Category Archives: Weekly Writing Prompt

Twittering Tales #145 by Kat – 7/16/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales – Follow these rules

Photo by Zoë Pappas at Pexels.com

Flying the Coop!

By Tessa Smeigh

“Did you hear about Dan,” Jules asked.
“The cops picked him up,” Ron said. “I wonder if he will spill his guts?”
“Just what we need,” Linda said. “Ron we should get out of here before he does talk.”
“OK, pack the kid and the stuff and let’s get moving. No sense taking a chance.”

**********276 characters************

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.

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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.

Twittering Tales #144 by Kat – 7/9/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales – Follow these rules

Photo by Lisa Fotios @ Pexels.com

The Getaway!

By Tessa Smeigh

“The kid doesn’t know anything,” the cop said. “How about the parents.”
“Joey come on, we have to go now. Daddy has the car ready,” Linda said quietly.
While the doctor was talking to the cops, Linda and Joey left. Hopping into the VW they roared off to safety at Nan’s place.

**********275 characters************

These tidbits have been continuing from week to week for about 2 months or more now…hard to write a continuing story when you only have 280 characters per piece and a picture to fit in.

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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 © J Hardy Carroll

Red, White, and Blue

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Where is everyone at?”

“What do you mean? Who are you looking for?”

“My employees, of course. There is no one here.”

“Dad, it is a holiday, and they are all at the 4th of July parade.”

“I didn’t give anyone the day off. You and I can’t run this alone, it will get busier around meal times. They are your friends, and so you call them and tell them to get in here now!”

A bunch of forlorn people came in the door dressed in red, white, and blue, rather than their uniforms.

They were followed by the customers.

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

 

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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.

Twittering Tales #143 by Kat – 7/2/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales

Photo by Ryan McGuire at Pixabay.com

We Have to Get Away!

By Tessa Smeigh

“Linda, I am going down to get the VW running. You get Joey as soon as you can, bring him down and we’ll get out of here.”
“How? Ron, the police are still in there.”
“He doesn’t know anything, they will give up soon.”
“Do you have all the stuff loaded up and ready?”
“Yes, now hurry!”

**********280 characters************

These tidbits have been continuing from week to week for about 2 months or more now. 

Rules from Kat:

Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. If you would prefer to post your tale in the comments (some people have very specific blog themes but still want to participate), I am happy to post a link to your site when I post your tale in the Round Up.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. And if for some reason I missed your entry in the Roundup, as I have occasionally done, please let me know. I want to be sure to include your tale.

Finally, have fun!

And REMEMBER…you have 280 characters (spaces and punctuation included), to tell your tale…and a week to do it. I can’t wait to see what you create this week.

***********************

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 © Ted Strutz

Matinee Anyone?

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

The box office sign was lit up every weekend and always had been. The only difference was that now the only thing showing in this theater was a kid’s play. Movies had long ago stopped being shown here. There were very few theaters around that still showed movies.

The ones that did usually showed old movies for $1.00 a ticket and were packed for the afternoon matinees when people had nothing else to do. Nighttime movies were a rarity anymore. No one gave up their evening plans just to go to the old theater only to see an old movie.

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

 

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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

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt – Sweet&Scent


Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Image 2016

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt – Sweet&Scent

The Guidelines are simple – Take the two words and write a Haiku

By Tessa Smeigh September 2017

sweet scent of lilacs

lingered through out the garden

lulling me gently

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (moving posts to other blog and will be deleting this one).

Twittering Tales #142 by Kat – 6/25/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales

Photo by sasint at pixabay.com

What’s Up with the Doctors?

By Tessa Smeigh

“Ron, did you have to pull Joey out so hard? You pulled his shoulder out of place. ”
“Linda, I had to pull him hard to get him out.”
“You should have waited for the EMT’s to get here. Or maybe the fire marshall could have got him out of there. What is taking the doctors so long?”

**********277 characters************

These tidbits have been continuing from week to week for about a month or more now. 

Rules from Kat:

Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. If you would prefer to post your tale in the comments (some people have very specific blog themes but still want to participate), I am happy to post a link to your site when I post your tale in the Round Up.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. And if for some reason I missed your entry in the Roundup, as I have occasionally done, please let me know. I want to be sure to include your tale.

Finally, have fun!

And REMEMBER…you have 280 characters (spaces and punctuation included), to tell your tale…and a week to do it. I can’t wait to see what you create this week.

***********************

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