Daily Archives: July 18, 2019

Bipolar Brain – Poem


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Bipolar Brain
by Teresa Dean Smeigh
copyright October 2015

I wish my brain would
Give up its secrets easily.
Not drag them out should
I start to act uneasily.

Sneaky memories pushed out
By horrible nightmares.
No one cares so much about
My hidden awful cares.

Are these memories true?
Or just triggered by my dreams.
They come in out of the blue.
And some just give me screams.

Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 96


Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 96

Reena’s Rules:

PROMPT:

The two sentences for the prompt this week are fairly simple, and yet not so simple.

This is where I lost myself

This is where I found myself

Choose any one and base your piece on it. It is not necessary that the words appear in the piece. It is a theme to be followed.

As usual, there is no restriction on the format or length of the piece. You can get as creative and innovative as you want.

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.

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

This is where I lost myself.

I know not where to look.

I tripped around searching

Until I found my hook.

I climbed back on

And looked for you,

But you weren’t there,

You were in the loo!

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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

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

Thursday photo prompt: Clarity #writephoto


Rules for Sue’s Thursday photo prompt: Clarity #writephoto

 

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a seashore with a clear, turquoise sea, bordered by small islands and a rocky headland.

Rough Housing

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Quit pushing me, you brute,” Susan said, laughing as she said it.

John pushed her down in the sand and held her there laughing in her face.

“Now I’m covered in sand, you definitely are a brute.”

“Don’t worry, there is plenty of water out there to clean yourself off.” He picked her up and took her over to the water and walked in far enough she would go under when he dropped her.

She came up spluttering and cursing him out. “Now you messed up my hair and got my new suit wet. It wasn’t for swimming, you, idiot.”

“Then what is for then?”

“Do I have to spell it all out for you, John?”

“I don’t understand you, females.”

“Oh John,” she said, sighing and pushing her wet hair out of her eyes.

“You might as well go scuba diving, and I will go find someone interested in me.”

“Susan, what are you talking about. I thought you wanted to go swimming since you were showing your new suit off.”

“That just goes to show you how much of a boy you still are. I was all dressed up for you. I fixed my hair and got a new swimsuit and you didn’t even notice.”

“For me? Why me? How about some clarity here?”

“Oh, using such big words doesn’t make you a man.”

“What makes me a man Susan?”

She leaned over and gave him a long kiss. “That should give you an idea.” She picked up her bag and left for the house.

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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

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

100 Word Challenge – inspiration is the word fan


100 Word Challenge – fan is the word

As I moved into my new apartment, I was overwhelmed by the heat, and it was only mid-April. I continued moving into my apartment, and someone came to meet me, my new neighbor and she was telling me about how hot it gets up on the 6th floor as the heat rises so by April we have to use the AC and long into November we are still using them. She also mentioned that we have to keep the windows open during most of the winter with the fans running. It is rare to have to turn on the heat.

*****100 words*****

By the way, she was right!

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

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

Weekend Writing Prompt #114 – Grimace – by Sammi Cox


Weekend Writing Prompt #114 – Grimace – by Sammi Cox

Sammi Cox’s Rules:

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem/prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem/prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

*continuation from last weekend and several weeks worth

Rhonda acted carefreely. Rob and Connie were hugging and sobbing about the possible divorce. (Last Weekend I wrote)

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Rob looked at Rhonda with a grimace. “Rhonda, it is over, give it a rest won’t you,” he said.

“It will be over when I say it’s over and don’t you forget it.”

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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

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.