#SoCS, Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 4, 2021 – Pin the Tail on the Donkey

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 4, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “pin.” Use it as a noun, use it as a verb, use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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Watching the children play pin the tail on the donkey is uproariously funny usually. Rarely does one of the children hit the tail. The head is hit quite often and some of them are completely off the poster. Some younger children don’t have the sense yet of perception and you find them either reaching higher or lower for the spot. It is fun to watch.

Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

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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.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, #writephoto, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #711 and #WRITEPHOTO –BANDSTAND and Weekend Writing Prompt #225 – Newspaper (corrected the photo mistake)

Three Things Challenge #711

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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:

RIFLE
MOBILE
MUG

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#WRITEPHOTO – BANDSTAND

Band Stand

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a green bandstand in a park. Nearby is a long building with windows overlooking the bandstand

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Weekend Writing Prompt #225 – Newspaper

wk 225 newspaper

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Reflections Part 5 (Part 1Part 2Part 3, Part 4)

By Tessa Dean September 2021

Sabrina, Serena, and Selena headed back to the parking lot. Sabrina said, “We can go sit in the shade on the bandstand if no one else is around. I don’t want anyone seeing us together now.”

Sabrina rifled her trunk and found a mobile phone, a mug, and a newspaper lying on top of the three chairs she had stashed in there. She headed for the empty bandstand.

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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.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, Prompt, Take Seven

Take Seven: 3rd September

Take Seven: 3rd September

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:
blood, buff, gel, laugh, mask, numb, poke, pound, press, rinse, scrape, screen, shake, stain, sweat, tap, teeth, tickle, tissue, tremble, water

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Reflections Part 4 (Part 1Part 2Part 3)

By Tessa Dean September 2021

Sabrina, Serena and Selena hugged each other as hard as they could until their arms were numb. They shook their arms in an effort to get the blood back into circulation. Looking at the reflection in the water Sabrina now sees three identical faces and they truly are identical triplets which is a rarity, but possible. Sabrina is trembling as she tried to take in the whole situation. This morning she was a lonely only child and now she had two sisters.

Serena grabs a stick and tickles Sabrina to make her laugh. Now was not the time for sadness. Sabrina looked for a tissue to wipe her eyes. Tears of happiness they were.

Serena has appointed herself the ringleader and they set about planning their revenge. First step was to go the hairdresser and get their hair all done exactly the same. They would all splurge on shampoos, cuts and a rinse to make sure they were all the exact same color since Selena had gotten highlights the last time and so she didn’t quite resemble the other two. Now they would all be the same.

Sabrina pokes Serena and says, “I think we should all switch parents so that if we can get them to believe they have the right daughter it will be easier when they all meet up. And make-up should be light, just some lip-gel in an all natural color that will make our lips just shine and no flavors since we probably all like different flavors and I don’t want them wondering what is going on before we hit them with the three of us at once. Let’s buff our nails, any colors we might agree on?” They each looked at their current color and surprisingly they all had green nail polish. So green was the choice. So mani-pedis were added to the list.

Selena said, “What about wearing masks, identical so they really can’t see that we are all the same as we walk up?”

“I don’t know Sabrina says as my parents would most likely object to being seen in public with me wearing a mask and it isn’t Halloween yet.”

Serena had to agree as well. “Let’s just be all identical.”

Sabrina tapped her tooth. “I chipped mine. They might notice if one of you show up with unstained teeth and no chip.”

Selena says, “We might want to revisit the idea of a mask so they won’t see that. We can look for princess masks. Nothing ugly.”

“Hey guys, the sun has shifted and I am starting to sweat. Can we discuss this elsewhere?” Serena asks.

Sabrina pounds her forehead. “I knew I was getting a headache and now I know why. I can’t tolerate the sun.”

Sabrina grabs their hands and presses them together. “To the three of us! Let’s do this!”

Selena says,” Where is the path I came down?” She scrapes at the branches that seemed to have covered the path and screened the opening well.”

Sabrina turns around and finds the path and leads them out of there to another place where they can continue their plans.

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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.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 #709

Three Things Challenge #709

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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:

SHAKE
LAUGH
TICKLE

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Reflections (Part 3)

Written by Tessa Dean August 2021 (Part 1, Part 2)

“How many more surprises could you have,” Sabrina asked Serena. “I am not sure I can stand another surprise like this one.”

Serena laughed and hugged her, effectively cutting off her view behind her. Serena felt Sabrina shaking and then they heard a laugh which didn’t come from either of them. Serena wouldn’t let Sabrina turn around right away. Sabrina knew someone was behind them because of the laugh plus the branches were tickling her neck which she swatted away. Pulling away from Serena, she turned around and there was another girl with the exact same face. Three of them? Now what was going on?

Sabrina just stared in shock at her face on two other girls. Serena had said they were twins, but now she has brought in a third girl who looks just like them. “What’s going on Serena?”

“Well while I was digging in the records I found out there were three live births to our parents. So I knew that two of us were sent to one or the other, but what about the third one so I started to search adoption records and finally found Selena here. She was adopted by a completely different couple who couldn’t have children and so she is an only child as well.” Sabrina was in shock. She had been the last one to find out.

“Do you know who took each of us? Is my mom or my dad my biological parent?” Sabrina asked.

“Mom, took you, and Dad took me and the Comptoms took Selena. They had already named us and obviously none of the parents changed the names or finding you all would have been harder. Now I think we should get them all together and have them meet up with their children they gave away. I don’t know about you all, but I’m not unhappy with how I was raised, I am just mad that I missed out on my life as a triplet. I would have loved to have grown up with the two of you. So what do you think? Should we set up a meeting?”

The other girls agreed and they went about setting up the meeting. Selena’s parents were innocent, but they felt they should know what had gone on and that there was more than one child involved.

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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.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 #708

Three Things Challenge #708

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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:

POKE
TAP
PRESS

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Reflections (Part 2)

Written by Tessa Dean August 2021 (Part 1)

Unbelieving, Sabrina poked Serena again. “Ow!” Serena uttered. “I am real dammit. Quit poking me.”

Sabrina’s eyes widened as she took in the other girl. She pulled her sunglasses down off her face and looked again to make sure she was really seeing someone who looked just like her. Could it be true? Would her parents, not sure which one was her real parent now, do something like that? What a terrible thing to do to your children. She grew up as an only child and here she had a sister all along.

She pressed her hand to her forehead and closed her eyes as she was getting a headache from all of the thoughts whirling in her head.

Serena tapped Sabrina on the arm. “Hey, so did I surprise ya? I didn’t know how to approach you. I thought about writing you a letter, but I thought seeing is believing. You might just toss the letter from the crazy lady, but if you saw me in person you just might believe me. So I followed you around town for a couple of days and decided to follow you down here to the stream and it was perfect because I could walk up and just appear in the water next to you.”

“Oh you surprised me all right. Now I am feeling either gullible because you are teasing me or sad because if it is true our parents lied to us all these years and we could have been real sisters. I never had a brother or a sister. How about you?”

“I have a brother and a sister from my parents. I thought we were all real siblings until someone sent me a note from the hospital and told me that we had been separated at birth. They wouldn’t give a name, but I knew which hospital and the date and started looking into it. Amazing what you can find online nowadays. Actually I have another surprise for you. This will really amaze you.”

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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.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, Friday Fictioneers, Photo Prompt, Prompt

3 SEPTEMBER 2021 Friday Fictioneers

3 SEPTEMBER 2021 Friday Fictioneers

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PHOTO PROMPT © Penny Gadd

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Reflections!

by Tessa Dean September 2021

Sabrina was admiring herself in the stream’s reflection. She wished for a sister when a second face like hers appeared in the reflection. Clothing aside, there appeared to be two of them. “What the heck?” she shook her head. The second face was still there.

Slowly she turned around, afraid of what she would see. There was a girl who looked exactly like her staring at her. Sabrina reached out a hand to touch hers and found she was real. “Who are you?”

“Serena,” she said. “Your twin sister.” Our parents separated us at birth, but I’ve found you now!”

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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.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

  

#1linerWeds, Non-Fiction, Prompt

One-Liner Wednesday – Week 3 and still have an aide, marvelous

Linda’s Rules:

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

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We are on week three of this aide which is definitely a great step with this company.

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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.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, Uncategorized

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 373 LINE and Toe.

Ronovan’s Rules:

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Drinking

By Tessa Dean August 2021

are you drunk, sir, ma’am

we walked that line toe by toe

passing seemed so hard



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

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

Weekly Smile for the 30th of August, 2021 #weeklysmile

Weekly Smile for the 30th of August, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

The aide is now on week 2, and that’s a record.

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, Non-Fiction

My Grandson – Brayden John Hanratty (repost from other blog)

My Grandson – Brayden John Hanratty was born at 1:18 AM on December 6, 2019. He is doing well despite his rocky development. He was small compared to her almost 9 lb other two boys. He was 7 lbs 2 oz and was 20 inches long.

My daughter ws 40 and this ws her 3rd child. The other two are 23 and 14 now.

Tessa –