100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#165 – Passports


This week’s prompt: ….the suitcase lay open…..

Six a.m. Alarm. Today’s the day. Our big trip. Weeks of planning. Get up now, dress, breakfast, await the taxi.

Our packing we finalised before bed.

I hurry through my morning ritual, calling her name. Silence. In the spare room her suitcase lays open, clothes strewn over the bed.

Running frantically through the house I find her. She sits drinking coffee.

‘Our passports,’ she says. ‘Are out of date.’

Tearfully she reminds me she did ask me to check them.

Written for: https://jfb57.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week-5/

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24 Responses to 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#165 – Passports

  1. Oh gawds that has happened to me lol i rememner the utter sick feeling. Actually i meant to ask you if you would honour me with some of your creative words for my fictional writing prompt, heres the link:


    Would be super lovely to see you there 🙂

  2. mandy smith says:

    That had me chuckling, Michael. 🙂

  3. Oh that’s a major oopsie. How embarrassing. How dare I say ..male…no? Okay retract that. 😉

  4. Aileen says:

    Oh, how terrible would that be! All that excitement deflated in a matter of seconds.

  5. Caerlynn Nash says:

    Uh oh! Someone is in serious poo! I don’t know how she could be sitting there calmly drinking coffee.

  6. RuthsArc says:

    Oh no! Lovely writing, the excitement then the disappointment. I like your comment above about word count and what you couldn’t include in the piece. Lol.

  7. Oh my. They probably didn’t get cancellation insurance either. Good one. 😀 😀 😀

  8. Laura Alonso says:

    Delightful read with some wonderful touches. The short, sharp sentences and pace at the beginning. The “tearfully” detail at the end.

  9. Judee says:

    Uh oh, somebody is in real trouble now! Nice frantic pace reflected in sentence structure, well done. 🙂

  10. Oh, no! That would be awful. Very well-written piece!

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