Milk Please

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“What is the difference they are both tomato soup… water or milk it shouldn’t matter,” he said.

She shook her head and replied, “it does matter.  It is a difference of watery or creamy soup.”

He gave her a blank stare and said, “I still say you are just splitting hairs.  It is the tomato part you want to taste anyway, and you add so little of the water or milk, but we’ll go with your way.  Now do you want 2% or whole milk, or does it make a difference.”

She rolled her eyes and said, “I’ll fix dinner.”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – splitting hairs

(100 words)

Homecoming Trio

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“Mom, can’t I please stay out past midnight?  It is homecoming night.  The game will probably be done about ten, then that doesn’t give us much time to celebrate.”

“Marla, maybe that is my point, you don’t need two hours to celebrate at 17.  I told you this year your exception would be prom night when you could stay out late.  You can’t have both.”

“But Monica and Shelly are staying out until 2.”

“I am not Monica or Shelly’s mom.  I am yours and you will be home at 12 or no exception to the rule on prom night.”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – exception

Surprise

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Taking the last sip of his energy drink he turned his attention to the work at hand.  He had a deadline, and he was determined to meet it.  With a frenetic pace he dove into his project of creating a rack for the kitchen to hold spices.  It was intended as a surprise for his wife who would be home from a business trip tomorrow.  He had the rack all assembled but had to stain the wood still to match the wood in the kitchen.  He was on his second coat when his wife surprised him by coming home early. 


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – frenetic

(100 words)

Always Here

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“Mom I think I have narrowed my list down to three.”

“That is good, do you have your transcripts to send to all of them?”

“I do, I think.  I just don’t know how to narrow things down any further.”

“Honey, since the schools are all in state, we can take a couple of travel days and visit the colleges and see what they have to offer.”

“That sounds line a good plan.  Thanks for all your help on this mom.  I wouldn’t know where to turn.”

“No matter how old you get, I will always be here to help!”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word (FOWC) – transcript

(100 words)

A Difficult Cup of Joe

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She opened the door to the coffee shop and stepped inside.  The welcoming smell of coffee filled the air.  She waited behind the man who was in line ahead of her and she couldn’t help but overhear his order.  It was one of those five-mile-long orders with half syrup, soy milk, an extra shot, extra foam and extra hot.  She felt like rolling her eyes.  She couldn’t understand why people got so picky about their drinks.  She took hers with the basics.  Now it was her turn and she stepped up to the counter and ordered her hot caramel latte.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – foam

I Hope I Get It

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She scanned the paperwork.  This was important.  She had to make sure she had done a thorough job of filling in all the answers; all the dotting her I’s and crossing her t’s.  This was a big deal.  If she could get this job, it would mean a world of change for her – travel, position, and a lot more cushion for bills and unexpected bills.

She walked through the doors to the receptionist and handed her the completed forms and her resume.  The receptionist told her a decision would be made the end of the week.  She could hardly wait.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – thorough

You Get What You Pay For

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She opened the box and found a pair of Zealot Bluetooth headphones inside.  She had never heard of the brand and assumed it was something he had found on Wish.  He was always finding gadgets there that he had to have.  Since she had mentioned wanting headphones recently, he took advantage of the knowledge for her birthday gift.

“Thanks, hun!  You remembered I wanted a pair.  Where did you get them, I have never heard of this particular brand?”

“Oh, they were a great bargain on Wish.”

She knew it… now how long would they last, if they even worked?


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – zealot

Commencement

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It was a beautiful day.  The sun was shinning and the birds singing.  A short man stood before the group in caps and gowns.  “Today is an auspicious day to take that step into the future.  You have learned a great many things and will be able to take those things forward with you into whatever you become.  You will one day look back on high school…”  The speaker droned on.  Karen was just glad she got here.  A C- in world history about dragged her under, but her A+ in both Algebra and Creative Writing had saved the day. 


(100 words)

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – auspicious

Her Words

She pours her heart out at the end of each day. Crying and writing how she hurts. It’s her deep dark secrets that make her fill her diary – she lives in depression and longs for a life. One with a man who will love her like there is no one else. With each word she scratches out poetry of heartache and pain. Her demons speak of her fears. Her soul sings of hope and dreams.

She turns on the radio and begins to write again. This night is like all the others. No dreams came true, no love was found.

 

And what I first thought of with this prompt …

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – diary

The Neighbor’s Tree

The elderly gentleman stepped onto the porch, turned towards his tree, “You kids get down from there or I will give you a good comeuppance!”

The two children in the tree stopped climbing and turned to look at the man in a puzzled manner.  The young boy said, “What’s that mean?  Are we in trouble?”  His sister looked down at him on the lower branch and said, “I think so.  We better get down.”

The old man shook his fists at the children and said, “And don’t come back, you’ll ruin my tree!”  The children hit the ground and ran.

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – comeuppance