How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week 155

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This challenge is open to everyone. Check out the rules below:

https://jfb57.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week155-2/

This week’s prompt:  … as time passes… + 100 words

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Another Broken Heart

Samantha’s mother held her hand, breathed deep.

“My Granny Gracie prayed with each phone call and mail delivery. The letter arrived with good news five years too late.”

“What happened to her, Mom?”

“She died of a broken heart. Granny held on till the letter’s arrival, but she already lay at death’s door. For some, as time passes, love fades like a summer rose, but not for her.”

“Where had great grandpa gone so long?”

“They thought he’d drowned on the Titanic, but he’d sustained a brain injury and suffered with amnesia for years. Her funeral almost finished him.”

“Another broken heart.”

“Shattered.”

The End

 

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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!

36 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week 155

  1. Oh, that’s sad. I can see that happening.

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  2. Tess, short & sweet sorrow! Good writing! Christine

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  3. I look forward to a morning read of Tess!

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  4. What a sad one this is… 😉

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  5. What a terribly sad story, but brilliantly written, 🙂

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  6. Twists and turns, heartbroken. Very well done, as always Tess.

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  7. You are a master weaver of story telling in short form. How sad. How wonderfully written.

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  8. Oh that’s so beautifully written, but so sad.

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  9. How sad! Wonderful job with this short, Tess. Just right! 💜

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  10. Another great one Tess.

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  11. Terrific Tess… so sad. My grandmother was only told my grandfather was missing after all the celebrations to mark the end of the war in November 1918 only to find out he had been killed on the November 2nd…. She never fully recovered.

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  12. Brief yet heartbreaking. Great story.

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  13. Oh, so sad. Wonderfully done, Tess ❤

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  14. “as time passes”… I can see where that prompt would send you down this kind of road. Funny how we look at the passage of time. Anyhow, this is another charming story, Tess. You conveyed the beginning, middle, and end in so few words. You’re so good at this stuff! Hugs.

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  15. How sad. To lose love that way is awful. 😦 (Great story though.)

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  16. Sad story well told.

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  17. A well told story. You do wonders with only 100 words. ❤

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  18. I’m also amazed. So short and so sad.

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  19. Well done, but so sad.

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  20. Ohhh, this shattered me. The heart feels all.

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  21. Very touching, Tess. 🙂

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  22. Great writing but so sad!

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  23. Sad story beautifully written. 🙂

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