Fiction, Prompt

Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #163 – Unwelcome

Weekend Writing Prompt #163 – Unwelcome

Chasing the roach across her countertops, Cara was furious at her landlord. She asked him when she moved in if there were any roaches, and he assured her that he kept a clean place.

Cara begged to differ with him as she was spending her days chasing down roaches, killing the ones she caught, and spraying bug killer daily.  They were unwelcome here.

She couldn’t leave food out for even a few minutes. She had to put all her food that was in boxes in hard plastic containers or the refrigerator.

(This is actually based on real life. We lived in a place like this only it was much worse. Now my current place has a few roaches thanks to the neighbor over me. They are trying to rid her apartment of them and they are looking for places to escape and I and my side neighbors are getting them. I know one roach means many roaches and if I wait for the apartment buildings exterminator to spray every other week I am going to be infested too. I have been spraying every area with Raid when I find one. So far I have kept them under control to a point. If I can’t kill it and it gets away I saturate the area in Raid despite the maintenance woman telling me not to spray on my own. Roaches are not easy to control if left untreated for too long. And they only spray the kitchen and bathroom and thanks to the woman upstairs they are coming down my walls from all over the place. I lived like that once and don’t want a repeat. Roaches are prevalent in lots of apartments here and I don’t leave any food out and any trash that touched food goes in a bag in my refrigerator until I can take it to the trash chute. There is no food here for them. Up above she has cats so cat food is out there. The only difference so far is I do have food in boxes on my shelves and if it gets to the point that I have to refrigerate everything again I am going to be super pissed off.

I live in public housing and this is the kind of shit you have to deal with. I lived here 2 years and our half of the floor was fine. Now due to another floor above me, we are having to deal with them.)

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 27/2020

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 27/2020

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 “coffee, tea, or me.” Find a flirty phrase of your own or use “coffee, tea, or me” in your post. Have fun!

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“I wonder if you know how special you are; I wonder if you know how precious you are; I wonder if you know how lucky I am to have you in my life; I love you so much.” – Hassan Ali

Now I wouldn’t mind hearing that from the guy I loved. Shame I don’t have one right now. Of course, he would be tall, dark and handsome with gorgeous blue eyes and black hair. My ex-husband had blond hair and I never heard anything like that come out of his mouth. BUT a girl can dream!

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 – Hair cut, finally!

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. You can choose your poison.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I had my hair cut tonight. The salon just reopened and it was weird because they only have a few staff and customers at once and no more walk-ins. Everyone must have an appointment. I was shocked that on their first day open I not only got an appointment I got my usual stylist. Lucky me! Of course, being the last appointment of the day at 8:30 PM is probably why she was still available. I hate driving at night, but I needed a hair cut and I could still have my usual stylist so I will drive at night if need be. I made sure that they were enforcing the wearing of masks both stylists and customers because that is one thing a lot of states that reopened sooner were not enforcing and now those states are having huge surges of the virus. New Jersey got hit hard in the beginning, but we are dropping now and opening slowly and still enforcing the wearing of masks. Maybe we won’t have a massive resurgence. I was concerned about going there tonight as I don’t go out unless I have to food shop (once a month) or get a prescription.

My dad appears to be doing well recovering from Covid-19. He was asymtomatic which helped.

I am still fighting with my outline for my new book for NaNoWriMo. I hate outlining and doubt I will try this again. Such a waste of time and it is making me anxious and annoyed.

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