Growing Younger

“Sarah! Wake up, momma is going to be mad at us if we don’t clean up this kitchen!”

No this can’t be happening again, it can’t be!

She feels someone shake her and she reluctantly opens her eyes. Saree is staring at her. They are both younger than the last time I saw them.

“Momma?” Momma is dead! I am having one terrible nightmare.

“Momma said this kitchen better be cleaned up before she got home. Look at this mess. At least you helped finish the cookies before you went to sleep.” Yeah, sleep!



This piece is exactly 100 words.


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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16 Responses to Growing Younger

  1. El Guapo says:

    Ok, so she went back farther this time?
    Looking forward to seeing how this resolves!


    • Tessa says:

      Yes she went further back this time. Still working on where this is going LOL! I even screwed up and missed part 4, it is there now. Don’t know what happened to it. Thank you for stopping by.


  2. Brian Benoit says:

    The confusion and frustration really come through – is she eventually going to have control of this and use it somehow I wonder? Cool concept, and well executed!


  3. jannatwrites says:

    It’s interesting how she keeps going back in time. I’m curious how it all ties in to her future!


    • Tessa says:

      Janna I am curious too. I am not sure. Things tend to change as the prompts come in. And like Rochelle says characters tend to take off on their own and tell their story. I did try putting some info on paper last night to get a possible idea where to go. 🙂


  4. Characters have a way of taking over and telling you the story, don’t they? Intriguing.


  5. That does sound like a nightmare I’d rather not have!!


  6. Izrael says:

    I am intrigued to know what happened next. Did she had a bad nightmare of her mother passing away or did she went back in time?


    • Tessa says:

      The whole thing got messed up and I just separated the pieces into several smaller ones since they were written in bits and pieces. She was time traveling and I lost track and didn’t know where to go. Should have had a sort of outline.

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      • Izrael says:

        I see i see! But it is an enjoyable read afterall! 🙂


        • Tessa says:

          Thank you I was enjoying writing it and then I realized that it was just getting turned all over the place and not making sense. It needs an outline of some time to figure it out and remember I was writing these by weekly prompts. Sometimes more than one per week. Makes it harder to follow a plan. I don’t know I might work on it again sometime. I have so much writing to do it isn’t funny right now. I love it though.

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