“… shiftless, thriftless, and hopeless.” Her overpriced attorney continued listing what she thought were his short-comings as a father, while his ex, in a $1,000 silk suit, smiled like a Cheshire Cat. Sitting with his infomercial lawyer, wearing jeans he had since college, he was grateful the judge wouldn’t allow their son in the courtroom. She wanted more child support. No matter how much he paid, he knew their boy didn’t benefit from any of it. When his lawyer stood to talk, he turned toward his ex, he wanted to see her face when he asked for full custody. After a much deserved hiatus, Velvet Verbosity is back with her 100 Word Challenge. The Challenge was my first foray into flash fiction, so will forever hold a spot in my heart. I’m glad she’s back. The Challenge is to take the prompt and craft a story in exactly 100 words. This week, the theme is “Thriftless.”