STORY STARTER CHALLENGE – 4/21/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE – 4/21/19


Today’s sentence: “That’s not a litter box!”

 

Rules from:

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

Welcome to the new Story Starter Challenge!

Every day I will post a new sentence prompt. Use the provided sentence somewhere in your post. It can be a starting sentence, closing sentence, anything you choose. Read it and see where the sentence takes you.

Have Fun!

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Bad Cat

By Teresa Smeigh 2019


“That’s not a litter box!” I swatted the kittens away.

They had just shredded my pile of bills waiting to be paid.

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Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

 

#Haikai Challenge #82 (4/21/19): Easter Lily #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge #82 (4/21/19): Easter Lily #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Rules:

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or alludes to the Easter lily

As always:

Here’s how the challenge works:

1. write the haikai poem of your choice.
2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.
3. pingback by posting the link to the challenge on your site.
4. read and comment on other contributors’ posts.

Image on Pixabay

Easter Lilies

by Teresa Smeigh April 2019

while Easter lily

symbol of the purity

memory of Mary

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Three Things Challenge: PL66


Three Things Challenge: PL66

Rules from originator:

Welcome to the Three Things Challenge. Every day at 10PM (PST) I will post three seemingly unconnected things that will, hopefully, ignite your muse. You don’t have to use all three things if you don’t want to. There are no restrictions on length, style, genre, or anything. Simply read the prompt, see where your muse takes you, and bring us along for the ride. Use 3TC as a tag if you’d like and link back to this prompt, or post your link in the comments below so others can find you.

Happy Writing! 😀

Today’s prompt: campus, pipe, haze

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Haze

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

There was a haze hovering around this part of the campus as the students lit pipes and smoked marijuana.

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Updates on both blogs


I have been working on updating both of my blogs and trashing a lot of poems I wrote that I simply can’t imagine I wrote. I am also moving most of the posts up to repost so that all the new readers can see the old stuff.

Plus there are some things that just don’t work any more. I am deleting or rewriting them to fit my current circumstances.

One the post you might see some older dates when they were written. I started the first blog in 2012 and this one a few years later, but moved a lot over here when I was considering dropping down to just one blog. I am still getting new readers on the first blog so don’t want to simply delete it so moving stuff up and scheduling it gives me new stuff for most people. A lot of my original readers no longer blog. I am following links and unfollowing stagnant blogs.

I also have a lot of dead links since so many of the original prompt pages are gone. I think freshening up both these blogs is a good thing.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

#88 Daily Three-Word Prompt


#88 Daily Three-Word Prompt

Teresa’s Rules:

Write a story or poem using the three-word prompt. Be creative and have fun writing! I’m looking forward to reading how you use the three words together.

Please link your response to this post or add your link to the comments below, so others can view.

Today’s Prompt: “I never heard”

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“I never heard it coming,” Susan cried. She watched the firemen extricate her car from the train that had slammed into her.

“You were lucky,” the EMT told her as he finished bandaging some cuts and bruises. “I still think you need to go to the hospital to get checked out though.”

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Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Hide and Seek Part 2 – Prompt – August 10th, 2015


 

Finish the story begins with:  “Where did they go?”

These is actually part 2 of Hide and Seek. You can read part 1 here.

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“Where did they go?

Jenny looked to John Barker, the cowboy. This was all his fault. He distracted her and the boys disappeared again.

“Look Jenny, they can’t have gone far. Wait here and I will ride over to the ruins just in case they got curious and went in and got lost.” John got to the old ruins on the other side of the property. He dismounted and disappeared inside one of the openings.

She watched John lead the boys out of the ruin and put them both on his horse and led them back. “They were lost in there! I doubt they will do that again.”

“Don’t you ever do that again! No more hide and seek.”

“We’re sorry!”

“John, I have to get these two home and cleaned up before their parents arrive home or I just might be a nanny without a job.”

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Hide and Seek – Week of 08-04 thru 08-10-2015 – photo prompt


Week of 08-04-2015 through 08-10-2015

 

This week's photo prompt is provided by Louise with “The Storyteller's Abode.”

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with “The Storyteller’s Abode.”

Hide and Seek by Teresa Dean Smeigh 2015

“Ready or not here I come!”

There was silence all around Jenny. She looked around the trees and bushes around her but she didn’t see a bit of movement.

“Timmy, Tommy come out please.”

Silence. Where could they have gone?

She looked off into the distance where 2 huge rocks were standing out on the open fields next door. She saw a cowboy heading towards her.

“What are you boys doing?” the angry man asked.

Two little figures came out from behind the stones. “We’re sorry,” they squeaked.
 
Jenny ran towards them.

“I am sorry for the trouble they caused.”

“And you would be?”

“Jenny Foster.”

“She’s our nanny,” Tommy said.

“Well Jenny, what do you think the punishment should be for trespassing?”

“Uhhh,” Jenny stammered. The boys hid behind her.

“I think Jenny should have dinner with me tonight.”

“I, uh,” she looked at the handsome cowboy.

“Go Jenny, we don’t want a spanking,” they chorused.

“What’s your name”

“John Barker.”

“The John Barker?”

“None other!”

“Oh, yes.”


Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com