Daily Archives: May 3, 2019

Now for some humor, non-fiction so I will post it here first. Think big cats…


First off this wasn’t funny the day it happened, but not many people can claim this happened to them.

ocelot-628109_1920 (2)It was a beautiful day and my husband and I decided to visit a friend who had a small zoo of a type within town limits so it wasn’t much. He had medium-sized wild cats called Ocelots and Margays. This picture is an Ocelot.

They were beautiful wild cats and he brought them out of the cage and tied them to a stake so we could pet them. I was a little scared of them so didn’t get too close. I petted them carefully.

Problem was I wasn’t close enough. The cat wanted attention and jumped up to put his paws on my body to stand up and I moved and he raked his claws down both legs. I was a bleeding mess.

I don’t blame the cat, as it was my fault for moving back before he finished his jump. Have you every been mauled by a jungle cat?

Tessa

Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 85


Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 85

 

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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Humanity is Suffering

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

The world is drying up, where’s the water going?

Our other resources are disappearing as well.

Humanity is suffering from these losses.

We must do something before we burn up our planet.

And destroy all living beings and plant growth as well.

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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: Shade #writephoto


Thursday photo prompt: Shade #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 prompt 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.

Disappearance

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Roth was having a birthday party with all his school chums. He thought it was silly to have a party at his age, but his mother insisted, and you didn’t tell his mother no.

His mother had set up a schedule of several different types of games, some for the girls, some for the boys and some for both. She didn’t want anyone left out.

Roth was sulking and after saying hello to all of his guests he disappeared. His parents searched the grounds, calling out his name. There was no response.

The house was huge, and his parents gathered the servants together and had them start to search the house. When he hadn’t turned up there, his father took the servants and the gardeners and had them search the property. They had a huge property and it would take a while to search it. His father kept the search going while his mom told the guests that something had come up and that she had to send them home and so they took turns calling their parents to come get them.

Once the last guest had left, his mother who was now getting quite upset, joined the search. They were extending the search to the outer edges of the property which contained several lakes. Her worst fear concerned those lakes. Roth didn’t know how to swim and why he would be out here instead of at his party was concerning, but possibly true. As they approached the lakes, they saw something floating in one. His father dived into the water and headed for what appeared to be a body. Turning it over he realized it was just a large stump floating there. Relief momentarily flooded him, but then he became terrified again. Where was his son?

They all headed back to the house and there on the front lawn eating his birthday cake, was Roth. “Where have you been,” his mother and father shouted.

“In the secret room grandpa had showed me before he died. I hide in there a lot.”

“Go to your room, we will have a long talk about this later after I help your mother and the maids clean up this mess and we decide how to punish you. You gave us a terrible scare.”

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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

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Susie was driving on a learner’s permit and was anxiously waiting to try practicing parallel parking so she would be ready when her driving test came up. Unfortunately, with her birthday in January snow was always a possibility. The roads were never clear enough for her parents to allow her to practice parking.

Waking up that weekend she saw no snow and the roads were clear. She ran to wake her parents to see if one of them would take her out. Trailing behind her mom she got to the car only to find that they had been blocked in.

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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

100 Word Challenge – inspiration is the word interruption


100 Word Challenge : This week’s word is Interrupted

Now that I have become obsessed with writing my memoirs, I hate being interrupted. Since you write a memoir as a piece of your life it’s possible to write more than one. I have been currently writing a segment starting with my marriage to my now ex-husband and his joining the Marine Corps. It runs through until we finally decided to call our marriage quits and went for the divorce. It has been 20 years since the day it was final. Now I am trying to decide whether to write two or try to incorporate my childhood into this one.

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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

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP) – May 3, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP) – May 3, 2019

Prompt A (genre challenge): First Contact (science fiction)

Prompt B (Story Starter): “I’m hitting play!”

Prompt C (photo):

 

Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay

Rules from:

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

Welcome to the Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP). This prompt is going to be both familiar and different at the same time. To participate, simply read this post and follow where the muse takes you. You may select any, all, or none of the prompts…it’s all up to you. Link back to this post, or leave a link in the comments so that others can find you.

Have Fun!

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The Green Box

By Teresa Smeigh 2019


No one saw it appear, but suddenly there was an ornate green box on the table. They all stared in fascination, but with a touch of horror in their hearts. Where did it come from and what was it doing there?

A voice started to come out of the box in a language they didn’t know. They all stared at it and then at each other.

John said, “I think it is trying to contact us. I’m hitting play.” He looked around the box looking for something that he could push to make contact. As the box started to light up he pushed the lighted area.

“Hello, he said.”

The box zapped him and he started shrieking. They all ran from the room. Obviously they hadn’t come in peace.

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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: PL77


Three Things Challenge: PL77

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: doctor, caramel, fire

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Ow!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

John was cooking at the stove and suddenly yelled, “Ow!”

“What’s up John? Are you ok?” Valerie was a doctor and therefore anyone yelling ow got her attention.

“Oh man I was making some candy and it called for melted caramel, but I stupidly touched it and it stuck to my skin and I burned it bad.”

“Put it under cold water immediately. At least you know it was stupid.”

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