Daily Archives: April 12, 2019

Three Things Challenge: PL57


Three Things Challenge: PL57

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: valley, flute, garage

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Music Practice

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Living on Valley Street could be a trying place to live. It was mostly comprised of elderly folks and they simply couldn’t tolerate noise.

Tonya was considered a nuisance, noise. Every day mom made her practice her flute in the garage.

Any moment now, old Mrs. Babcock would be over to lodge her daily complaint. Tonya hated to be such a nuisance and it upset her that everyone could hear her practice.

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OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE – 4/12/19


OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE – 4/12/19

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 prompt: miserly

Antonyms: bounteous, bountiful, charitable, freehanded, generous, liberal, munificent, openhanded, unsparing, unstinting

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Empty Purse

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Ruth searched frantically through her purse looking for her wallet. She had to have more than just a handful of coins left for the rest of the week. Her husband was miserly and gave her just a small amount barely amounting to enough to cover everything for the week. She kept rummaging in her purse, she had to find the wallet.

A charitable passerby stopped and asked, “Do you need help ma’am?”

“Oh, I can’t find my wallet and I have to get the kids something to eat!”

Handing her a twenty-dollar bill he told her to go feed the kids.

“Oh, thank you. You are so generous!”

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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 – 4/12/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE – 4/12/19

Today’s prompt: “What can I get you today?”

 

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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Call Center Blues

By Teresa Smeigh 2019 (partly non-fiction as I worked in a call center although I did not have this problem knowing what to say)

“What can I get you today?”

“Samantha, how many times do I have to tell you to ask how may I help you today?” the customer service supervisor remonstrated with her.

“Same difference isn’t it?”

“No, it is not! And you have been through training longer than any representative in this call center.”

Samantha sighs and rolls her eyes. The phone rings again and she says, “What can I get you today?”

“Oh, for heaven’s sake!” Now the supervisor rolls her eyes.

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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

 

 

SoCS for Saturday April 13, 2019


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

Here’s your prompt:

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

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/

Lips can be bright red (see the picture) or natural like I wear them. I don’t even use lip balm most of the time despite my lips being so dry they are crusty and you can feel the dry, rough patches and even pull them off (ugh!). I just don’t like things on my lip and although some people can wear lipstick I find it to be too clownish for most of us, especially me.

For the record I don’t wear make-up at all in any form. I currently can’t wear eye make-up anyhow due to problems with my eyes. I have corneal erosion and that means the corneas (of both eyes unfortunately) have been scratched and damage and scraped in an attempt to fix them. This is gross, but the abraided corneas will attach themselves to my lids during the night or any long term sleeping and then when I open the eyes they water, swell and hurt. The ophthalmologist just applied a new membrane they just developed in an effort to correct this. So far so good. For 2 weeks I had one blurrier than normal eye while the membrane was worn for a week each with a protective contact lens. Kind of weird, but so far no problems. Sorry I got off track on a running commentary LOL!

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 K is For Klonopin (anti-anxiety)


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.

Klonopin (clonazepam)- an anti-anxiety medicine

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Anti-anxiety drugs like Klonopin are sometimes prescribed to treat severe manic symptoms associated with bipolar disorder, but Klonopin is not a primary medication used to treat bipolar disorder. I use it mainly for anxiety, but I take a very high dose and found it impossible to wean myself off of it although I did manage to lower the dose. The weaning process did take a while, but when I got to the day that I no longer took a dose, my body went crazy and I ended up in the hospital. It is not easy to get off these types of drugs once you get on them long term.

For more information click here.

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

Thunder and Lightning – a haiku


Thunder and Lightning

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

thunder cracks loudly

lightning flashing across sky

I jump at each crack

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