07/11/2019

KITCHEN SINK DRAMA - a story in 100 words


KITCHEN SINK DRAMA

“I really don’t understand why you did it, after all these years.”
“That’s just it – years of the same irritating little things are like Chinese water torture, drip-drip-dripping until you could scream. At breakfast, for example, leaving the lid off the marmalade, toast crumbs in the butter...”
“I agree that’s annoying, but...”
“Dirty socks on the floor, changing channels without asking...”
“My Jim does that too, but even so...”
“He promised to fix the tap months ago. I was making pastry with that drip getting louder and louder – it was just his bad luck I was holding the rolling pin.”
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I assure you this is fiction - honest! Aren't we writers lucky we can take our frustrations out in words? 
Thanks to Ronda del Boccio for the photo and to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers on her blog. https://rochellewisoff.com/     You can read what others made of the prompt by following the frog from there, after you've commented on my story first, naturally!



30 comments:

  1. Beware of a woman who bakes...

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  2. She trusts her friend. A lot

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    1. Or maybe the friend is visiting her in prison?

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  3. A confession, but she doesn't seem to have many regrets about her course of action!

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    1. It was a tad extreme, but then we've all had those moments - just minus the rolling pin.

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  4. methinks she had enough. :)

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  5. Note to husband: don't do all the stuff above. I have a rolling pin and I know how to use it.

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  6. I can so understand the frustration building until it all comes to an explosive end. And the recipient of the rolling pin lies there clueless because they just don't listen...
    Well done, Liz!

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    1. Thanks, Dale. I wonder how many times he'd raised an incredulous eyebrow, asking what all the fuss was about!

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  7. I wonder what she did with the body - wrapped in pastry and cooked it perhaps?

    Here's my story!

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  8. Those annoying little things - so very true 🙂

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  9. Dear Liz,

    A person can take only so much. I could add piles of paper and magazines everywhere to that list of grievances. Come to think of it I have two rolling pins. ;)

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Believe me, my list could be much longer, but with only 100 words...

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  10. I'm thinking she had a buy a new rolling pin :)

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    1. Oh, I dunno - those wooden ones could probably survive with a good scrub!

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  11. Good fictional story, even though it's fun to fantasize about it being real ;)

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  12. I hope it wasn't that rolling pin made in marble... did he make it through?

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    1. Who can say? I was thinking of my own wooden one which could do a lot of damage if wielded in anger!

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  13. Never trust a disgruntled woman with a rolling pin. Well written!

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  14. Build up frustration is a killer. You did a great job with this.

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    1. Build up frustration - I like that. Could it be a legal excused, do you think?

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