#JusJoJan, Fiction, Prompt

#JusJoJan prompt the 25th – “Specs”

JusJoJan prompt the 25th

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“Where are my specs,” I asked Fred.

“Where do you think they are?”

“If I knew I wouldn’t have asked you.”

Fred looked at me and grimaced. “We go through this every time,” he said. “They are on top of your head just like they always are.”

I reached up there and pulled them off. I looked sheepish. He was right, of course.

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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 490

Three Things Challenge 490

Pensitivity101 Rules:

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
Below are three things that may, or may not, be related. Simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you.
You can use 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 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and my logo if you wish.
Invite us along by creating a pingback to this post, then leave your link in the comments so that other people can read your writings and I’ll see it to respond to you directly. You might like to check out some of the other contributions while you’re there.

I schedule the challenge to go out around 6.30 am UK time, but pingbacks have to be approved manually so might not show immediately. This could be because I’m late accessing my blog or due to time differences, but I will get there, I promise!
I look forward to reading your responses, and as always thank you all for your continued support.

Your three words are:

SENSE
UNREST
AIR

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The Birthday Party Part 15 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13, Part 14)

By Tessa Dean January 2021

Thomas and Ginny had attended a local rally for “Black Lives Matter.” There was a sense of unrest in the air. Ginny began to worry that the rally was going to turn into violence of some sort. She glanced around her warily watching for any signs of an outbreak of violence. So far it had been peaceful, but so many of these rallies turned into violence. They lived in a small town and so hopefully those huge violent rallies you saw on television wouldn’t happen here.

Thomas put his arm around Ginny and pulled her tight to him. She felt comforted by the strength of his arms around her and relaxed just a bit. Just then the Chief of Police Ronald Smith stepped up to the podium to speak. The officers on patrol detail were tense hoping that it would remain peaceful. He finished his speech to a round of clapping and yelling. The rally remained peaceful and after the speeches of a few more of the community leaders, the rally broke up and everyone departed peacefully.

Thomas and Ginny walked home to spend the rest of the night watching movies with Thomas’s family. It was family movie night at the Banks house. As they entered the house they could smell the popcorn in the air. It had been steadily popping for the last half hour in preparation.

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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

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 489

Three Things Challenge 489

Pensitivity101 Rules:

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
Below are three things that may, or may not, be related. Simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you.
You can use 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 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and my logo if you wish.
Invite us along by creating a pingback to this post, then leave your link in the comments so that other people can read your writings and I’ll see it to respond to you directly. You might like to check out some of the other contributions while you’re there.

I schedule the challenge to go out around 6.30 am UK time, but pingbacks have to be approved manually so might not show immediately. This could be because I’m late accessing my blog or due to time differences, but I will get there, I promise!
I look forward to reading your responses, and as always thank you all for your continued support.

Your three words are:

PAIR
BALLET
MELLOW

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The Birthday Party Part 14 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12, Part 13)

By Tessa Dean January 2021

Today was a mellow day. Thomas and Ginny were stretched out on a beach blanket on the lake out front of the cabin. They were mostly quiet and then Ginny said, “Did you know I wanted to be a ballerina when I grew up?”

Thomas propped himself up on one elbow and looked down at Ginny who was lying there with her eyes closed. “No you never mentioned it to me. Do you still take ballet classes?”

“No I had to hang up my shoes when my mom got sick. She needed me to driver her around and in the beginning she just needed me to take care of her except while I was in school. It wasn’t until she got sicker that we had to bring in the around-the-clock care. Now I have more free time to myself, but I was so out of practice with ballet that it would be too hard for me to get back into shape for it and it does take up a lot of time. I couldn’t have a boyfriend if I was still dancing. I am so glad to have met you that I would hate to have to give you up just to dance. I realized you were more important to me than ballet was. It was a young girl’s dream, but the grown up me wants more out of life. Besides the hard work, ballet is rough on your body and I was starting to actually get old in the ballet world. I don’t think I could have recovered from all those years out of practice.”

“But don’t you miss it?”

“Sometimes, Thomas, but I love you and you’re more important than a pair of ballet shoes.”

“Oh Ginny, I love you too. I can’t wait until we can make our engagement official.”

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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