Posted by: Author | November 18, 2013

Tuesday Tales- November 19, 2013- Loose

Today’s word is loose. I am still posting the Thanksgiving story excerpts. I’ve named the story Thanks for Giving. Be sure to check out the other entries here.

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Late that afternoon after the turkey and trimmings as well as Molly’s cake that was only slightly charred around the edges was eaten and partially digested, the flag football players gathered on Grant’s family’s lawn. Molly tied her unruly hair back into a loose ponytail and hooked the belt with the red flag for her team’s side around her waist. She spat on her hands and rubbed them on the thighs of her jeans.

“You ready?” She grinned at her family members.

A steel grey Mustang pulled up alongside the curb and Chip got out. He stepped over and shook hands with Molly’s mother.

“Look who’s here, Molly dear. Do you think we should put Chip on team Touchstone? Lord knows he was here enough as a teenager to be part of the family.” Molly’s mother patted Chip’s hand that was still in hers.

“I hardly think Chip is here to play football, mom.” Molly turned to Chip. “What brings you here? I thought you had enough of me this morning.”

“Interestingly enough, you’re a marrow match for Matthew. We need you to come to the hospital and have the procedure done. Will you do that?”

“How am I a match? Didn’t you tell me the odds weren’t good unless I was a relative?”

“Strangely enough, you and Matt show genetic markers that indicate that you’re closely related through the female line.” Chip smiled at Molly’s mom who had a shocked look on her face. “I didn’t know you were related to Matt’s mother.”

“Don’t be silly, Chip, we aren’t kin to Matt. There must be some mistake,” Molly said.

“Maybe you are, Molly.” Her mother whispered the words so softly Molly almost didn’t believe they’d been uttered.


  1. Great excerpt. Lordy, but do I love a Mustang. ❤

  2. Another suspenseful cliff-hanger of an ending. Great scene.

  3. ~gasp~ Oh my goodness…a bit of mystery and family intrigue. Holy cow…you’re packing a wallop with your little story!

    • I love that I made you gasp, Sarah. Lol. This is a fun little story for sure. I had fun with it.


  4. Whoa! Dropped a bombshell at the end, now, I need to know what’s the full scoop. Great TT

    • Thanks Davee! I loved dropping that. Lol.


  5. Uh oh, I have the feeling maybe someone’s adopted. Maybe Molly? And the parents haven’t told her yet? Really? I think a big secret is about to be revealed. I’m getting the popcorn ready for the next scene. DAMN! I’m going to have to wait two weeks to find out. Love this story.

    • You’re kind of on the right track, Jean! I’m going to submit it soon and the next prompt doesn’t work for it so you’ll have to wait. LOL!

  6. Oh wow …. can’t wait to read where this is leading to …. interesting!

  7. Hmmm, might be something Mom isn’t telling. Wooo…mysterious cliffhanger.

  8. Great snippet with a lot of punch. Awesome way to leave us hanging!

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