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Weekend Writing Prompt #126 – Haven – by Sammi Cox


Weekend Writing Prompt #126 – Haven – 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 4 months worth

 (Last Weekend I wrote) 

“But Connie please, I want you not her.”

“I will not go back to you unless you prove she is not pregnant with your child. My Ultimatum.”

“Linda I want a DNA test as soon as possible and I will be there, and I will get a judge’s order if need be. I also choose the doctor for the test,” Ron said.

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

“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!”

***********32 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.

Haiku – Scarlet – October 7th, 2017


Autumn’s Caress by Tessa Smeigh September 2017

the cool air arrives

causing Autumn’s sweet caress

gently leaves falling

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.

Weekend Writing Prompt #125 – Ultimatum – by Sammi Cox


Weekend Writing Prompt #125 – Ultimatum – 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 4 months worth

 (Last Weekend I wrote) 

Here’s a barter for you. Not your baby? We’ll stay together.

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

“But Connie please, I want you not her.”

“I will not go back to you unless you prove she is not pregnant with your child. My Ultimatum.”

“Linda I want a DNA test as soon as possible and I will be there, and I will get a judge’s order if need be. I also choose the doctor for the test,” Ron said.

***********62 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.

Friday #fotoflash September 27, 2019


DB McNicol’s #fotoflash

Photo courtesy of Morguefile

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Birthday Surprise – The Old Deuce Coupe

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Danny was disappointed when he looked at the pile of birthday gifts. None of them were large enough to be what he desired the most, a little car like dads jeep. He had hinted to everyone he knew, but here he sits with the little pile of gifts, and holding back the tears as he didn’t want anyone see him cry, he was a big boy now.

“Danny why aren’t you opening your gifts,” mom asks although she knows the answer. She couldn’t wait to show him his surprise. She had Bob take it out and put it on the other side of his jeep so Danny wouldn’t see it too soon.

Danny struggling with the wrap on his aunt’s gift was ready to chuck the whole affair and head to his room. Why does she always wrap the entire present in tape? Finally pulling off the last of the tape he finds a small helmet. “What’s this for, I don’t need it,” he says nearly in tears again.

“You’ll see Danny, just open your gifts,” mom says.

He opens the next one and finds a small leather jacket just like his dad’s and it even has stripes. He stops and puts it on immediately. Now he starts to grin, that miniature look of his father becoming evident on his face. The next one contains gloves. After opening a few more non-essential gifts he turns to his parents expectantly. “Any more?”

“Well, Danny it’s sitting just to the other side of your dad’s jeep.” And he was off. Wearing his gloves and leather jacket and the boots his sister had given him and hoping with all his might that he would see what he wanted to see.

“A mini-coupe, jeez thanks, mom and dad. Just what I wanted.” He jumps in and takes off across the yard.

***********307 words**********

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.

 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 105


Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 105

Reena’s Rules:

PROMPT  105 

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If only I knew it then that I would end up divorced and with a minor child, I may have paid more attention to my career so I would not have ended up alone and broke and living with my parents and then ending up in public housing (a senior highrise) and even more broke.

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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.

Weekend Writing Prompt #124 – Barter – by Sammi Cox


Weekend Writing Prompt #124 – Barter – 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 a couple of months worth

 (Last Weekend I wrote) 

“Linda, I am being delicate here, but you just aren’t receiving the message,” Ron said.

“Oh, I receive it, you don’t follow through on your promises.”

“Listen, when we were discussing what we wanted, I was expecting my wife to leave me, but as it is she is willing to give me another chance and I am going to take it, and that means you and I are finished.”

“Well, she just might change her mind when she hears that I am pregnant.”

“Ron,” Connie says, “Is this true?”

“I don’t know with her, but she will have to prove it for me to believe it.”

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

Here’s a barter for you. Not your baby? We’ll stay together.

***********11 words**************

Not sure if this is a great use for barter, but wanted to keep my story going and 11 words are not much.

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 #123 – Delicate – by Sammi Cox


Weekend Writing Prompt #123 – Delicate – 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 a couple of months worth

 (Last Weekend I wrote) 

Everyone jumped, and Linda went back to crooning to something.

“You know Ron this wouldn’t have happened if you had taken me to the museum as you had promised,” Linda said.

“I thought you would like this better and we could have some time together alone,” Ron said.

“Alone?” She said. “We haven’t been alone since we got here and your wife and her retinue arrived right behind us.”

“Sorry Linda,” Connie said, “but I had unfinished business with my husband, so I followed you. You have to understand he is my husband and not yours, and now it is time for him to make a decision as to who he wants. I am not waiting any longer. You are still here in the picture. I am tired of it.”

“Linda, I am sorry, but I do owe it to Connie to try and work it out.”

********this week********

“Linda, I am being delicate here, but you just aren’t receiving the message,” Ron said.

“Oh, I receive it, you don’t follow through on your promises.”

“Listen, when we were discussing what we wanted, I was expecting my wife to leave me, but as it is she is willing to give me another chance and I am going to take it, and that means you and I are finished.”

“Well, she just might change her mind when she hears that I am pregnant.”

“Ron,” Connie says, “Is this true?”

“I don’t know with her, but she will have to prove it for me to believe it.”

***********106 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.