#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #737 and #WRITEPHOTO – Emerging

Three Things Challenge #737

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 3tc-2021.jpg

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:

BREAST
GUESS
SEASON

**********

#WRITEPHOTO – Emerging

Emerging - Image by Geoff Le Pard
Emerging – Image by Geoff Le Pard

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a green man (with the traditional leaves for his hair) emerging from a bricked up tunnel.

**********

Neon Colors!

By Tessa Dean October 2021

Rhonda looked around the park, the crisp air of the new season a refreshing change from the intense heat of summer. She guessed the guys were waiting for her over by the sculpture on the other side of the playground. The sculpture showed a guy emerging from a brick wall. Unfortunately, vandals had struck, and there was white paint everywhere.

Next to her breasts, tucked inside the large bra, were tucked several small cans of neon spray paint. She, Greg, and George were about to add some color to that sculpture.

**********

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.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

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

Family, Poetry

What do you see # 100 – September 20, 2021

Sadje’s rules:

Image credit; James Wheeler @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, the image shows sunlight beams are falling on a mother and daughter walking in the forestholding hands.

Mom, I Need You!

Autumn arrives and seasons change.

Mom, I need you!

I don’t often call out for you,

But a mother’s love is stronger than the grave.

I know you don’t hold all the answers,

But now I need you.

Your wisdom I miss.

If you were here with me,

I could at least feel you close.

Passing on the love I crave.

I miss your hugs dear mother.

Hold me close and comfort me.

You will always be there for me!

I love you!

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.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

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

Non-Fiction

2nd stage kidney failure

Well my friends I was in the hospital again and this time was in stage 2 kidney failure. They were able to bring my kidneys back to almost normal, but if this keeps happening I will end up on dialysis. So……

The doctor’s request:

  1. No Opioids (need them for pain, as I can barely walk now)
  2. Restrict fluid intake to 50 oz no more or no less (this includes all liquid in my food, ice cream which is a liquid and you can probably take it from there, also includes ice cubes)
  3. Low salt/sodium (wipes out a lot of food)
  4. Low sugar/ (wipes out more foods)
  5. Low fat (more food)
  6. And has to be heart healthy (not even gonna say it)

This isn’t a choice. This is what I must do to prevent complete kidney shut down.

Dinner was 2 small oranges. I am about done with my liquid for the day and it is just 6 PM. I never drank much, but now that I can’t, I want it of course.

Obviously not much writing got done this month with 2 hospital stays.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.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

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

#weeklysmile, Photo Prompt, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 13th of September, 2021 #weeklysmile




Trent’s Rules

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is weeklysmile2b.jpg

My smile:

The aide is now on week 4 which is amazing and I got my desire to write back again, at least for one short story. We’ll see where it goes from there.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.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

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 11, 2021

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 11, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “where.” Use it any way you’d like!

***************

Where am I going? This should be very simple as I am going to work and I go there 5 times a week, but for some odd reason (probably the fibromyalgia) I simply forget where and how to get there.

***************

Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.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

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #719



Three Things Challenge #719

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 3tc-2021.jpg

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:

APPLY
FRAYED
HEAD

**********

Beaches

By Tessa Dean September 2021

Angela applied the sunscreen liberally to her body as she didn’t want a bad sunburn. She put the frayed sun hat on her head and then proceeded to lie down on the blanket in a quiet part of the beach. She was trying to get some color for her son’s wedding. She had to be very careful not to fall asleep and burn instead.

**********

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.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

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #718 and Weekend Writing Prompt #226 – Yard

Three Things Challenge #718

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 3tc-2021.jpg

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:

TRAFFIC
ABUNDANCE
STORE

**********

Weekend Writing Prompt #226 – YARD

wk 226 yard

**********

Cop Car

By Tessa Dean September 2021

Dennis backed his car out of the yard filled with an abundance of dandelions and straight back into the street without looking either way. He was on his way to the liquor store. That was the only thing on his mind. Crunch, uh oh, he thought. Damn traffic, why didn’t they go another way? He climbed out of the car to see what he had hit. Damn, he stared at the battered car in the road and the cop climbing out of it.

**********83 words**********

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.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

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

Non-Fiction

To my dear friends!

I went into the hospital on Wednesday morning because my feet and legs were swollen, My feet was the size of a baseball and no way I could put my shoes on, I called the dr who had been treating me all week. He said to go into the ER so in I went and I was kept 3 days while they tried to get rid of all that fluid. It sure held on to me. They were pumping me full of liquid lasix (water pill at home and IV at the hospital) and it wasn’t doing anything. My diet was controlled from practically no salt and only 12 ounces of fluid to drink or eat and if I ate it for example, soup, I couldn’t drink it. It finally went down and I came home and I have to be very careful with my salt/sodium intake which allows me practically nothing. He increased my fluid intake to no more than 50 ounces. Most of my normal foods have too much sodium. I think I might actually be below the daily amount, but that is the amount for a normal person without problems so wonder what my sodium level is. I don’t think he told me.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.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

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

Fiction, Haiku, Poetry, Prompt

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 374 LIGHTS and Night.

Ronovan’s Rules:

**********

Starry Night

By Tessa Dean September 2021

the lights flickered out

darkness made the stars stand out

enjoy while you can



Haiku Challenge

SEASONAL BADGE


Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.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

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

Non-Fiction, Prompt, Share Your World

SHARE YOUR WORLD 9-6-2021

SHARE YOUR WORLD 9-6-2021

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is sywmaskissa.jpg

I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer.  Additionally, I offer a ‘Gratitude’ Section for those who like a little affirmation with their questions!  It’s optional to participate in that of course. 

There are two ways in which you can participate:

  1. Create a Share Your World post. 
  2. Then post the link to that blog post.
  3. Alternatively, leave your answers in the comments box of this post.
  4. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.
  5. Ping-backs are activated, but how efficiently varies.  I don’t manually approve them, but sometimes they don’t show up immediately.  Why that happens is an unsolved mystery.   For instructions on how ping-backs work, in case you weren’t certain, please click here.  You may wish to leave a link to your blog post in the comments just to be sure.  Thanks!
  6. Some questions might be recycled from time to time.  Sorry if they come too close together!  The number of interesting questions (to me) is finite.   I try to mix them up judiciously but bungle that sometimes.  Mea culpa!

QUESTIONS

Do you believe in soul-mates?  (my definition of ‘soul mate’ is the IDEAL partner romantically). No can’t say that I do. Or at least I have not met him in my 65 years of life. Even my marriage was a disaster.

What are three scents you like? Cinnamon, lilac, and pumpkin pie spice

What are some things that you might be considered too old to do, but that you enjoy? Streaming live on YouTube. I enjoy it, but some people don’t like it considering the recent hate raids on Twitch.

What is one food you absolutely refuse to share? Seafood of any kind and ice cream. I know that is two, but no sharesies.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.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

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor