Daily Archives: March 13, 2019

100 Word Challenge – inspiration is the word spot


100 Word Challenge (spot)

Bingo!

by Teresa Smeigh 2019

The Bingo game was about to start soon. She paid the fee for a spot at one of the tables.

She purchased her cards and she had her Bingo chips with her.

The game started. “B 1,” announced the caller followed by several more in a row. Janice yelled “BINGO!”.

The checker came over to call the numbers for confirmation. The announcer listened and then said, “Sorry, but no BINGO!”

Janice was confused.  She looked down at her card and then realized that she had moved one of the chips with the sleeve of her sweater.

NO BINGO! No prize!

*****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

March 2019 Writing Prompts – Day 14


March 2019 Writing Prompts

Day 14 Prompt – Foolish Incantations

by Teresa Smeigh 2019

magical setting

foolish incantations float

witch’s cauldrons boil

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: PL27


Three Things Challenge: PL27

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: divorce, umbrella, octopus

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Sitting on the beach, under an umbrella, dozing off and on while her husband fished, Milly thought about her lot in life. Ron was becoming more and more distant and all he wanted to do anymore is fish. Even if he took her on vacation it centered around fishing for him. He didn’t care what she wanted to do anymore.

Milly looked over at the pier. Ron had caught several large fish. He was busy bragging about his luck. Well his luck changed as she watched. An octopus eased one of its tentacles up over the end of the pier and wrapped itself around Ron’s leg and pulled him off the end of the pier.

His scream disappeared as he sunk under the water. Bubbles rose, but he never did.

Milly smiled in satisfaction. Now she didn’t have to deal with a divorce. She got everything and no more Ron to bother her.

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As requested, my very first painting ever.


This is my very first painting. I am aiming to do the 4 seasons. I am currently working on winter with a covered bridge and trees and snow.

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

OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #10


OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #10

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:
earnestness

Antonyms:
frivolity
levity
lightheartedness

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In her earnestness to escape the house she wasn’t being very quiet and therefore missed the sounds warning her of his arrival.

His levity during their earlier date lulled her into a lightheartedness that took her normal wariness away. He said he was going to go out and get them some more wine and she was looking forward to that. She’d had a hard day at work.

She started to get drowsy and fell asleep, dropping what was left in her wine glass. Once he was sure she was out, he put all frivolity aside and began to move her to the other room and tie her to a chair.

His fun would begin once all the drugs had worn off her. He napped while he waited.

Sound asleep, he didn’t hear her moving around at first and was surprised she had woken up already.

By the time he got to the room she was halfway out the window and reaching for the tree to climb down to the ground. He simply gave her a push and she fell out of the 3rd floor window. She lay motionless on the sidewalk below. She never got a chance to utter a sound.

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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 #11 – 3/13/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #10

Today’s prompt: “Growls echoed through the hall.”

 

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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Puppies Remember (true story)

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

It was an adorable, sweet and lovable puppy. It was all black and part Labrador and the shaggy, red dogs whose name eludes me right now, so its hair was long and shaggy, but black like the Labrador. We kept the puppy outside at times on a long chain, so he had room to move around.

Unbeknownst to us, the neighborhood children teased it mercifully. Hitting it with long sticks and staying out of his reach so he couldn’t bite them to protect himself. These children were of another race and to me I never thought about what that was doing to the poor puppy. We did shoo the children away if we saw it happening.

Many years later we moved, and my husband built a large kennel out of chicken wire so the dog could roam around without being tied up. The dog didn’t try to get out so we figured we were home free and wouldn’t have to buy an expensive one.

One day I heard growls echoing through the hall. Then I heard a man screaming outside “LADY!”

Kind of scared myself I headed outside to the back yard and here was our dog with the meter man pinned up against the meters, barking and growling. He had dug out of the kennel, which like I said was unusual for him as he was quite content in there.

“Lady get your dog off of me please,” the terrified man pleaded.

The dog was quite large by this time, but eventually I got a hold of his collar and pulled him off the terrified man. The kennel was useless so I held on as hard as I could as I told the man, who needed no urging, to hurry to his truck. I apologized profusely and took the dog inside.

Suddenly I remember all those years ago as a puppy when he was tortured. This man was of the same race. The dog didn’t know any better. He saw someone who looked like the kids who had tortured him.

Telling my husband later that night and showing him the hole the dog had dug in a very short time to get to this man, we had to laugh. Who knew that the dog would remember that and attack? He was a very young puppy, but still impressionable.

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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