Sunday, July 17, 2011

Good help is hard to find...

Holy Criminy. This was hard! 25 words is not very darned many to write a little story with. But here's my attempt. The prompt is used three times and bolded (so I only counted it as five words...I don't think that's cheating and I'm comfortable with the fact that the story was told in exactly 25 additional words!)

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Ahem...


She yelled, “I’m not getting any younger” even though I hurried.

Then she screamed, “I’m not getting any younger”, when her coffee wasn’t hot enough.

I thought, “I’m not getting any younger”, as I ignored her buzzer and call light.


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22 comments:

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, how did you write such a story in such a short amount of words? Amazing!!!

XO
Cindy

beckyp said...

love this. Your boss sounds like my hubby Never happy

Judie said...

Hmmm! I think I know that woman!!!!

Ms. A said...

Ooooohhhh, this was like finding a great bargain on a limited budget. Good job!

Leo said...

I ain't gettin coffee for my boss, but I sure as hell can hear him uttering those words soon to me :P and the reply too :D

Lovely Centus!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I think I'm at the age now where I could be the one screaming...but when I was younger, I was the one who thought that.

Don't you think I deserve the hot coffee now?

Great job!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is so clever!

Nonna Beach said...

Excellent Jenny and perfect for the prompt...made me laugh...I think know that woman too !

Bookie said...

I feel like I have been on both sides of this story, Jenny! Good one you hammered out here. Hope you are cool in the West...stinking hot in Midwest!!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Isn't it Sunday??? I feel like I'm at work:@)

Dazee Dreamer said...

first of all you're the boss so you can do whatever you like.

I loved it. I bet there are patients like that everywhere.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Great work Jenny!!!!

Ames said...

Where's the arsenic when you need it? :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

LOL. That was great Jenny! laurie

w said...

ohhh. that was good. very very.

Deborah said...

Oh brilliantly done! :o)

Sue said...

This a complete story in 25 words. You rocked it!

=)

jeff campbell said...

Patience is a virtue...have you seen the movie Bad Bosses? Well done...Peace and blessings

cj Schlottman said...

Very crafty of you to use the prompt three times! That makes the writer's angst very palpable. Great!

Namaste..........cj

Wanderer said...

I can "hear" the sarcasm in her voice! Great job!

Anna said...

Dear Jenny,

This is simply brilliant!

What a well-crafted story with only 25 additional words. Impressive. Really. Good use of the prompt. Clever of you to repeat it!

And yes, alas, I too have worked with people like that. (Sounds a little bit like my ex too!)

Best wishes,
Anna
Books are heavy-Anna's SC wk 63

Tina said...

oh dear i can picture that stressful time. you just cant please some people can you. age is against us all isnt it huff sigh ...

and i like how you used the prompt 3 times too. get you mrs matlock ;-)

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