Category Archives: Daily Prompt

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 29, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 29, 2019

Today’s prompt: Share something about the city you currently live in.

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

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Williamstown, NJ

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

I live in Williamstown, NJ. According to Google, Williamstown was named after King William IV who was the monarch at the time of discovery, earlier the town was known as Port Harwood. At one stage Williamstown looked like being the site of what would become Melbourne but the area didn’t have enough fresh water to sustain a much larger town.

Williamstown is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 15,191. Williamstown is in Gloucester County. Living in Williamstown offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Williamstown and residents tend to lean conservative.

I have lived in Williamstown twice in my life. 20 years ago I lived in a duplex which is located across the street from where I live now in a senior highrise. I am on the 6th floor and I can look out my window during the window and see my old place. On July 4th I can see about 8 different fireworks shows at once and the sound comes from the one right near our building. Quite a show.

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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

 

 

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Fiction Prompt (HWDP) – May 28, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Fiction Prompt (HWDP) – May 28, 2019

Prompt A (character challenge): artist

Prompt B (sentence starter): “Teach me.”

Prompt C (photo):

Image by imazite from Pixabay

Rules from: THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

Welcome to the Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP). This prompt is going to be both familiar and different at the same time. To participate, simply read this post and follow where the muse takes you. You may select any, all, or none of the prompts…it’s all up to you. Link back to this post, or leave a link in the comments so that others can find you.

Have Fun!

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Painting My Newborn

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Teach me,” Bob pleaded with the artist.

“I am busy right now. You have to sign up for a class.”

“Oh please, I want to paint my newborn before he gets any older.”

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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

 

 

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 28, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 28, 2019

Today’s prompt: What is one thing that you can do well?

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

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Creative Writing

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

I can write well. That is my one call to fame. My creative writing courses in school were always A’s. Found some old poetry from 8th grade and was amazed that it was better than some of the stuff I put out for these prompts. Some prompts I can sink my teeth into and some I just can’t get it and put something down, but it is not good. I am going through my 2 blogs and getting rid of prompt writing that is really not so good. They seemed ok when I wrote them and then I went back and decided they were not so good and not worthy of being on my blog. I belong to 2 writer’s groups and they have authors in them and they say my writing style is really good. Always great to hear.

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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

 

 

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Fiction Prompt (HWDP) – May 27, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Fiction Prompt (HWDP) – May 27, 2019

Prompt A (genre challenge): paranormal horror

Prompt B (sentence starter): “There’s no return address.”

Prompt C (photo):

Image by imazite from Pixabay

Rules from: THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

Welcome to the Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP). This prompt is going to be both familiar and different at the same time. To participate, simply read this post and follow where the muse takes you. You may select any, all, or none of the prompts…it’s all up to you. Link back to this post, or leave a link in the comments so that others can find you.

Have Fun!

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Door # 13

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“There’s no return address,” the deliveryman said to his partner, John. “I don’t know if this is the right building or not because the address is illegible.”

“What apartment number is it, John,” Daniel asked.

“13 of all numbers.”

Daniel started to check the mailboxes for a 13. “This building doesn’t have a 13.”

John moved to the next building and checked their mailboxes. “There is a 13 here, but there is no name on it.”

They decided to go upstairs to #13 and see if the package belonged to them.

They stood outside the door and hesitated. Finally, John knocked.

“Come in,” came a voice from inside.

No longer hesitating John opened the door and stepped through, a scream issuing from him as he fell through the opening. Neither of them thought about the fact that the door was on an outside wall and therefore had no apartment behind the door and so he fell.

Luckily he was only on the first floor and there was a garbage dumpster right outside the door so he landed fairly softly and wasn’t hurt.

When he saw door #13 and no return address he should have just sent the package back to his company for undeliverable packages. He always was superstitious and he should have gone with his feeling.

Daniel wasted no time getting out of that building. He helped John out of the dumpster and they took off as quickly as possible.

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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

 

 

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 27, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 27, 2019

Today’s prompt:
Ice Cream Memories

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

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Ice Cream Treats

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

I love ice cream and usually go for the larger treats, for example, a banana split or a large sundae. My biggest faux pax with ice cream was the times that I ate a whole carton (approximately a half gallon) at one time. Did it more times than I am proud of. Though right now I am hooked on ice cream sandwiches every day and more than one time a day. I will be glad when this current obsession is over.

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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

 

 

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Fiction Prompt (HWDP) – May 25, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP) – May 25, 2019

Prompt A (elemental challenge): flood

Prompt B (sentence starter): “The garden looks nice this year.”

Prompt C (photo):

Image by imazite from Pixabay

Rules from: THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

Welcome to the Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP). This prompt is going to be both familiar and different at the same time. To participate, simply read this post and follow where the muse takes you. You may select any, all, or none of the prompts…it’s all up to you. Link back to this post, or leave a link in the comments so that others can find you.

Have Fun!

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Flood

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“The garden looks nice this year,” Mrs. Chalmers said. “You must have done a lot of work on it this year.”

“Well, Betsy is old enough this year to help me so I have had some extra help,” Samantha said.

Just then her two boys troop into the kitchen covered in mud. “What the heck have you been doing?”

John said, “We were playing in the pool.”

“What pool,” said Samantha still staring at the mud dripping all over the floor.

“In the backyard,” John said.

Samantha ran outside to find her back yard flooded.

“Betsy,” she yelled.

“What mom?” Betsy yelled back.

“Why is the back yard flooded and just look at my lovely garden.”

“Oh sorry mom, I must have left the hose running.” She wasn’t the least bit concerned at her mother’s feelings about the garden and its loss.

Mrs. Chalmers did her best to calm her down. Betsy took off and went back to talk to her friend on the phone.

The kitten wandered past and Samantha picked her up and held her while she cried.

Obviously, Betsy wasn’t old enough to be trusted to help in the garden. Samantha would start again on her own this time. She could only trust herself.

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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

 

 

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 25, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 25, 2019

Share a time you went to a movie theater.

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

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Summer Memories — Drive-In Movie Theater

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

When our children were young there were still drive-in theaters around. For slightly more than the cost of one movie, you could see three movies. On top of that, we would dress them in their pajamas and put them in the back seat with blankets and toys. They simply went to sleep when they were tired. We could watch all three movies and not pay for a babysitter.

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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