Daily Archives: April 10, 2019

I’ve been thinking, ut oh LOL!


As some of you know I have been doing a lot of writing on the blogs. Some of that work is for my 2 writing groups and the rest has been all the prompts I found on here.

For the writing groups I have been doing longer work and non-fiction. Someone suggested that I should use these writings and write a memoir. That interests me more than poetry books, but who knows what the future brings. I may never get that complete need to be published. I never know with my Bipolar Disorder where my interests will get so interesting that I follow through.

So with all the writing for the 2 groups and belonging to one, possibly 2 reading groups if the one here where I live in the senior high rise gets going, I have to cut down on all the prompt writing I am doing.

Right now I am obsessed with writing, leading towards a manic phase. I am sleeping less than normal which isn’t much to begin with. My psychiatrist is slightly concerned, but doesn’t feel I am a serious manic phase at this point. YET anyhow.

I am going to research memoir writing first. I have no idea what they consist of except that they are not full autobiographies. I believe that I have several things that I could use possibly to write one, but I am clueless which leads to lots of research.

That being said I am going to slow down probably on all the prompt writing although rewriting old posts that could possibly work for a memoir I will still work on.

Things change abruptly in my life and my whole idea may change and I might go back to poetry writing. I just don’t know.

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 I is For Insomnia


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.

Insomnia (according to Web MD)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty falling asleep

  • Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep

  • Waking up too early in the morning

  • Feeling tired upon waking

To read more click here.

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I have had trouble sleeping and staying asleep my whole life. Part of my problem is that I am a night owl. Always have been since I was an infant. My mother wished a child just like me on me and I got one, actually 2. The third, even as an adult falls asleep when she gets in a car. She is the one that fell asleep in her dinner quite often as well.

For me, nothing works. I have tried prescription medications, all of them. At first Ambien did work, but it wasn’t meant to work long term. I tried the natural things such as Melatonin and that made me hyper and just the opposite. Benadryl would make me drowsy in the beginning, but like most things quit working. Currently my anti-depressant helps me fall asleep although I can’t stay asleep. I am up every hour or so at least.

I am 62 and have resigned myself to sleeping when I can. I am on disability and don’t work so unless there is a reason I have to get up during the day I sleep during the day and am up almost all night. I went back to how I was when I was younger. I am a night owl and not much I can do about it.

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 delicacy


100 Word Challenge (delicacy)

Hmm Good?

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Nick and his two friends were sitting down to a fancy banquet in this quaint village. They were told they were to be served a special delicacy, but it was to be a surprise.

With growling stomachs, they were looking forward to dinner. Drum rolls started and the local women brought the food out. The plate was set in front of the guys and was covered. The lid was lifted, and the guys just gaped. Held in place, by bony hands, they stared at the delicacy with dismay. It was a human tongue. They had stumbled upon a cannibal village.

PS I looked up cannibal delicacies for this one and found google had it.

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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

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


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

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Ghost Hunting?

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Alex was goaded into going ghost-hunting. The house they were talking about was scary in the day, let alone at night.

The stipulation was that it had to be after dark and no flashlights allowed.

He went as soon as the sun set, crept in the front door and started down the hall where he tripped over something solid. It must be a body not a ghost. He ran for the front door only to be met by his friends.

He was babbling about bodies and his friends were laughing and finally told him it was just a rolled-up carpet.

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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

One-Liner Wednesday – (4/10/19)


One-Liner Wednesday – (4/10/19)

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I went for my Bipolar Disorder medication check-up today and though slightly manic, my medications weren’t changed.

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Rules from Linda G Hill:

Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.”

The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

Twittering Tales #131 by Kat – 4/9/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales

Photo by Adhitya Andanu at Pexels.com

The rain provided coverage as Will circled the small plane looking for a way to sneak on board and stowaway.

The stewardess opened the hatch to allow passengers to enter, but was called away. Will used the chance to climb aboard and hide in the luggage area without a hitch.

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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

 

Revamping http://www.finallyawriter.com coming along


Revamping http://www.finallyawriter.com coming along.

I have deleted a lot of my work that after rereading it I decided wasn’t worthy of me. A lot of the prompt work I had to make things fit and they really didn’t when I reread it just now. A lot of it I am reposting as of the next few months so my newer readers can read it.

I can’t remember exactly when I started that blog. I think it was around 2012, but unless it has a date on it I have no way of knowing. The blog will look new since I am redating them for now.

This blog is only a few years old. This was the 2nd one and I got tired of writing everything twice if it was creative writing. Well I copy/pasted it obviously, but it was still extra work. Now that I am finding work that I don’t like, it is time to get rid of it and then eventually I hope to start working on this one. I am sure there are posts I don’t want to keep on here as well, plus I want to open up some space because I am posting a lot of prompt work lately although I am trying to make the quality of it better or not post it.

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