Monthly Archives: February 2019

100 Word Challenge – inspiration is the word pink


100 Word Challenge (pink)

Pink is not one of my favorite colors unless it is pale. With the warmer weather coming it is time to start thinking flowers. It is also time for the yearly argument.

I would rather have an array of different types of purple. There are many different shades to make a colorful garden.

Off to the garden store and everyone spreads out. I quickly find the purple area and look to combine shades.

I gather my selections and meet up with the family bracing myself for all the pink.

Imagine my surprise when every selection was some shade of purple.

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Tara’s Rules

1) I provide a one-word prompt.
2) Write anything you want using that prompt, either as inspiration or as part of your 100 Words.(That means you don’t have to actually use the prompt word, it can be implied.)
3) Your story has to be EXACTLY 100 words (because someone will ask, hyphenated words count as a single word.) This is the one rule I will be a stickler about.
4) Submit your story here as a comment, as a Facebook status, or as a blog post. (Add the specific FB status or post’s URL to the Mr. Linky list just under the prompt.)
5) If you write a blog post, please link back to this post. It makes it easier for me and the other Wordsters to find you.
6) You have one week to write your story and link up (The link stays open, so you can really submit stories whenever… this is the one rule I don’t really enforce.)

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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

100 Word Challenge – inspiration is the word blank


100 Word Challenge (blank)

Tilly eyed the blank canvas out of the corner of her eye. Her mind was just as blank as the canvas. She needed a subject for her next painting. She just didn’t know where she wanted to go.

She glanced over at the current novel she was reading, her mind wandering.

She decided to do a still life. She dived into it as she wanted it ready for her class showing. She finished it and covered it, not looking back.

At the unveiling there were many gasps around the room. Her painting contained blood, guns, knives, and other murder items.

*****100 words*****

Tara’s Rules

1) I provide a one-word prompt.
2) Write anything you want using that prompt, either as inspiration or as part of your 100 Words.(That means you don’t have to actually use the prompt word, it can be implied.)
3) Your story has to be EXACTLY 100 words (because someone will ask, hyphenated words count as a single word.) This is the one rule I will be a stickler about.
4) Submit your story here as a comment, as a Facebook status, or as a blog post. (Add the specific FB status or post’s URL to the Mr. Linky list just under the prompt.)
5) If you write a blog post, please link back to this post. It makes it easier for me and the other Wordsters to find you.
6) You have one week to write your story and link up (The link stays open, so you can really submit stories whenever… this is the one rule I don’t really enforce.)

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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 #74 (2/23/19): thin ice (usurai) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge #74 (2/23/19): thin ice (usurai) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Rules:

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to Thin Ice (usurai).

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.

Watch Thin Ice by Teresa Smeigh February 2019

thin ice, melting slow

watch your footing, don’t slip now

puddles of water

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

Share Your World 2-25-19


Share Your World 2-25-19

Rules from the originating poster above:

I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a SYW  post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.
  4.  Ping-backs are activated and are working well.  For instructions on how ping-backs work, in case you weren’t certain, please click here.

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Questions:

What, in your opinion, is the point to life? To be kind and honest to everyone.

What was your most recent lie?  You don’t have to get really specific obviously. I try not to lie in any form, but that doesn’t mean I am perfect either. Occasionally I have to tell a white lie to a neighbor who never leaves me alone.

What country do you consider the strangest?   (it’s all In fun folks, ALL countries may seem strange to outsiders) Only other country I have been in is the Bahamas. The cost of food was outrageous. Lucky we had food included in our package.

What’s your funniest story involving a car? When I was a very young girl my dad was trying to get to my grandmom’s for Christmas. It was snowing very bad and we had stopped at the grocery store. Dad asked if he could back up (was it clear?) Mom said yes it was. The next thing I remember is the car starting and then suddenly stopping. There was a light standard in the lot my mom did not see. As a kid it was funny. Mom and Dad weren’t laughing. 


GRATITUDE

Do you have something you’re very thankful for or that showed immense kindness toward yourself or someone? I have a best friend that I found late in life, but she’s everything you could ask for in a friend. 

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

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #242 Scream&Feather


RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #242 Scream&Feather

 

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

pleasant drive, a bump

scream, bloody feathers follow

floating to the ground

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

The Weekly Smile 2/25/2019 #weeklysmile


The Weekly Smile 2/25/2019 #weeklysmile

Ok this week I actually smiled as I got cable tv and internet WiFi instead of using my hotspot on my Iphone. I can watch my favorite shows again and at a proper speed instead of the slow speed of the hotspot after using my allowed time.

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

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.”

SoCS for Saturday February 23


SoCS for Saturday February 23

Here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “critic(al).” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Here’s the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

SoCS badge by Pamela, at https://achronicalofhope.com/

Right now I am playing the role of critic in the season pre-game of the Philadelphia Phillies against the Pittsburgh Pirates. I know it is early in the season and these guys are not necessarily the ones who will be playing the professional major games. Pirates have been ahead most of the game and the Phillies had finally caught up and then the Pirates got a 2 run home run. It’s the 9th inning and not likely that the Phillies will win it.

I just got cable tv so I can begin to watch their games again. I had to miss a whole year’s worth of games since I didn’t get cable when I moved in here last year. I had also missed the last half of the regular season when I moved. I am not big on sports, but I love baseball.

Oh I take that back, the Phillies just got a one run home run bringing them closer. One run to tie and two to win.

Well Pirates just won, oh well, time to stop being so critical.

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