Daily Archives: June 11, 2019

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Fiction Prompt (HWDP) – June 11, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Fiction Prompt (HWDP) – June 11, 2019

Prompt A (Holiday challenge): Write a story with a Halloween theme

Prompt B (sentence starter): “What are those?”

Prompt C (photo):

Image by Larisa Koshkina 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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Halloween Goodies

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“What are those,” Ronny asked the old woman who was dressed as a witch? “They aren’t candy.”

She climbed into the car with a bunch of old ladies dressed like witches. “They are the eyeballs of little boys who are nosy,” she replied and they all started to cackle.

Ronny started running for home yelling for his mom.

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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: PL117


Three Things Challenge: PL117

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: witch, pillow, margarita

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Nasty Old Witch

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

We walked the same route every night. It was the nicest route with houses full of beautiful flowers surrounding them.

The bad part of the walk is the nasty old witch, propped up on pillows and drinking margaritas and shouting epithets. No matter what time of day or night she lay there ensconced in her pillows, drinking and calling everyone names as they meander past.

We need to find a new route.

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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 Weekly Smile 6/10/2019 #weeklysmile – had my first five of my pages of my book professionally edited for free


The Weekly Smile 6/10/2019 #weeklysmile – had my first five of my pages of my book professionally edited for free

I had a coupon from a book publisher to have 5 pages of my manuscript line edited for free. I took the chance even though I was scared they would tear it apart, but actually, there were very few changes so I smiled after reading the changes they suggested.

It wasn’t a major book publisher, but they do publish both books and e-books for anyone. They have all the services of a major book publisher, except for editors or agents or whoever actually reads a book and then decides on it.  It didn’t cost me a penny to get an idea. They even gave me a synopsis based on the part of the manuscript they read. They design covers, help you get your book on Amazon and in regular book stores. Print books and set up your book as an ebook and help you get your ebook sent to different places besides just Amazon.

The name of the company is Book Baby. They claim to actually have set up and published some major authors. Now here is a review about whether they are legit or not. I am not recommending them. I used their free coupon to get an idea of their editing services. Their were some complaints posted to the review in the messages. I am going to read the reviewers reviews of other companies similar to this.

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

Trent’s Rules

What made you smile?

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Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

And remember, the Smile can be anything, large or small.  Nothing, nothing at all is too small for a Smile!  Sometimes taking time to notice those small, every day smiles is more important than those once in a lifetime huge ones 🙂

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).

Try to use the hashtag #WeeklySmile when you use Twitter or other social media that uses hashtags. I searched Twitter and found that #weeklysmile had been used only a handful of times back in 2012 and 2013. It hasn’t been used since. So it’s ours! I also registered it on Twubs.

You can use the graphic at the top. It is the official graphic for the event.

Now go out there and find something to smile about! 🙂

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“There are days I go in search of the kind, compassionate, loving and beautiful. Despite what we sometimes see on the news, FB and elsewhere, there is much more beauty in the world than ugliness, much more kindness than hate or cruelty. Perhaps we should all have a goal to make at least one person smile every day.”

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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 #139 by Kat – 6/11/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales

Photo by Portrait of Tracy at Pixabay.com

My Mannequin

By Tessa Smeigh

“Wait, there’s my mannequin, Ron. She’s wearing my favorite dress. Help me get her out of here.”
“Linda! She’s headless. We need to get out of here. Find the negatives or we’re leaving without them.”
“Ron, get the books. I’ll get the negatives and the dress and then we’ll go!”

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These tidbits have been continuing from week to week for about a month now. 

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