Daily Archives: March 19, 2019

Twittering Tales #128 by Kat – 3/19/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales

Photo by Matthew Henry at Unsplash.com

It seemed like a pile of dirty rags just lying there on her bed. Samantha stared. It hadn’t been there this morning. Unsure what it was exactly, she was surprised when it not only moved, but a cry sounded within. She jumped back expecting a rat. Instead it was a cute pug.

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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

 

The Weekly Smile 03/18/2019 #weeklysmile – cortizone injection


The Weekly Smile 03/18/2019 #weeklysmile – cortizone injection

This has been a terrible week and so I am having a hard time to find something to smile about. Today I had an injection in my hip for pain. Surprisingly the pain was minimal which is very unusual since I can only go local on anesthesia and can’t do sedation anymore due to the new ruling about body weight in these small medical procedure rooms. There is a minimal chance of a medical complication coming up (not that I ever had one in all the injections I had) so they are no longer able to do sedation over a certain (high) BMI. I would have to go to a surgical center or hospital surgery room for this  sedation and the cost is huge.

Therefore I was terrified of the usual pain despite the local anesthesia. However I remember a small stinging feeling, but they didn’t tell me they had started. By this point they told me they were almost done. I don’t know why it didn’t produce its normal amount of pain, but I was smiling when they said I was done and I could go, not my normal teary condition and occasional scream. Those suckers can hurt really bad.

The only problem now is my back, which has been a major problem for some time, is killing me today. I could barely get off the bed or walk across the room. i don’t know where this came from. I can’t imagine an injection in the hip would cause this.

Therefore I am writing and watching “Shark Tank” to bring a smile back to my face. Distraction is sometimes necessary to forget what is wrong in your world.

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.”

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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 20


March 2019 Writing Prompts

Day 20 Prompt – The Kissing Curse

by Teresa Smeigh 2019

kiss me they entice

the kissing curse in full bloom

smooching is a blast

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: PL33


Three Things Challenge: PL33

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: earthquake, vanilla, pillbox

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Ruby was sitting in her favorite rocking chair in her bedroom eating a container of vanilla pudding when a heavy rumbling started to rock the rocking chair.

“What the heck,” she exclaimed.

She quickly got up and headed across the room to her bureau where she kept her antique pillbox that her grandmother had given her. It was important to her and she didn’t want it to rattle off the bureau. She didn’t make it.

The pillbox was glass and shattered all over the floor. Ruby wept as she swept up the broken glass. Earthquakes weren’t normal around here and she never thought that the pillbox would be in danger of falling off the bureau.

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OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #16 – 3/18/19


OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #16 – 3/18/19

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: crowded

Antonyms: bare, blank, devoid, empty, stark, vacant, void

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The lot numbered number 333 was vacant. Devoid of a building even. There was no one on the street in any direction.

Pulling out the directions Max checked the address again. He checked both he street sign and the number painted on the lot’s curb. It was right.

It was getting dark and this was not a good neighborhood to be in after dark, so he shoved the paper into his pocket and started to make his way down the street to the next lot that had a house on it, but there were no lights.

Suddenly he was grabbed from behind and dragged yelling down the street to where the houses were all crowded together. He was dragged up to the door and it opened, spilling light out on the porch. “Surprise,” his friends shouted.

Max was upset and asked “why did you do that?”

“Oh, so you can play practical jokes on others, but you can’t take them when someone plays one on you? We got tired of all your jokes and decided it was time to pay you back. Now maybe you will think twice before you play the next joke.”

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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 #17 – 3/18/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #17

Today’s prompt: “Did you check the date before you used it?”

 

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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Watch Out!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

The day was hot and sunny, and the bees were flying around the sugary drinks and the fruits from the apple trees. People were swatting at them and several of them even sustained a sting from the nasty little buggers.

Alex wasn’t paying attention to the fact that he an allergy to bees and kept swatting them away from his face and eventually one of them stung him. Screaming he ran to his mother who always kept the bee sting kit in her purse.

She gave him the shot as his face was swelling up.

“Why isn’t this working?” She asked those people around her.

“Probably because it is out of date,” said one of her friends who had picked up the package and checked the expiration date. “Did you check the date before you used it? How long has this been in your purse?”

“Since the last time he was stung several years ago.”

“Weren’t you aware that these kits had expiration dates?”

“You need a new one. Someone call 9-1-1 quickly!”

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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