Fiction, Haiku, Poetry

#Haikai Challenge #146 (7/5/20): Buck Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

#Haikai Challenge #146 (7/5/20): Buck Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Moon, Sea, Full Moon, Light Reflections
Photo compliments of Pixabay.com

Writing under a new blog. This is Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com

Buck Moon

By Tessa Dean July 2020

the July full moon,

full moon also called Buck moon

falls on July 4th

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, Haiku, Prompt, Writing

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 313 Dwindle&Ripple

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 313 Dwindle&Ripple

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

The Pond

By Tessa Dean July 2020

Contents of the pond

Dwindled away at the side,

Creating Water Fall.

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, Writing

Share Your World – 7-6-2020

Share Your World – 7-6-2020

SYW-two-hands

I am writing this from my new blog. I wrote under the name Teresa Smeigh on www.tessacandoit.com. Now I am using a pen name on www.tessadeanauthor.com.

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Questions:

In your opinion, what’s the closest thing to real magic? I would have to say the incredibly talented magicians you see on TV.

Where is the worst smelling place you’ve been? I lived near a pig farm and that smell is horrendous and they closed that place down 20 or so years ago.

What are some things that you’ve heard in your own life, which sounded like compliments but were actually insults? My ex-husband had a way of telling me how smart I was and I could do anything and then behind my back insult me. I knew he was telling other people how awful I was. So I couldn’t take anything he said as a compliment because I know he was telling his friends other things. Maybe some of the things were compliments, but who could believe them?

What incredibly common thing have you never done? Lied to a cop. It worked. I only got a warning the few times I was stopped.

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 Weekly Smile for 7/6/2020 #weeklysmile – tossed outline day one

The Weekly Smile for 7/6/2020 #weeklysmile – tossed outline day one

weeklysmile

I did start NaNoWriMo with the outline and after several paragraphs I gave up on the outline and went back to m pantser ways. I wasted a lot of time trying to follow an outline and it simply isn’t to be. I am a pantser and intend to stay that way. An experiment going way wrong. I changed my idea almost immediately and I wasn’t going to redo that outline for anything.

So my smile was ripping it up and tossing it away into the trash.

Trent’s Rules

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, Poetry, Prompt, Writing

July 2020 Writing Prompts by “M”

“M” writes monthly writing prompts showing a new prompt for each day of the month. Click here for the page for this month.

July 8th’s prompt is “If only we could”

Happiness

by Tessa Dean July 2020

If only we could

live a life of happiness

without the bad times.

(also known as Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com)

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 July 4/2020

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 4/2020

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: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “toss.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Well there is toss your cookies and that is never pleasant, but I have found that when I toss my medical alert button onto a chair or the bed, it alerts the system that I have fallen and a voice comes through the button asking if I am alright. Now if I don’t answer that voice they will send the paramedics and break down my door if I don’t answer it. It’s nice having the alert, but it is very sensitive and it will also go off if I bend over to pick something up and the button, of course, falls forward and down and I was setting it off constantly as I drop everything. I called them up and asked them how could I avoid this problem without taking the fall alert off because I do fall and sometimes it is because I have passed out. They told me to tie a knot in it, thereby shortening it and it has worked. No more tossing of the button or setting it off by leaning over.

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, Poetry, Prompt, Writing

July 2020 Writing Prompts by “M”

“M” writes monthly writing prompts showing a new prompt for each day of the month. Click here for the page for this month.

July 5th’s prompt is “The sting of rejection”

The Sting of Rejection

by Tessa Dean July 2020

The sting of rejection hit me the hardest at the age of 17 when I wrote a story and sent it in to a magazine to be published. Things tend to hit us harder when we are a teen anyhow and this rejection from them totally stopped me from writing for 30 years. I really took it hard. People tried to console me and tell me that it isn’t the end of the world and to keep on writing and sending things in for publication. Don’t quit I heard all the time, but it just tore something out of me and my creativity took a nose dive along with my self-esteem. Forty years later I now understand that one rejection is not the end of the world and that all those famous people have lots and lots of rejection slips, but you can’t tell an emotional teenager that. I wasted 30 years that I could have been writing and maybe even gotten published, but those 30 years are gone. I have been writing constantly for the last eleven years and blogging those stories, poems, etc. Hitting the publish key the first time was very difficult, but almost immediately I had followers and people liking my work and even though I am sure there are plenty who do not like it, it doesn’t matter as much anymore. I know I can write and I don’t need to be published for that to change. I may never publish anything other than to my blogs, but I am happy enough with that. That may change if I suddenly find myself without my SSDI check from Social Security and without a way to survive in this world, but for now it is enough.

(also known as Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com)

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

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #142

This is Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com writing from a new blog using a pen name.

Reena’s Exploration Challenge Rules

PROMPT #142

The genie is not getting back in the bottle

I have found that there are some things that you simply can’t undo, like putting the genie back in the bottle. Once you unleash certain subjects you cannot go back no matter how much you plead with someone when you have done them harm and they won’t accept your apology because it was just too much damage done and to them, unforgivable. Just because you say you’re sorry for something doesn’t mean the person has to accept that apology. This is something I have found in my own life. I am deeply sorry, but the person is unable or unwilling to accept that apology and I must live with it. I can’t put that particular genie back in the bottle. Try as I might!

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, Writing

Thursday photo prompt: Dream #writephoto

Thursday photo prompt: Dream #writephoto

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a pale pathway meandering through a field of purple heather towards the green of distant hills.

Wild Purple Fields

By Tessa Dean July 2020

“Hey Michael, how far do you think it is till we hit our campsite,” Billy wanted to know.

“I don’t know, Billy, the green forest looks pretty far away from here.”

They stood at the beginning of a long path through the purple heather that led to the distant green hills where they and their father were planning on setting up camp. They had run ahead of their father and were waiting for him to catch up. He was slowly huffing and puffing his way towards them.

“Wait up, guys. I can’t keep up with you. You have to slow down. We have all afternoon and part of the evening to get to the campsite.

“Hey, Dad,” Mike asks, “can we race to the edge of the heather and wait for you there?”

“Look, Mike, that is a lot further away than it looks, and I don’t want you guys that far away from me. There are wild animals up here, and you aren’t old enough to fight them off. Please slow down and wait for me,” Ronald pleads with them.

“Aw, Dad, please,” Mike asks again.

“I said, NO!” Both boys pout and sit down to wait for their father to get his breathing under control. This hike to the campground was going to take forever.

A snake crawls out of the heather and heads across their path to the other side. Both boys scream, scrambling to get away from the snake.

“Stay still,” Ronald shouts at the boys, drawing his gun out of the holster. Both boys stop, eyeing the snake warily. Ronald aims and hits the snake, killing it.  

“Come here, boys, it’s dead. It can’t hurt you now. Look how big it is.”

Billy starts to cry and pleads with his dad to take them home. He is no longer interested in camping. Ronald hugs him, and then Mike. Mike also pleads to go home.

Ronald can’t blame them. The snake scared him too, and he didn’t fancy running into another one. They were lucky this time, but he didn’t want to take chances. It was bad enough the boys would probably dream about snakes tonight.

With an arm around each boy, they head home.

***********369 words***********

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

#1linerWeds, Non-Fiction, Prompt, Writing

One-Liner Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 – NaNoWriMo

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

One-Liner Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 – NaNoWriMo

I started writing today for NaNoWriMo which is a month long writing project for a new book and there is a goal in place in order to win.

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