#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 522

Three Things Challenge 522

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:

BUNG
MONSTER
HIP

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Beach Party Part 2 (Part 1)

By Tessa Dean March 2020

Cassandra Jones and Peter Smith were sitting hip to hip, arms wrapped around each other and kissing to the dismay of their friends.

“Hey you two, how about coming up for some air,” Marianne Lewis made a face at them. She gave Peter a punch. “Give us a break will ya?”

Charlie Morgan looked at them dead faced and said, “I know what bung means.”

“Eeww,” the girls said in unison. “How disgusting.”

“No, I mean there is another meaning for it.”

“Who cares, man,” Peter mumbled and went back to kissing Cassandra.

“Listen,” Charlie pleaded with them, “It means bribe in British slang.”

They all looked at him as if he was crazy. Charlie was always looking up new words and this wasn’t the first time he had come up with something off the wall that none of them cared a wit about.

“Hey,” Rhonda Jo Rollins called out. “Do you wanna go home and watch a monster movie. There is a marathon tonight and they are playing a lot of great movies.”

Marianne said sure and poked Cassandra and Peter and told them to start packing it up for the day. They were heading out to watch a monster marathon on Rhonda Jo’s big screen television.

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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 published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

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 521

Three Things Challenge 521

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:

HOT
BOARD
HARD

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Beach Party

By Tessa Dean March 2020

Hopping back and forth from one bare foot to the other, Cassandra raced across the hot sand towards the boardwalk. Her friends trailed behind her as they had the sense to put their flip flops on before stepping on to the hot sand. Reaching the boardwalk, she climbed the steps, out of breath, and flopped onto a bench by the opening.

“Why didn’t you put your shoes on, silly. That sand is hot!” Peter smacked her on the top of her head.

“Hey! That hurt!” She smacked him back.

“Hey that was a lot harder than I hit you.” He smacked her back and she pulled him down onto the bench with her and gave him a kiss.

“All is forgiven?” she asked rather coyly.

“All is forgiven,” and he kissed her back, slowly lengthening the kiss.

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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 published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

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

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #174

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #174

PROMPT #174

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When I first saw the picture I thought of squeezing the brain or shrink as they sometimes call it. The person appears to be wearing a hospital gown so I immediately thought of someone in a mental hospital and having spent two occasions in one myself, I can say it is not a particularly happy memory.

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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 520

Three Things Challenge 520

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:

SOFTLY
GONE
HOUR

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The kittens barely an hour old, mewed softly around their mother searching for something to eat. Eventually, without opening their eyes, each kitten found a teat to suckle on and they sucked gently till the milk was gone.

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 published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

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 519

Three Things Challenge 519

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:

MODERN
SING
SURROUNDED

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Thomas and Ginny had gotten up early and gone to meet the realtor first thing in the morning. It was so early, the birds were still singing in the trees.

Ginny didn’t want to outlive her stay with the Banks and she had a house of her own which she didn’t want to live in. She told Thomas she wanted to sell it and with the down payment from her mom’s trust fund they should be able to find a nice starter house. They only needed two bedrooms to start. After the 2nd child was born, unless it was a different sex, they could share a room.

The realtor had brought them out to see a modern two bedroom bungalow. It was surrounded by a nice yard with lots of trees. It would be the perfect starter home. With the money from the sale of her house and the downpayment from her trust fund, they ended up with a small monthly, affordable mortgage. Ginny would start living in it right away and once married Thomas would move in to stay.

There were no overnight stays and they both held true to their celibacy vows. Thomas came over when he was not working or going to school and he would do small repairs around the house until Ginny came home, whether it was from school or work. They didn’t spend too much time alone there together because it was too tempting to forget their vows of celibacy.

Ginny, with the help of Mrs. Banks, continued with the wedding plans. Mrs. Banks became her mother in real life in all ways possible. Ginny splurged on the gown she wanted. The lawyer, Mr. Zimmerman walked Ginny down the aisle to a very excited Thomas. The priest pronounced them Man and Wife and they had their very first deep kiss as husband and wife and both were very excited to leave for their honeymoon in the Bahamas.

The reception was held at the restaurant that both Mrs. Banks and Ginny worked at. Their boss gave them a discount.

The honeymoon at a plush tropical resort was everything they could have hoped for and there they finally lost their virginity. They arrived home with smiles on their faces. Life returned to normal. Almost!

Nine months later Suzanna Amelia Banks arrived.

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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 published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#Whatdoyousee, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

What do you see # 70- February 22 2021

What do you see # 70- February 22 2021

Here’s the photo:

Image credit; Lance Anderson @ Unsplash

(For the visually challenged reader, the image shows tall skyscrapers lit in the evening light. In the front there is a small pale-colored house resting at an angle on the ground, one side of it raised from the ground)

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Flipping Houses – Ooops

By Tessa Dean February 2021

Joey and Willy picked up this house for $1.00. All they had to do was move it to another location. Willy told Joey it wouldn’t be a problem. His brother, Mac, could move the house for them. He’s a house mover he told Joey.

Mac arrives at the house and finally manages to get the house up on his truck. He never thought to ask the guys where he had to move it to so when they pointed at the skyscrapers, he was puzzled. On one side of the house was a community and on one side was all skyscrapers.

“Wait,” he said puzzled. “Are you telling me this house has to go through those skyscrapers to the other side of the city?”

Both guys just nodded lazily, grinning.

‘How am I supposed to get to the other side?”

“There’s a large park down the center of the skyscrapers. Just make it through the first tight street and enter the park and then exit at the end and go through that last tight street and there’s a piece of land on the other side waiting for it. We got it for a $1.00, all we have to do is move it. Cool, don’t you think?”

Mac shook his head. “This ain’t going to work fellas. I’m not sure I can get the house through the first set of skyscrapers even. What about the traffic lights and wires? Do you have permits to drive through there and then through a park and then through another set of skyscrapers?”

Willy asks, “What do need with all of that? Just drive through it. I seen you do it hunnerts of times.”

“Look guys, it ain’t that easy. You just can’t drive it through there.” He turned away, shaking his head. “I am going to get dinner while you guys figure this out.”

Willy left his truck and walked across the street to a restaurant to get dinner. Suddenly there was a ruckus going on outside. He felt his pockets and said, “Damn, I left the keys in the truck. I bet those fools tried to move it themselves.”

Sure enough Joey and Willy had drove off and as they were passing through the skyscrapers they took down the first set of traffic lights and wires and then hit the park with the house half off the truck. They kept driving until the house was all the way off of the truck and stuck with one side buried in the park and the other end up in the air. They didn’t stop either. They kept on driving pulling whatever happened to remain attached to the truck behind it.

Everyone was talking about these two crazy guys in the truck, but Mac stayed quiet. This was all gonna come back on him and his boss was gonna kill him.

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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 published 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

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 346 SLIP and Time.

Ronovans Rules:

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Time Slips By

By Tessa Dean February 2021

watching time slip by

season by season, warm and cold

time continues on



The Challenge Words!

SLIP and Time

SEASONAL BADGE


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, published 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

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 22nd of February, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 22nd of February, 2021#weeklysmile

My smiles:

The smile is that although I am still doing a lot of research I am starting to work on the beta reader corrections for novel one and thinking about how to connect novel 2 to include the linkup to novel 1 and add it while doing the rewrites for the beta reader suggestions.

And my second smile is that the 2nd injection in the vaccine series is done and not so bad. Just have some arm pain like last time. Yeah! I am all vaccinated now.

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 on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

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 518

Three Things Challenge 517

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:

MENTORS
RADIO
SHEETS

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Ginny’s clock radio went off and she stretched out under her sheets and blankets. She was staying at the Banks’s house for now and she had decisions to make. The Banks had been kind enough to let her stay on their couch for the last few weeks since her mom passed away, but she couldn’t stay here forever It wasn’t fair to them either. She had a house that was hers although she was all alone in it. She was a grownup now and had to start acting like one.

She returned to school yesterday and was told that she needed to find a second year student to be her mentor. Most of the nurses had already paired up. She took the list of names of the second year nurses who still needed partners. The only one she knew was Georgeanna Constantine. She actually lived not too far from Ginny. Maybe she still needed a junior partner.

She called the number and a male’s voice answered. “Um,” Ginny stuttered, “I am looking for Georgeanna Constantine.”

“Damn that school,” the male voice exploded. “My name is George Constantine. Someone keeps adding the Anna on it and I think they do it for fun. I am sorry if you are looking for a woman, I am definitely not one.”

“Oh, my God, I am so sorry. The paper says Georgeanna Constantine and I just assumed you were a woman. My name is Ginny Carpenter and I am a first year nurse and I was told I needed to get a second year nurse as a mentor. There are only a couple of names on here and the address is near mine and I thought I knew you, but boy was I wrong. I, ah, well do you still need a first year nurse to mentor?”

“Sure, Ginny, but will your boyfriend mind?”

“I don’t think so, George. I am sure he trusts me. Will your girlfriend mind?”

“Honey, my wife won’t mind as long as you behave yourself,” George was laughing so loud that she took the phone away from her ear.

“Uh, George, ok thanks. My phone number should be on the list. I am not really sure how this mentoring program works.”

“Basically if you have any questions and I can answer them, I will, otherwise just try to do what I do if you are unsure of something.”

“Thanks, George. Oh by the way, are we supposed to meet or anything?”

“Once a week, we’ll get lunch and talk about whatever might be troubling you about the nursing classes. Write down any questions that can wait. Otherwise you can call me if you need to. You have my number. Bye bye!”

Ginny stared at the silent phone in her hand. I can hardly wait.

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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 published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

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 517

Three Things Challenge 517

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:

BACKGROUND
DOUBLE
FITTED

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Suddenly Ginny did a doubletake and almost pushed Thomas aside in her haste. “Mr. Zimmerman, I almost forgot. I pushed the whole matter of her funeral into the background. I don’t know anything about funerals or the first thing that I have to do about setting hers up. Can you help me?”

“Well Ginny, luckily your mother planned and prepaid for her funeral while she was still working. She didn’t want to have you worrying about it when her time came although none of us expected it to be so soon. So here is the contact information for Lawrence Funeral Home here in Angel’s Cove. Call them and they will take you through the steps. Just let me know when and where you are having a memorial service for her or just the funeral. Here’s my card with my personal cell phone number on it. Call me anytime and for anything. I am always here for you Ginny.”

Ginny took the card and fitted it into its own slot in her purse to keep it handy. She felt a kinship with Mr. Zimmerman and if he was telling her the truth he would have been her step dad and adoptive dad if it could be arranged. She had no reason to suspect he was lying to her and she felt grateful for everything he had done for her mom and her.

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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 published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg