#JusJoJan, Non-Fiction, Prompt

#JusJoJan prompt the 5th – “Gurgle”

#JusJoJan prompt the 5th – “Gurgle”

Gurgle brought to mind water gurgling in a drain. You watch it and wait to see if something is going to come up out of the drain or if it will all go back down. I never liked the sound of gurgling water in a drain. What came up was never a pretty sight.

Linda G Hill’s Rules:

Hey there! Welcome to the 8th annual Just Jot it January challenge! This year is going to be far simpler than the last couple of years. One prompt per day, link to that post, that’s it. Details below.

But why should you participate in this challenge? To keep the ol’ fingers warm and meet up with an awesome blogging community, that’s why! Just Jot it January, AKA JusJoJan, is a challenge to write a post every day of the month of January. We’ve grown from a handful of participants in 2014 to close to fifty for the past couple of years. Let’s see if we can make it to sixty this year!

Here are the JusJoJan Rules:

1. Just Jot It January starts January 1st, but it’s never too late to join in! Here, we run on the honour system; the “jot it” part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesn’t have to be a post, it can even be a grocery list), counts as a “jot.” If it makes it to your blog that day, great! If it waits a week to get from a sticky note to your screen, no problem!

2. I’ll post prompts at 2am my time (GMT -5). The prompt will be the word in quotation marks in the title of my 2am post. You don’t have to follow the prompt every day, but that will be where you leave your link for others to see. You’ll get a prompt for every day except Wednesday, when the prompt is simply my One-Liner Wednesday and on Saturday, when your prompt will be the Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS, which will appear at about 9:30am Friday. Each prompt post will include the rules.

3. Please ping back or link to the daily prompt. To ping back, just copy the URL from the daily prompt post, and paste it anywhere in your post. Check to make sure your link shows up where you want it to, and go back occasionally to see other bloggers’ entries – the more you visit others, the more they’ll visit you! Note: A) The newest pingbacks will be at the top of the comments section. B) Ping backs only work if you’re blogging on WordPress. Everyone else must paste a link manually.

4. Tag your post JusJoJan and/or #JusJoJan.

5. Write anything! Any length will do! It can even be a photo or a drawing – you’re going to title it, right? There’s your jot!

6. If your post is NSFW, do not ping back. Please leave your link in the comments with a warning.

7. If you’d like to, use the JusJoJan badge so that others can find your post more easily.

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

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#Whatdoyousee, Fiction, Prompt

What do you see # 63 – January 4, 21

What do you see # 63 – January 4, 21

Sadje brings us her weekly “What Do You See?” Monday Challenge. 

Here’s the photo:

Image credit; Rodrigo Curi @ Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows the sun setting over the horizon, and in the foreground, you can see rail tracks)

Rules:

You can write a post on your blog and create a ping-back to link to the original post.

Write an original story, poem or a caption.

I will try to re-blog your response on my blog.

There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.

I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Or

#WDYS

Does this picture inspire you to write something?

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Rose Lynn’s Unexpected Trip

By Tessa Dean January 2021

Rose Lynn stared down the tracks looking for a sign that the train was arriving. She was holding her mama’s hand and excitement had her bouncing all around.

“Rose Lynn, please stop fidgeting. Stand still and wait quietly. Daddy will be here any time now.

As the time of arrival came closer the people started gathering to wait for their loved ones and there was pushing and shoving as they tried to move to the front of the line closest to where the doors would open.

Before she knew what had happened Rose Lynn’s hand was torn from her mother’s and she was pushed into the crowd of people waiting to board for the next station.

The train arrived and the doors opened, people spilling out while others shoved to get on for when the train left on its next part of the journey.

Rose Lynn didn’t see her mommy or her daddy. She was just shoved along with the crowd and before she knew the train whistle blew and the train started moving and she was on the inside with strangers and not with her parents.

She started crying as the people scrambled for seats. A nice man in a uniform who said he was the conductor asked her what was wrong.

“I can’t find my mommy and daddy. I wasn’t supposed to get on the train. Daddy was getting off of it. I’m scared.”

“What is your name young lady and I will call the station and let them know what happened and tell them what station to go to find you. I am sure your mommy and daddy are frantic right now and looking for you. I will take you to the office and you will wait there with someone to make sure you find your parents. OK?”

Rose Lynn nodded with tears running down her cheeks. “Honey, I need your name.”

“Rose Lynn Michaels,” she managed to tell him through her tears.

“Ok Rose Lynn, come with me to the front of the train and we will make that call. You will see your parents in no time as I am sure they are frantically trying to find you themselves.”

Rose Lynn followed the conductor to the front of the train and he quickly explained what happened and the call was put through to the station they had just left. Rose Lynn’s parents were already at the office and were relieved when the call came through letting them know where to go to pick her up.

When the train pulled into the station, the conductor escorted her to the office and introduced her to Sadie, one of the women who worked in the office. He told her the story and she took Rose Lynn’s hand in hers and said, “I will get you to your mommy and daddy as soon as they arrive.”

It wasn’t long before a young couple came running into the office shouting for Rose Lynn. Sadie said, “I bet that is your mommy and daddy now, honey.”

Rose Lynn turned and yelled, “Mommy and Daddy, here I am, see?”

Rosie and Wayne Michaels turned at the voice of their daughter and smiled. They gathered her into a big hug and turned to thank Sadie for watching out for their daughter. She explained that the conductor did the hard part all she did was hold her hand for a few minutes until they arrived. They asked Sadie to thank the conductor for them and asked for his name so they could notify the train company of their wonderful, caring employees.

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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