fine Sunday?”

“It’s nothing.”

Zelma patted the dog. “Our one day off together and your mind’s someplace else?”

“I’ve sorting out to do.”

She backed away. “Like what?”

“Things.” He swiped a forearm across his greasy forehead. “The Rover car factory is opening soon and advertising for workers.”

“You don’t know anything about…”

“I already quit…”

“The Missus cut my hours, and soon I’ll stop altogether.”

“Don’t worry— Stop?”

“I have news. You’ll be a daddy before Christmas.”


“This ain’t the Bible.”


© 2015 All Rights Reserved Tess and How the Cookie Crumbles


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!

30 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grownups

  1. This ain’t the bible. Wonderful.


  2. That fit so well with the sculpture. Great.


  3. This is wonderful, Tess. I almost missed how clever the last part was, I read it again and laughed out loud!
    This cheered me up. Thank you. 🙂
    Going to share. 🙂


  4. What a rich story you wove, in just a hundred words, Tess… past, present, and a future with multiple possibilities. You are a true master at this. Huge hugs.


  5. Ha! Great line “This ain’t the bible.”, love it! 🙂


  6. You always do this, Tess–leave so many tantalizing dangles, I want to read read read!


  7. Tess Tess Tess….. 🙂 It sure aint.


  8. Yes, it looks to me that’s exactly what they’re saying.


  9. Fabulous Tess. I could almost hear the figures in the photo speaking your words.


  10. My word you’re good, couldn’t make anything out of this!


  11. What great statues and I do love the ending too.


  12. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Something to enjoy with your coffee this morning.. an immaculate 100 word challenge by Tess Karlinski.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Perfect for the prompt! Rich and well told. You continue to get these right, continue to get better and better.


  14. Perfect! I can just hear them having that conversation 🙂 And I love that last line too!


  15. Wonderful! Great last line!


  16. Ahahahahahahaha! That last line. 😀


  17. Love the ending. Very funny.


  18. Hahaha perfect story for the picture. Looks like the last line got the vote! 😀


  19. One word: FABULOUS. I’ll say it again Tess, you are the Queen of Flash 😀


  20. That last line is awesome 😀


  21. LOL – I admit I had to read it twice before I got it too! This ain’t the bible … too funny 🙂


  22. Masterful! And it does go perfectly with the prompt.


  23. Thank YOU, Olga. Some come easier than others, but not often enough. ❤ ❤


  24. “This ain’t the Bible.” 😀 😀 😀 Tess, I love this!! ❤


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