Tag Archives: Writing Prompt

STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #22 – 3/24/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #22

Today’s prompt: “Do they have a phone?”

 

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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Phone Anyone?

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

It was back in the 1980’s and my teenage daughter and her son were out late at night and her car broke down. She didn’t have a cell phone back then and she was quite young. She took her toddler out of his car seat and started walking down the dark street looking for a house with a light on.

She found a house and wondered, “Do they have a phone?” Knocking on the door, they may have peeked out, but they wouldn’t open the door.

Onward until she found another lit house. They answered but refused to let her and the baby inside to make a phone call.

Back out on the dark road she went and finally she found a house that wouldn’t let her in, but they said there was a phone in their garage she could use.

I am so glad for cell phones nowadays. We hated that she was forced to walk down that dark road, late at night, lugging a 2-year-old. I understand people’s reticence to let her in just in case they were leading the way for an ambush, but when your children go through that you get so mad at people.

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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

 

 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 79


Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 79

 

Reena’s Rules:

FOR THE NEW ENTRANTS

There is no restriction on the format or the length of the piece. It just has to be your reflection on the prompt from the core.

Write a post on your blog, and link it up with here with a pingback, or copy-pasting the blog link in Comments.

I eagerly await your responses.

The prompt:

So, here goes the theme for this week’s prompt. Use one or more of the words given in the prompt, and weave into a composition of your choice. It is not necessary that the spirit be cheerful or seasonal or festive. Go with whatever the word/s spark in your mind.

Words: Color, Chroma, Pigment, Hue, Stain, Tinge

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The colors were bright and whirling around. She couldn’t see straight. So many colors, then just one, RED, a stain!

The red was dripping down her hands from the slices in her wrists.

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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

STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #21 – 3/23/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #21

Today’s prompt: “There is no monster under your bed.”

 

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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Monsters?

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Oh, Allan go to sleep please…”

 

Allan continued to cry and to refuse to cross the room and get on the bed.

 

“What is the problem? Are you hungry? Thirsty? What?”

 

“There’s a monster,” he whined.

 

We hadn’t done this in a while. I had thought we were past this stage. “If I show you there is no monster would you please go to bed?”

 

He sniffled some more and finally said OK.

 

His daddy walked across the room, while Allan held my hand and watched.

 

He lifted the covers and went to look under the bed when something yelled and jumped out.

 

Allan and his daddy screamed. I laughed. His older brother had hidden under the bed and waited until we got Allan ready for bed.

 

When we finally got Allan calmed down and in bed I said, “There is no monster under your bed. It was just your brother and a monster wouldn’t fit under there with him.”

 

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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

 

 

STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #20 – 3/22/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #20

Today’s prompt: “X marks the spot.”

 

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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Inheritance!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Dad had told all of us kids that he had buried his inheritance to us and that he had hidden it in the backyard and “X marks the spot.”

What a cliché!

We all headed over to dad’s house and headed to the backyard. All we saw was a field of stones of varying sizes and I do mean varying sizes. Some were small stones, and some were boulders. We started wandering around looking for freshly dug holes. Although where he would put an X remained to be seen.

I tripped over a small rock. It was painted with the letter “E.” How weird!

I didn’t think about it at first and continued to search my area of the yard.

Suddenly my brother yelled he had found a stone with a “P” painted on it.

Things started to fall together, and I told my brothers I think dad had used the stones, rocks, etc. to use as marking pieces. So, all we needed was the one with an “X” on it.

Quickly turning over stones we eventually found the one marked “X” and moved it aside and started to dig where the small stone had lain. A metal box came into view and after opening it we found written on a piece of paper, ha ha made you look!

When we got back to the hospital dad was laughing. Then he handed us his bank account number and the key to the safety deposit box which we would need once he had passed, along with his will, etc. His doctor hadn’t given him long to live. We tried to laugh along with him. Dad always had a great sense of humor.

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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

 

 

STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #18 – 3/20/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #18

Today’s prompt: “Help!”

 

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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Help Me!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

I was being pushed further and further back into the building by the advancing fire. I was in a panic.

“Help!” I yelled though I didn’t think anyone would hear me. I tried to focus on the area I was in and how I could get out. I was in the dining room and the doors were locked.

I kept on yelling and finally someone appeared across the room. The fire ran between us.

He yelled, “Throw a chair through one of those huge windows and go out behind the building and make your way through the brush and around to the front.

“The windows?” It never occurred to me in my panic.

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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

 

 

STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #17 – 3/18/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #17

Today’s prompt: “Did you check the date before you used it?”

 

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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Watch Out!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

The day was hot and sunny, and the bees were flying around the sugary drinks and the fruits from the apple trees. People were swatting at them and several of them even sustained a sting from the nasty little buggers.

Alex wasn’t paying attention to the fact that he an allergy to bees and kept swatting them away from his face and eventually one of them stung him. Screaming he ran to his mother who always kept the bee sting kit in her purse.

She gave him the shot as his face was swelling up.

“Why isn’t this working?” She asked those people around her.

“Probably because it is out of date,” said one of her friends who had picked up the package and checked the expiration date. “Did you check the date before you used it? How long has this been in your purse?”

“Since the last time he was stung several years ago.”

“Weren’t you aware that these kits had expiration dates?”

“You need a new one. Someone call 9-1-1 quickly!”

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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

 

 

STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #16 – 3/17/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #16

Today’s prompt: “You must pay attention!”

 

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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Watch Out!

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Heather was walking, talking and gesturing with her hands like she always does. She was excited about her new boyfriend and telling Susan that she thinks he’s the one, when Susan suddenly grabs Heather’s arm and yanks her back hard enough that they both fall to the pavement. “You must pay attention,” she gasps out. “You almost walked in front of the bus.” Susan was crying over the near miss, but Heather ignores her and goes on talking about the new boyfriend.

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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