Daily Archives: August 6, 2019

Twittering Tales #148 by Kat – 8/06/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales – Follow these rules

Photo by David Reed at Pixabay.com

Caught?

By Tessa Smeigh

They heard the helicopter overhead. Ron glanced at the sleeping boy and then at Linda.
“I think Nan may have spilled the beans. She was the only one who knew where we were.”
“Oh Ron, why would she do that to us? We’ve been friends for so long.”
“She didn’t want to go down alone.”

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These tidbits have been continuing from week to week for about 3 months or more now…hard to write a continuing story when you only have 280 characters per piece and a picture to fit in but I am doing 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.

Three Things Challenge: PL142


Three Things Challenge: PL142

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: north, payoff, promise

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Payoff

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Where are you headed Charly to pay your monthly payment,” his father asked.

“The north side,” Charly said.

“Well, it should be the last time dad as he’s requesting a payoff and not a bunch of promises.”

“Do you have enough to make a payment of that size?”

“He’s not giving me a chance. In full, he said, or consequences will be levied. I never should have gotten involved with him, but it is too late now. I found out too late he was a loan shark. Now the house is in jeopardy or some of my body parts are.”

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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 8/5/2019 #weeklysmile – Started sorting my memories into 4 categories for Memoirs


The Weekly Smile 8/5/2019 #weeklysmile – Started sorting my memories into 4 categories for Memoirs

Started to sort out my memories and write them down. I have at least 3 sections, 4 if I count my current life. Childhood, Military Marriage, Civilian Marriage, and Current. I have to separate all my little notes of memories into 4 sections and write them down. They flit in and out of my memory. I hate when I forget something I finally managed to remember. Obviously writing for a current one would be easier and my childhood is going to be the toughest although there is a lot in the marriage parts that I forget as well. Just when I think I might have most of it some more memories pop up. Not easy to write.

So I got a writing program, Scrivener (smile), and you can add your chapters as you think of them. They don’t have to be in order while writing. Has a drag and drop feature they tell me.  Haven’t tried it yet. There is a learning curve as there is for most programs.

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.

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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