Author Archives: Tessa

About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, occasional devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.

Thursday photo prompt: Mirror #writephoto


Thursday photo prompt: Mirror #writephoto

 

For visually challenged writers, the image shows green trees that ring a still pool. The sun shines brightly through the branches, casting a perfect reflection…and on the surface of the water, rainbows dance.

Double Vision (Rough Housing Part 6)

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

SMACK! Susan planted a long wet kiss on John.

John yelled a curse and turned around, shouting “What did you do that for?”

Susan was confused as she always gave John kisses whenever she felt like it. He had never complained before and certainly not this vehemently.

“I dddon’t understand John! I always kiss you, and you have never complained before. What is wrong with you?”

“For one thing, I am not John. My name is Oliver Mason Wright. And who the hell are you and better yet why the hell did you kiss me?”

“Not, John? I don’t understand. You look just like him! I am Susan and John is my boyfriend, usually. You never know with him. You have the same last name. Are you sure you aren’t John? Maybe you’re related.

“I have never heard of a John as part of my family,” Oliver said. “By the way, what are you doing on our land?”

“You’re land? John and I and everyone I know have always come here to hang out and swim and watch the mirror water.”

“My dad bought this land, and now we are living on it.”

Just then John came around the bend and took in the sight. He was stunned to see someone who looked just like him. “Who are you?” John asked, still staring at someone who looked just like him.

“I am Oliver Mason Wright, and you are?”

“John Jacob Wright. So we have the same last name. We ought to check with our parent’s about our possible family relationships.”

“I only have a dad and the stepmom we left behind in England,” Oliver says.

“I just have my mom,” John said. “My dad hasn’t been in the picture all of my life.”

“My mom should be home from work by the time we get there,” John said. “How about you, Oliver? Is your dad around yet?”

“No, he isn’t and won’t be until after 7 PM. He is a lawyer and works late.”

“Hmm, lawyer. My mom always said that my dad was a lawyer, but that was about all she said about him,” John said.

“Let’s go see mom and see if she knows anything about how why we look exactly alike,” John said.

They hopped on their bikes and made the journey out to John’s house, with Oliver trailing along behind, frowning the whole way.

John’s mom, Joanne, was unpacking the groceries from the back of the station wagon. She looked up and saw both John and Oliver and simply fainted.

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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.

Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 101


Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 101

Reena’s Rules:

PROMPT Picture

Artist – Anastasia Elias

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As I look into the cup I see a child in a crib shaking his toy. There are toys hanging from the ceiling and on the floor. Dad is turning the night light off that is on the bureau as you can see the brightness of the sun in the background behind the child. The design in the cup is part of the school’s instructions for the fair for the older kids. 

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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.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words


Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Family Reunion

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

The family was having a reunion dinner at the restaurant. The adults were keeping an eye on the children. Or so they thought.

Suddenly Johnny’s mother realized that Johnny wasn’t in the restaurant that she could see. She started panicking. She grabbed her husband sobbing and told him she couldn’t find Johnny and that she only took her eye off of him for a couple of minutes.

Her husband was calm and walked into the restroom area. He didn’t tell Johnny’s mother that he had seen Johnny head over there. He took him out to his mother, who stopped sobbing.

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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.

One-Liner Wednesday – (8/21/19) – Visiting Dad


One-Liner Wednesday – (8/21/19) – Visiting Dad

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Tonight I am supposed to visit my dad because my sister is going to bring him downstairs to the lobby where I can get to and not his room which is the longest room away.

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Rules from Linda G Hill:

Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.”

The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

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.

Morning Symptoms of Fibromyalgia


Morning Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

I have these issues but tend to find them from morning through to night. I don’t find them as morning symptoms only. They could be from something other than Fibromyalgia of course. I have a major problem with swelling and my dr has prescribed a diuretic. It has cut down the swelling for sure. Having so many drs treating me for so many problems is difficult and impossible to know what is caused by what. The symptoms could be many things. Really tired of the whole thing. Tons of drs and no answers.

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.

Twittering Tales #150 by Kat – 8/20/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales – Follow these rules

Photo by Felipe Ribeiro at Pexels.com

No Time to Relax!

By Tessa Smeigh

“Stay in the crowd of people,” Ron said placing a hat on both of them.
“Are we going to climb this thing? How will that help?”
“When we get to the front of the line a man will hand me a paper letting us know where to go while NATOR works to find us a safe house. We’ll use the cab.”

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These tidbits have been continuing from week to week for about 4 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!

Hey Kat, this one was hard, but then I thought it looked like windows you would find on the Statue of Liberty so I figured it was a tourist attraction with lines of people waiting to see the top of the building which I could work into the story. 🙂

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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.

The Weekly Smile 8/19/2019 #weeklysmile – The elevators have stayed running


The Weekly Smile 8/19/2019 #weeklysmile – The elevators have stayed running

If the elevators were down it was when I didn’t need them. That is definitely a smile.

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