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Sunday Photo Fiction – June 16, 2019


Sunday Photo Fiction – June 16, 2019

Photo Credit Lakshmi Bhat

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Cover Your Eyes

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Me first Tommy,” Kenny said.

“No, I think I should be first since I am the oldest,” Tommy said.

“You’re always first, Tommy,” Kenny said, tears coming to his eyes.

“Fine, you go first this time.”

Tommy gets a crate to boost him as he puts his foot on the first branch and tries to get a good grip on the pointed branch above.

This whole tree has these little pointed branches. They are close together and ideal for climbing for smaller kids other than they were dangerous to the eyes if you lose your grip and slip while climbing.

“No!” The words were uttered quickly in the hopes of stopping her son from trying to climb the tree and possibly hurt himself.

“Ah Ma,” Kenny gets ready to cry again.

“I said no, and I meant no! Climbing that tree is dangerous in many ways. Go ride your bikes.”

*************150 words**************

Rules from Susan Spaulding, the host of Sunday Photo Fiction:

Welcome to 2019 and Sunday Photo Fiction! Each week I will post a new photograph, taken either by myself or donated by a member of the community. The challenge is to write a story using 200 words or less based, on the prompt. When you are done, post your story and the photo prompt on your blog. Make sure you give proper credit when using the photo.  Use the “Click Here to Enter”  icon to add your story to the SPF collection. While you are there, take time to read and comment on some of the other stories. I know you will not be disappointed.

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

Amusement City – photo prompt Week of 8-11-2015


 

provided by Sonya with the blog, Only 100 Words

Amusement City

written by Teresa Dean Smeigh copyright August 2015

“Amusement park closes in 15 minutes. Rides closed to all except those in the lined waiting area already.”

Roger and Johnny run up to the huge haunted castle. A clown steps out and halts their advance. “The rides are closed you can’t enter now.”

“Oh, come on there is no one waiting in line. Let us go!”

The clown thinks a moment, changes his mind, and ushers them into the waiting car. The chains start and the car enters. Double wooden doors close behind it.

It is dark except where exhibits are lit up. The car stops and hesitates and then turns.

They reach a small set of double doors. The car enters, turns, then stops. Two clowns are there.

“Here is what we do to little boys who don’t listen.”

The boys were secured before being unstrapped. Horror dawning when they see the huge secured, hairy monster chomping on a small leg.

“No one can hear you in here. Enjoy dinnertime!”

The boys are shoved in and the doors closed.

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

Weekend Writing Prompt #110 – Glacial – by Sammi Cox


Weekend Writing Prompt #110 – Glacial – 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**************

“Work it out with her?” Rhonda’s stare was glacial.

“Well sure, you didn’t think I was planning on making you permanent in my life now did you?”

Connie says, “Keep her or not, I don’t want to be in this marriage anymore. I am tired of your affairs.”

“Oh Connie, please, let’s talk about it.”

“There is nothing to talk about. Sign the divorce papers now,”

***********66 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

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : My Pain Increases


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : My Pain Increases

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday, February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday, February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were having coffee, I would be drinking iced tea because I can’t stand this heat. You may have coffee or tea, whichever you prefer. If we were having coffee or tea I would tell you that the Lyrica is not causing a problem, but it isn’t helping either. Maybe I need a stronger dose. I can barely walk because of the pain.

I would tell you that they are coming to inspect our new floors. One of the bad things about living in public housing, everything is paperwork and inspections. I need to try and straighten this mess up before they come. We are supposed to keep things tidy, but my disability forbids much of that.

Today was food pantry day and that is so hard. I drive and my friend does the carrying. Without him carrying, I would not be going. And he needs a ride for the most part. He is thinking about stopping one of the two we go to. He stops I stop, which I won’t miss. My pain makes it so much more difficult. As it is I share half of it with some of my neighbors who can’t get out and go themselves.

I would also tell you that Sunday is brunch with my BFF. We meet every Sunday unless something comes up which isn’t often. I look forward to it. She is thinking about having her knees replaced and that could mean no brunches for quite a while. She still doesn’t know if they will approve the surgery anyhow.

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

Friday #fotoflash June 14, 2019


DB McNicol’s #fotoflash

Source: https://pixabay.com/photos/pier-jetty-persons-child-kid-801812/

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John and Josie spent the day fishing and arguing. They had been doing this since the day they were married 5 years ago.

They sat on the little pier and put their lines in. Occasionally they would catch a fish big enough to save for dinner. They added it to the little bit of rice they had every day. Thank God for rice or they would eat even less.

Josie resented the life she had married into. John didn’t care about her one way or the other. Most of the time he told her she was ruining his life. One more mouth to feed, and now she was pregnant. Just what they needed.

John didn’t know yet, but it was only a matter of time before he noticed the bulge of the baby. She tried to not undress in front of him and her clothes, from the thrift store, were large and shapeless already.

Summer turned to fall, and the leaves started to fall, and the weather was getting too chilly to fish. She found John eyeing her more and more, and she was sure he noticed the bulge of the baby. He didn’t say a word, but one day he asked her to go fishing even though the weather wasn’t nice. She didn’t want to, but John told her they hadn’t been catching any fish and he was tired of just rice and so they needed to fish.

Josie told him she would be out shortly as she had to change into something warmer. Hurry up he said and left the small house.

She changed and came out of the house. She walked out on the pier and picked up her rod. Before she could sense his intentions, he had grabbed a hold of her, and threw her over and into the water, holding her down until she stopped struggling.

He let go and she floated in the water. He picked up the rope, and tied it around her, and then tied a large rock around her. He started to walk, dragging her body after him. He knew about where the lake deepened, he had checked it out several days ago when she hadn’t been with him and marked it with a bobber and rock.

Reaching the bobber, he started to feel around with his foot until he found the ledge. He pulled her over and pushed her body over the ledge and she sunk. Elated that it was deep enough to hide her body he headed back to the house and climbed into a warm shower and stood there until the water ran cold.

He lifted the board that hid his valuables and lifted the sack that contained his savings. He was going out to get a decent meal for once. No more rice and fish for him.

***********470 words**********

DB’s Rules:

Welcome to my Friday Foto Flash Fiction challenge! Each Friday I will post a new picture to be used as inspiration for your flash fiction written in 500 words or less. Be sure to include the photo, the source credit, and a link to this post with your storyEntries will close on Thursday at midnight Eastern Time.

Once your post is live, add your link to the list below. I hope you will visit the other entries (and check back often for new stories). Remember to leave them a comment in appreciation. Thank you and enjoy! Here’s your photo prompt.

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

SoCS for Saturday June 15, 2019


The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 15/19

Here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “social.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Here are the rules from Linda Hill:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Pingback! It’s important so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post, you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

SoCS badge by Pamela, at https://achronicalofhope.com/

I am not a social person. I avoid most parties if I can. My family hates my excuses for not coming even if they are real. My social life consists of going to brunch with my BFF on Sundays. I don’t have to deal with the family drama there.

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 © Valerie J. Barrett

Stop!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Standing in front of the museum’s new display, Josie looked at the old historical pieces of kitchenware, but she couldn’t imagine using them.

Her boys came with her as their dad was working. She forgot they were there as she was so engrossed in the display. They were rough housing as usual.

Suddenly there was a crash and the old guard yelled, “Stop, where you are!”

Josie came out of her fog to look for her boys. A guard said, “Your boys just broke that display window.”

“Oh no, you didn’t, did you?”

“You can settle it with the curator.”

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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