Category Archives: Writing Prompt

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : My Pain Is still Intense, Written 25,000 words for NANOWRIMO


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : My Pain Is still Intense, Written 25,000 words for NANOWRIMO

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday, February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday, February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were having coffee, I would be drinking iced tea because I hate coffee and can’t stand this heat. You may have coffee or tea, whichever you prefer.

If we were having coffee or tea I would tell you that the Lyrica started causing a problem, and it isn’t helping either. I had a case of vertigo when I first increased the dose. That was a lousy few days, but the Bonine (Dramamine with Meclizine same thing) that my sister suggested did help with nausea and dizziness. I am still having chronic fatigue and always falling asleep.

My son came back up from NC to NJ the weekend of July 13. I saw him Friday and he stayed over and then he spent the rest of the weekend Saturday and Sunday camping with his friends.

I would tell you that my daughter is now 16 weeks pregnant. It is still a rough pregnancy for her and she is 40 now so I imagine it will remain rough even after birth. The ultrasounds are neat. So realistic looking now. She found out she is having another boy. That makes 3 and they will range in age from 21,13 and 0.

I would also tell you that Sunday is still brunch with my BFF. We meet every Sunday unless something comes up which isn’t often. I look forward to it. I did have to miss it on the weekend of vertigo. I couldn’t drive then.

Enjoy your weekend.

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 – 96


Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 96

Reena’s Rules:

PROMPT:

The two sentences for the prompt this week are fairly simple, and yet not so simple.

This is where I lost myself

This is where I found myself

Choose any one and base your piece on it. It is not necessary that the words appear in the piece. It is a theme to be followed.

As usual, there is no restriction on the format or length of the piece. You can get as creative and innovative as you want.

Write a post on your blog, and link it up here with a pingback, or copy-paste the blog link in Comments. Tag it Reena’s Exploration Challenge for easy access in the Blog Roll.

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

This is where I lost myself.

I know not where to look.

I tripped around searching

Until I found my hook.

I climbed back on

And looked for you,

But you weren’t there,

You were in the loo!

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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: Clarity #writephoto


Rules for Sue’s Thursday photo prompt: Clarity #writephoto

 

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a seashore with a clear, turquoise sea, bordered by small islands and a rocky headland.

Rough Housing

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Quit pushing me, you brute,” Susan said, laughing as she said it.

John pushed her down in the sand and held her there laughing in her face.

“Now I’m covered in sand, you definitely are a brute.”

“Don’t worry, there is plenty of water out there to clean yourself off.” He picked her up and took her over to the water and walked in far enough she would go under when he dropped her.

She came up spluttering and cursing him out. “Now you messed up my hair and got my new suit wet. It wasn’t for swimming, you, idiot.”

“Then what is for then?”

“Do I have to spell it all out for you, John?”

“I don’t understand you, females.”

“Oh John,” she said, sighing and pushing her wet hair out of her eyes.

“You might as well go scuba diving, and I will go find someone interested in me.”

“Susan, what are you talking about. I thought you wanted to go swimming since you were showing your new suit off.”

“That just goes to show you how much of a boy you still are. I was all dressed up for you. I fixed my hair and got a new swimsuit and you didn’t even notice.”

“For me? Why me? How about some clarity here?”

“Oh, using such big words doesn’t make you a man.”

“What makes me a man Susan?”

She leaned over and gave him a long kiss. “That should give you an idea.” She picked up her bag and left for the house.

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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.

100 Word Challenge – inspiration is the word fan


100 Word Challenge – fan is the word

As I moved into my new apartment, I was overwhelmed by the heat, and it was only mid-April. I continued moving into my apartment, and someone came to meet me, my new neighbor and she was telling me about how hot it gets up on the 6th floor as the heat rises so by April we have to use the AC and long into November we are still using them. She also mentioned that we have to keep the windows open during most of the winter with the fans running. It is rare to have to turn on the heat.

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

By the way, she was right!

Tara’s Rules

1) I provide a one-word prompt.
2) Write anything you want using that prompt, either as inspiration or as part of your 100 Words. (That means you don’t have to actually use the prompt word, it can be implied.)
3) Your story has to be EXACTLY 100 words (because someone will ask, hyphenated words count as a single word.) This is the one rule I will be a stickler about.
4) Submit your story here as a comment, as a Facebook status, or as a blog post. (Add the specific FB status or post’s URL to the Mr. Linky list just under the prompt.)
5) If you write a blog post, please link back to this post. It makes it easier for me and the other Wordsters to find you.
6) You have one week to write your story and link up (The link stays open, so you can really submit stories whenever… this is the one rule I don’t really enforce.)

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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 #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.”

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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.

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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.

100 Word Challenge – inspiration is the word skinny


100 Word Challenge – skinny is the word

I can’t use skinny to describe myself anymore. Skinny hasn’t defined me since I had my first baby. After that first birth, I just kept adding more weight on. Now my last baby was 32 years ago, and I am still gaining weight.

Said child came to see his mother this weekend. He moved several states away and has adopted the vagabond lifestyle. I am glad he came to see his friends and me too.

They have decided to go camping for two of the nights he’s here. He spent the first night with me. He’s leaving on Monday sometime.

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

Tara’s Rules

1) I provide a one-word prompt.
2) Write anything you want using that prompt, either as inspiration or as part of your 100 Words. (That means you don’t have to actually use the prompt word, it can be implied.)
3) Your story has to be EXACTLY 100 words (because someone will ask, hyphenated words count as a single word.) This is the one rule I will be a stickler about.
4) Submit your story here as a comment, as a Facebook status, or as a blog post. (Add the specific FB status or post’s URL to the Mr. Linky list just under the prompt.)
5) If you write a blog post, please link back to this post. It makes it easier for me and the other Wordsters to find you.
6) You have one week to write your story and link up (The link stays open, so you can really submit stories whenever… this is the one rule I don’t really enforce.)

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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.

https://scvincent.com/2019/07/11/thursday-photo-prompt-castle-writephoto/


https://scvincent.com/2019/07/11/thursday-photo-prompt-castle-writephoto/

Click Here for Sue’s Rules:

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a silhouetted castle in the half-light, set in a lake surrounded by hills.

Dark Secrets

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Randall listened to the birds calling. He was into bird calling. He was ignoring his girlfriend, who was snuggled next to him asking him questions non-stop.

“How do you get over to that castle over there?” Regina asked first. Randall tried ignoring her first. That didn’t work.

“Randall, tell me how you get over to that castle? Don’t ignore me.”

“You need a boat, now leave me alone!”

“Can you get a boat and take me over there?”

“Regina the castle is closed to the public so no I can’t get a boat to take you over there.”

“Randall, no one has to know we were going over there.”

“Regina, I know the security guard over there so please drop the subject.”

“Well that is perfect then, surely your friend will let us in.”

“Ok Regina, I will ask him and let you know what he says,” Randall says to shut her up, but his mind is thinking.

Regina has been a pest for the last few weeks. He is tired of being with her and would talk to Donald and see what he says about doing away with Regina over there somewhere, and then he wouldn’t have to worry about her anymore. He knew Donald wouldn’t care about doing something like that. In fact, it would give him something exciting to do.

Randall made the arrangements, and the date was set.

Regina never shut up about seeing the castle for a couple of weeks until the date that had been set up with Donald. He told her over and over she had to stop talking about it. Someone might overhear here he kept reminding her.

Randall didn’t want to miss out on the fun of killing Regina. The plan was that Donald was to bring the boat over to this side, and then all three would motor over to the castle side. They would head to the side with all the deep brush and trees, and Donald would have a hole already to dump the body into. Then he would shoot Regina and drag her into it, and then he would take Randall back to the mainland.

However, things didn’t go as Randall planned. Donald had his own plans. He didn’t plan on getting caught, just because Randall may not be able to keep his mouth shut. He made two holes, and after shooting Regina and getting rid of her body, he turned to Randall and took care of him. Now no one would be able to accidentally talk about 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.