#100WW — Behave Yourself

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“You need to behave yourself when we go inside, do you understand?” Beth said.

“Are you still bellyaching about my gaffe at the Zenith Grill yesterday?” Danny asked.

“Gaffe? You and I have very different definitions of that word, Danny. What you did was breathtaking, and not in a good way.”

“Oh come on, Beth. You expect me to tiptoe on velvet around you, don’t you?”

“You know, if I were a man I’d belt you one,” Beth said.

“Fine,” Danny said. “I’ll behave myself, Beth. Let’s grab a few beers, some grub, and enjoy the rest of the day.”

(100 words)


Written for today’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (gaffe), Your Daily Word Prompt (zenith), Weekly Prompts (definitions), Ragtag Daily Prompt (breathtaking), Word of the Day Challenge (velvet), and The Daily Spur (belt).

#100WW — Hide and Seek

C2396F9A-C8FC-4639-A6E9-BBAF9D16C84DJack was at the kitchen table when he heard the sound of breaking glass. Nina, his wife, screamed, “Oh crap. I just dropped the bottle of olive oil into the sink. Can you go into the pantry and get me another bottle?”

“Sure,” Jack said. He got up, walked into the pantry, started looking around, and was struck by the lack of organization. “Where is it? I don’t see it.”

“Sheesh, Jack, open your eyes,” Nina said. “It’s there.”

“Looking for something in here is like playing hide and seek, ” Jack asked.

“No,” Nina said. “It’s seek and ye shall find.”

(100 words)


Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Photo credit: Adriana Velásquez. Also for The Daily Spur (glass).

#100WW — The Gargoyle on Top of the Cathedral

CF4600CA-AB7B-44AE-8E15-5AE04C043A54I’ve seen it all from up here on my perch high atop this cathedral for the last 850 years. I’ve witnessed the very best of humanity and civilization and I’ve witnessed the very worst of both.

I’ve seen war and revolution. I’ve seen peace and salvation. I’ve seen unfathomable cruelty and incredible kindness. I’ve seen death and destruction and birth and construction.

I’ve seen progress and growth. I’ve seen stagnation and decline. I’ve seen warriors and holy men.

Yes, I’ve seen things come and I’ve seen things go. But I don’t think I, or humanity and civilization, will see another 850 years.

(100 words)


Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Photo credit: Pedro Lastra.

#100WW — Our Time Will Come

E40384EE-3E85-47D1-85C0-72B8F0F02EDE“I don’t understand,” she thought as she sat in a chair, “how it’s possible. It’s just not fair. We mannequins are surrounded by clothing. It’s all around us. And yet here we are, as naked as the day we were manufactured.”

“I know,” thought the headless silver mannequin standing next to her. “This is mortifying. There are racks of clothing items, and here we are, exposed to the world.”

The other headless mannequin thought, “The humans think we have no feelings, no pride, no shame.”

“Don’t worry,” the seated mannequin thought. “Our time will come soon enough. Then they’ll pay.”

(100 word)


Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl.

#100WW — It’s Just Stuff

0CC0E761-1511-4E40-AB1E-C61E3C53AC05“I can’t articulate how pissed I am at you!” Neil shouted. “My collection of antique typesetting pieces is ruined and it’s your fault. You were going to take care of the leaky roof, but you didn’t and now everything is drenched.”

Alan felt penitent. “I have some contacts that I can reach out to who might be able to salvage things.”

“You are the worst,” Neil said. “You’re irresponsible and I can’t count on you for anything.”

“If that’s how you feel,” Alan said. “I’ll pack my things and move out.”

“Don’t worry about it, Alan. It’s just stuff.”

(100 words)


Written for the 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (articulate), Your Daily Word Prompt (drench), Word of the Day Challenge (penitent), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (contacts).