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.

One-Liner Wednesday – (8/14/19) – Writing Group


One-Liner Wednesday – (8/14/19) – Writing Group

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Tonight is my writing group and it is like having many beta readers read my manuscript and leaving constructive criticism.

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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.

Twittering Tales #149 by Kat – 8/013/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales – Follow these rules

Photo by David Reed at Pixabay.com

Caught?

By Tessa Smeigh

“Linda, grab the boy and follow me quickly.”
“Ron where are we going?”
“Get in the cab’s back seat and lay down! Both of you! The cab’s been here for days so they won’t expect it to be our getaway car.”
Ron grabs the cap and puts it on and he drives off with Linda and their son.

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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.

#Haikai Challenge #99 (8/10/19): Sturgeon Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge #99 (8/10/19): Sturgeon Moon #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 Sturgeon Moon.

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

Sturgeon Moon

by Teresa Smeigh 2019

huge freshwater fish

sturgeon moon, August 15th

full moon in August

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 8/12/2019 #weeklysmile – Cooler weather helps my breathing


The Weekly Smile 8/12/2019 #weeklysmile – Cooler weather helps my breathing

The temperatures have been cooler the last couple days which make going outside easier to deal with and easier to breathe. Another smile is they currently have the elevators working. One would be good (we have two), but the last few days both have been down at once. Once I was stuck downstairs and once I was stuck upstairs and needed to get out. I can’t climb up and down the stairs. It has been hard to find smiles the last week. Fires and stuck elevators in a senior building. Not good.

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

Weekend Writing Prompt #118 – Song – by Sammi Cox


Weekend Writing Prompt #118 – Song – 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, I view you with great antipathy. The longer you stand there just laughing insanely I lose more respect. Connie has issues, but she is willing to work on them.”

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As everyone stared at Rhonda, she started singing a song, one right after the other.

“Rhonda, are you ok,” Ron asked, beginning to worry about her. Rhonda is brash, and now she appears to be losing her mind. Rhonda is breaking down. She is singing the songs one right after the other, and she is not answering anyone’s questions. Her eyes are down, she is not paying attention anymore. Ron is afraid that she has snapped.

Connie and Ron look helplessly at each other. They don’t know what to do for her. Connie puts her arms around her and hugs her hard.

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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: Within #writephoto


Thursday photo prompt: Within #writephoto

 

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a summer landscape of rocky hills, seen from within a stone chamber.

John and Susan (Rough Housing Part 4)

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

John and Susan are playing hide and seek within a wooded area. While Susan was counting John snuck down to the rock field and found a secret hiding place that you can’t see from above it. It was made from rock, and you could sneak into it and hide in the back.

“John, where are you,” Susan is starting to panic. She has looked everywhere up in the woods and can’t find him up there. That leaves the rock field that looks like it can’t possibly have a hiding place.

John, having been here before, starts snickering to himself. He knew about this rock opening and made quick use of it. John could hear Susan moving around up above him. He doubts she knows that he is directly below her in the dark.

“John, where are you?” He could hear the tears in her voice. He was starting to feel bad. He didn’t mean to make her upset.

Suddenly John hears, “John if you are hiding in that rock opening trying to scare me, I won’t talk to you for quite a while.”

John debated with himself. Should he come out and show himself or should he let her find him herself?

She was still shouting and sounding angrier by the minute.

“John, if you want another one of those wonderful kisses you had better get out here and show yourself.”

Technically she had found him so he might as well come out.

He crawled out, and she yelled,” found you!”

John yelled, “you weren’t crying, you cheater!”

Susan started laughing at him, and then she leaned over and gave him a kiss. He kept trying to yell at her, and she kept kissing him, he finally gave up and kissed her back. They climb back into the rock over-cropping and continue kissing. They eventually forgave each other.

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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 © Randy Mazie

Facing Reggie, the Meanest Kid in Town!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Gerry knew the moment he threw the ball, it was going to hit a window at the worse house on the block. He turned to run, but Mrs. Stroud’s grandson, the meanest kid alive, grabbed his collar.

He broke loose and ran down the block to the deserted area at the end of the street. He searched for a way through the wall that was left standing and hunkered down. He could hear Reggie noisily searching for him.

“I can wait here all night long kid, til you have to come out.”

Gerry was sunk, he had to pee now.

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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.