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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Thursday photo prompt: Span #writephoto


Thursday photo prompt: Span #writephoto

Sue’s Rules:

Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

Thank you for bearing with the altered timings while I was away…we should be back to normal now 🙂

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 26th June and link back to this 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.

**Please note that many people on WordPress are having problems with pingbacks not getting through, so please also leave a comment on this post, linking back to your response to the prompt so that I know you have posted. **

If you know where the prompt photo was taken, please keep it to yourself until the prompt has closed so that imaginations can play without preconceptions 🙂

All posts will be featured in the round-up on Thursday, June 27th at 10am GMT, linking back to the original posts of contributors. Throughout the week I will feature as many of the responses here on the Daily Echo as space allows and (more or less) in the order in which they come in.

You can find all last week’s entries in the weekly round-up, which, as a final disruption to normal service, will be published later today.

Please link your post to this by creating a pingback. If you are unsure of how to create a pingback, Hugh has an excellent tutorial here.

Pingbacks need to be manually approved, and many people are having problems with them not getting through at all, so either check back to make sure that the pingback has appeared or simply copy and paste your link into the comments section of this post.

Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish or you can replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work. Don’t forget to use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a view between two trees of a rapid river tumbling over stones beneath a bridge. The banks are lush and green, and the water if spanned by a simple arch of stone, all overgrown with a green carpet and shaded by trees.

Sparkling Water

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

The area was beautiful. The sound of the water pounding over the rocks as it passes through an area that is spanned by stones above. The rocks below mute any sounds and will lull you to sleep. The greenery was so soft it also helped to lull you to sleep. It was comfortable lying there on a blanket. Toby was thinking about bringing his new girlfriend, Rita, here to see it, and perhaps she would let him fool around with her. So far, she had refused to let him do more than kiss her on the lips or neck.

He had to remember that she was much younger than him and he could get in trouble with messing around with a fifteen-year-old at his age. Her parents were strict. He wouldn’t have much time with her.

Toby decided to give it a try. He was sure she would like it once they got going.

He picked a day and put together a picnic and then tried to persuade her to go for a walk with him to a beautiful place and to have a picnic, which he showed her. She looked at the picnic, which looked lovely. She was torn. If she asked her dad, the answer would be flat out no. If she just went and told him later, if the subject came up, she might get away with it. She didn’t lie to her dad if she could help it.

She decided to take the chance and went with him. Toby was elated. But things started to go downhill fast from there. Rita was more interested in eating and not in making love. She fought him when he tried to touch her and kiss her merely on the lips.

“Why are you fighting me, Rita?”

“My daddy would be horrified if he knew where I was right now.”

“You didn’t tell him?”

“No, I didn’t.”

Toby was tired of fighting with her now. He grabbed a knife out of the picnic basket and stabbed her until she stopped fighting him. Now the plan was to get rid of her body. He pulled out a shovel and began to dig a hole in the thicket and bushes and stashed the body. Hopefully, no one would come across her body. The ground was always wet, and with a long hot summer ahead, her body should disintegrate by winter, and he doubted that many people came here during the cold weather.

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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

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.

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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!”

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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.

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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.