Tag Archives: Stories and Poems

Ghosts You See? – a poem


Ghosts You See?

By Teresa Smeigh

 

I saw a ghost, I’m sure you see.

There are people who disagree.

My doctor says it cannot be.

Next thing I know, she hospitalized me.

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

Mother – a poem


Mother

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

I lost my mother almost six years ago.

What happened to her we do not know?

One day she was alive and talking to us.

The next she was no longer able to fuss.

She was alive, but there was no reaction.

There was no way to have interaction.

The cause of her death was never found.

There was no hope she’d come around.

A week, maybe two she laid in that bed.

Nothing we could do, nothing left unsaid.

She hung in there, waiting it seems.

We gave her permission to go on alone.

We even got our brother on the phone.

Finally, she was ready to leave us behind.

We wished her well, we had peace of mind.

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 – 4/16/19


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

 

 

In a Daze – a poem


In a Daze

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

 

My mind works in mysterious ways.

Oft times I find myself in a daze.

Thoughts roll around without control.

Sometimes I end up baring my soul.

Never keep things very deep inside.

Those thoughts may lead to suicide.

Suicide is a serious choice to make.

No matter how hopeless, do not take.

Seek help when you need it.

Lest someone moves to commit.

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

Twittering Tales #132 by Kat – 4/16/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales

Photo by Luis Quintero on Unsplash.com+

I was in a bad part of town, I pulled out my phone to call for help. I dropped the phone and it broke. Useless!

Looking around I spotted an old pay phone. I searched frantically for a coin to use, wondering if the phone was still working. Dropped in a coin. I heard a dial tone.

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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

 

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #249 Pitch&Tone


RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #249 Pitch&Tone

 

Dog Whistle

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

high pitch whistling sounds

only dogs can hear the tone

the howling ensues

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