Daily Archives: July 27, 2019

For my New Readers – part of my book is up to be read


If you are new you may not know that I am writing a book, a memoir of my married life starting with being a military wife and then changing to being a civilian wife until we called it quits.

I am posting the book online here rather than traditional publication due to possible family problems.

Therefore there is a link up top that has 3 chapters highlighted which means they are done.

Or click here.

It is still a work in progress but will be publishing chapters as I feel they are ready.

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 #116 – Amateur – by Sammi Cox


Weekend Writing Prompt #116 – Amateur – 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 a couple of months worth

 (Last Weekend I wrote) 

“Rhonda, you are not the one who gets the say in whether Connie and I divorce or not. You don’t get the choice as to whether we stay together either. Only Connie and I have that choice,” Ron said.

“I won’t let you stay with her. You are mine now,” Rhonda said, still laughing hysterically.

“Rhonda quit laughing, you are sounding insane. Connie and I have decided to try and work things out, and that doesn’t include you.”

“I am not letting you go, get used to seeing me around.”

“I will call a judge.”

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Rhonda began laughing even more. “A judge? You amateur!”

“Rhonda please control yourself. I don’t want to have to call a judge, but you have to understand you are not in charge here. I am sorry that I hurt you, but I want a second chance to make my marriage work.

***********51 words**************

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.

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Won NANOWRIMO, breathing problem easing up


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Won NANOWRIMO, breathing problem easing up

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 having coffee, I would be drinking iced tea because I hate coffee and can’t stand this heat. It is slightly cooler right now, but another heatwave is on its way. You may have coffee or tea, whichever you prefer.

If we were having coffee or tea I would tell you that the Lyrica is finally working. I am not dropping into a sudden deep sleep at just any time without warning. The pain in my knees is also less at the trigger points so walking is easier at the moment, but can change at any time.

I spent a day in the Emergency Room again for breathing problems and the swelling in my feet and legs. My Dr’s diagnosis is still waiting. Thinking I might possibly have COPD, not asthma. Medications including a daily water pill are slowly helping me. I can walk more than 8 feet now. I did some clean up around here. I got rid of the trash, the recycles and cleaned out my freezer and tossed it all. Yesterday I managed the laundry.

I would tell you that my daughter is now over 16 weeks pregnant. It is still a rough pregnancy for her and she is 40 now so I imagine it will remain rough even after birth. The ultrasounds are neat. So realistic looking now. She found out she is having another boy and they highlighted that fact on the ultrasound LOL!

I won my NANOWRIMO project this July. I had to lower the goal to 30,000 words as I couldn’t keep up that rate of speed. I am happy.

I would also tell you that Sunday is still brunch with my BFF. We meet every Sunday unless something comes up which isn’t often. I look forward to it. I have decided to make it this Sunday as well. I will see if I can make it to my car with the breathing issues.

Enjoy your weekend.

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.

#Haikai Challenge #96 (7/27/19): cicada (semi) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge #96 (7/27/19): cicada (semi) #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 the cicada (semi).

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

Emerging of the Cicada

by Teresa Smeigh 2019

every summer

cicadas emerge and sing

males sing to their mates

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.