CW: Boy’s club

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about Cora Kingston”
– a prompt for this week’s CW piece.
[Source: CarrotRanch]

 

When I was a kid, whenever I would stay with him over the summer, grandpa used to take me out for breakfast Saturday morning. While grandma and my sister – Nicole stayed at home and tended to the house chores, we would go out to have “manly” talks. No girls were allowed. The truth was we would drive to Kingston to eat what grandpa normally wasn’t allowed, like crepes loaded with fruits, whipped cream and creamy chocolate hazelnut filling, and drizzled with honey-butter. Cora’s Breakfast& Lunch was our little secret.

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P.S. As always, you are more than welcome to use this prompt to inspire your post. If you decide to write something, be sure to pingback to this post, so that I can get an alert and check out your post. (A post on how to do pingbacks can be found here.) If pingbacks are not your thing, feel free to simply leave a link to your piece in the comment section below. The more, the merrier!

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    1. How do you know the restaurant is terrible?
      No, I don’t think it’s the same Cora. If you click on the hyperlink for the source of my prompt, you can read more on the “real” Cora. However, she was a someone who was a no one. Just another name on a tombstone. But that’s what I like about those prompts – people have different ideas about the same thing.

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  1. In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about Cora Kingston

    https://wordcounter.net/ reports that your piece is only 90 words. Shock, horror! (You could make it 91 by putting a space before the ampersand in ‘Cora’s Breakfast& Lunch’… but it’s still eight words short of the target. Disclaimer: maybe https://wordcounter.net/ can’t count? I didn’t count them myself….

    Sorry for the pedantry. Just dropped by here on a ?RandomRaid!, and struggled for something to say 😉 Hmm… here’s another few words, just padding, nothing meaninful at all; just trying to get to ninety-nine words, you see 🙂

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    1. Hmmm… No one’s ever called me out on my wordcount. I have to say that I usually just use Word for my wordcount unless specified in the rules to use wordcounter. Apparently, this piece is 89 words. Not sure what happened there. Maybe I was tired and my vision was blurry. What made you check the wordcount? Did it seem shorter than it should be?

      Hahahahah! Thanks for stopping by.

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      1. Perhaps others have spotted it, and are simply more polite than me? I have to admit that I find your defensive reaction intriguing; it chimes with an article I read yesterday about ‘the backfire effect‘.

        What made me check it? No malicious intent, I assure you: I was just struggling for something to say about the post, is all. I’ll try to restrain myself if I land on any more of your ’99-word’ compositions 🙂

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        1. I didn’t realize it read ‘defensive.’ I was shocked (by the wordcount being off) more than anything and I was trying to figure out what happened there.

          Hahahah! No worries. Do let me know if it ever happens again. I’d like to think it was a one off. But, yea, Word does sometimes count things differently (ex.: dashes). I remember that sometimes I include the title in the word count, too. But that clearly wasn’t the explanation for this case.

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