Daily Archives: May 11, 2019

Weekend Writing Prompt #105 – Denial – by Sammi Cox


Weekend Writing Prompt #105 – Denial – by Sammi Cox

Sammi Cox’s Rules:

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem / prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

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“My wife knows about us Rhonda,” Bobby said softly kissing her neck.

“No, she doesn’t Robby. How could she know?”

“Rhonda, you are just in denial.”

“If she knew she would have confronted you or me or even both of us.”

“Oh, she will baby, don’t you worry. One of these days she will just suddenly appear out of nowhere and the Lord only knows what she will do.”

“Why is she waiting?”

“She loves the suspense!”

***********77 words**************

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

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : publishing my book, the memoir on my blog


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : publishing my book, the memoir on my blog

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday, February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday, February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were to have a coffee chat this weekend or for me ice tea for sure since I don’t drink coffee and it is too hot for hot tea, I would tell you that I have decided to publish my book, the memoir, but not the traditional way. I am publishing it on my blog. I don’t have the money to publish it even if I finish it completely in the next few months. The idea of trying to publish the old fashioned way is not for me either. Then there’s the problem of the family having any issues with the content even though it isn’t really anything bad. They get upset if I mention them or their kids on FaceBook. They do not care to read my blog. They simply aren’t interested so this seems the best way to go, plus the government would have a fit if I were to make any money off of it. Any income would take away the little bit of extra help I get from them in addition to my disability, but wouldn’t be enough to pay for all the expenses they now cover. So it is just easier to self publish FREE on my blog. It is still a way of publishing and sharing with others.

Chapter one is up. You can go directly to chapter 1 here or to the Book Page “The Marines Corps Doesn’t Issue Wives – A Memoir” here.

I belong to two book groups so I have some help with my writing as at least one of the members has been published and helps others. Not sure if I just want to publish what I have already or wait until I can run each chapter past her. I would have to wait quite a while. I could always revise my chapters later if I find a reason to.

My pain is still bad despite the fact that I got my pain pills back up to 4 a day. She never did give me an answer as to why she lowered them. Then she added Topamax to my mix. Not sure how that will help. I think it is making me super exhausted. I find myself sitting here falling asleep and falling off the chair almost. Worrisome. I am taking a very small dose.

I got all the shirts I ordered for the leggings. They all fit, but one style. I sent them back. They are nice and long and hide my big butt LOL!

Sunday is the weekly brunch with my BFF. Don’t know what the weather is supposed to be yet though. I hope it won’t rain. It’s not so bad if I can park close to my building and then close to the restaurant.

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 10, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP) – May 10, 2019

Prompt A (setting challenge): Grocery store

Prompt B (sentence starter): “You can’t do that here!”

Prompt C (photo):

Image by Elsemargriet 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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Ducks Everywhere

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Jane and her children were grocery shopping this morning. She took her eyes off the children momentarily, and they snuck next door to the pet shop. Right near the door, the owner had a pen of ducks. The kids were engrossed in them.

Suddenly Jane hears, “You can’t do that here!”

Instinctively she knew it was her boys, and she hurried towards the sound. There was duck down everywhere, and there was squawking loudly from the ducks.

The boys had brought the ducks over from the pet store, and opened a package of razors, and sprayed the ducks and everything else with shave cream and then trying to grab the ducks they started to shave them.

“John, George, and James, what are you doing? Oh, Maisie, I am so sorry.”

“Jane, I have had enough of your boys and the trouble they cause. I’m sorry, but I have to ban you all from the store. Good luck finding another one who will suffer your children’s antics.”

“But, but Maisie you can’t do that. Where will we go?”

“I am sorry Jane, but I can’t afford you and the kids and their destruction every time you come in. My mind is made up! The only way you can come into the store is by yourself. Find a babysitter!”

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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 May 11, 2019


The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 11/19

Here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “strain.” Use it 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/

I think I have strained something in my back plus my normal aches and pains. I can’t believe how much pain I am in right now. The percosets aren’t helping. This has been going on for at least three weeks or more. I haven’t been to visit my dad at the nursing home and I feel bad, but the trip to see him is so long that I can’t do it. I have a long walk out of my apartment to the elevators, down them and then across the building, out the door and across the lot to my car. Once there I  have a long parking lot to walk across to the lobby of the building. Then down a long wing to their elevators and the down 2-3 long wings to his section. It does me in when I am not in intense pain and I am out of it for a day or two. Right now I am already out of it so I am afraid to even try it and that is with constant stopping to sit. My dad says he understands and it’s ok. I believe him. He really worries about me so he would be upset if I came and it hurt me.

Last month my doctor took me down one pain pill per day. I was in intense pain from that and maybe I just haven’t gotten back to the full dosage of 4 pills of days. I just don’t know. This is month two of severe pain. I just don’t know what to do. Oh, and she also put me on Topamax and not sure why she did that. I ran it by my psychiatrist because I run all those types of medications by her. She doesn’t know why she would have prescribed it but doesn’t foresee a problem.

I just looked up Topamax. I am not sure what it has to do with pain issues other than migraines. I do have them occasionally though so maybe it may help, it is a very low dose. I liked the weight loss side-effect. That would be great as I am gaining weight ever since I went on insulin. I am super tired. I just fall asleep sitting in my chair writing. Not good. Can affect my Bipolar Moods which is good since my Bipolar moods are not completely under control. But like I said the dose is really small. Most adults take 200 mg twice a day. I take 25 mg once or twice a day. The top dose would be 4 times a day. Not much. I don’t know. It could cause pain if it was kidney stones, but it doesn’t say it causes them just that there could be pain if you had them. Have to keep an eye on 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