So this is a cook off for the inheritance? Is that what you’re saying? How much alcohol have you had today?”

Mary studied her son for long moments. “Do you even know how to cook?”

Jason snorted. “Of course.”

Mary continued to stare.

“Fine. Not really. But I get by.”

“How? By hiring a cook? A maid? An assistant? How is that caring for yourself?”

“What difference does it make? As long as I’m being taken care of!” he snapped.

She rubbed her temple. “Life is about so much more than working, Jason. It’s about love, family …”

“I don’t have time for this. I’m late for a meeting.”

“Precisely my point,” she muttered.





This is a themed writing meme hosted by Jenny Matlock. The goal is to write something that does not exceed 100 words, not including the prompt. The prompt is in italics.


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