Daily Archives: March 12, 2019

What do you see? Willow Poetry – 3/12/19


What do you see? Willow Poetry

Photo credit : Alarie Tano

 

fairy dust sprinkled

dragon unaware, bewitched

rider crosses bridge

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Write a poem, tanka, haiku or short story about what the photo means to you. Willow Poetry!

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

Twittering Tales #127 by Kat – 3/12/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales

Photo by Pexel2013 at Pixabay.com

Rambo stood in the shadows, out of the rain, watching for the signal to get ready to enter the train.

The signal came, the train slowed to a stop. Entering, he pulled the gun and searched the cars rapidly looking for his daughter and ex-wife. He removed his daughter at gunpoint.

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Rules from Kat:

Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. If you would prefer to post your tale in the comments (some people have very specific blog themes but still want to participate), I am happy to post a link to your site when I post your tale in the Round Up.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. And if for some reason I missed your entry in the Roundup, as I have occasionally done, please let me know. I want to be sure to include your tale.

Finally, have fun!

And REMEMBER…you have 280 characters (spaces and punctuation included), to tell your tale…and a week to do it. I can’t wait to see what you create this week.

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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

 

March 2019 Writing Prompts – Day 13


March 2019 Writing Prompts

Day 13 Prompt – Stranded in Burma

by Teresa Smeigh 2019

stranded in Burma

where in the world am I now

someone find me please

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 03/11/2019 #weeklysmile – painting class


The Weekly Smile 03/11/2019 #weeklysmile – painting class

Since moving here I started taking the art classes they offer. I finished my first canvas and it is going to be the 4 seasons. I did summer, now I am in winter and then will be either spring or fall. However they are adding an additional class each month and they will be murals and will be hung throughout the walls here in this high rise building. More chances to paint now. That makes me smile.

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.”

Three Things Challenge: PL26


Three Things Challenge: PL26

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: lozenge, mission, raincoat

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Mission accomplished! Marilyn threw her raincoat on the coat tree and started coughing. She started searching through her pockets, the medicine cabinet and her hand bag for a cough lozenge. Frantic now, her cough worsening, she dumped her tote bag on the table.

Thankfully at the bottom of her tote bag was one cough lozenge and she quickly popped it into her mouth, thanking her kids for always dumping their stuff into her bag.

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OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #9


OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #9

Rules from Haunted Wordsmith:

Welcome to the new Opposites Attract Challenge!

For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work).

Explore the word and its opposite … challenge your creative side

HAVE FUN!


Today’s Word:
contrite

Antonyms:
impenitent
remorseless
unapologetic
unrepentant

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10-year-old Mike sat in his room unapologetic. He didn’t care how much his parents screamed at him he was remorseless and that was that. He couldn’t stand Mrs. Jackson. She was a mean old lady.

His parents left him alone in his room to see how long before he gave up and became contrite about trampling Mrs. Jackson’s entire rose garden. He owed her an apology and a new garden which was coming out of his allowance.

Dinner time came and went and no Mike. Mike was always hungry. It was not like him to not eat dinner. They couldn’t figure out why he was so adamant against apologizing. He was not a bad child.

Bedtime came and went and no Mike. When his parents checked on him, they found him sound asleep. Closing the door, they went to bed themselves. They would have to sort this out tomorrow.

They woke up to screaming in the morning coming from the outside. “My parents aren’t bastards you nasty old woman,” Mike screamed at Mrs. Jackson.

“Whoa Mike!”

“No, I won’t stop. This nasty old woman called you guys bastards and said she wished we had never moved in. I never trampled her old rose bushes, she lied to you.”

Turning towards the old woman they all stared at her.

Sputtering about brats the old lady glared at them all. “I hate kids, all of them.”

“Come on Mike, let’s go home and leave the old biddy alone with her messy garden.” Mike had every reason to feel unrepentant.

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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

STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #10 – 3/12/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #10

Today’s prompt: “Well, I haven’t seen one of those since…”

 

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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Past Recollections

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

The yard sale was quite large and had some appliances in one section. Tammy and Amy wandered over to the appliances and started going through them. There in the back was an old wringer washing machine.

“Well, I haven’t seen one of those since we were little girls at grandma’s house,” Tammy said.

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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