Fiction, Haiku, Poetry, Prompt

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 369 SCRATCH and Screech.

Ronovan’s Rules:

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Owls and Cats!

By Tessa Dean August 2021

the cat scratched the post

the owl screeched and dove downwards

lifting up the cat



The Challenge Words!

SCRATCH and Screech

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.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

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

Fiction, Prompt

Weekend Writing Prompt #220 – Oasis

Weekend Writing Prompt #220 – Oasis

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The Oasis

By Tessa Dean July 2021

The sparkling waters of the lake drew her attention as calm descended on her. She was glad that Neil decided on a weekend stay at the cabin. Unfortunately, work was getting to them both. They were always fighting, it seemed.

*****40 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 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

#writephoto, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #675 and #WRITEPHOTO – FEATHER CLOUD

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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:

SHINE
ARREST
INTEREST

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#WRITEPHOTO – Feather Cloud

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Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a beautiful feathered cloud in the colours of a rainbow.

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The Cloud

By Tessa Dean July 2021

The sun was shining after a week of almost solid rain and Riley and her boyfriend Randall were lying on a blanket on the greenest and softest grass they could find and they were interested in the clouds that were forming after the storm from last night. They were staring intently at this one in the shape of a feather and glowing with the colors of the rainbow. They were so intent on the cloud that they didn’t hear the movement around them.

“Hey you two,” a voice boomed suddenly. Riley jumped and clung to Randall. “What are you doing out here?”

Riley remained silent and waited for Randall to speak. “Uh, we’re watching the clouds sir, why?”

“Because unless you move on immediately you are about to be arrested. This is private property and you are not the owners.”

Riley started crying, but refused to look up at the man who had confronted them. “Sorry, sir, we didn’t know. We saw the beautiful green grass and the lovely clouds and wanted to watch them. We didn’t notice a private property sign, if there was one. We’re leaving now, sir.”

“Don’t let me catch you back here again, although I agree with you about the green grass and the unique clouds up there right 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.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

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

Fiction, Friday Fictioneers, Photo Prompt, Prompt

30 JULY 2021 Friday Fictioneers

30 JULY 2021 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT© Roger Bultot

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Unidentified Photos

by Tessa Dean July 2021

“Here, delete this one too,” and I shoved my phone into my daughter’s hands.  

“Mom, what are all these photos? I can’t even tell what they are.” My daughter stares at my phone screen and puts the phone down on the table. “I don’t know what to delete or not to delete, and how did you get all these weird shots?”

“Kara, every time I turn the phone on or grab it because it’s ringing, it snaps a picture, and they usually aren’t what I want.”

“I am going to show you how to delete these again. Please pay attention.”

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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 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

#Whatdoyousee, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

What do you see # 92

Rules:

You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.

Write an original story, poem or a caption.

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

If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.

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

It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.

Paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Or

#WDYS

Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Yulia Matvienko

For visually challenged reader, the image shows two lego mini-figures sitting on pavement. Batman has a ice cone and Superman has an ice lolly!

Ice Cream!!!

By Tessa Dean July 2021

Why didn’t we get toys some child screamed across the square. An adult, probably a parent is trying to hush the child to no avail. “I want a toy too! Why didn’t we get one, Mommy?”

“I don’t know sweetheart, but we can go back and ask, please stop crying. OUCH! Why did you kick me? I said we would go ask, now be quiet or I won’t take you back there.”

I looked down at my two children happily playing with their toys rather than eating their ice cream, which had begun melting. I tried to get them to gather their stuff so we could go because I didn’t want to be confronted by the mother of the screaming child.

They arrived before we had a chance to get away so I listened to the conversation with the store’s owner. “Why didn’t my child get a toy like those two right after us?” she asked, while holding onto her screaming child.

“I am sorry ma’am, but the sign says that we are having a promotion and every tenth child will get a toy. Since there were two of them I had to give them each one and now I start counting kids again until I hit ten again.”

I turned to the store owner and said, “She is right and that isn’t fair to her child. Give them a toy and if you don’t have enough after that for all the kids in line I suggest you stop giving them out at all. This is no way to run a business.”

“Are you crazy?” she shouted at the store’s owner. “You can’t give toys to only a few children. That is not fair. I demand a toy for my child.” She was past being polite as that answer would anger any parent and I as the receiver of the toys felt bad for that child. I couldn’t take them away from my children though or they would all be crying. I turned to the woman and apologized and told her that I agreed wholeheartedly with her. I could take them from my children, but I couldn’t see having three crying children.

The owner was about to argue, but by now more of the parents in the area were listening to the shouting and he threw up his hands in disgust. “Fine, here is your toy, now take that crying brat away from here, you’re ruining my business.”

Murmuring started behind them and the rest of the people in line all left telling everyone behind them what was going on. The perplexed owner stood there watching his line of customers and their children leave. It was plain from his expression that he didn’t believe what just happened.

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

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 368 GOLD and Swim.

Ronovan’s Rules:

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Sparkling Fish!

By Tessa Dean July 2021

lazily swimming

gold and orange fish in pond

sun sparkling off them



The Challenge Words!

GOLD and Swim

Olympics Haiku Image

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/

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

Weekend Writing Prompt #219 – Vivid

Weekend Writing Prompt #219 – Vivid

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Vivid Colors

By Tessa Dean July 2021

Tammy sat in front of her computer, contemplating her options. She knew it was time to create a new background for her project. She had been using the last one for quite a while, and she imagined people were getting tired of seeing it.

She wanted something vivid with lots of colors. So she opened the online site that had thousands of pictures and started looking through them, and then she thought about some textures she had seen. Something lightly colored but bright would be perfect as a background.

*****89 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/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 669 and Friday Fictioneers July 23

Three Things Challenge 669 and Friday Fictioneers July 23

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:

CRAZY
HOLIDAY
VISIT

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Friday Fictioneers 100 word challenge July 23, 2021

PHOTO PROMPT© Na’ama Yehuda תודה חברה שלי 

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The Ornament

By Tessa Dean July 2021

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Patty was getting crazy looks from the people watching her walking her cat down the sidewalk on a leash. She had to admit it was kind of crazy, especially with all the snow on the sidewalk that was almost as tall as her cat, but she continued walking Taffy.

As she approached a tree, she saw a single ornament hanging on one of the branches. Unfortunately, she was only visiting and couldn’t go home for some more holiday ornaments, so she headed for the local dollar store and bought several boxes of ornaments, and came back and decorated the tree.

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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, Poetry, Prompt

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 366 WEAVE and Web.

Ronovan’s Rules:

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Sticky Webs!

By Tessa Dean July 2021

weaving webs daily

strings catching eyelids and hair

walk right into them



The Challenge Words!

TENDER and Who

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/

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

Take Seven 9th July and Weekend Writing Prompt #217 – Requisite

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.

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Our words were: boldcastcold, cryden, dry, fast, foldholdlast, mast, oldpastpry, slysold, thentrywhen

whyvast

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Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #217: Requisite

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The Ring Part 19 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13Part 14Part 15Part 16Part 17, Part 18)

By Tessa Dean July 2021

**********Eileen’s POV**********

Eileen told Kyle that she had the requisite rules for the rape examination explained to her last night at the hospital, and then the police report she had filed at the police station was also explained. Still, they didn’t follow those procedures very well.

She had to wait hours in the hospital emergency room for the exam to take place, and that one of the nurses had been a male, and he smirked at her and had to be thrown out. Then she had to wait at the police station while they finished arresting some guys selling drugs.

**********98 words for the weekend prompt**********

**********Story Continued**********

Eileen began to cry again while Kyle surveyed the vast sky of stars and then wondered why this had to happen to Eileen who was the greatest girl in the world. It was getting cold and they didn’t have jackets with them so he held her closer. He had never pried about her past and she had never asked about his. If he had any illusions that she was virgin he could forget that thought now.

He dried her tears while she got herself under control. He wondered how many times that bold, vile, creep had violated her. It would all come out at the trial provided she didn’t back out when she had to testify in front of him. He hoped she had the courage to see it out and that she didn’t get too banged up while they tried to set him up so they could catch him in action. He knew that the professor was sly and he wondered if he would be smart enough to figure out what they had in mind.

Jack and Scott had remained in Scott’s den talking about what route they should try. They had to lure him to her and have him mad enough that he tries to rape her again. He seems to do it when he is mad at her. Preferably without beating her first. She said the last time he had beaten her till she passed out and then she woke up during the rape. They didn’t want that to happen. They just wanted him to attempt to rape her and then they would burst in. But there were no guarantees. The detective had to sell her on his current idea tomorrow morning.

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Detective Fisher cast about for the best way to break his idea to her and Kyle. They would arrive shortly at the Callan’s house. It was the best place to meet. Once they arrived, Sarah brought them to the den. The dog was already outside because they remembered her fear of the dog.

For lack of a better idea, Jack said they wanted her to call the professor and tell him she needed to talk to him about this grade he gave her. She knew it wasn’t a zero. His hope was that he would offer to meet her and if she had sex with him he would give her the A it deserved. She would agree, but when he got to her apartment she would refuse to give him sex. They hoped he would get mad and try to rape her and when she was close to being fully raped she would yell “cow” and they would rush in with cameras and hopefully get him about to rape her. Hopefully he would not try to beat her first. If he did she was to immediately play like he knocked her out and hopefully he would continue to the rape and stop beating her. However, if he continued to beat her than she was to yell “cow” and they would stop there. They would have to hope the other women’s stories would be enough to put him behind bars. They were still trying to call them all and convince as many as possible since they had one woman ready to testify.

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Eileen was nervous. It was almost time for the professor to arrive. The knock at the door almost caused her to scream. She let him in, he stomach churning. “How beautiful and sexy you are tonight,” he told her. she remained silent. “So I understand you don’t believe you deserve a zero for a grade. Like I told you I would change it to an A if you have sex with me tonight.”

Eileen refused and the professor grabbed her by the shirt and ripped it open, buttons flying everywhere. He shoved her onto the couch and started to yank her shorts off. She bided her time. He didn’t attempt to hit her. It seemed like he wanted her to be conscious for this one. He reached down and unzipped his shorts and pushed them off and then he tore her panties off. She yelled “cow” and in rushed the police with cameras and guns. The professor looked at her and went to strike her, but Detective Fisher got to her in time to prevent him from hitting her. He was told to pull up his pants and then he was handcuffed and dragged out of the room, shouting, “You bitch.”

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The day of the trial, the professor appeared older than normal. It appeared that jail didn’t set well with him. Eileen and Kyle were there and very nervous. The detective didn’t mention whether any of the other women had showed up to testify and no one else was in the courtroom.

The trial started and Eileen gave her testimony and the shots from the cameras showed him in action. It was definitely a rape scene. As her testimony ended, Eileen heard sounds behind her. There were about ten women, each accompanied by someone, which Eileen then found out were ten of the other women he attacked and their lawyers. With someone leading the way they found the strength to follow her lead and testify against the professor too.

One of them was the sister of his deceased wife. She testified to everything her sister had ever told her about their relationship and that she was sure he had beaten her and raped her just like he did with her and all these other women.

The professor was denying that he had done anything to anybody. He was being set up, but each one had a police report with a date in the past of when each woman had been attacked and they also found multiple complaints from his wife about domestic violence. He was found guilty of all the attacks and the homicide of his wife, who coincidentally was named Eileen as well.

The women, all crying, surrounded Eileen and thanked her for being strong enough to take the professor on and giving them the strength to testify as well. The monster was finally off the streets and he was sentenced to death by electric chair since his wife had lived in a state that had the death penalty.

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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/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg