Tag Archives: Daily Prompt

STORY STARTER CHALLENGE – 4/16/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE – 4/16/19

Today’s prompt: “Sitting on the front porch.”

 

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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    Where are You?

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Bill where are you?”

“Sitting on the front porch.”

“Quit watching the women walking by and come in and eat dinner.”

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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

 

 

Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge – Letter N is for Narcissism


Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge

I have chosen to write for the mental health topic. It is very important to me that we support all those with mental health issues and I personally suffer from a good amount of them myself.

Letter N is for Narcissism

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Who Is Really a Narcissist?

It’s easy to slap the “narcissist” label on someone who spends a bit too much time talking about his career or who never seems to doubt herself, but pathologically narcissistic personalities are relatively rare—an estimated 1 percent of the population. Narcissism, too, is more complicated than it may seem: It’s different from a surplus of self-esteem, encompassing a hunger for appreciation, a sense of specialness, and a lack of empathy, along with other attributes that can prove damaging in relationships. Interestingly, in addition to thinking they are better and more deserving than others, research suggests, highly narcissistic people often admit that they are more self-centered, too.

Click here to see more of this article on Narcissism.

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I have someone in my life who is a narcissist. It is hard to deal with and to get away from them.

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 – 4/15/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE – 4/15/19

Today’s prompt: “Where are you?”

 

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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    Where are You?

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Where are you?” my wife yells into the phone. “You were done work hours ago and we had plans to go out.”

“Oh Sally I’m sorry. They asked me to work overtime and I forgot to let you know. I forgot we had plans tonight.” I squeezed Mary’s hand and grinned. She was just listening to this conversation and I knew she was happy I joined her instead. My wife will yell at me later for sure, but it was worth 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

 

 

Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge – Letter M is for Mania


Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge

I have chosen to write for the mental health topic. It is very important to me that we support all those with mental health issues and I personally suffer from a good amount of them myself.

M for Mania

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Mania and hypomania are phases of bipolar disorder characterized by elevated “highs” in mood and behavior that are in stark contrast to the depressive “lows” of the emotional cycle.

Mania is a facet of type I bipolar disorder in which the mood state is abnormally heightened and accompanied by hyperactivity and a reduced need for sleep. By contrast, hypomania (often described as “mania-light”) is a type II bipolar disorder which neither has the range nor severity of symptoms that classic mania has.

If left untreated, bipolar mania can spin out the control and affect your ability to function on a daily basis. Recognizing the symptoms is the first step toward seeking the appropriate treatment and care.

Click here to see more of this article on Recognizing the 8 Signs of a Manic Episode.

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I have had some severe manic phases during my lifetime. Racing thoughts, feelings of grandeur, hypersexuality (which causes the possibility of very unsafe sex, which caused me a lot of grief), out-of-control spending (spending thousands of dollars I didn’t have and causing having to file bankruptcy 2 times), etc. I also had to deal with psychosis during my mania.

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 – 4/14/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE – 4/14/19

Today’s prompt: “Can I have a word with you?”

 

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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    Medication Changes

By Teresa Smeigh 2019 (non-fiction)

            “Can I have a word with you?” my supervisor asks abruptly, leading me into her office.

I eye her warily. I am having a rough week and haven’t been feeling well. My psychiatrist started me on a new medication, and something wasn’t right with it.

“I think you need to go home now and once there call your doctor as this behavior is not acceptable.”

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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

 

 

Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge – Letter L for Laughter is the Best Medicine


Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge

I have chosen to write for the mental health topic. It is very important to me that we support all those with mental health issues and I personally suffer from a good amount of them myself.

L is for Laughter is the Best Medicine

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We have always heard that laughter is the best medicine. And I have to agree that most of the time, when I can manage it, it does help. Sometimes life overwhelms you to the point that you can’t rise above it and laugh, but when you can a good belly laugh is good for you.

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 – 4/12/19


OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE – 4/12/19

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: miserly

Antonyms: bounteous, bountiful, charitable, freehanded, generous, liberal, munificent, openhanded, unsparing, unstinting

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Empty Purse

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Ruth searched frantically through her purse looking for her wallet. She had to have more than just a handful of coins left for the rest of the week. Her husband was miserly and gave her just a small amount barely amounting to enough to cover everything for the week. She kept rummaging in her purse, she had to find the wallet.

A charitable passerby stopped and asked, “Do you need help ma’am?”

“Oh, I can’t find my wallet and I have to get the kids something to eat!”

Handing her a twenty-dollar bill he told her to go feed the kids.

“Oh, thank you. You are so generous!”

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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