Category Archives: Writing Prompt

STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #20 – 3/22/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #20

Today’s prompt: “X marks the spot.”

 

Rules from:

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

Welcome to the new Story Starter Challenge!

Every day I will post a new sentence prompt. Use the provided sentence somewhere in your post. It can be a starting sentence, closing sentence, anything you choose. Read it and see where the sentence takes you.

Have Fun!

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Inheritance!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Dad had told all of us kids that he had buried his inheritance to us and that he had hidden it in the backyard and “X marks the spot.”

What a cliché!

We all headed over to dad’s house and headed to the backyard. All we saw was a field of stones of varying sizes and I do mean varying sizes. Some were small stones, and some were boulders. We started wandering around looking for freshly dug holes. Although where he would put an X remained to be seen.

I tripped over a small rock. It was painted with the letter “E.” How weird!

I didn’t think about it at first and continued to search my area of the yard.

Suddenly my brother yelled he had found a stone with a “P” painted on it.

Things started to fall together, and I told my brothers I think dad had used the stones, rocks, etc. to use as marking pieces. So, all we needed was the one with an “X” on it.

Quickly turning over stones we eventually found the one marked “X” and moved it aside and started to dig where the small stone had lain. A metal box came into view and after opening it we found written on a piece of paper, ha ha made you look!

When we got back to the hospital dad was laughing. Then he handed us his bank account number and the key to the safety deposit box which we would need once he had passed, along with his will, etc. His doctor hadn’t given him long to live. We tried to laugh along with him. Dad always had a great sense of humor.

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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

 

 

100 Word Challenge – inspiration is the word boredom


100 Word Challenge (boredom)

Boredom!

by Teresa Smeigh 2019

Here I sit thinking. Trying to come up with a piece on boredom. I have several prompts to catch up on, but I am not really feeling it right now.

I had to clean off my computer desk looking for the piece to my cellphone that allows me to add a headset, but it wasn’t there. It was a very small piece and I was ever so careful with it for over a year, but somehow it has disappeared. I am sure it is someplace safe. Why do we always lose things from where we put them to be safe?

*****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

STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #18 – 3/20/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #18

Today’s prompt: “Help!”

 

Rules from:

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

Welcome to the new Story Starter Challenge!

Every day I will post a new sentence prompt. Use the provided sentence somewhere in your post. It can be a starting sentence, closing sentence, anything you choose. Read it and see where the sentence takes you.

Have Fun!

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Help Me!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

I was being pushed further and further back into the building by the advancing fire. I was in a panic.

“Help!” I yelled though I didn’t think anyone would hear me. I tried to focus on the area I was in and how I could get out. I was in the dining room and the doors were locked.

I kept on yelling and finally someone appeared across the room. The fire ran between us.

He yelled, “Throw a chair through one of those huge windows and go out behind the building and make your way through the brush and around to the front.

“The windows?” It never occurred to me in my panic.

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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

 

 

Twittering Tales #128 by Kat – 3/19/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales

Photo by Matthew Henry at Unsplash.com

It seemed like a pile of dirty rags just lying there on her bed. Samantha stared. It hadn’t been there this morning. Unsure what it was exactly, she was surprised when it not only moved, but a cry sounded within. She jumped back expecting a rat. Instead it was a cute pug.

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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.

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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

 

STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #17 – 3/18/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #17

Today’s prompt: “Did you check the date before you used it?”

 

Rules from:

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

Welcome to the new Story Starter Challenge!

Every day I will post a new sentence prompt. Use the provided sentence somewhere in your post. It can be a starting sentence, closing sentence, anything you choose. Read it and see where the sentence takes you.

Have Fun!

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Watch Out!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

The day was hot and sunny, and the bees were flying around the sugary drinks and the fruits from the apple trees. People were swatting at them and several of them even sustained a sting from the nasty little buggers.

Alex wasn’t paying attention to the fact that he an allergy to bees and kept swatting them away from his face and eventually one of them stung him. Screaming he ran to his mother who always kept the bee sting kit in her purse.

She gave him the shot as his face was swelling up.

“Why isn’t this working?” She asked those people around her.

“Probably because it is out of date,” said one of her friends who had picked up the package and checked the expiration date. “Did you check the date before you used it? How long has this been in your purse?”

“Since the last time he was stung several years ago.”

“Weren’t you aware that these kits had expiration dates?”

“You need a new one. Someone call 9-1-1 quickly!”

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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

 

 

STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #16 – 3/17/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #16

Today’s prompt: “You must pay attention!”

 

Rules from:

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

Welcome to the new Story Starter Challenge!

Every day I will post a new sentence prompt. Use the provided sentence somewhere in your post. It can be a starting sentence, closing sentence, anything you choose. Read it and see where the sentence takes you.

Have Fun!

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Watch Out!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Heather was walking, talking and gesturing with her hands like she always does. She was excited about her new boyfriend and telling Susan that she thinks he’s the one, when Susan suddenly grabs Heather’s arm and yanks her back hard enough that they both fall to the pavement. “You must pay attention,” she gasps out. “You almost walked in front of the bus.” Susan was crying over the near miss, but Heather ignores her and goes on talking about the new boyfriend.

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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

 

 

STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #15 – 3/16/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #15

Today’s prompt: “I’m sure it was all a dream.”

 

Rules from:

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

Welcome to the new Story Starter Challenge!

Every day I will post a new sentence prompt. Use the provided sentence somewhere in your post. It can be a starting sentence, closing sentence, anything you choose. Read it and see where the sentence takes you.

Have Fun!

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Was it Real?

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

The dampness soaked through my clothes as I ran for my life. It wasn’t raining so I was in a damp area, maybe the rain forest. I believe I heard that was always wet.

Putting my thoughts aside I concentrated on running away from my pursuers. It was too dark to see them, but I could sense their evil.

Suddenly I found myself lying on my living room couch and not my bed. “I’m sure it was all a dream.”

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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