Daily Archives: May 10, 2019

Thursday photo prompt: Shade #writephoto


Thursday photo prompt: Shade #writephoto

Sue’s 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.

A Cemetary?

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

The bulldozers screeched to a halt and Mr. Ingalls yelled for the foreman of the job. “Please turn off your engines. I can’t hear myself think. Mr. Swanson where are you?”

“I am right here, what is your problem, Mr. Ingalls?”

“My problem is about to become your problem, sir! Call the historical society and find out who is in charge of old bones found during excavations.”

“What could you possibly mean?”

“Mr. Swanson, the bulldozers just broke through all these thick roots and pulled up bone fragments. It is obvious that these bones have been here for quite some time so we are going to have to bring in the historical society and a specialist to look at them before you go any further with your project.”

“I won’t allow you to stop my project. The housing development must go on. I have a deadline.”

“You also have a missing wife from many long years ago. This project is not going anywhere, anytime soon sir.”

“Marty please call the police,” Mr. Ingalls said. “They need to be advised as well. This could very well be the body of the missing Mrs. Annalise Swanson. We need to find out just how old these bones really are. Those roots have been growing for many years at least, they aren’t recent.”

George Swanson pulls a gun and tells everyone to stay back. “I’ll shoot if I have to.”

No one moves. George Swanson edges towards the bulldozer and indicates to the driver that he is to get off. With Swanson’s attention on the bulldozer, he doesn’t see the police drive up. No lights or sirens were used. Swanson climbs on the bulldozer and was swiftly surrounded by armed policemen.

“Throw down your weapon George,” the chief of police yells. “We don’t want to have to shoot you.”

George shoots and one of the rookies shoots him in the arm he was shooting with. The policemen rushed him and cuffed him. He was yelling he was in pain and wanted to be taken to the hospital.

“You’ll get there soon enough George,” the chief says. “It isn’t life-threatening. You have some explaining to do. Is it Annalise?”

“Oh bother, yes it is. She was just a nag. I couldn’t take it anymore. I set it up that she had taken off with another man she had been seeing and I killed them both and buried them out here. You’ll find two sets of bones.”

“Well, you are about to rot in jail for the rest of your life.”

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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 Holy


100 Word Challenge : This week’s word is HOLY

The Bible

Several years ago, I decided it was time to come back to my faith in the Lord. For forty years I had let my faith in him go. I blamed him for my whole lousy, stinking life. Everything was his fault. I just couldn’t understand how a supposedly kind and loving God could let so much sadness and strife go on in this world. I made myself promise to read the Holy Bible again. Like so many promises in this life, I screwed this one up too. Needless to say, I never read it. I got maybe halfway through Genesis.

*****100 words*****

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

Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 86


Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 86

 

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

This week’s prompt consists of two words –

BLEEDING EDGE

The dictionary meaning is

the very forefront of technological development.

However, I can visualize many more applications of the word. Go where your imagination takes you.

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Humans Lead the Race

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Human’s lead the race at the moment, Aliens dead second.

We are at the very forefront of technological development.

Neck and neck we race to see who will take over our world.

Our lead is slowly losing to the Aliens and their beguilement.

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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

The book has been updated through chapter one so far (THERE IS A PAGE FOR IT ON THE TOP OF MY BLOG PAGE)


The book has been updated through chapter one. Chapter one is the only chapter that has been vetted through my writing group which includes someone who has been published numerous times and offers her services. Since I am not going the whole real publishing route I figured this is good enough for me. Plus the I get the suggestions from the others in the group as well and so I can pick and choose as to what I agree with.

The group only meets once a month though and the woman I am most interested in doesn’t always come. Therefore her comments will not always be available, so I have to choose whether to go on and post my chapters as they come along (I am halfway done this first book with ideas for 2 more possible after it) and just edit it after I get my edits from them or slowly mete out the story one chapter every month or two, possibly longer if she doesn’t show up. I am just not sure. Plus I would always accept constructive criticism from those of you on here who read it. Most of you are writers as well and know what you are doing and have been published. I already know that commas and I don’t get along well together. When I get my work back from the group meetings there are commas everywhere. I also write long sentences at times and, then I have to break them down.

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

Just to let you know I am halfway through writing a book. See below for details.


I am not publishing it the traditional way. I will be publishing it by chapters here on my blog or both. So it is going to take some time to set it up and I am about half way through writing it. So if you want to follow along now you can. There is a page link at the top and I will post each link as I finish 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