How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE


100-Word Challenge for Grown-ups – Week #150

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The prompt this week is … the smile … + 100 words



Sheila raced to the side-board and wrenched the drawer open. Nothing. The grandfather clock gonged three times. She took a deep breath and closed her eyes. Where is it?

The front door whooshed open and slammed shut. Footsteps thumped down the hall.


“School out early?”

“It’s Friday.”


Julie swatted the air. “Going to change.”

Her daughter gone, Sheila hustled to the computer console, yanked the drawer, and tossed envelopes around. Aha!

“What’s that?”


The smile on Julie’s face lit her eyes. A charming dimple surfaced. “Tell me. Italy or Paris?”

“Both. We leave March Break.”

“Is Daddy coming?”


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