How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE


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100-word Challenge for Grown-ups – Week #169

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The prompt this week is:  …so what time did you say it was?… + 100 words

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Pressure Cooker

Slam.

“Good. You’re home. Fix me a martini, Sweetie?”

“Frazzled, are we?” Gerald gazed at the kitchen clutter. “What’s all this?”

Pink-faced, Suzanne spun her wooden spoon mid-air. “What’s it look like, genius? Dinner.”

“Okay-okay.”

“Glasses in the freezer, vermouth—fridge. Vod—”

“Alright already.”

“What time is it?”

“Six ten. Why?”

Check. Check. Oh-no. The roast’s not in the oven!”

“Here. Sip. Don’t guzzle—sip.”

“So what time did you say it was?”

“Six eleven.”

“Get the pressure cooker, quick.”

“Relax.”

“Relax? The McKinleys are coming for seven.”

Gerald checked the wall-calendar and burst out laughing. “McKinleys are next Saturday. The Petersons are tonight.”

“Oh-no. Wrong menu!”

 

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Part 2 to last week’s Tailspin will be published tomorrow (Wednesday).