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27 NOVEMBER 2020 Friday Fictioneers

270 NOVEMBER 2020 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Susan Eames

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The Bunny Hill

by Tessa Dean November 2020

Anna stared down the bunny hill at the children skiing. She felt stupid being relegated to the bunny hill at 41 years old. What must those little children think? All grown up and unable to ski down a little hill.

Anna was terrified if truth be told. She couldn’t get herself to shove off and glide down the hill. The children made it look so easy.

Just then, a kid came by and gave Anna a shove, and she started down the hill, legs and arms flailing. The bump at the bottom gave her a cast to remember this trip.

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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

Fiction, Prompt

What Do You See? 11-23-2020 #57

What Do You See? 11-23-2020 #57

Image credit: Angéle Kamp @ Unsplash

Sadje brings us her weekly “What Do You See?” Monday Challenge. 

Rules:

You can write a post on your blog and create a ping-back to link to the original post.

Write an original story, poem or a caption.

I will try to re-blog your response on my blog.

There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.

I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Or

#WDYS

Does this picture inspire you to write something?

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100 Years and Counting

By Tessa Dean November 2020

Myrtle sadly left her granddaughter’s home. Today was her birthday and although they served her favorite dinner, which they did every Sunday, today was like any other day. She left the house, trying not to let the tears show. How could they have forgotten her birthday. Today she was 100 years old and in perfect health.

Her grandson William walked her home, guiding her with her arm in the crook of his elbow. She felt like grabbing it back and storming off. It was only a few blocks so she could handle it on her own.

However, she had been taught not to be rude and so she left her arm where it was and continued up the street to her house.

In the side yard she saw something flickering between the trees. It was dark except for that small flickering light. William guided her to the side yard.

“Surprise,” everyone yelled. Myrtle looked around and saw shadows stepping out of the trees. On the picnic table was a cupcake with one lit candle. A light was turned on and the area was well lit now. She could see her family and all the different birthday cakes they knew she liked appeared on the table next to the cupcake, including a tray of cupcakes for the children.

Now Myrtle allowed the tears to flow. “I love you guys,” she mumbled through her tears. And here she thought they had all forgotten.

Her granddaughter said, “I bet you thought we had forgotten, but you know Nana we would never forget your birthday and today you are 100 years old. What a special day and we wanted to surprise you.” She hugged her grandmother tight.

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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

#1linerWeds, Non-Fiction, Prompt

One-Liner Wednesday – I won!

One-Liner Wednesday – I won!

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

I won NaNoWriMo on November 22nd so I now have over 60,000 words and the goal was 50,000.

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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

Fiction, Haiku, Poetry, Prompt

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 333 Life and View

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 333 Life and View

Life Passing By

By Tessa Dean November 2020

life is passing by

fast enough it’s hard to view

can’t smell the roses


The Guidelines:

Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English (the link shows you how) as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like.



The Challenge Words!

Life and View

fall haiku challenge badge japanese maple with black and white background

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 November 23, 2020 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for November 23, 2020 #weeklysmile

This week’s smile is that I finished NaNoWriMo on the 22nd and I am now over 62,000 words. That is pretty much a record for me and it is not done yet so there will be more words.

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

Non-Fiction, Prompt

#WeekendCoffeeShare : The Pasta was SPECTACULAR!

Coffee, Pen, Notebook, Caffeine, Cup
Picture compliments of Pixabay.com

Thanks to Eclectic Alli for hosting this prompt.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am still waiting on the results from my sleep study and to received my CPap machine. At least I hope that is what is happening. Medicare is a pain in the butt and I have no idea what is going on. They told me 2 weeks and now it is three weeks and no one returned my call.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I got a new computer. It’s a HP all in one desktop with built in camera and mic for my live streams on youtube. It has a touch screen although I am used to using a mouse and forget I can just touch the screen. Not fully set up yet though.

I am now over 125 subscribers to my youtube channel and NaNoWriMo is still progressing and now that I can type again I have caught up and am almost to the goal for the month. Still writing a thriller, which is a rewrite of the one I did in July. It is a lot of work and research.

Trying to keep up with my blog and my prompts. Did find some new ones.

My dad’s nursing home has Covid again so no more visiting until they are Covid free for 14 days. He got it last time and one of the employees has had it twice so no guarantee that once you have it you won’t get it again.

Be safe everyone,

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

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 21/2020

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 21/2020

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the last thing you put in your fridge.” Start your post with the last thing you put in your fridge. Let your mind wander from there. Enjoy!

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Ok, now this will send a little weird, but for me it is a necessity. I live in public housing and so we have a population of unsavory characters including bugs of many types. In an effort to control these populations we are to take our trash to the trash chute every day. Now somedays that is not possible for me, plus I don’t like feeding these populations thereby increasing the said populations.

So the last thing I put in my refrigerator was a plastic bag from the grocery store. Any trash that is touched by food goes in that bag until it is taken to the trash chute. Regular trash can go in the trash cans and will be gathered when my aide is ready to fill a bag, but the food trash bag is emptied every night Monday through Friday when the aide is here and then sits overnight in the fridge Saturday and Sunday until she returns.

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

Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

20 NOVEMBER 2020 Friday Fictioneers

20 NOVEMBER 2020 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter

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Take It or Leave It

by Tessa Dean

Standing on the curb, Roger and Marjorie looked the house over. It would need a lot of work to make it presentable. The rest of the property required an excellent gardener’s touch. Marjorie didn’t think it was worth the trouble. However, Roger was in love with the property. He started to list what needed to be done to fix up the property to resell it and came up with a rough estimate on the costs.

He turned to the real estate agent and started to haggle over the price. “The owners won’t come down anymore. Take it or leave it.”

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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

#1linerWeds, Non-Fiction, Prompt

One-Liner Wednesday – Torture (without pain)

One-Liner Wednesday – Torture (without pain)

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

Tomorrow is my first trip with Logisticare and they will take me to my doctor’s appointment and bring me home so no more driving to most of my doctor’s appointments and it is paid for by Medicaid.

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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

Fiction, Haiku, Prompt

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 332 EBB & Flow

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 332 EBB & Flow

Ebb and Flow

By Tessa Dean November 2020

the tide ebbs and flows

running up to catch our toes

begins to recede


The Guidelines:

Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English (the link shows you how) as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like.



The Challenge Words!

Ebb and Flow

fall haiku challenge badge japanese maple with black and white background

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