100-Word Challenge for Grow Ups – Week 108 — ‘Tangerine Tango’

100 WORD CHALLENGE LOGOJulia’s prompt this week was one little word:
“… fall ….”
When I saw it, I was just suddenly attacked by this overwhelming sense of whimsy. I could attribute the result to the fact that I did actually try a new snack food a couple weeks ago that was part of a contest. But it’s more likely the fact that ‘fall’ is in the air, and it’s my most, most, most favorite time of the year. Whimsy is just bubbling out of me!

By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Now, Doris, don’t fall apart when I tell you this.”

Tell me what? What’s happened!”

Now don’t start. There’s nothing we can do about it.”

About what !”

See, I knew you’d over-react.”

For crying out loud, Melody, what’s going on!”

Well … you didn’t win ….”

Huh? Didn’t win … what?”

The ‘Name the New Potato Chip’ contest.”

I didn’t enter any contest! What’s with you?”

Well … I entered for you. You suggested the new chip be called ‘Tangerine Tango.’”

Well, thank God I didn’t win!”


You know I hate tangerines, and they’d send me a whole box of those chips.”

Yeah, and you give me everything you don’t like. I love tangerines!”



Hop over to Julia’s Place and get involved. You don’t have to write something as ridiculous as I have. We like sensible writers too.


  1. That’s funny! Well done!
    One piece of con-crit: Watch your punctuation. You used exclamation marks a lot. A lot of times a question mark would have worked better. I constantly have to remind myself how overused the exclamation mark is, and find other ways to show excitement. Tough to do in 100 words, I know!

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