How the Cookie Crumbles

An irreverant view of life after SIXTY-FIVE

100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week 153

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This week the prompt is: …but my poor old feet…+ 100 words

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https://jfb57.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week153-2/

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Poor Old Feet

The kettle shrieked. Lucy shuffled in wearing flip flops and a housecoat. She emptied it into a bowl of Epsom salts set on the floor, and threw herself into the chair. She watched the water fizz. The steam is hot, the humidity’s hell, and the window fan’s a joke.

Impatient, she emptied half her water bottle into the bath, and dipped in a swirling toe, and then another.

Ahhhh.

The screen door slammed. “Battery’s dead. Hop along to town and buy me smokes.”

“I jus’ come from work.”

“Run along.”

“But my poor old feet—I been standin’…”

 

“What-the… Ow-ow-ow. Hot-hot-hot. You crazy…”

“Your turn. Git.”

 The End

© 2015 Tess and How the Cookie Crumbles. All Rights Reserved.

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Bonus:

I had to check if my memories of Epsom salts were correct. Take a gander:

http://wellnessmama.com/8509/epsom-salt-uses/

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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 153

  1. She is a very feisty sort..hahahaha. I got the scenes, well done!

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  2. Someone sure got it! 😉

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  3. Excellent, took me a second but then, I got it.
    Now I’m looking at my blistered feet right now, thinking, hmmm, epsom salts might be a good idea. 😉
    Another amazing contribution to the 100-Word Challenge for Grownups, can’t wait for more. 🙂
    All the best. 🙂

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  4. … but, but, but …WHO got it? I fear it was Lucy. Long suffering Lucy 😦

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  5. Well, that’s one way to get your way…

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  6. Standing all day and walking home in that humidity and finally putting your feet into Epsom Salts and what has sweediecums been doing all day? ? I don’t blame her at a.l.l. 😀 😀 😀

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  7. Sweetie needs to get off his duff and get his own smokes….and yes, Epsom salts are excellent for all kinds of soaking. I like to use the lavender scented salts in my tub to soak a.l.l. of me. Good write!

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  8. I swear by them for soaking an achy body (or feet). When I was a kid the box of Epsom ,& Lysol too, used to list dozens of things they could be used for.
    Fun story. Megs hugs!

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  9. Ha Ha! Serves him right! 🙂

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  10. Foot pain is the worse, ouch! 🙂

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  11. I think he got it for sure! Another setting painted quickly with your words as the paintbrush.

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  12. Love the epsom salt uses list

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  13. 😀 😀 He got what he deserved

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  14. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Tess Karlinski can turn 100 words into magic.. But my poor old feet….

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  15. I am giggling, good for Lucy! Dang Tess, you sure have a bit of a violent streak 😉

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  16. Ha ha. Naughty, naughty. No, I mean the things on her feet. I wasn’t interesting what she had on underneath the housecoat. 😀 😀 😀

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  17. Great story! To clarify, I agree with valentinelogar. Thongs is another word for flip flops, not just for skimpy underwear (which is a thong). Tongs is an instrument with two arms for grasping things. I don´t think she would wear tongs on her feet, but you never know. Tess´s stories are so unique!!

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  18. Darned internet. I looked it up first before I used the word. Tons of advertisements for ‘beach’ tongs (with pictures too). Tried Microsoft Word just now. Used flip flops so there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind, but they agree with Val as well. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  19. I do this, except I put my feet in ice water. My wife thinks I’m insane.

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  20. Do you have room for two more words, that start with F and Y? Hmmm??

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  21. Ha ha. If I hyphenate flip flops, there will be room for an extra word. 😀 😀 😀
    Like your sense of humor, Jacqui. As always, I’m tickled you read my scribbles. Thank you, ❤

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  22. She dumped the hot water on him! Love it! What a jerk, wanting that poor, exhausted woman to go into town and pick his lazy butt up some smokes. He deserves what he got! Another gem, dear Tess. ❤

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  23. I wish something like that would help my feet. Epsom salts doesn’t even get close to nerves though.
    I also don’t do baths anymore.

    Whoever was demanding her to go to the store should have been hung up by the thumbs.

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  24. Hah… that’ll learn ‘im!

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  25. I like to think the heat got to the missus and this isn’t the first time he thinks she’s s go-for. 😀
    Thanks, Loretta.

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  26. Tess, your story shows so much in such a limited amount of words. I’m a little jealous (in a good way!) 🙂

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  27. Thanks so much for reading and for your kind and generous words. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  28. He deserved it! Love it!

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  29. Serves him right. I hope she got to relax and sent him packing. Another great flash Tess, love it 🙂 ❤ ⭐

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  30. Perhaps your travels in China prompted this? 🙂

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  31. Hot water – I was thinking tea time! But a little relaxation is needed after a tough day!

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