Tag Archives: Stories and Poems

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.

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #260 Pride&Fight


RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #260 Pride&Fight

The Guidelines are simple – Take the two words and write a Haiku

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

military pride

they fight whenever they must

keep peace otherwise

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.

 

Sunday Photo Fiction – June 30, 2019


Sunday Photo Fiction – June 30, 2019

Pexels from Pixabay

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A quick introduction: I’m Donna McNicol and your new host here at Sunday Photo Fiction. You may notice a slightly different look AND a new link address. We have officially moved from a WordPress.com site to our own domain. So be sure to bookmark/subscribe/follow us at SundayPhotoFiction.com

A side note, I also host a flash fiction prompt every Friday on my blog. I hope you will join in the fun there as well. Thank you for joining in the fun!

Donna’s rules:

Welcome to 2019 and Sunday Photo Fiction! Each week a new photograph will be posted, either donated by a member of the community, or obtained from one of the FREE photo sites like Pixabay.com and Unsplash.com.

The challenge is to write a story based upon the photo in 200 words or less. When you are done, post your story and the photo prompt on your blog.

Please be sure to post the photo with the photo credit as well as a link back to this post.

Once your story is posted, add your name and story link to the link party below. An alternative is to leave a comment and pingbacks are also accepted. Entries close at midnight CT Thursday night. Thanks for joining in the fun!

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Moving Day

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Yo, Roscoe, have you seen the orange chair in your travels back and forth to the old house?”

“Penny, do we need that chair? It’s ugly!”

“Yes, it’s important to me. It came from my grandmother’s house, and she gave it to me specifically in her will because I always sat in it.”

“You know it is the ugliest chair I have ever seen. How many times do I need to tell you that?”

“I don’t care what you think. It’s important to me, and that is all that should matter to you.”

“I left it outside on the street in the alley beside our house. Someone has probably picked it up by now.”

“You had better hope it is still there, Roscoe, or I might throw you out in the alley.”

Mumbling to himself, Roscoe finds his truck keys and heads out to the alley.

The front doorbell sounds through the house and Penny goes to see who is calling already. She ends up looking at her orange chair in her sister’s arms. “Look what I found Penny? I always wanted this chair. Now I have one too.”

“That’s my chair, Patty. Give it back!”

“No way!”

***********198 words**************

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.

Weekend Writing Prompt #112 – Carefree – by Sammi Cox


Weekend Writing Prompt #112 – Carefree – by Sammi Cox

Sammi Cox’s Rules:

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem/prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem/prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

*continuation from last weekend and several weeks worth

Rhonda acted carefree. Rob and Connie were hugging and sobbing about the possible divorce.

***********115 words**************

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.

#Haikai Challenge #92 (6/29/19) Independence #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge #92 (6/29/19) Independence #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Rules:

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga) that alludes to independence. You do not have to address the political, although you’re welcome to. Consider the idea of independence itself, and how we manifest it–and toward what end.

As always:

Here’s how the challenge works:

1. write the haikai poem of your choice.
2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.
3. pingback by posting the link to the challenge on your site.
4. read and comment on other contributors’ posts.

Image on Pixabay

Freedom for the Oppressed

by Teresa Smeigh 2019

independence day

to the oppressed, there is none

freedom for the rich

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

Haiku – Lace – September 28, 2017


Lace by Tessa Smeigh September 2017

lace so pure and white

the wedding dress was so sweet

now we say I do

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.

Thursday photo prompt: Open #writephoto


Thursday photo prompt: Forgotten #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 monochrome image shows an empty corridor with several doors opening in a line, one after the other…

Open Sesame

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Marjorie was visiting her grandparents home for the first time. They had promised her she would love their house as it wasn’t like hers.

She started to explore the house, and at every closed door, she would shout, “Open Sesame!” So far, none of the doors had magically opened. What was so different from her house? She was getting tired of exploring.

As she got to the top floor, she again shouted, “Open Sesame!” Nothing happened, but when she opened the door, she got a glimpse of many open doors all leading down a long corridor.

She tiptoed into the first room and looked around. Then she moved on to the next door and the next door until she hit the very last chamber in the corridor. It was a lovely bedroom with a canopy bed and old-fashioned furniture. It was set up as a child’s bedroom.

Working back through the rooms, one was a toy room, and one was a sitting room. The first room had been a library with books for kids.

Marjorie was interested now. She had never seen a hall like this where the rooms just opened into another one.

“Well, Marjorie, what do you think,” her grandmother asked with a sparkle in her eye.

“Oh grandmother, this is the neatest house I have ever seen. Whose bedroom is that,” she asked with a hint of longing in her voice.

“Majorie it is yours for whenever you are staying with us. I thought it would be the perfect set of rooms for you. You can read or play or have friends over to visit in your very own sitting room.”

“Oh Grandmother I am so excited, and I love this little area that is all for me. Can I bring Susan over after lunch to play for a while and show her my new rooms?”

“Yes, Marjorie as long as her mother doesn’t mind driving her over here. We aren’t as close to her house as your house is.”

After talking to Susan’s mother, they arranged that the girls would visit that afternoon. Marjorie couldn’t wait to show her the rooms that were all hers.

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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