#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 498

Three Things Challenge 498

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:

CHALLENGE
GOING
ROAD

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The Birthday Party Part 23 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13Part 14Part 15Part 16Part 17Part 18Part 19Part 20Part 21, Part 22)

Thomas finished work and headed home. Tonight was his night to watch the kids while Mom worked at the restaurant and Dad had his one night a week going out with the guys. Rory had done it last week and he had a pretty good idea he had plans for this Friday night, but Thomas only got to see Ginny Friday nights when he didn’t have to watch the kids and then Saturday and Sunday.

Ginny was still in the hospital recuperating from her burst appendix and she was lonely. Thomas missed seeing her as well, but he had to continue working, going to school the four nights a week he was scheduled, and keep getting her assignments from her college classes that she could do at home. She was still doing book learning and hadn’t started working in the actual hospital yet so he could bring her the current assignments. He brought her a laptop to work on so she wouldn’t fall too far behind. It was a real challenge keeping up with everything including doing his turn at babysitting the kids.

Thomas got up his courage and headed out side to where Rory was standing in the road and examining his front flat tire. “Hey man, do you have a spare,” Rory asked Thomas. “I never got mine fixed after the last flat tire I had.”

“I don’t know if it has air in it or not. I wanted to ask you something. Is there some way you can take over watching the kids tonight? I really want to see Ginny tonight and I know it is my night to watch them, but I can’t see her all week.”

“Oh man I would, but I have concert tickets tonight with my friends and I was supposed to drive, but my tire is flat.”

“I wonder what Joshua is up to tonight. I wonder if he could do it?”

“I don’t know man, you know Mom and Dad don’t like him babysitting too much since he is still under 16 years old and I think he has done it already this month so we could both have the same Friday night off.”

“I know, but I really miss Ginny and she is pretty lonely there at the hospital. Let me check my spare tire.” Thomas walked over to his vehicle and looked at his spare. “I’m sorry, but it is flat too. It isn’t holding air very well it would seem. Well since it is my turn to watch the kids you can take my vehicle. I’m not going to need it.”

“Hey man, cool. Thanks a lot. Sorry, I would do it if I didn’t already pay for these tickets.”

“It’s alright. I can Skype with Ginny instead. It is the next best thing to being there provided the kids behave although the twins are always a handful. Maybe I can get them to sleep early enough that I can still talk to Ginny for a while. She should be coming home soon and things will be easier once she is fully healthy again.”

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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

Haiku, Poetry, Prompt

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 343 BARE and Full

Ronovans Rules:

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Icy, Snow

By Tessa Dean February 2021

trees are bare of leaves

limbs heavy with icy spots

snow fully covers



The Challenge Words!

Bare and Full

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, 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

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the First of February, 2021 #weeklysmile

Trent’s Smile:

My smiles:

My colonoscopy didn’t kill me and it was all good news so far. Still have the pathology report to call for, but she is not expecting anything bad to show up.

The second smile is that the prompt story I wrote about last week is now 21 parts and I may not go the young adult romance route. I have been thinking of making it a thriller/mystery to go with book one that is currently in beta reader stage. I would have to add something to book one to link it up to make it a series and then decide who would die and would do the killing which I find to be the hard part in this one. I knew in my first one who was going to die, but this story started as a young adult romance and I am getting fond of the characters so don’t know if I want to change it to be a murder mystery to add to my series. The original book 2 is on hold. No ideas coming. I will definitely have to write an outline for this one. These prompts are basically space holders and I will have to add a lot to make the story move at a smoother pace.

And thirdly I had my first Covid Vaccine on Monday. The only problem is that my arm has been sore for about 36 hours so far. Not severe, stiff is I raise it or pain if I touch the spot. Still have to get the second one though and I understand that is worse than the first one. The good news is that they came here to the senior citizen housing I live in so I didn’t have to go out to get it.

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

One-Liner Wednesday – Is time ever wasted?

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

One-Liner Wednesday – Is time ever wasted?

I know I have the same 24 hours as everyone else, but I waste most of it and nothing gets done.

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 497

Three Things Challenge 497

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:

CLOCK
MISSED
SURGERY

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The Birthday Party Part 22 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13Part 14Part 15Part 16Part 17Part 18Part 19Part 20, Part 21)

Thomas sat awkwardly in the hospital waiting room. He had received a phone call early this morning that Ginny had been taken from the school by ambulance. They couldn’t tell him why, but that he needed to get to the hospital because they were going to have to do surgery from the looks of things. He was listed as her contact person since her mother was too sick to be able to do anything and they were planning on getting married.

He hurriedly left work telling his Dad, that he had to go to be with Ginny at the hospital. They said she probably needed surgery.

Unfortunately he had missed seeing her before they took her back for surgery. He looked at the clock and the doctor should be out shortly he would think. What was taking so long?

“Mr. Banks?” The surgeon stood before him.

“Yes. Is she ok?”

“She is ok now, but her appendix burst before we could remove it. We had to clean the infection out and that is what took so long. Did she mention any pain before today? She should have had some warning pain before it burst.”

“She complained yesterday and the night before of some stomach pain, but Ginny doesn’t like to complain and she just mentioned it once and then didn’t say anything else. The school called me this morning to tell me that she had to have an ambulance take her to the hospital as she was complaining of severe stomach pain.”

“The didn’t know her appendix was about to burst though so they didn’t rush things along. Her appendix burst on the way in and so we had to rush her to surgery which is why you couldn’t see her first. They cleaned out the infection and she will be on IV antibiotics for a couple of weeks at least. She should recover with little difficulty as we caught it not too long after it burst. She was lucky.”

“Can I see her now?”

“Are you family?”

“She’s my fiancee and since her mother is not able to take care of her I am her chief contact person and I need to see her. I have to make sure she is ok and let her mother know.”

“Ok you can go in and see her for a little while and then you must leave so she can rest. Tomorrow you can spend some more time with her. She will be here for a couple of weeks or maybe more depending on how fast she heals. We have to stop the infection.

“Ok, Doctor, thanks!”

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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