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Twittering Tales #158 by Kat – 10/15/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales – Follow these rules

Photo by Mikechie Esparagoza at Pexels.com

Still Alive!

By Tessa Smeigh

“Where’s the gold, Ron.” the director asked angrily.
Ron remained quiet.
“Did you search them when you took them out of the car,” the director demanded.
“No!”
“Where’s the car?”
“Compactor!”
“You fool, the gold is probably hidden in the car. Lock ’em up in Sue’s office and go see,”

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These tidbits have been continuing from week to week for about 5 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! This is getting harder and not sure how much longer I can continue 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.

Sunday Photo Fiction – October 13, 2019


Sunday Photo Fiction – October 13, 2019

Photo courtesy of David Meredith, photographer

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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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Flipping Houses

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

I enjoy watching the shows where they flip houses. There are plenty of them galore on cable tv. Take your pick.

There are some of these programs that show expensive houses, and then on top of that, they spend large amounts of money to restore them. They buy these houses sight unseen at times. They have no idea what they will find inside. There are hoarder’s delights, disgusting messes including animal and human feces, and some with either animals or people living inside.

On the other type of show, the flipping companies bid on houses about to be torn down and rarely spend more than $1000 on them. This makes more sense to me than the ones that spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy and then find a moldy, termite-infested home and have to pay several hundreds of thousands more to fix it. At times even the foundations are cracked.

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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.

Friday #fotoflash October 11, 2019


DB McNicol’s #fotoflash

Photo courtesy of DB McNicol via Pixabay

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Young Hitch Hikers

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Traveling at night was mom’s idea to avoid all the traffic on our way across the country to California. She constantly hushed us as she couldn’t concentrate when we did drive during the day. She found driving at night with all of us asleep made it hard for her to stay awake.

We were driving this one night, and it was pitch black out. The car sputtered and quit. We sat, hoping for someone to drive by and stop.

Suddenly the moon came from behind the clouds and lit up the area, and then we noticed the gas sign up on the hill light up. The electricity must have been out. It was too far for my mom to walk, dragging two little kids along with her just to get gas.

Just then some lights came up behind us. The car slowed, and it was a woman alone. She asked if we were ok and mom explained the situation. Since we were just two little kids and a woman alone she took a chance and gave us a ride to the gas station, which there turned out to be one much closer than that sign. We got our gas, and she brought us back. She waited to see if we got the car started and then thanking her profusely she went on her way.

Not all strangers ignore people in need.

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DB McNicol’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

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 #127 – Replace – by Sammi Cox


Weekend Writing Prompt #127 – Replace – 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 at least 5 months worth

 (Last Weekend I wrote) 

“Take me home, Ron, to my haven,” Linda said.

“It won’t be your haven once you take that DNA test.”

“Don’t you bet on it. I’m not as dumb as you think!”

********This week!********

“Well, Linda, it is time to do the DNA testing. The test is a blood test of the fetus, and you can’t replace anything as you could with a urine test. I will be tested too, of course,” Ron said.

“I don’t want to do this,” Linda said.

“You have to, that was the ultimatum as to whether we stay together or I move back with my wife.”

“You aren’t moving back with her. I told you it is your baby.”

“If there is a baby.”

“There is one!”

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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 © Ted Strutz

Picture Boards

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

My mom sadly passed away 6 years ago this month. There are a lot of details to take care of for a memorial service, least of all, the picture boards of mom’s life. We went through all the boxes of pictures at dad’s house, and of course, all the relatives added their favorite photos.

The day of the service the picture boards are all out in front for people to peruse until the service started and then afterward as she was cremated.

Choosing the pictures was really difficult as we tried to make sure everyone in the family was represented.

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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.

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 54 – Ghost and Haunt – Oct 10, 2017


Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 53 – MIST & SHAPE

The Mirror By Teresa Smeigh October 2017

a haunted mirror

the boy was featured not me

ghost in the mirror

 

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).

Twittering Tales #157 by Kat – 10/08/19


 

Inspired by Kat at Twittering Tales – Follow these rules

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Photo by noelsch at Pixabay.com

Caught Again!

By Tessa Smeigh

As they pulled the car around to the back of the shed, they noticed a car was following them. Not sure where it came from or if it was a danger, they pulled around the shed and went out the other side, which they soon found was blocked and they were hauled back to headquarters.

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These tidbits have been continuing from week to week for about 5 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! This is getting harder and not sure how much longer I can continue 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.