Thursday photo prompt: Calling #writephoto


Thursday photo prompt: Calling #writephoto

 

For visually challenged writers, the image shows the dark silhouette of a cliff and against a calm sea and a sun-gold horizon.

This is the continuation of John and Susan. I have decided to make this a book. Obviously, there will be a different start and even changes to the chapters and names. I will take this to a certain point to keep your attention while I can, but like the other week when I had to break into this story because the picture didn’t work, it may end at any time although I will try to give you a gist of the story. 

DNA Testing

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

The testing had taken a lot of time, especially since they had retested just in case there was a mix-up. They wanted to make sure the testing was correct and to find some answers.

Next up was the blood work for the DNA testing. The doctor took a moment to explain that they can use a cheek swab instead of a blood test. Both boys brightened up at that. Neither liked blood work.

Both boys definitely had two kidneys, so now they needed to make sure the boys were theirs. Neither one of them remembers another set of twins being born at the same time, so this was an important test. If the hospital switched the boys with another set of twins,, this situation will become much more emotional.  Both Jack and Joanne loved their boys and thought of them as their boys. What would they do if they were actually someone else’s children?

“Hey, it’s snowing,” Oliver burst out. “Look at that view!” Just then, a stag walked into the view of the picture window.

“This is the first snowstorm of the year,” Joanne blurted out!

The nurse called them all together and set out the tray with the cheek swabs. She carefully checked all four of them and labeled each of their swabs. “It will take 24 to 72 hours for the results to come back,” the nurse informed them. “Give us a call if you haven’t heard from us in 72 hours.”

“It takes that long to get the results,” Jack asked her? “Isn’t there a way to hurry things up. We are all kind of anxious about the results.”

“Sir, everyone is in a hurry. You will just have to wait your turn. You’re done here for now.”

“Let’s go now, boys. Joanne, how deep is the snow? Is it deep enough to sled on? Do you have sleds we can use?”

“Yes, I have a supply of sleds. The kids like the hills around my house for sledding, so I make sure I have plenty so more than one kid can go sledding at a time. The neighborhood kids are probably already there waiting for Oliver and John.”

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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

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

Video Games for Treating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – The Benefits of Playing


Video Games for Treating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Benefits of Playing

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

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

Twittering Tales #158 by Kat – 10/15/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales – Follow these rules

Photo by Mikechie Esparagoza at Pexels.com

Still Alive!

By Tessa Smeigh

“Where’s the gold, Ron.” the director asked angrily.
Ron remained quiet.
“Did you search them when you took them out of the car,” the director demanded.
“No!”
“Where’s the car?”
“Compactor!”
“You fool, the gold is probably hidden in the car. Lock ’em up in Sue’s office and go see,”

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These tidbits have been continuing from week to week for about 5 months or more now…hard to write a continuing story when you only have 280 characters per piece and a picture to fit in but I am doing it! This is getting harder and not sure how much longer I can continue it. 

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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

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

The Weekly Smile 10/14/2019 #weeklysmile – About to finish my second painting!


The Weekly Smile 10/14/2019 #weeklysmile – About to finish my second painting!

 

Tomorrow’s art class should be plenty of time to finish my second painting. It is a mural that will go on the walls here in the halls where we live. Not the same as my paintings for my own apartment. 🙂

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

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

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Trent’s Rules

What made you smile?

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Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

And remember, the Smile can be anything, large or small.  Nothing, nothing at all is too small for a Smile!  Sometimes taking time to notice those small, every day smiles is more important than those once in a lifetime huge ones 🙂

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).

Try to use the hashtag #WeeklySmile when you use Twitter or other social media that uses hashtags. I searched Twitter and found that #weeklysmile had been used only a handful of times back in 2012 and 2013. It hasn’t been used since. So it’s ours! I also registered it on Twubs.

You can use the graphic at the top. It is the official graphic for the event.

Now go out there and find something to smile about! 🙂

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“There are days I go in search of the kind, compassionate, loving and beautiful. Despite what we sometimes see on the news, FB and elsewhere, there is much more beauty in the world than ugliness, much more kindness than hate or cruelty. Perhaps we should all have a goal to make at least one person smile every day.”

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Prompt “leaf”


by Teresa Smeigh October 2017

a leaf swirls downwards

bringing on the season’s change

who’s raking them up

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (moving posts to other blog and will be deleting this one).

Sunday Photo Fiction – October 13, 2019


Sunday Photo Fiction – October 13, 2019

Photo courtesy of David Meredith, photographer

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A quick introduction: I’m Donna McNicol and your new host here at Sunday Photo Fiction. You may notice a slightly different look AND a new link address. We have officially moved from a WordPress.com site to our own domain. So be sure to bookmark/subscribe/follow us at SundayPhotoFiction.com

A side note, I also host a flash fiction prompt every Friday on my blog. I hope you will join in the fun there as well. Thank you for joining in the fun!

Donna’s rules:

Welcome to 2019 and Sunday Photo Fiction! Each week a new photograph will be posted, either donated by a member of the community, or obtained from one of the FREE photo sites like Pixabay.com and Unsplash.com.

The challenge is to write a story based upon the photo in 200 words or less. When you are done, post your story and the photo prompt on your blog.

Please be sure to post the photo with the photo credit as well as a link back to this post.

Once your story is posted, add your name and story link to the link party below. An alternative is to leave a comment and pingbacks are also accepted. Entries close at midnight CT Thursday night. Thanks for joining in the fun!

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Flipping Houses

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

I enjoy watching the shows where they flip houses. There are plenty of them galore on cable tv. Take your pick.

There are some of these programs that show expensive houses, and then on top of that, they spend large amounts of money to restore them. They buy these houses sight unseen at times. They have no idea what they will find inside. There are hoarder’s delights, disgusting messes including animal and human feces, and some with either animals or people living inside.

On the other type of show, the flipping companies bid on houses about to be torn down and rarely spend more than $1000 on them. This makes more sense to me than the ones that spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy and then find a moldy, termite-infested home and have to pay several hundreds of thousands more to fix it. At times even the foundations are cracked.

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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

Author of a book, a work in progress, on the blog https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

#Haikai Challenge #108 (10/12/19): Hunter’s Moon (next full moon (nochi no tsuki)) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge #108 (10/12/19): Hunter’s Moon (next full moon (nochi no tsuki)) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Rules:

Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to foliage (red leaves (momiji)).

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.

Harvest Moon, Full Moon, Sky, Night

Image on Pixabay

Hunter’s Moon

by Teresa Smeigh 2019

hunter’s moon sunset

appears bigger and orange

the moon illusion

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

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.