Daily Archives: May 19, 2019

I redid my book up to the part I was at – you might want to reread it


I rewrote chapters 1 and 2 and they are somewhat different from what was originally posted since I had to take the Marine references out of it. Click here for the 2 pages if you want to read it again or if you haven’t read it yet and would like too.

 

#Haikai Challenge #86 (5/19/19) Blue Flower Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge #86 (5/19/19) Blue Flower Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Rules:

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or alludes to blossom haze

As always:

Here’s how the challenge works:

1. write the haikai poem of your choice.
2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.
3. pingback by posting the link to the challenge on your site.
4. read and comment on other contributors’ posts.

Image on Pixabay

Blooms are Growing

by Teresa Smeigh May 2019

blooms are growing wild

blue flower moon comes this May

rain helps the flowers

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

Sunday Photo Fiction – May 19, 2019


Sunday Photo Fiction – May 19, 2019

Photo Credit: Terri Smeigh

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Deserted, Here Too?

(Continued from last week)

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Myra had promised the twins that they could get food at Wendy’s tonight before the carnival. They piled in the car. Myra had to keep telling them to be quiet.

As she pulled into town, she saw a huge black cloud forming over the area where the Wendy’s was. She didn’t like the look of the cloud as she envisioned a huge storm hitting the area just as they got to the carnival.

She rushed the twins through dinner and then as they headed back to the car, she saw there were no people around at all. The cars on the highway were sitting there empty. She didn’t like this.

She took the twins back inside to use their phone. She wanted to call home and check on her older son. They looked around and all the employees were gone.

Myra headed back to the car and got the twins settled. As she turned around and turned the car on, she saw a small figure with an arrow pointed at her. She quickly accelerated and ran him over. The car was suddenly covered with little men all aiming their arrows at them. She locked the doors.

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Rules from Susan, the host of Sunday Photo Fiction:

Welcome to 2019 and Sunday Photo Fiction! Each week I will post a new photograph, taken either by myself or donated by a member of the community. The challenge is to write a story using 200 words or less based, on the prompt. When you are done, post your story and the photo prompt on your blog. Make sure you give proper credit when using the photo.  Use the “Click Here to Enter”  icon to add your story to the SPF collection. While you are there, take time to read and comment on some of the other stories. I know you will not be disappointed.

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP) – May 19, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP) – May 19, 2019

Prompt A (genre challenge): Comedy

Prompt B (sentence starter): “Come on down!”

Prompt C (photo):

Image by Peter H 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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Come on down!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Come on down!” Bob Barker, the MC of the game show “The Price is Right” yelled.

The monks began clapping and shouting out their guesses. They lived in the monastery and had no idea what the items sold for, but they wouldn’t miss the show for anything.

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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 (Non-Fiction) – May 19, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 19, 2019

We will stay on memory lane for a little while longer and visit music and what it means to you. Is there a special song that brings back memories? How has music influenced or affected your life?

Prompt: Music and You

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

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You Are Not Better Than Me!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

In the 4th grade, I wanted to play the trumpet. My parents arranged a payment plan for the trumpet and I started lessons. The teacher didn’t want to teach me because I was a girl. The worst part is that she was a sewing teacher and not a real music teacher anyhow.

Each year there was a different teacher. A few years later my brother decides he wants to play as well. He got his trumpet and I was continuously made to play in front of all of my parents’ friends when they came to visit. I hated to perform in front of people like that. I was still just learning and it was embarrassing.

And then the worst thing happened. My parents actually told me that my brother was better than me. I was so upset and my self-esteem suffered a huge hit. It ruined playing the trumpet for me. They never got it.

I told them when I was about 50 that what they did was hurtful. My mom said we wouldn’t have done something like that. Finally, she apologized. It didn’t help much, but better than nothing.

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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

 

 

Be Prepared – A Poem


Judgement Day

By Teresa Dean Smeigh copyright August 2015

Be prepared for Judgment Day.
Do not let Satan get in the way.

He will try his very best skill.
You mustn’t let him have his will.

Games he’ll try to sell his sin.
But you mustn’t let him win.

Call him out and let him know.
Jesus is the way you’ll go.

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

A Work of Creative Non-Fiction – MARRIED TO PROPERTY OF UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT – A MEMOIR AS A MILITARY WIFE AND THEN SOME


This is a work of creative non-fiction. The events are portrayed to the best of my knowledge. Memoir is written from memory and memory can be flawed. If I got anything wrong, I apologize.

I have changed some people’s names and/or descriptions to protect privacy. All Rights Reserved.