Daily Archives: May 17, 2019

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words


Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Winter Swim Party

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Indoor pools were often sought after for birthday parties. They could be rented out for a couple of hours of swimming and cake, pizza and soda.

Brooke wanted to have a swim party for her birthday like her brother always did in July. Her mom reminded her that she was born in January and it was simply too cold for a swim party.

Her friend told her about the indoor pool that gave parties on the weekends and Brooke was excited.

She told her mom she wanted a swim party and gave her the information her friend had given her.

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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: Wicker #writephoto


Thursday photo prompt: Wicker #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.

Don’t talk back

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Walking down the pathway Madge, Maisie and Mimi began arguing with Elinor, the head witch. The argument continued as the women made their way from village to village.

“If you three don’t stop arguing with me and between yourselves, I will turn you into something that cannot talk back to me.”

The women stared at her and continued complaining about their plight in life. They didn’t for one moment believe she could or would do anything about their complaints.

Days later their husbands were looking for them. They were nowhere to be found, but the strangest thing happened. Three figures of women showed up alongside the village road and made from twigs. They even sort of resembled Madge, Maisie, and Mimi. Elinore just smiled if anyone asked her if she had seen them.

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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 18, 2019


The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 18/19

Here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “adverb.” Start your post with any adverb and just run with it. Have fun!

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/

Barely moving and I am struggling to breathe. It got so bad that combined with the swelling of my feet and legs caused me a trip to the hospital and a 4-day stay. They thought I had a clot in my groin. They did 2 ultrasounds just to make sure and decided that I didn’t have a clot thankfully. Now as for the breathing it was determined by my pulmonary doctor that my allergies and asthma had gotten worse. Major asthma attack. I now have a nebulizer and 3 types of medicines that I have to use in it two times a day.

That was the first time that I ever slept in a hospital. I was sleeping solidly too. They kept waking me up and I would go right back to sleep.

 

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

One-Liner Wednesday – (5/15/19) – Unexpected Trip to Hospital


One-Liner Wednesday – (5/15/19) – Unexpected Trip to Hospital

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Monday night my feet and legs swelled up and hurt, I couldn’t breathe even with very small exertion, and I was coughing up a lung. 

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(PS I was there 4 days, they thought I had a blood clot in my groin, tested twice thankfully and decided there was no clot. My breathing was due to a severe allergy/asthma attack so I now have a nebulizer with 3 different medications to be used twice a day.)

Rules from Linda G Hill:

Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.”

The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

100 Word Challenge – inspiration is the word ESCAPE


100 Word Challenge : This week’s word is ESCAPE

Wedding Cake

There are days even weeks or longer where I need to escape my life. I just can’t tolerate the real world anymore. If it’s bad, reading won’t work because I simply won’t be able to get into a book. I have many around here I have started, but not finished.

I can binge tv shows on Netflix and lose myself in something. The hours go by and I rarely notice it. I can also binge on DIY shows, flipping houses and cooking shows even though I hate to cook. I love the baking shows with fancy cakes and cupcakes. Yum!

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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

Twittering Tales #136 by Kat – 5/14/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales

Photo by NRD at Unsplash

“Bob, how many times must I tell you to stop leaving the fridge door open,” Madge yelled. “Our electric bill is astronomical!”

“I told you, I am not leaving it open.”

“Then who is? The kids are in bed.”

That’s what they think Robbie and Sue laugh out in the dark hallway.

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Rules from Kat:

Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. If you would prefer to post your tale in the comments (some people have very specific blog themes but still want to participate), I am happy to post a link to your site when I post your tale in the Round Up.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. And if for some reason I missed your entry in the Roundup, as I have occasionally done, please let me know. I want to be sure to include your tale.

Finally, have fun!

And REMEMBER…you have 280 characters (spaces and punctuation included), to tell your tale…and a week to do it. I can’t wait to see what you create this week.

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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: PL92


Three Things Challenge: PL92

Rules from Paula:

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: calendardolphin, ruby

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Dolphin Memories

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Marilyn was staring off into space and then would come back to the present and stare at the calendar in her hand. It was an old calendar she had found in a box of mementos and was pictures from when she and Robbie were together and had gone to an old ocean aquarium show that was no longer around. It had closed years ago.

She was staring at the picture of her favorite show. There were three dolphins jumping through rings and her favorite one jumped through a ring of rubies. It was a beautiful ring and looked lovely all filled with bright red stones. She knew it was probably not real rubies, but it didn’t matter, it was lovely just the same and she liked to imagine it was rubies.

 

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