Daily Archives: April 18, 2019

Thursday photo prompt: Decisions #writephoto


Thursday photo prompt: Decisions #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.

The Sun Shines Through

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Sunset was still an hour or so away, but the sun was falling behind the trees and darkness was descending over the woods. Scott had been wandering listlessly around the woods all afternoon. He wasn’t feeling well and shouldn’t have been drinking while hiking. He had gotten off the beaten path and had no idea where he was.

He hadn’t started this hike out on his own. His girlfriend had been with him and she was tired of his constant drinking. His backpack must have been full of beer although by the 2nd one it was surely warm. He didn’t care. Susie was royally angry at him for drinking at all, so she had simply left him alone and went off somewhere else. He briefly wondered if she was as lost as he was, but probably not since she wasn’t drinking and was clear-headed.

He came upon a spot in the woods where the setting sun was shining through the trees and you could see it was a grassy area, which is unusual in such a wooded area. He headed towards the grass and took a seat against one of the trees. He needed to rest and think about how to get out of this mess. He didn’t want to spend the night out here. It gets cold at night. He didn’t want to think about the wild animals that might be out there.

Watching the sun as it was dropping lower towards setting for the night, Scott wished he had some food. He had packed all that beer, but only a few nutrition bars, one of which Susie had eaten earlier and one that he had eaten around mid-afternoon. There was no more food in his pack. He reached for another beer. He wanted to drown his sorrows. His hands came across the knife he had packed just in case he needed it. He took it out as night was fast approaching.

Jerking awake at a sound, he saw a wolf standing in front of him. He reached for the knife and lunged at it plunging the knife into its chest. It shrieked and fell. Scott thought that was a weird sound for a wolf. He shook his head and tried to clear it.

There was a little bit of light left from the setting sun and with horror he realized it was Susie he had stabbed in the chest and she was lying still, blood pouring out of her. Her last words were, “Scott, how could you?”

“Susie? Oh no, talk to me.”

Scott in his sorrow and drunkenness took the knife and stabbed himself in the neck. As the blood spurted out, mixing with Susie’s, he fell over onto her body and laid still. The sun set finally.

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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

Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge – Letter P is for Personality Disorders


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.

Letter P is for Personality Disorders

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A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. A person with a personality disorder has trouble perceiving and relating to situations and people. This causes significant problems and limitations in relationships, social activities, work and school.

In some cases, you may not realize that you have a personality disorder because your way of thinking and behaving seems natural to you. And you may blame others for the challenges you face.

Personality disorders usually begin in the teenage years or early adulthood. There are many types of personality disorders. Some types may become less obvious throughout middle age.

Click here to see more of this article on Personality Disorders and the different types.

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I suffer from a few of them. Abandonment is a major issue of mine. They sometimes appear due to a major traumatic experience which I had several during my teenage years when this first seemed to appear. My major one is Borderline Personality Disorder.

These are the symptoms of this one:

Borderline personality disorder

  • Impulsive and risky behavior, such as having unsafe sex, gambling or binge eating
  • Unstable or fragile self-image
  • Unstable and intense relationships
  • Up and down moods, often as a reaction to interpersonal stress
  • Suicidal behavior or threats of self-injury
  • Intense fear of being alone or abandoned
  • Ongoing feelings of emptiness
  • Frequent, intense displays of anger
  • Stress-related paranoia that comes and goes

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

Depression in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Depression in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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 – 83


Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 83

 

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.

PROMPT

Perspective

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Perspective – it Differs

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Perspective varies from person to person.

To some its fine, in others it will worsen.

So many people are filled with negativity

The lucky ones live on in positivity.

Are you one who is up and positive?

Or do you live deeply in the negative?

Positivity is possible if you work at it.

You must work hard and do not quit.

A positive life can change your thinking.

Eventually it comes to you unthinking.

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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

Three Things Challenge: PL63


Three Things Challenge: PL63

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: sugar, certificate, golf

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Ignored

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Dad was watching golf on the TV and ignoring me completely. He was drinking his coffee loaded with sugar as usual and completely tuned out to the world.

“Dad, I got a certificate for my writing class for the best story,” I enthused. “Dad,” I yelled at him.

Slowly turning towards me he seemed to come out of his reverie and said, “What?”

“Oh dad, I was telling you about my certificate for the best story in my writing class.”

Turning back to the tv, he mumbled, “That’s nice, good job.”

Shaking my head I turned to find mom, she would be excited for me.

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