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The Cookie Jar Challenge

Published by Ruby Hawk in Humor
October 18th, 2011

I haven’t done this in a long time but it seemed like a fun thing to do for a change.Triond might consider my little ditty too short to publish, if so, nothing is lost. Love Doctor challenged us to write something with the words, cookie jar, hypocrite, city and telephone. So, I am contributing my little bit to the cause. How many more of you will keep the ball rolling?

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The Cookie Jar Challenge

Billy Ray, would you get your hand out of that cookie jar? Supper will be ready in half an hour and I have a good supper to put on the table. You run on out in the yard and play with your brother. I’ll call you in to wash up in a few minutes. Wait a minute, did I tell you that Aunt Grace called from the city and left her telephone number.

She wants you to call her soon. She asked if you could come one weekend to go to the zoo with your cousin Horace. You know how they like you to visit them. She said Horace had begged for you to come ever since they moved away. I told her you missed Horace too. It did make me feel bad to tell such a big lie. I felt like the biggest hypocrite in the county.

I know how much you dislike spending time with Horace but I just hated to hurt her feelings. Will you forgive me sugar? You don’t have to go if you don’t want to. We can say you have something to do at school or your dad has tickets for a ball game. It’s a shame your aunt Grace is so sweet and has that nasty little boy. I can’t imagine where that child got it from. I know it wasn’t from our side of the family.

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  1. Posted October 18, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Good little story in the narrative style.

  2. Posted October 18, 2011 at 3:25 am

    You have risen to the challenge really well, Ruby.

  3. Posted October 18, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Fantastic!

  4. Posted October 18, 2011 at 4:15 am

    goooooood

  5. Posted October 18, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Good job on the cookie jar challenge…

  6. Posted October 18, 2011 at 5:31 am

    very good

  7. Posted October 18, 2011 at 5:42 am

    a delightful response to a challenge.

  8. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Lovely challenge indeed.

  9. Posted October 18, 2011 at 9:06 am

    an interesting read

  10. Posted October 18, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Very good Ruby. I like this very much. Using these creative prompts will challenge us writers to expand our creativity.

  11. Posted October 18, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Interesting ,really challenging :)

  12. Posted October 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I love it. I accept the challenge. I hope others will. I would like to see what everyone comes up with.

  13. Posted October 18, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    great piece!

  14. Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Great job Ruby, you have risen to the challenge.

  15. Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Interesting challenge. An enjoyable read.

  16. Posted October 19, 2011 at 12:49 am

    An interesting challenge , thanks

  17. Posted October 19, 2011 at 10:29 am

    That was a good treat from your cookie jar. Why did you think of leaving me out? Don\t be such a hypocrite, especially when you call me your friend. You could have telephoned me: I live in the same cit as you!

    Just kidding…:)

  18. Posted October 24, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Revisiting this challenge article.

  19. Posted November 2, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Cheers for this Ruby it gave me a chuckle liked this one lots

  20. Posted December 1, 2011 at 2:30 am

    A well written article. online blackjack.

  21. Posted December 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Very well done! Thanks for posting!

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