Starting Over – Chimera 66

Starting Over

Jessica placed the baby on a park bench, and prepared another milk bottle.

The baby groused. “Milk again? I’m ready for a steak!”

“Nope. You don’t have teeth yet, Willy.”

“A little Kahlua in the milk?” he asked hopefully.

“Stop whining. The gypsy said one thimble of Elixir. You chugged a glass.”


Jeesica pushed the milk bottle into his mouth. “Drink your milk, my husband.”
Each week, the Grammar Ghoul Press offers 66-word writing challenge called “Chimera 66.” This week, the word prompt is: Thimble. This story is my answer to the challenge. Look here for more stories:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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25 Responses to Starting Over – Chimera 66

  1. Jen says:

    lol! Clever!!

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  2. John Yeo says:

    Nice one that face in the picture says it all ~ Mirrors your excellent take on the prompt ~ 🙂

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  3. Ha…reminds me of Bringing up Baby (w/ Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant)

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  4. You’ve done it again, EA! LOL! Pure genius.


  5. Tony Lovell says:

    Brilliant! I absolutely love this! The idea Jeesica having to raise her husband–I bet everyone feels their spouse is a baby sometimes, but damn! lol Great write!

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  6. Michael says:

    Oops. That’s got to be awkward.

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  7. greenmanwood says:

    This is so f*cking good! For every word you laid down, there’s ten more behind in imagery and feel. Too cool. It put me on a boardwalk, the gypsy working a summer shack for tourist entertainment. This couple certainly got more than they could have imagined!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Thank you! That’s curious. I did imagine them finding a gypsy on a boardwalk. I guess that idea came through. I’m glad to hear the depth of my idea emerged despite the limited number of words. The couple certainly got more thatn they bargained for. Life-changing, I’d say. 😉


  8. greenmanwood says:

    I forgot to mention – The Twilight Zone, A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain, starring Patrick O’Neal and the incomparable Ruta Lee. A proper companion to your great C66.

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  9. Suzanne says:

    Hahaha! That’ll teach him to be greedy. Maybe. Nice take on the prompt! 🙂

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  10. Indira says:

    That image is sooo cute. Fits well with the lovey story.

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