Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

22 JANUARY 2021 Friday Fictioneers and FFFTPP 2021: WEEK #03

FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: 2021: WEEK #03

FFFTPP 2021: WEEK #02

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
MorgueFIle ed56e352cc0508f99ee0176c136d58bd

Combination of two photo prompts above. Check out the link to each one to see the rules for the prompts.

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Non-Professional Behavior

By Tessa Dean January 2021

Laurel was miffed that her coworker, Janet, got the promotion to head newscaster instead of her. She spoke loudly to everyone about how she was better than Janet and deserved that promotion.

People were getting tired of the constant tirades. Janet was well-liked, and Laurel was just unpleasant. Someone finally thought of a way to shut her up for a while, at least.

Everyone was hanging around, watching as Janet entered the locker room to change for her stint on camera. There was a scream, and then the aroma preceded Laurel and the small skunk out of the locker room.

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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

#BloggingInsights, Prompt

Blogging Insights # 63 More About Prompts

Today we resume last week’s discussion about writing prompts.

TODAY ‘S QUESTIONS

Before you have written a prompt post, if you read someone else’s response that has the same idea as yours, do you abandon the project, modify it, or continue as before?

We are all fans of Q&A prompts. How do they spark creativity in you?

MY ANSWERS

Before you have written a prompt post, if you read someone else’s response that has the same idea as yours, do you abandon the project, modify it, or continue as before?

I do not abandon it, but I certainly don’t use the post exactly as the other person has written theirs. I would modify it to be my own creation.

We are all fans of Q&A prompts. How do they spark creativity in you?

Sometimes I am simply unable to come up with an answer. Other times it will spark a memory of times in the past, recent or otherwise.

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, #JusJoJan, Fiction, Prompt

One-Liner Wednesday/JusJoJan the 20th, 2021 – Defeat

One-Liner Wednesday/JusJoJan the 20th, 2021 – Defeat

The feeling of defeat is hard to beat.

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:

If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here to help your blog get more exposure.

Here are the simple 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.

2 a) The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

Badge by Laura @

riddlefromthemiddle.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

#JusJoJan, Non-Fiction, Prompt

#JusJoJan prompt the 19th – “City”

#JusJoJan prompt the 19th – “City”

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I prefer small towns, very small towns. Whenever I have to go to slightly larger towns, my heart races as I drive down the highway. What really scares me is when I see the sign “Last exit before bridge” just as I go by it and I know that I will end up in Philadelphia and believe me that is a city of huge proportions for me. New York City is worse, but I rarely find myself accidentally ending up there. However Philadelphia is so easy to miss that last exit before the bridge. Thank God at least I had toll money, but my heart is racing in panic and I am desperately trying to figure out how I can get back to NJ where I live in a very small town.

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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

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #483

Three Things Challenge #483

Pensitivity101 Rules:

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
Every day I’ll list three things that may, or may not, be related. The challenge is to simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you, using one, two or all three words in your post. There are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.


You can use the 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and the logo if you wish.
Invite us along by creating a pingback to this post and don’t forget to leave your link in the comments so that other people can read your writings and I’ll see it to respond to you directly. While you’re there, why not check out some of the other posts too!

Have fun and these are your three things today are:

RESOLVE
SIDEWAYS
DECIDED

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The Birthday Party Part 7 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5, Part 6)

By Tessa Dean January 2021

Thomas had been doing a lot of thinking. He knew he was young at 19 to be considering marriage, but his parents married young and he didn’t think they would object if he were to get engaged to Ginny. He hadn’t spoken to Ginny yet about the matter and her feelings about marriage. He resolved to start feeling her out on the subject if possible. He had decided that he was ready for marriage and even to have children although at this point neither of them had very good jobs so getting married right now would be a little bit unwise.

And that is where the parents might not agree on the idea being a good one. Ginny’s mom lived alone except for Ginny and her aides. Thomas and Ginny would need a place to live. They should be able to stand on their own feet if they got married. There wasn’t room at Ginny’s house since it was just a two bedroom home. Her mom’s room and Ginny’s room were the only bedrooms and there was just one living room and one bathroom leaving them little privacy. Ginny’s room wasn’t very large so it would be hard for him to move in with her there.

They certainly couldn’t live in his room since he shared a room with 3 of his brothers. They had two sets of bunkbeds in there. There was another bedroom with four brothers and then the youngest two shared a room since Anthony had been moved out of mom and dad’s room in preparation for the twins. That room had one bunkbed and Anthony’s crib for now which he will be moving out of once the twins were born. He would then get the lower bunk bed in that room and eventually the newest boy would move in with them. The twins would share the crib in their parents’ bedroom for now. They didn’t now what they would do once the twins got older and the little girl would need her own room. All boys were easy.

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Ginny and Thomas were curled on the hammock together watching little Anthony play. He was getting bigger and Thomas’s mother was due any time now as the twins were growing quite large and it was hard for her to get around. The twins were going to be a handful and Thomas had a feeling his mother and father were counting on his help with the twins once they were born. He glanced sideways at Ginny. What was she thinking? She had a smile on her face. She appeared to love Anthony and spent lots of time playing with him. Her mother had three aides that came in everyday to take care of her. One during the day, one at dinner time and until she went to bed. Another aide came in for the night time shift. Ginny did not have to be there all the time. She just liked to spend time with her mom so she wasn’t lonely. The aides were just to see to her creature comforts and make sure she didn’t get hurt or needed medical attention at which point they called the nurse who would decide if a doctor was needed.

Anthony toddled over to Ginny and tried to climb up into her lap on the hammock. She picked him up and snuggled him. Thomas couldn’t resist. “Ginny what do you think about our getting married and someday soon having a child of our own?”

Ginny glanced at him in surprise. “Wow Thomas, I don’t know. We are kind of young still and don’t have very good jobs. I had hoped to go to college this coming fall and study to be a nurse. Don’t you have any college plans?”

“I was going to go to technical school for auto mechanics. I already know a lot since I help my dad in his repair shop. I just planned on working there and taking classes at night.”

“Well the nursing course is steady, full-time, for two years for my RN and then two more years to get my BSN degree. I want to be a pediatric nurse and work with children. I want my own someday, yes, but I want to get my nursing degree first.”

Thomas’s face fell. He was hoping she would be all for it. “I didn’t realize you planned to go to a full college for a nursing degree. I guess we haven’t talked about that much.”

“Thomas, four years is not that long. We can get engaged now if you want, but with the understanding that we would not get married until after I graduated. What do you think about that?”

Thomas was silent for a bit while he thought. “So you will agree to become engaged and to be my wife once you graduate in four years? I will get you a ring and we can then announce it to our families and explain that we aren’t getting married right away if that is what you want.”

Ginny hugged and kissed Thomas squishing poor little Anthony between them. “Yes, I will agree to that and I think your parents will need a lot of help with the twins and I can help there as well. I will be almost family if we’re engaged.

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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