Category Archives: Stories and Poems

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


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

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Flying High by Teresa Smeigh 2019

Mary took her two sons, John and James to an amusement park. They were interested in the Ferris wheel. Mary told them they had 2 hours and to stay together. “Text me if there’s a problem.”

Noting that the Ferris wheel had been stationary for a while Mary worried. She headed over there and found that the wheel was broken down and she didn’t know if her boys were on it or not. “No text!”

She watched in horror as she saw first one, then her 2nd son climb over the side of the wheel and start to climb down.

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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

OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #17 – 3/20/19


OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #17 – 3/20/19

Rules from Haunted Wordsmith:

Welcome to the new Opposites Attract Challenge!

For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work).

Explore the word and its opposite … challenge your creative side

HAVE FUN!


Today’s prompt: adore

Antonyms: abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe

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Jane picked out a doll that she adored. She took it home and set it in its spot in her bedroom.

That night she came to loathe that doll. The doll was as big as her. She couldn’t look at it anymore because she was sure that that doll was watching her every move with its eyes. She despised it and told her parents the next morning that they had to get ride of that detestable doll immediately.

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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

OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #16 – 3/18/19


OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #16 – 3/18/19

Rules from Haunted Wordsmith:

Welcome to the new Opposites Attract Challenge!

For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work).

Explore the word and its opposite … challenge your creative side

HAVE FUN!


Today’s word: crowded

Antonyms: bare, blank, devoid, empty, stark, vacant, void

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The lot numbered number 333 was vacant. Devoid of a building even. There was no one on the street in any direction.

Pulling out the directions Max checked the address again. He checked both he street sign and the number painted on the lot’s curb. It was right.

It was getting dark and this was not a good neighborhood to be in after dark, so he shoved the paper into his pocket and started to make his way down the street to the next lot that had a house on it, but there were no lights.

Suddenly he was grabbed from behind and dragged yelling down the street to where the houses were all crowded together. He was dragged up to the door and it opened, spilling light out on the porch. “Surprise,” his friends shouted.

Max was upset and asked “why did you do that?”

“Oh, so you can play practical jokes on others, but you can’t take them when someone plays one on you? We got tired of all your jokes and decided it was time to pay you back. Now maybe you will think twice before you play the next joke.”

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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

OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #14 – 3/17/19


OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #14 – 3/17/19

Rules from Haunted Wordsmith:

Welcome to the new Opposites Attract Challenge!

For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work).

Explore the word and its opposite … challenge your creative side

HAVE FUN!


Today’s word: joyous

Antonyms: displeased, dissatisfied, joyless, sad, unhappy, unpleased, unsatisfied

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It was a joyous occasion as Kevin and Jan exchanged their vows in front of the small crowd of friends and family. They were looking lovingly at each other when the minister asked if anyone had any objections?

They were surprised when someone yelled yes, and they all looked to where the guests were sitting. Kevin’s heart sank. The girl he’d fooled around with during his bachelor party was sitting among the guests and getting to her feet. He was displeased. He had thought it was a one-night stand and he had been strangely dissatisfied with the whole episode with her anyhow.

Jan was looking at him sadly. She had thought he was perfect and here he was just like her ex-husband already cheating on her.

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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

OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #13 – 3/16/19


OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #13 – 3/16/19

Rules from Haunted Wordsmith:

Welcome to the new Opposites Attract Challenge!

For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work).

Explore the word and its opposite … challenge your creative side

HAVE FUN!


Todays word: knowledgeable

Antonyms: ignorant, unacquainted, unfamiliar, uninformed, unknowledgeable

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“You’re an idiot Bubba,” the kids were yelling.

The leader said, “You’re an ignorant fool.”

“Oh no I’m not,” shouted Bubba. “I’m knowledgeable about lots of things.”

Where did he learn what knowledgeable meant they started to wonder? He always seemed uninformed about everything, hence the name Bubba.

“What does knowledgeable mean Bubba?”

“Uhm not sure, but we had it in vocabulary class today and Miss Johnson said I was knowledgeable as the example sentence so I must be.”

They all walked away shaking their heads. He was still ignorant despite the teacher’s example.

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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 #77 (3/16/19) March Equinox (Machi Shunbun) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge #77 (3/16/19) March Equinox (Machi Shunbun) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Rules:

This week, write the haikai poem (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) of your choice that states, references or alludes to the March Equinox as it pertains to your hemisphere of residence (Spring for the north, Autumn for the south).

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 by NickJack on Pixabay

The Spring Warm Up by Teresa Smeigh March 2019

temperatures rise

March Equinox coming up

flowers poking through

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

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


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

PHOTO PROMPT © Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Vintage Planter? by Teresa Smeigh 2019

It was a poor part of the city, but the people tried very hard to make it look nicer. They painted the boarded over windows and doors bright colors and designs. Some of them were even painted by people with talent and were real masterpieces.

Children running and playing in the area were suddenly stopped by a new object placed around the corner of one of the unkempt buildings. It was an old piano, missing its keys and top and used as a planter. The top was filled with all different kinds of flowers, the colors complimenting the painted boards.

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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