Fiction, Prompt, Writing

Friday Fictioneers – 6/12/20

This is Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com writing as Tessa Dean on www.tessadeanauthor.com.

PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio

Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

The Balloon – Living Happily Ever After

By Tessa Dean June 2020

Jennifer’s one wish was to one day soar above the earth in a brightly colored balloon. She told her husband-to-be that she wanted to fly in one during their honeymoon. Mark didn’t want to disappoint her, but he was afraid of heights and didn’t think he could fly in a balloon even for her. He didn’t tell her, afraid she would be mad at him, even postpone or cancel the wedding.

Instead, he bought her a water globe with a colorful balloon in the globe that soared above the rooftops with brightly colored confetti swirling around. She treasured it forever.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  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.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Non-Fiction, Prompt, Writing

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 13/2020

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 13/2020

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com/

This is Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com writing under a pen name. I am now using Tessa Dean and my new website/blog is www.tessadeanauthor.com.

Linda’s prompt for the week: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nail.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!

The term dead as a doornail was used in the 1500s by William Shakespeare, and in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in 1843. It is thought that the phrase dead as a doornail comes from the manner of securing doornails that were hammered into a door by clenching them.

The phrase is deader than a doornail (or dead as a doornail). It means utterly and completely dead — either literally or figuratively.

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This phrase was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the word was nail for this week. So I decided to google it and I got the above definition. I have heard “you’re deader than a doornail” many times in my life.

I have also heard people say they were going to nail someone or pound the nail into the board.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  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.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Fiction, Prompt

Weekend Writing Prompt #161 – Obdurate

Weekend Writing Prompt #161 – Obdurate

As he reached for his bottle of beer, the obdurate barkeeper smacked his hand away. “You’ve had enough mister.”

Rattled, Jonathan Ramsey snatched his hand back, and rubbed it where it stung from the slap. “Why are you cutting me off, John?”

“You have the nerve to ask why? You pulled out of here last week and put a large scratch on my brand new car, that’s why. Be off with you!”

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  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.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Author, Book, Non-Fiction, Prompt, Writing

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Off Hiatus

Coffee, Pen, Notebook, Caffeine, Cup

Hey everyone, this is Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com and I am posting on my new blog www.tessadeanauthor.com. I am writing with a pen name now.

Thanks to Eclectic Alli for hosting this prompt.

If we were having coffee, for one thing I wouldn’t have coffee as I don’t drink it and it is way too hot anyhow. I am mainly drinking water only or occasionally I will make a pitcher of ice tea.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have been on blogging hiatus because in the end of January I was very sick. They thought it was Bronchitis complicated by my asthma which has become much more severe, but it seems there is a possibility that it was the virus. I was on oxygen while in the hospital for 10 days. It finally let go of its grip on me only to resurface a month or two later. This time I had to go to the doctor’s office and make sure it wasn’t the virus and just another case of Bronchitis. He was starting to tell me to just let it run its course, but then I reminded him of the last case I had and a hospital visit wasn’t something I wanted now that the virus was in full swing. So he gave me steroids and an antibiotic and I took cough medicine and finally kicked it.

So writing wasn’t something I was doing at that time. The good thing about the hospital visit was that it got me 4 weeks of home health care and a social worker and she got me applying for Medicaid (state help) and I was approved (who knew? I thought I made too much on Social Security Disability) and so now I have a home health aide to help me bathe and get dressed and she does the household necessities that I can’t physically do. She also makes me a simple breakfast and lunch. My bed gets changed weekly again and she does my laundry which is another task I found hard to do. I have a lot of benefits that I didn’t have before. So I am dually covered – Medicare and Medicaid (in the USA).

I did have to find a new pain management doctor which was fine with me, because the one I had just wasn’t cutting it anymore. He is no-nonsense and put me on physical therapy and an injection within a month of that first visit. I have that this coming Wednesday. Not looking forward to it, but he is highly recommended by my psychiatric nurse who said she couldn’t walk and he helped her to walk again. So here’s hoping he will work that well for me. My pain medicine has been cut way down and so my pain levels are very high, but I can’t do much about that.

I am writing again, both blogging and personally. I am going to enter NANOWRIMO again and hope to start a new book. Maybe one of these days I can finish one. I have a pen name now and a new website/blog at www.tessadeanauthor.com and am busy writing and setting up that blog. I also am on youtube now as well, doing a writing channel. I am keeping busy.

I also had my fifth grandchild on December 6, 2019 and he is six months old now. Missing seeing him grow up though.

Be safe everyone,

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  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.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg