#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Take Seven: March 5th

Take Seven: March 5th

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:
almost, bond, cheated, closed, comfortable, confusing, dead, default, easy, impossible, inherit, inquisitive, kin, lover, now, reality, skin, soul, tender, touch, wisp

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Beach Party Part 9 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7, Part 8)

“Get backon that chair,” Mrs. Jones admonished Cassie. “I will bring you some lunch.”

“Mother I am capable of getting my own lunch. My foot is almost healed.”

Mrs. Jones locked eyes with her eldest daughter and told her, “Quit being ridiculous and let yourself be waited on for the short recovery period. You will be back on your feet in no time. Don’t rush it!”

Cassie turned around and headed back across the room to the couch. With an undignified oath she plopped herself back onto the couch. She went back to playing a game on her phone.

There was a bump in the hall and then a knock on their door. Kimberly opened it up to find Peter grinning at her. “Oh, it’s you. Come on in I guess.”

Peter slid a little to close to Kimberly coming in and she backed away and let the door knob go. Peter noticed she seemed to cringe and cower away from him. “Hey Kim, are you afraid of me?” Peter asked her.

“Peter, Cassie told us about what you did to her so yes I am frightened of you.”

“Oh Cassie did you have to share that little part of it? I wasn’t really going to hit you.”

“Look Peter,” Cassie started, “You had a look of rage on your face and your balled fist pulled back. What was I supposed to think. Just what reaction did you think you were going to get?”

“Can we talk about something else? How is the ankle heeling?

“I am not an expert, but I would say it is doing a lot better, but Mom won’t let me walk on it still. I am confined to this couch and bed.”

“Oh cool, glad to hear it. Is that a monster movie? I thought you didn’t like them.”

“Peter it is a kids’ show for the little ones. It’s cute. Now who’s the bung hole?”

“Cassandra! Do not use that language in front of your brothers and sisters please,” Mrs. Jones said.

“Oh, Mom, I’m sorry. I wasn’t thinking. Peter just makes me so mad.”

Peter tapped her hip and said “Can I sit next to you? I have missed you.”

“No! Don’t touch me. I am still mad at you.”

“Oh come on Cassie. Are you trying to get rid of me?”

“Maybe, Peter. Did you find a job yet?

“Damn it girl, can’t you find a different subject?”

“No Peter, and I think you had better leave. You may come back when you are ready to tell me that you have a job and not before. Goodbye!”

Peter stared at her in confusion. She was serious. He could tell by the way she glared at him. He didn’t want to work. And he didn’t like some girl telling him he had to. His mom was ok with it.

“I mean it Peter. No job, no relationship, now go!”

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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 528

Three Things Challenge 528

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:

TURN
ROOM
RID

AND the second part of the story is the photo prompt from Friday Fictioneers.

Share this:

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Beach Party Part 8 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6, Part 7)

By Tessa Dean March 2020

Cassie’s mother hurried up as Peter was getting Cassie out of the truck. “What happened?”

“We were fighting and when I went to get out of the truck I slid off the seat and landed on my ankle and turned it. I hope it isn’t broken. This jerk almost hit me for telling him to get a job and take me on a real date. He was complaining because I work so much. He knows why I work and there was no reason for him to even consider hitting me. I told him to let me out of the truck right then. So I slipped getting out. This is all his fault.”

Cassies’s mother turned to Peter and said, “YOU had better never, ever hit my daughter, do you hear me?”

“Yes ma’am, I didn’t mean to, I was just so mad that someone had locked us out of the truck and then when I complained that she worked too much, she complained that I didn’t work or take her on real dates. If was just a bad reaction. I promise to be more careful around her.”

They helped Cassie into the waiting room at the urgent care center and checked her in. An x-ray showed a mild sprain and a couple of weeks with her foot elevated and walking on crutches should take care of it. Great Cassie thought I get to miss a couple of weeks of work or at least one week if I am real good and stay off it for most of the time.

***100 word Friday Fictioneers***

Cassie’s mom took her home. They got to the door to the apartment building and someone had left a box of trash in the doorway. Cassie waited until her mom got rid of the box. She had to work her way up the stairs to their apartment on the crutches with difficulty and that would be where she stayed until she could walk without the crutches.

Kimberly, 17 years old, was watching the 3 younger children. They all crowded around Cassie and asked what the crutches were. “They are to help me walk, I sprained my ankle, and it hurts.”

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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, Prompt

Reena’s Xploration Challenge 175

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #175

PROMPT #175

A year back, the prompt on Exploration Challenge was “Woman”.

I decided to reverse it.

In this week, write a story/anecdote/non-fiction piece which does not involve a woman.

There is no restriction on length of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to be featured in the Weekly Wrap. 

The format can be fiction, poetry, art, photography, anecdotes, biographical sketches or anything that you can invent.

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John stood on the sandy beach beside his trusty canoe and beloved dog, Harley, a red Irish Setter. He surveyed the river as he did every day before making the trip down the river to the lake it opened into.

He motioned Harley into the canoe where he went to the front and laid down on the cushions that were there for him to ride comfortably just behind the front seat. He put his small lunch cooler and drinks in the middle towards his feet and then pushed the canoe out far enough so it would float when he climbed in.

Once settled, John started paddling with smooth, even strokes pushing the canoe rapidly through the water. His mind wandered as it usually did. He thought about his military buddies and remembered some of the good times they had and how most of them were gone from this world already.

He was tired and ready to join his buddies and leave this world behind. He slowed his strokes. He was getting tired and it was about time for lunch and a break.

He pulled over to the side of the river bank to a small beach, large enough for one or two canoes. Once upon the shore he opened his cooler and took out his lunch and a drink. He fed and watered Harley and then packing up his trash he climbed back into the canoe.

Pushing off, he entered the current and felt the first of the small pains in his chest. There wasn’t much he could do, but he pulled out his cell phone and after checking to make sure he had enough bars, he made a call to 9-1-1. The dispatcher asked if he had any idea where he was and he described the small beach about halfway to Wharton lake from the Blanchard’s Creek Landing area. They found someone who knew the area and could give them an approximation as to where he might be now and how long it would take to make it to the lake. They concluded that he wasn’t all that far so they would head to the lake and wait.

Despite the fatigue and the pain in the chest and arms, he continued to paddle. Harley knew something was wrong and tried to get closer to him. He patted him, but commanded him to stay.

The river came into sight. He could see the flashing lights and boats were also waiting around the opening where the river emptied into it. He pushed just a bit more, but felt a crushing feeling in his chest and then a severe pain, before he slumped over, the end coming finally.

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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 527

Three Things Challenge 527

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:

UNDIGNIFIED
RIDICULOUS
SLID

Share this:

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

By Tessa Dean March 2020

As Cassie went to get out of the truck in a hurry, she slid out of the seat and to the ground landing on her ankle and twisting it. She felt ridiculous about falling and the pain brought more tears to her eyes. As she sat there in an undignified heap, Peter clambered out of the truck and came around to her. “Are you alright, Cassie?”

“NO Peter, I am not ok. I twisted my ankle or maybe even broke it. Good job! I certainly can’t go to work tonight like this. I don’t think I can get up off the ground and walk. Thank you so much for a wonderful day!”

“Cassie, I didn’t mean for any of this to happen. We had a beautiful afternoon at the beach and things went downhill from there. Let me help you up and I will take you over to the urgent care. They can x-ray your ankle and let us know what is wrong. Call your mother and ask her to meet us there. You are still on her insurance right?”

“Yes, until I finish college. That is if I can afford to go. You had better hope this isn’t broken because I need to work and keep up my school grades so I can hopefully qualify for a scholarship for school. Mom? I am with Peter and I fell out of the truck and hurt my ankle. I can’t walk on it and I am afraid it might be broken. He is taking me to the urgent care center. Can you meet us there with the insurance card?”

Mrs. Jones was concerned and said she would meet them there. “Stay off it as much as possible, honey.”

Cassie called the restaurant and told them she wouldn’t be in tonight and depending on the outcome of the x-rays it might be a while before she could work again. She stared out the window on the way to urgent care.

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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 526

Three Things Challenge 526

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:

CAPABLE
CRINGE
REACTION

Share this:

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Beach Party Part 6 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4, Part 5)

By Tessa Dean March 2020

Peter looked over at Cassie who was still pouting. She looked like she might cry. God, women were so emotional.

“Are you going to speak to me, Cassie?

“No, Peter I am not! So there!” That wasn’t the reaction he was hoping for.

“Why are you so mad at me?”

“Because you are a self centered jerk. You know how hard I work for my family and all you do is lie around, do a little yard work and then look for free things to do when we are together. Get yourself a job and start taking me on a real date for once. A nice dinner and maybe a movie. Is that too much to ask?”

He raised his fist at her and pulled it back as if to hit her. She cringed and screamed, “Peter, what the hell are you doing?”

He stopped, startled at his reaction to her criticism of his lack of a job. God, he almost hit her. No wonder she cringed away from him.

“Look Cassie, I am so sorry for that. I don’t think I would have really hit you, would I? I don’t want to think I would. Now Charlie I could beat the hell out of him and enjoy every minute of it, but I didn’t mean to raise my hand to you. Oh, man, can you ever forgive me?

Cassie was still staring at him in horror. “I don’t know what to think right now. Let me out of the truck please. I will walk the rest of the way home. I don’t want to talk to you right now. I have some thinking to do and if you are smart so will you. Think about what I mean to you and whether we have a future together and without all this violence. This is way too much for me to handle right now. And get a damn job!”

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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

Uncategorized

I just found an old article I wrote about my Bipolar Disorder and suicide attempt. It is a letter to my children.

The site is no longer operational, but the web pages are still there, archived. Here is my letter to my children!

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