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Twittering Tales #154 by Kat – 9/17/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales – Follow these rules

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Photo by Tama66 at Pixabay.com

Who Can We Trust?

By Tessa Smeigh

“Ron I am scared.
“I am too, but we have no choice. Nator is after us for the chip and we have to think of the safety of our son.”
“I found several pieces of luggage.”
They contained a mound of costumes. “We can sneak out.”
“How do we know we aren’t watched here?
” We don’t.”

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These tidbits have been continuing from week to week for about 4 months or more now…hard to write a continuing story when you only have 280 characters per piece and a picture to fit in but I am doing 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.

Thursday photo prompt: Reaching #writephoto


Thursday photo prompt: Reaching #writephoto

 

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a barren landscape against the shadows of distant hills. Bare branches reach towards each other, framing the scene, while shafts of light stream through a golden window in the dark, cloudy skies.

This is the continuation of John and Susan. I have decided to make this a book. Obviously, there will be a different start and even changes to the chapters. I will take this to a certain point to keep your attention while I can, but like the other week when I had to break into this story because the picture didn’t work, it may end at any time although I will try to give you a gist of the story. 

The Kids Await The Answers

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

The kids got tired of the stone steps in the rocks, and Oliver refused to go down them, so they decided to go back to their usual haunt. On the way, they passed a sight that showed a view of the sun going down and reaching down from the sky and revealing the barren area in the distance. The kids hurried back to Marshall Pond sure that that was where their parents would look for them.

Everyone was on edge wondering what the story would be. John and Oliver were especially upset as it seemed their parents had pulled quite a stunt and that they were definitely related and most likely twins. Everyone kept telling them they looked like twins, and they certainly looked like the picture each saw in the mirror.

Eventually, both parents arrived and told the gathered children that they needed to talk to their children alone. The others headed for home with a promise of the whole story the next day.

Taking the boys back to JoAnne’s house, everyone tried to calm themselves for this story that had been a long time coming since the boys were already 16 years old. JoAnne made everyone hot chocolate as the nights were getting cooler and she hoped to calm down this situation.

“Well?” both boys prompted getting tired of waiting.

Jack cleared his throat in preparation of starting the story. JoAnne just sat there with a worried look on her face. “Listen to me you two, we always tried to do what we thought was best for the two of you. This could very quickly have turned out that John ended up with me, and Oliver with JoAnne.

As you have probably guessed by now, you two are twins and JoAnne, and I are your parents. What you don’t know and what makes this story all the more unbelievable is that I am a prince and JoAnne was the head maid for the Queen. We couldn’t be seen together, especially once her pregnancy became pronounced. This meant sneaking around to be able to see one another.

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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.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words


Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words

PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyr

Mother Dearest

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

I kept a close look on my mother and her glasses. I needed her to put them down so I can grab them making her lose her ability to see.

She is sitting upstairs in her office in the attic. The steps are dangerous enough when you can see, but without her glasses, she will be off-balance for sure.

I had taken a look at her will, and it all goes to me and none to my brother and sister.  It is time for her to go.

She disappears out of sight, and there’s a sharp pain in my neck.

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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 #153 by Kat – 9/10/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales – Follow these rules

Photo by Nadiya Ploschenko at Unsplash.com

We Can’t Trust Anyone

By Tessa Smeigh

“Linda check the computers for any info. No one is watching us,” Ron said.
“Oh Ron, we have to get out of here, they plan to kill us once they have the chip.”
“Let’s go! To the safe house we haven’t used yet from the Alliance.”
“We are in danger,” Linda said turning from the window.

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These tidbits have been continuing from week to week for about 4 months or more now…hard to write a continuing story when you only have 280 characters per piece and a picture to fit in but I am doing 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.

Thursday photo prompt: Poised #writephoto


Thursday photo prompt: Poised #writephoto

 

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a leaf-strewn flight of stone-cut steps descending into a hole in the ground. Poised to ascend…or descend… is the dark silhouette of a strange figure…( I am not visually challenged, but I had no idea what this picture was, thanks for the description)

This is the continuation of John and Susan. I have decided to make this a book. Obviously, there will be a different start and even changes to the chapters. I will take this to a certain point to keep your attention while I can, but like the other week when I had to break into this story because the picture didn’t work, it may end at any time although I will try to give you a gist of the story. 

The Kids Wait for Answers to Their Questions

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Everyone rushes to Joanne and talks at once. Oliver shouts,” Be Quiet!” and everyone immediately shuts up. “Someone get some smelling salts or don’t you have that here in the boondocks?”

“I’ll get some,” John said, running towards his house. He finds a bottle and brings it out to Oliver.

Oliver waves it under her nose, and she comes to with a shudder and says, “Am I dreaming?”

“No, Mom, you passed out. Are you okay?”

“Okay, I think, though I thought I was seeing two of you.”

“Well, in a way, mom you were. Oliver here looks like me, and since you fainted when you saw us together, I gather there is a story here. And we all want to hear it. “

“Oliver, where is your father?”

“He is still working. He usually works until at least 7 PM and then comes home if nothing holds him up.”

“Ah, the same old Jack. He always came home late. Where are you staying and when are you going back to England?”

“Actually, mom, his dad bought the Marshall land with the little pond we all gather at and swim. Hey Oliver, do you think your dad will still let us swim there and gather there during the cool weather?”

“I don’t know. Maybe if I am going to be there, my dad will let everyone else use the area as well. Will you guys let me join in?”

“Sure, Oliver. You are welcome to join us. Although how do we tell you two apart? You sure look alike. You must be twins. I can’t wait to hear Mrs. Wright’s story,” Susan said. “Well, I suppose your father is part of the story as well, Oliver. Did you know about John before you ran into him?”

“No, I didn’t, I can’t wait to hear this story myself, Dad and Mrs. Wright have a lot of explaining to do.”

“While we wait for them to get their story together, let’s head out to those old steps cut into the stone. We can show Oliver another area. Come on, Oliver, I am sure you haven’t explored much,” John said.

When they got there, they paused at the top of the steps watching Oliver. Oliver was poised at the top trying to decide if he wanted to go down and look at them. He wondered whether he really wanted to climb down them. Oliver was amazed at the built-in stone steps. He thought he saw someone at the bottom, but didn’t say anything in case it was supposed to be there. He decided against going down the steps.

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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.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words


Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words

PHOTO PROMPT © Penny Gadd

Research Without Google

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Robert, get your report written,” mom says.

“Aw, mom this is taking forever.”

“Robert, you can work faster than your father and I could. We had to go to the library and use the encyclopedias. See the books on the to shelf? We didn’t have Google. We had to look everything up in books, newspapers, and magazines.”

“Are you kidding me, mom? It would take forever to research something and write a paper on it.”

“Yes it did take us forever, but we had no choice. You kids are having a much easier time writing research papers than we did.”

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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 #152 by Kat – 9/3/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales – Follow these rules

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Photo by Geralt at Pixabay.com

Should We Trust?

By Tessa Smeigh

“I don’t totally trust him so the product isn’t on me,” Ron said.
“Headquarters is larger than I thought it would be, but is Nator honorable? I am glad that the product isn’t on you. How do we know whether to trust them or not?”
“Good question. Can we access these computers?”

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These tidbits have been continuing from week to week for about 4 months or more now…hard to write a continuing story when you only have 280 characters per piece and a picture to fit in but I am doing it!

***********************

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.