Daily Archives: June 9, 2019

Sunday Photo Fiction – June 9, 2019


Sunday Photo Fiction – June 9, 2019

Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding

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Brothers!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Didi’s special birthday party included a sleepover. Her dad put up a tent for the girls to sleep in.

The girls were planning on sleeping outside alone provided none of the other parents objected or any of the girls were afraid.

Didi had slept outside in the tent a lot with her sisters so she wasn’t worried at all.

The other mothers objected, and they only agreed if either Didi’s older sister or her mother was with them. Didi was disappointed, but if she wanted to sleep in the tent she had to agree. She would much prefer her older sister than her mother, but that would depend on whether Susan was available.

Susan had a date which left her mother. Her mother wasn’t any happier sleeping in the tent either, but she had promised Didi they could sleep outside so it was up to her.

The girls arrived and they climbed into the tent with Didi and her mom. After all the fun died down and they were ready for sleep, a moaning began outside the tent. The girls were scared and didn’t listen to Didi’s mom about it being nothing.

Sudden laughter outside showed Didi’s two brothers.

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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.

#Haikai Challenge (6/8/19): fragrant breeze (kunpuu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge (6/8/19): fragrant breeze (kunpuu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Rules:

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to a fragrant breeze (kunpuu). And even though it has already passed, you may also allude to the 75th D-Day Anniversary.

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

D-Day

by Teresa Smeigh 2019

d-day changed the war

fragrant breeze and hallowed ground

crosses all lined up

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 : I have my new kitchen floor.


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : I have my new kitchen floor.

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 am flying through the first draft of my book. The first three chapters I am fairly happy with have been posted on the blog just follow the book page.

The new floor is in now. They are really nice gray tiles in long pieces. Much nicer than we expected since I live in public housing, we expected to find ourselves with the same kind of tiles we originally had. These won’t show dirt or turn yellow. I am thrilled.

I would also remind you that Sunday is the weekly brunch with my BFF. The weather is really hot and humid which means my breathing will be affected again. I am still having a problem breathing even with the nebulizer treatments.

My pain doctor prescribed Lyrica for my Fibromyalgia and my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Not helping much so far.

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

Friday #fotoflash June 7, 2019


DB McNicol’s #fotoflash


Photo courtesy of Sheri Waddell

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Cassie is still in shock. Seeing Stephanie sprawled on that walkway dead, her missing belongings sprawled all over the place, had been shocking.

She stood in front of the waterfall and spent hours thinking about Stephanie’s life and how it had been cut short due to her taking her to that awful party.

Part of the blame was due to the police as they wouldn’t take her seriously when she reported her missing. If they had spent more time looking into that area they had been in, perhaps they would have found something to help them solve the crime and prevent the death of her friend.

Eventually, she sat down in front of the waterfall and just cried. Such a young life lost so early and she felt so responsible even though she wasn’t the one who had killed 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

Fandango’s Provocative Question #26 #FPQ


Fandango’s Provocative Question #26

So today’s provocative question is all about Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs:

“Do you believe that there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for these sightings, like unannounced or unauthorized drone flights or space junk falling back into the atmosphere, or do you think that the objects these pilots saw were actual UFOs?”

I do believe in UFOs. My dad and I have done lots of studying the information available both on tv and even on http://www.youtube.com. We definitely believe that the government is behind a cover-up of the subject. Some of these shows I have seen are quite believable. I may be crazy, but I believe there is something out there.

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 (Fiction) – June 9, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Fiction) – June 9, 2019

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!


Prompt A (elemental challenge): explosive

Prompt B (sentence starter): “Can I poke around?”

Prompt C (photo):

Image by suju from Pixabay

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

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Rocket Scientist

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Can I poke around,” Fred asked? He was just a bystander but the explosion suddenly out in the middle of the field caught his interest.

“What do you expect to find out there, sir,” the fire department head asked?

“Well the place of the explosion is quite unusual, and I am a rocket scientist and I am interested.”

“Well, I doubt you will find much of any interest out in the middle of a field of flowers. I guess you can, save me the trouble.”

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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: PL114


Three Things Challenge: PL114

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: party, lump, crossbow

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Dinner Party

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Geneva was having a dinner party. The company was arriving and she was busy hanging up the coats.

Her husband was introducing guests to each other and then their son appeared with a crossbow. There was a lump in the carpet and he suddenly shot it. It turned out to be a rat that had escaped the traps set outside and made his way inside with one of the guests.

The dinner party guests asked for their coats back. The dinner party was over after that.

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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