Daily Archives: April 5, 2019

SoCS for Saturday April 6, 2019


The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 6/19

Here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “fab.” Use it as a word or find a word beginning with “fab.” As always, use any way you’d like. Have fun!

Here’s the rules from Linda Hill:

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/

Over my adult lifetime I have accumulated tons of fabric. When I was a teen and young adult I sewed a lot. When I was in a manic phase I would turn out outfit after outfit. Between all the short shorts and micro mini skirts and the little tops for summer, they took up such little pieces of fabric and I could make outfits to last a month or more and not wear the same thing twice. I also had fancier fabrics that I made suits from. A jacket with matching pants and skirt. I had to lengthen my mini skirts though because I started a job and they considered them too short for business.

Once the kids came along I tried to sew, but who has time with 2 kids under 2 years of age. Then I lost interest. I carried boxes of fabric around from move to move and kept on buying it even though I wasn’t sewing anymore.

I was going to start quilting so I starting buying more and more smaller pieces of fabric and remnants were perfect for that. Problem is I never made a single quilt.

One day I said forget it, I am not going to sew again and I offered all the fabric on www.freecycle.org and it went fast too.

So as fate would have it, now I have that feeling that I want to sew again. I am not going to start accumulating fabric though. I know better, I hope! When I am manic I get grandiose feelings and it is bad news if I decide to act on them usually. I have to remind myself that I am not really wanting to sew again, the feeling will pass.

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

Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge – Letter E is For Emotional Support Animals


Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge

I have chosen to write for the mental health topic. It is very important to me that we support all those with mental health issues and I personally suffer from a good amount of them myself.

E is for Emotional Support Animals.

The below definition for Emotional Support Animals was taken from Wikipedia. To read more click here:

An emotional support animal (ESA), assistance animal, or support animal, is a companion animal that a medical professional says provides some benefit for a person disabled by a mental health condition or emotional disorder. Emotional support animals are typically dogs, but are sometimes cats or other animals.

People who qualify for emotional support animals have verifiable psychological disabilities that substantially interfere with major life activities, such as anxiety disordermajor depressive disorder, or panic attacks.

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I have severe anxiety and I have a cat. Well I did have a cat. She preferred my son and I couldn’t take care of her, but when I first moved into this apartment I had her registered as an emotional support animal and she was allowed here and they couldn’t charge me a yearly down payment or a monthly fee either.

I asked my psychiatrist how I went about getting her set up as an emotional support animal. She gave me the website. I paid the fee and the website issued me a certificate and a photo ID of my cat. Then I had to get a written letter from my psychiatrist to go with this. The fee at the time was $85 for the website and there was a fee for the doctor to write the appropriate letter. I moved into here with no problem from them or a down payment or monthly fee.

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

Sex With Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Sex With Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

There would be times that I would find sex with Fibromyalgia to be painful. It would depend on just what I was feeling at the time. Pain comes and goes and so do the other symptoms. You would and should talk with your partner about what you are feeling emotionally and physically as well. In some cases it may not be possible depending on how bad your Fibromyalgia is and some people are certainly worse and in more pain than others. The rougher the sex the more exhausted you might end up being. Just take it slow and easy and talk your partner through it. If they’re understanding they will work with you to make the experience a good one.

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 4/5/19


OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE 4/5/19

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: emotional

Antonyms: cold, cool, dispassionate, emotionless, impassive, unemotional

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He promised me he wouldn’t leave. He told me the decision to end it would be mine. The it I am talking about is the affair we have been involved in for 18 years. He has a wife and though he reminded me constantly that he wouldn’t leave her for me, I still held hope. This was one of my emotional times and he just watched me dispassionately as I cried.

“I don’t want to hurt either of you, but we can’t go on this way. These emotional outbursts ruin the mood,” he says impassively.

“I don’t want to end our relationship. I am happier with you than without. I’ll take whatever I can get from you.”

“Tonight, is ruined. I am going to take you back to your car now.”

By the time I got home there was an email from him. He told me his wife had found out and he had to lay low and he didn’t know for how long that would be.

That was 4 years ago. Somehow, I believe he used that as an excuse, but it was an effective one because he knew I had no desire to hurt his wife and would stay away.

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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

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words


Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words

PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio

Where am I? by Teresa Smeigh 2019

Will woke up soaking wet. He was confused by the wetness and wondered where he was.

He found thinking was difficult and as he thrashed about trying to get up from the ground, his hand came across a can. Beer? What happened slowly came back to him. He figured he was lying on the grass among some trees and it was night time as his eyes came across the light standard that was above his head.

He realized that the can couldn’t be beer as he was on his way home from an AA meeting. Then he recalled the mugging.

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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

Thursday photo prompt: Threshold #writephoto


Thursday photo prompt: Threshold #writephoto

The Rules:

Every Thursday at noon GMT, I publish one of my photos as a writing prompt.  If you know where the photo was taken, please keep it to yourself until the challenge is closed and I usually share something about the place during the round-up.

Use the image and title provided as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  on Wednesday  each week,  and link back to the promt post with a pingback to be included in the round-up.  There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly and not passionately political.

All posts will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.

Lights Out!

by Teresa Smeigh 2019

In the distance Sandy could see light. Although she was weak from being held without food or water for days, her mind could still work. Light had to mean the exit was that way. Her main problem now was how to get out of there. She hadn’t seen a single person since the man had left her there tied to a huge ship’s anchor. She knew it was several days ago as the light came and went, but she lost count.

She tried to remember how she had gotten here and in this position. She remembered there was a man who had approached her on the beach and wanted to show her something in the cave. Like a fool she had followed him, and he had knocked her out and when she woke up, she was tied to this anchor.

She thought she was dreaming as she heard a little girl’s voice singing, and it was coming closer. When the little girl came into view, Sandy hollered at her to go get help. The little girl eyed her for a while and then said, “okay I will get my daddy to help you.” She left, skipping happily out of the cave.

After a bit she heard the little girl’s voice again. As she came into view, she was holding the hand of a man and said, “in here daddy.”

Sandy relaxed and thought her troubles were over. As her eyes traveled over the man, she recognized him as the man who had knocked her out and tied her up. She wasn’t going anywhere.

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

Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 81


Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 81

 

Reena’s Rules:

FOR THE NEW ENTRANTS

There is no restriction on the format or the length of the piece. It just has to be your reflection on the prompt from the core.

Write a post on your blog, and link it up with here with a pingback, or copy-pasting the blog link in Comments.

I eagerly await your responses.

The prompt:

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Light Dims

by Teresa Smeigh April 2019

As we close our eyes to sleep

The light slowly dims from color to grey

Then darkness is full

We grow accustomed to darkness

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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