Daily Archives: August 7, 2019

100 Word Challenge – inspiration is the word fire


100 Word Challenge – inspiration is the word fire

 

I was in the kitchen at work one day when I heard the fire alarm. I tried to see how we could exit the building from the back. There was a tiny path.

Suddenly I was paralyzed with fear. Someone pulled me to the back of the building.

There was only one way we could go. The front had been cut off by the fire.

We ran along the small path covering our heads with our hands as the windows were exploding overhead raining down fire and glass on us. The beast of the fire was rapidly on our tails.

 

 

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

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.

Three Things Challenge: PL143


Three Things Challenge: PL143

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: counter, flag, review

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Salute!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

James came around the counter to head to the large glass window front. The flag was passing in review and he saluted 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

 

#Haikai Challenge #98 (8/4/19): katydid (kirigirisu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge #98 (8/4/19): katydid (kirigirisu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Rules:

Since Autumn begins in August according to the traditional calendar, what better kigo can we have than the katydid (kirigirisu)? Therefore, this week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the katydid (kirigirisu).

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

Katydids

by Teresa Smeigh 2019

katydids are like

crickets, long-horned grasshoppers

have long slender shapes

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.

Two bad things about living in a high rise building.


Over the weekend we had a very real fire on the floor below me. I am on the 6th floor. Being disabled I have to go to the fire escape tower and wait there. Someone going down told us there was smoke on the floor below us. The fire happened to be on the other end of the building. The elevators are shut down when the alarm goes off. The guy in the apartment was unconscious and taken to the hospital where he spent several days recuperating from smoke inhalation. Others were given oxygen at the scene. I don’t know if more than just the one guy went to the hospital or not. He was making dinner and fell asleep and set his apartment on fire. This is not his first time they tell me. He has either been smoking which isn’t allowed either or cooking and falls asleep. He is endangering us all and shouldn’t be allowed to live here after all the warnings.

Then tonight both elevators went down at the same time. Now we are used to having one down a lot, but both were down and I and others can’t climb the stairs so we were stuck downstairs for hours before they got the repairman here. Firemen got the guy who was stuck out but did more damage getting him out.

This has been a bad week for sure.

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.