Daily Archives: June 20, 2019

I created a Tumblr Account


I created a Tumblr Account. I am not sure why it happened, but it is hooked up to my Word Press and all posts from here show up there.

https://whynot1956tessa.tumblr.com/ is the blog

I didn’t realize it was a blog account when I first was transferred to 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 wor

k is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #92


Here’s a fun prompt!

Reena Saxena

Welcome to a week when the seasons are changing!

PROMPT

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #92

FOR NEW ENTRANTS

There is no restriction of length or format of the piece. We are happy if whatever you write comes from the innermost core of your being. Technique is secondary.

Write a post on your blog, and link it up here with a pingback, or copy-paste the blog link in Comments. Tag it Reena’s Exploration Challenge for easy access in the Blog Roll.

I eagerly await your responses.

LAST WEEK’S ROUND-UP

Susi Bocks at

Beckie at

kittysverses at

https://kittysverses.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/a-mothers-love/

ladyofthelakenc at

Eugenia at

hecblogger at

Jim Adams at

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/06/14/slice-of-life/

Sadje at

Jade Li at

Tessa at

Jen Goldie at

https://jengoldie493473930.wordpress.com/2019/06/15/joanne-for-reenas-exploration-challenge-91-a-slice-of-life-june-14-2019/

VJ Knutson…

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 92


Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 92

Reena’s Rules:

Welcome to a week when the seasons are changing!

PROMPT

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #92

FOR NEW ENTRANTS

There is no restriction of length or format of the piece. We are happy if whatever you write comes from the innermost core of your being. Technique is secondary.

Write a post on your blog, and link it up here with a pingback, or copy-paste the blog link in Comments. Tag it Reena’s Exploration Challenge for easy access in the Blog Roll.

I eagerly await your responses.

Cross Over

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

seasons change abruptly

heralded by a quick storm

spring becomes summer

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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: Forgotten #writephoto


Thursday photo prompt: Forgotten #writephoto

Sue’s Rules:

Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

Thank you for bearing with the altered timings while I was away…we should be back to normal now 🙂

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 26th June and link back to this 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.

**Please note that many people on WordPress are having problems with pingbacks not getting through, so please also leave a comment on this post, linking back to your response to the prompt so that I know you have posted. **

If you know where the prompt photo was taken, please keep it to yourself until the prompt has closed so that imaginations can play without preconceptions 🙂

All posts will be featured in the round-up on Thursday, June 27th at 10am GMT, linking back to the original posts of contributors. Throughout the week I will feature as many of the responses here on the Daily Echo as space allows and (more or less) in the order in which they come in.

You can find all last week’s entries in the weekly round-up, which, as a final disruption to normal service, will be published later today.

Please link your post to this by creating a pingback. If you are unsure of how to create a pingback, Hugh has an excellent tutorial here.

Pingbacks need to be manually approved, and many people are having problems with them not getting through at all, so either check back to make sure that the pingback has appeared or simply copy and paste your link into the comments section of this post.

Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish or you can replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work. Don’t forget to use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows an old, long-closed gate in an ornate but crumbling wall, overgrown with wildflowers.

The Gate

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

The old gate was an anomaly.  The villagers swore that they heard sounds of village life behind the ancient gate, but no one had been able to open it for centuries. It was set in a wall of wildflowers, and behind it, trees could be seen standing tall and proud. The entrance seemed to be blocked by something, and the villagers were up in arms about it. They wanted to access it. Perhaps something great was back there, and since the gate was in their village, they felt they should be able to enter. Who was the owner of this land? No one could find any claim to it in the village records.

Some tried to climb the wall, but something would force them to stop, and they had to drop back to the ground. Was it magical? They could only wonder. The wildflowers grew plentiful and thick all around the walled in area and on the gate itself. The trees were always green no matter what season it was. The sounds of a village could always be heard by anyone walking by.

The heads of the village tried to bring the witches in and see if their magic could break through the wall or the gate. It didn’t matter where they tried to break through. They were stopped by some unseen force. There was no one alive who could remember ever being in that area. Stories talked of black magic and wizards. No one knew if this was true. They could simply be rumors as rumors abounded in this area.

They put guards on the wall, and someone was always there 24 hours a day.  However, the area was covering a vast amount of land, and guarding every inch was not possible. They didn’t have enough villagers to perform this duty.

One day, what appeared to be a tiny child, approached the door and looked around. Not seeing the usual guards the child mumbled something, and the gate creaked open, and she quickly ran in, and the gate closed behind her.

The guard who witnessed most of this quickly ran to the gate and tried to pull on it. It did not give. Who had just entered? A child or maybe a fairy.

Finally, the villagers gave up and decided to find a new way to get past the area so they wouldn’t be tempted to try and open it up as whatever was in charge didn’t want them in there it had become apparent. They looked for other interests and life went on. The gate was eventually forgotten.

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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: PL126


Three Things Challenge: PL126

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: liar, bubblegummountain

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Liar Extraordinaire

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Everyone knew that Sam Johnson was a liar extraordinaire.  There wasn’t a subject he could talk about without lying somewhere during it. It was getting out of hand, and the townspeople were getting tired of it and him.

One of the townspeople, who was chewing on a large piece of gum, said he felt that he should be banished to the mountain and away from all the townsfolk. No one should have to listen to Sam Johnson over and over again. It was doubtful that he could even tell the truth anymore.

It was put to a vote and by a unanimous decision, he was banished to the mountain until the end of time or his demise.

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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: PL125


Three Things Challenge: PL125

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: president, ice, yarn

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Specialty Yarn

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Cheryl was the president of the knitting club. They were having their monthly meeting and were talking about some new yarn that had come out and whether to invest in it for their next project for charity.

Cheryl was gesturing with her hands and didn’t realize how close her glass of tea was. Before she knew it, she had knocked it over, and the ice rolled across the table headed for the samples of the new yarn.

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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

 

Another writing question. Looking for opinions.


I am writing a memoir. For those that aren’t sure what that is, it is a section of your life story, but not the whole story. Now I am starting from when I was a military wife and then planned on continuing to the divorce. So that would be my whole marriage. But the title is “Government Property – A Memoir of a Military Wife.” So now I am wondering if I should cut it down to just include the military years.  What do you think?

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 wor

k is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com