#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 554 and Friday Fictioneers for 2 APRIL 2021

Three Things Challenge 554

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:

SAME
WELL
TEMPTATION

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100 Word Flash Fiction from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast  

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By Tessa Dean April 2021

**********Kimberley’s Point of View using the 100 word Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt**********

Kimberley loved to bake and since she was feeling a little sorry for how rough things had been for Cassie these last few months, she decided to bake her favorite cookies. She knew her little brothers and sister would love them as well.

She realized it was getting late and she had to hurry up and get the kids ready for bed. She was mixing the icing when she heard her phone ring.

She glanced at the screen and saw a text as well. Kimberley, PLEASE take my call it read.

Peter? What in the world did the creep want?

**********Peter’s Point of View**********

“Kimberley, please don’t hang up, please, it’s important.”

“What do you want Peter. I am busy right now.”

“Look, I know you don’t like me and that’s fine, but I think Cassie is in trouble.”

“What do you mean in trouble? How?”

“You may not believe it, but I am still in love with Cassie. Things haven’t been the same without her and well I have been following her hoping to get to talk to her and well tonight I was sitting outside the restaurant waiting for her to come out and for the courage to speak to her, when an old gray van backed into the slot next to her car. You know it is kind of dark in the employee’s parking lot. I watched her come out and head towards her car. A guy got out of the van and she sort of hesitated and then continued walking towards him. Two guys got out of the van and walked behind her and she kind of leaned in like she was going to kiss him, but she sort of fell into him and they shoved her into the van. I swear to God!”

“What are you trying to say Peter? This isn’t funny!”

“I am not trying to be funny. I was just trying to tell the police what I saw and they said they can’t do anything until she is officially listed as missing and teenagers go off on their own all the time. There are a lot of temptations out there. I tried to tell them Cassie wasn’t like that, but they wouldn’t listen to me. I was trying to follow them and had a car in-between so they wouldn’t know I was chasing them and I didn’t see the car in front of me stop suddenly and I lost track of the van when I crashed into the back of the car. I have a rough idea where they were only.”

“Peter are you serious? Please tell me you are not serious. She should have been home about 5 minutes ago. She always lets us know if she’s going to be late or spend the night with a friend.”

“I am dead serious. I love her, I always have. I even got a real job now and work full time at the local department store stocking and doing deliveries and now it is a good thing since I will have to get a new truck since I am sure this one is totaled. Look my mom is about to pick me up, but you have to let your mom know if Cassie doesn’t come home and report her missing immediately. Get the ball rolling on this one now. I am worried.”

“Oh God, Peter, this can’t be happening. Did you get a look at the guys?”

“Not a good one. The first guy was bald. I could see that. The other two looked really rough and bad news.”

“Bald? Oh no! That sounds like Wayne. That was the guy she was supposed to go on a date with and then she chickened out last night. Oh my God, you think he kidnapped her for that? She was really beginning to think he was bad news and backed out of the date at the last moment. What am I going to tell my Mom?”

“Tell her what I told you and tell the police. I will go over the story with them again if you need me to. I would do anything for Cassie. I love her, Kimberley, I really do.”

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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

Fiction, Haiku, Prompt

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 351 COMFORT and Erupt.

Ronovans Rules:

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Spring Time Arrives

By Tessa Dean March 2021

the flowers erupt

through the ground announcing Spring

I feel comforted



The Challenge Words!

COMFORT and Erupt

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 29th of March, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 29th of March, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smiles:

My biggest smile would be getting out of the hospital after a week stay. Ugh!

Next, although book one still needs to be edited for the beta reader critiques (yes I am procrastinating but there is a time limit since it has to be to editor by May 1st) I have the middles of both book 2 and 3 done as I am writing them from my prompt sites.

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 553

Three Things Challenge 553

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:

TUCKED
BUY
RUSH

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Beach Party Part 35 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13Part 14Part 15Part 16Part 17Part 18Part 19Part 20Part 21Part 22Part 23Part 24Part 25Part 26Part 27Part 28Part 29Part 30Part 31Part 32Part 33, Part 34)

By Tessa Dean March 2021

*****Cassie’s Point of View*****

Cassie came to slowly. She thought she saw people moving around her, but they quickly disappeared. Was she alone? Where was she? She tried to move and sit up, but she was dizzy and fell back down. She closed her eyes again. She re-opened them, but didn’t believe what she was seeing. Was she hallucinating again. Oh no, not more drugs ran through her mind. She looked around and was stunned to see that she appeared to be in a cell with bars enclosing it all the way to the floor. No way to slip out underneath for sure. She could see the large padlock on the door.

Memories slowly returned and she remembered seeing and talking to Wayne and then his two buddies appeared. She didn’t remember much after a sharp sting in her butt. She was lying on top of a comforter, but the pile under it smelled of urine. Eww! She would tuck the comforter around her if it hadn’t been in touch with that nasty smelling pile beneath it.

The comforter itself looked new and they may have gone to buy it for just this occasion. She wanted out of here, but all the yelling she was doing did not seem to be effective. Obviously they weren’t in any rush to get her out of the cell. But as her thinking started to clear she realized they probably weren’t in any hurry since she couldn’t go anywhere. Looking around she saw a case of water and a bucket were the only other contents of the cell. That didn’t bode well. She could live without food for awhile, but they made sure she had water and a bucket to pee in although that would overflow fast enough. How gross!

*****Wayne’s Point of View*****

Well this should bring that bitch down a notch or two. She has a migraine last night, but here she is back to work tonight. The take down didn’t take long. He, Butch, and Rocky had gotten good at this. She could sit there for a while and think about the lousy situation she is in. He would wait for several days at least to pass before checking on her. No food, but she had water and a pee bucket which he thought was nice of him for giving her anything. She even had a new comforter to protect her from the urine-smelling ones below her. If she had died during the wait for him to arrive it would be all the more easier. He hated to actually have to kill them so he usually just screwed them if he was in the mind to and sent Butch and Rocky to do whatever they had a mind to.

His new identity was ready. The new car was parked at the airport long term parking and then he was off to find a new town. He preferred the small towns to the large ones although it was probably easier to disappear from the larger ones. He had some maps and would drive until he found a town he liked. Then set up roots. He had lasted quite a while here before this bitch arrived on his horizon. He was definitely still attracted to her. He might have to screw this one first.

*****Peter’s Point of View*****

“Look, officer, I am trying to tell you I was trailing a vehicle that was before this guy and I wanted to see where it went and so I was watching them and didn’t expect this vehicle to slam his brakes on. I know that is wrong, but the girl in that van I am pretty sure she was drugged and taken against her will. I was watching the whole thing.

“Son, please slow down. Why were you following her?”

“Look, this isn’t going to sound right probably, but we were long time boyfriend and girlfriend and when I refused to get a job like her, she broke up with me. I was told she found a new boyfriend and I was waiting outside of her job hoping to talk to her, but this gray, old, nondescript Chevy van backed in next to her and waited for her to come out of work. She works at the Angel’s Cove Restaurant. When she came out she headed to her car and when the guy stepped out she sort of briefly hesitated and then continued towards him. They talked for a couple of minutes and his two friends got out. I thought she was leaning in to kiss him, but it looked funny and a few minutes later they sort of shoved her into the back of the van and took off with me following them behind this car. I saw them put on their turn signal up ahead, but when I hit this guy I never saw them turn so I can’t tell you exactly where. Listen you got to find her. I love that girl. Geesh I can’t believe this is happening.”

The police took a report and said they would try to check it out, but so far she wasn’t reported missing so they can’t really do anything until she was officially reported missing.

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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 552 and “What Do You See” #75

Three Things Challenge 552

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:

EVENING
REPLACE
SMUG

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What Do You See #75

Image credit; Jasmin Chew @ Unsplash

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Beach Party Part 34 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13Part 14Part 15Part 16Part 17Part 18Part 19Part 20Part 21Part 22Part 23Part 24Part 25Part 26Part 27Part 28Part 29Part 30Part 31Part 32, Part 33)

By Tessa Dean March 2021

*****Cassie’s Point of View*****

Kimberley was outside staring at the evening sky. Despite the snow the other day, the weather was mild and she took the time to do some reflecting. She was still worried about Cassie. She was glad that she hadn’t gone on the date the other night because she had her own misgivings about this Wayne she had raved about. Suddenly he was texting her constantly to see how she was feeling and wondering when they would be going on their date. A complete reversal. She just didn’t trust him and he wouldn’t even come to the house to meet mom. He insisted she meet him at the restaurant. Although they would still be in public, there were still some things that could go wrong. He also refused to meet Cassie’s friends. Why? She knew he was older but what was the harm in at least meeting them.

“Kimberley I have to go to work. Can you please come inside and watch the babies?”

“Are you sure you want to work tonight, Cassie. You look terrible. You might frighten the customers away.”

“Ha ha, very funny!” Cassie left for work, preparing herself to deal with customers. Some of them were downright nasty and she had others, her regulars who she actually cared for. They always tipped well and she was a natural flirt and that always got to the single guys and a few girls for that matter. She hoped the shift passed quickly.

*****Wayne’s Point of View*****

Wayne started gathering the necessary supplies. “The smug bitch will get what she deserved, muttered under his breath.” He emptied a small box and replaced it with the items he would need. He examined the vial he had kept in his pocket as a reminder that women were bitches and couldn’t be trusted. Now she would find out just what crossing him would bring her. He knew she was supposed to work tonight and according to butch, who had stopped by the restaurant to check, her car was there and parked in its usual spot way in the back and away from the outside lighting. The lighted area was parking for customers only.

Wayne grabbed the box which he had all his necessary equipment in and he, Butch and Rocky piled into the gray, nondescript van. They pulled into the parking lot and parked near to Cassie’s car and waited for her shift to end. She would probably come out with some of her coworkers so he had to make the meeting look like a chance meeting and keep her occupied talking until the others left the area. He needed to ask about her migraine and how she felt and not bring up the date unless she did. He couldn’t figure women out.

He saw Cassie exit the back of the building and head toward her car. Surprisingly she was alone. She slowed down when she saw the van next to her car. Wary now, she took out her keys and held them ready to open her door.

Wayne stepped out of the van and confronted her. “Hey doll, how are you feeling?” He saw Cassie’s eyes widen as Butch and Rocky joined him. He pulled her towards him as if to kiss her and Rocky injected the Ketamine into her butt to control her and a second injection to knock her out. Together the three of them backed up to the van and loaded her onto the comforter in the back and wrapped it around her. They didn’t waste time. They had the snatch and grab well practiced and within 5 minutes she was stowed in the van.

*****Peter’s Point of View*****

What the heck? Peter had been following Cassie around since she broke up with him. According to many, he was stalking her, whatever he thought. She had just left work and a man approached her from the van parked beside her. He spoke to her and she seemed to know him as she didn’t back away from him as he spoke. He wondered if this was the boyfriend he had kept hearing about. She suddenly leaned into him and it looked like they were kissing from his viewpoint. He and his two friends seemed to be supporting her when they put her in the back of his van. Something wasn’t right and he made the decision to follow them to make sure she was ok. He started the truck which was so old it was noisy and wondered if he had alerted them to his presence. They didn’t seem to notice and started out of the parking lot. Peter was following slowly trying to keep a car between them.

Wayne followed for several miles before he saw the turn signal up ahead, but just then the car in front of him jammed on their brakes and Peter, not noticing, rammed their rear end hard. He was thrown back in his seat and lost sight of where the van had turned. He only knew it was up above him somewhere on Grant Street. He didn’t know if this was the final destination, but wouldn’t find out now as he had to deal with the accident and the police, but he was going to tell them what he had noticed. Cassie may be in trouble. He only remembered part of the license plate so that wasn’t a whole lot of help and that it was an old gray Chevy van. Not much detail to go on.

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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 551

Three Things Challenge 551

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:

BEFORE
EFFECTIVE
LONGER

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Beach Party Part 33 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13Part 14Part 15Part 16Part 17Part 18Part 19Part 20Part 21Part 22Part 23Part 24Part 25Part 26Part 27Part 28Part 29Part 30Part 31, Part 32)

By Tessa Dean March 2021

*****Cassie’s Point of View*****

“Cassie,” her sister Kimberley patted the bed beside her. “Come sit here beside me and tell me what’s wrong.”

“Oh, Kimberley, I don’t think I can do it. I am so afraid he was the one to send me the drugged candy. Before he kept putting me off and now he is starting to push hard for this date. I no longer know what to think and I don’t want to do something stupid. His current actions are effectively pushing me away.” Tears started coursing down Cassie’s cheeks, dripping on to her new top.

“Look, only you can make the decision on what to do. I say if you are this miserable that you shouldn’t go. You obviously have some misgivings and I doubt you will enjoy yourself if you are this worried. Cancel the date. He will either back off or try again if he really cares for you.”

“I know you are probably right, but I practically begged him for this date and now I am thinking of canceling it. What is he going to think?”

“Don’t worry about it. Cancel it and like I said if he really cares for you he will understand and wait until you are ready. Don’t give this guy so much power over you. Tell him you have a migraine and need to lie down.”

Cassie’s fingers hover over her cell phone. She quickly typed the text and hit send before she could change her mind.

*****Wayne’s Point of View*****

“Damn! The bitch canceled the date. Claims she has a migraine. Migraine my ass. She begged me to date her and now she backs out at the last minute. This is one reason I hate women.” Rocky and butch knew better than to say anything. Wayne was liable to kick their asses if they made any comments. Wayne quickly types a message back about how sorry he was to hear she didn’t feel well and that they would reschedule as soon as she felt better. He rubbed the bottle in his pocket again. “Damn bitch has no idea what she has done.”

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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 550

Three Things Challenge 550

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:

PROBLEM
MUCH
OWN

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Beach Party Part 32 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13Part 14Part 15Part 16Part 17Part 18Part 19Part 20Part 21Part 22Part 23Part 24Part 25Part 26Part 27Part 28Part 29Part 30, Part 31)

By Tessa Dean March 2021

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Cassie had a problem. The longer she waited to hit the send text button, the harder it was going to be. It gave her more time to ponder her problem. She no longer trusted her own instincts. Her instincts, since the drugged candy, said to tell Wayne no date. She didn’t know him well enough. Part of her thought he was the one behind the drugged candy although she didn’t know why he would do such a thing. She had spent so much time pondering what to do.

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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

Take Seven: March 26th

Take Seven: March 26th

Pensitivity101 Rules:

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.

Our words were:
area, beer, coincidental, disappeared, drenched, driver, erratic, fun, garden, groove, leaping, manually, performance, proximity, row, send, snooze, stowed, struggling, trail, unable

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Beach Party Part 31 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13Part 14Part 15Part 16Part 17Part 18Part 19Part 20Part 21Part 22Part 23Part 24Part 25Part 26Part 27Part 28Part 29, Part 30)

**********Cassie’s POV**********

Unable to get over the feeling that she was being naïve in thinking that Wayne really wanted to date her, Cassie struggled with sending him the text message that she was on the way. Glancing out the window at the park across the street she wished she could escape to her favorite running trail. Running always soothed her, however today she would get drenched by the rain so even if she had the time, she didn’t run in the rain usually. Plus she was all dressed up for her date. There would be no running today.

She stood up before she started to snooze again. She had to make a decision and now. If she went on the date she would have to put on one hell of a performance as she wasn’t really sure she wanted to see him now. How could her feelings have changed so much? She knew why and that was because she half accepted that he was behind the drugged candy and couldn’t shake that feeling.

What to do? What to do? She kept turning it over in her mind. She typed out the text that she was leaving, but didn’t push send right away. What little sun had come out had disappeared behind the woods already. It was time to get a move on. Once she pushed send she would quickly text her friends to be ready. Oh why couldn’t she just push the send button already?

**********Wayne’s POV**********

Wayne was already in the area before the restaurant entrance. He was sipping a beer and thinking ahead to the fun he had in mind. His thoughts were erratic and he was back in the groove again. Cassie would be in proximity soon. He went back over his steps and he checked off comforter stowed in the van with his friends. He looked at the garden beside the restaurant’s entrance and most of the slushy stuff had disappeared.

A party bus pulled up and the driver opened the door manually from the outside and a bunch of teenagers were leaping out row by row. He was glad he and Cassie wouldn’t be here tonight. He wondered if it was coincidental that so many teenagers were here tonight. Did Cassie have a bunch of her friends here for support? He started looking for the four of her friends he was familiar with.

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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 549

Three Things Challenge 549

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:

SEND
SNOOZE
AREA

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Beach Party Part 30 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13Part 14Part 15Part 16Part 17Part 18Part 19Part 20Part 21Part 22Part 23Part 24Part 25Part 26Part 27Part 28, Part 29)

By Tessa Dean March 2021

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Kimberley shook Cassie’s shoulder. “Wake up sis. You’re going to be late for your date. No more snoozing.”

Cassie shakes her head and tries to wake herself up. She had been almost sound asleep actually. She looked at the time. “I need to send Wayne a text when I leave. He is supposed to wait for me outside the restaurant so we can go in together. I am kind of glad we are driving separately. I still have this little feeling of doubt about this whole thing. Part of me wants to call Wayne and tell him I’m sick. I wish I could shake this feeling. Do you think I am crazy to have so much doubt? I also have to text my friends and make sure they are in place. I have two of them going to be inside eating dinner and two of them outside to make sure I leave and get home okay. I am probably being very paranoid, but there’s that little feeling of doubt that just won’t go away.”

Cassie ran her fingers through her hair as if trying to fix it, but her hair looked perfect already. She chewed on her fingernail while checking her phone for a text message from Wayne saying he was canceling their date. So far the date was still on. She wondered what area outside the restaurant he would be waiting for her. Since he didn’t say parking lot specifically she figured it would be near the front door.

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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, #writephoto, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 548 and The #WritePhoto Challenge

Three Things Challenge 548

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:

PROXIMITY
ROW
STRUGGLING

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#WritePhoto – TABLE

Top of the table by KL Caley
For visually challenged writersthe image shows a white table in a woodland with 9 chairs. The bottom of the table is the largest chair, each chair gradually gets smaller and smaller until you get to a tiny child’s chair at the top/head of the table.

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Beach Party Part 29 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13Part 14Part 15Part 16Part 17Part 18Part 19Part 20Part 21Part 22Part 23Part 24Part 25Part 26Part 27, Part 28)

By Tessa Dean March 2021

**********Wayne’s Point of View**********

“I can just imagine Cassie now gearing up for a big row about me not calling her or returning her calls often enough. She seems the type to harp on a subject. Although she won’t be in any condition to fight about anything right away,” Wayne tells his two life-long friends, Rocky and Butch. He unconsciously fingers the bottle again.

**********Cassie’s Point of View**********

“Hey Kimberley come look at this. I don’t remember that strange table being in the park a few weeks ago when I was over there. From its proximity, I would have thought we would have noticed it either from this window or coming in and out of the apartment.”

Kimberley was struggling to remember if she had noticed it before or not. It sure was a strange table. “Do you think someone might be having some kind of party over there? I would expect a picnic table in the woods though.

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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