Thursday photo prompt: Transition #writephoto


Thursday photo prompt: Transition #writephoto

Sue’s Rules:

Every Thursday at noon GMT, I publish one of my photos as a writing prompt.  If you know where the photo was taken, please keep it to yourself until the challenge is closed and I usually share something about the place during the round-up.

Use the image and title provided as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  on Wednesday  each week,  and link back to the prompt post with a pingback to be included in the round-up.  There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly and not passionately political.

All posts will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.

Make Sure You Are Alone

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Susan spent every day working in her garden. Only the rain kept her away. The sun was hot and so she always wore shorts and tank tops while working.

She thought she heard noises every now and then from the old building at the one end of the garden plot. She never went in there. She always brought her gardening tools with her. She had no idea what was in that building, but the noises were becoming disconcerting.

She assumed an animal had made its home in there. Another reason to stay away. She didn’t want an animal biting her for disturbing its home.

The noises were an animal of sorts. A human one. Daniel watched Susan every day while she worked. The bugs and vermin that were in that dark building were beginning to bother him and he knew Susan could hear him moving around as she was spending more and more of her time looking at the door to the building. He hoped she didn’t come over to investigate the noises.

He didn’t want to hurt her, but he couldn’t let her see him. He decided the next day it rained he would come to catch the rats and hopefully make the building more inviting for his watching.

He came the next day and it was cloudy, but not raining. He secreted himself before her normal arrival time. While he was setting out the rat traps he didn’t hear her arrive and was shocked when she confronted him with a flashlight and a gun.

“Susan don’t!”

“You slimeball, I have a restraining order on you and you can’t be anywhere within 100 feet of me. I knew something was up in here.”

She threw a shovel at him and told him to start digging. He picked it up and started to dig. The hole was pretty big by now and his last shovelful showed a hand. “Susan, what…” He suddenly realized who else was buried in there. Her first husband had disappeared one day several years ago. “Oh no, not Roger?”

“He didn’t listen either.” She fired at him and when he fell she pushed him into the hole and covered it. She packed it down and went back to her gardening. Now she could garden in peace.

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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 24, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 24, 2019

What is your favorite flower and why?

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

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Summer Memories

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

My favorite flower is lilacs. I love the beautiful pinks and purples and the smell is wonderful.

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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

 

 

Prompt “coin”


Coins – by Teresa Smeigh September 2017

flip coins in the air

heads or tails, what will prevail

come on, try to guess

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.

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

Donkey Rides?

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Lisa was a quiet little girl and her mother had to talk her into having a party with her friends. Her mother had promised her to have a pony to ride if she would agree to the party. It took quite a while of persuasion before the little girl would agree.

She was still not happy, but the party started, and they played pin the tail on the donkey while they waited for the pony to arrive. The truck pulling the trailer rolled in and they backed the animal out. Lisa just stared. It was a donkey, not a pony.

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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 Boxes


100 Word Challenge: This week’s word is Boxes

I have this thing with boxes myself. I keep everyone I get that something came in because I just might need it for something. Whether it is for mailing things or storing things the end result is the same. Piles of useless boxes. I used to keep every shoe box, I stopped that for a while and then my friend talked me into buying the plastic ones. So, I have a ton of them now and have restarted my cardboard shoebox collection. This apartment has rules about being tidy and right now it looks like a tornado ran through here.

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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

One-Liner Wednesday – (5/22/19) – writing my manuscript


One-Liner Wednesday – (5/22/19) – writing my manuscript

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Feet still swelling up, confined to bed with my feet up more often and then spend the rest of the time writing my manuscript.

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PS Chapters 1 and 2 are redone to fit the new outline since I have to watch the legal implications. Changes some of what I wanted to write,  but don’t need the government after me for using terminology that they have copyrighted or trademarked. Can’t even use the simple word Marine.

Rules from Linda G Hill:

Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.”

The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 22, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 22, 2019

What is your favorite summer memory?

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

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Teresa Dean Smeigh at age 16

Summer Memories

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

My favorite summer memories were as a teenager when I flirted with the lifeguard at the lake. We were down there every day although I rarely went in the water. I was 16 and into boys.

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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