#writephoto, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

#WRITEPHOTO – Door

Prompt Rules:

Door – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a grey wooden traditional door set amongst some stone walls.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

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Behind the Door!

By Tessa Dean May 2022

Walking along the outer stone wall we wondered what was behind it. The wall was too tall to see over and so we kept on walking along the outside and eventually, we came to a very small door. My husband Troy and I wondered what was behind the wall, but the little door was too small for us to go through. We wondered if it would even open. Troy played with the door latch and finally got it open, but we still couldn’t see what was inside as there was a wall a couple of feet inside the door and it blocked our vision. 

Our 3-year-old daughter could fit inside of the doorway, but we were afraid she wouldn’t listen to us and just glance inside and come right back out. We didn’t dare chance it and had to find another way to find out what was behind the wall. We walked all the way around and found another door this one was adult-sized and we were able to enter and see all the beautiful flowers that were growing inside along with lots of waterfalls. It was beautiful. I am so glad we were able to finally see what was behind the door and walls. 

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.wordpress.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.wordpress.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 #257 – Luminous

Rules:

Word Prompt

Luminous

Challenge

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Caught!

By Tessa Dean May 2022

Searching the dark ahead of me, I was searching for my husband and his girlfriend. I caught a giggle now and then, and then I spotted his luminous watch face.

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Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.wordpress.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.wordpress.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 407 DESERT and Path.

Rules:

The Desert

By Tessa Dean April 2022

desert heat bakes us

follow path to a mirage

bring water bottle


Haiku Challenge

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.wordpress.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.wordpress.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 # 131 – April 25,2022

Sadje’s rules:

Image credit; Ben White @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows two young girls standing outdoor looking at a book which both of them are holding jointly.

By Tessa Dean April 2022

“Monica and Suzanne, where are you?” Their mother, Karen, was shouting throughout the house. She had been in every room, so now she had to head outside to their huge yard. 

Still shouting their names, Karen started in the front yard and, finding no sign of the girls, she headed around back. She told the girls to stay out of the backyard as it was mostly woods back there, and she didn’t like them exploring that area. 

Karen saw flashes of color moving in the woods and shouted for the girls again. They were ignoring her, and she came up to them and found them studying a book of pictures. She caught sight of nudity, and she was surprised at them. She grabbed the book, and it was her teenager’s science book, and it just so happened that there were looking at the section on sex.

She tried explaining to the two young girls that they should not be looking at their brother’s school books. They had many questions and she knew it was time to explain sex to her girls, and she wasn’t looking forward to it. 

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.wordpress.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.wordpress.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 #256 – Provocative

Rules:

Word Prompt

Provocative

Challenge

wk 256 provocative

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The three young men struggled to get a peek at the provocatively dressed young woman as she loaded her car’s backseat with shopping bags. Her miniskirt rode up each time she reached into the vehicle. 

She was unaware of the growing audience behind the store’s window. The men were talking among themselves about her outfit that was exposing more with every bag.

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Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

#WRITEPHOTO – Lamppost

Prompt Rules:

Lamppost – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a black traditional style lamppost set beside a stone pathway in amongst some hedging.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

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Love Hurts!

By Tessa Dean April 2022

Cathie watched in shock as her sister, Anjolie, and Mark, the man who was supposed to be her fiance, stopped at the opening in the walkway next to the lamp post and shared a passionate kiss. Anjolie pushed him away but didn’t stop him when he went to kiss her again. 

Cathie couldn’t believe her sister was kissing Mark so passionately. She barely protested. They were so involved in their kiss that neither noticed Cathie watching them. 

Cathie walked up to them and, after shouting “Creep!” she threw her engagement ring at Mark. She spat on her sister and left. Looking back, she found them on the ground, searching for the ring. It was obvious who was more important to him. He didn’t come after her. He just kept searching for the ring. With any luck, it bounced off of him and landed in the drainage grate. It would serve him right. 

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.wordpress.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 #929

Three Things Challenge #737

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:

SUDDEN
RARE
SELECT

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The Library!

By Tessa Dean April 2022

I was going through my library and suddenly found three rare books that I had no idea were there. I was going through the shelves selecting books that sounded interesting for an afternoon read and came across these 3 books I didn’t remember seeing before. 

I wondered if they belonged to Sylvester. He was also a book collector, and I could see him coming across them in a book sale, maybe even an estate sale, and picking them up and just dropping them into our library. 

They were in pretty good shape, so I would have to take them down to the antique store and see if they could tell me anything about them other than they are antiques. I will have to ask Sylvester where he got them. Maybe there are more. I am always on the lookout for old books.

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Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

Weekend Writing Prompt #254 – Yodel

Rules by SammiCoxWriter

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

Yodel

Challenge

wk 254 yodel

Weekend Writing Prompt #254: This weekend you challenge is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 57 words using the word “Yodel”.

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem / prose must contain this week’s word (see note below).  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.
  • A note on the word: you can use any variation of the word (for example: call, calls, calling, called etc).  If you find you are struggling to use this week’s word you may substitute it for a synonym – just include a note to explain the swap.  Remember, this is supposed to be fun! 

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

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I can’t imagine learning to yodel. Not only do I find it annoying to listen to, but learning it seems impossible. 

Now to be fair I never tried to learn it. I saw a how-to article on learning to yodel, but it didn’t keep my interest enough to begin with step one. Never mind step two/three.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

8 APRIL 2022 Friday Fictioneers

8 APRIL 2022 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

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Convention

by Tessa Dean April 2022

My husband set us up for a business convention. We got to the motel and found the place was a wreck. Room service arrived on lunchroom trays and didn’t look very edible. 

“Why did you book us here, Roger? This place is a dump. What kind of convention is this?”

“It is supposed to be a business startup convention, and I figured it would help us. I booked the room through the convention.”

“We can’t afford a convention, so what were you thinking?”

We need help getting started.”

“More money wasted for nothing gained,” I shouted at him, tears starting.

**********100 words**********

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

#Whatdoyousee, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

What do you see # 128- April 4, 2022

Sadje’s rules:

Image credit; Oleksii S @ Unsplash
For the visually challenged reader, this image shows three orange traffic cones placed on the road. There is ice on the road surface and foot prints can be seen on the ice.

By Tessa Dean April 2022

Jonathan Morey punched the gas pedal as hard as possible, which caused him to stay ahead of the lone cop behind him only briefly. The cop behind him, lights flashing, sirens blaring, was slowly catching up to Jonathan on the back road. 

Jonathan noticed lights in the distance in front of him. He thought this was just a small town, and he certainly wasn’t expecting such a huge cop presence. He slammed on his brakes and tried to find a side road, but the cop behind him was now on his tail. Since he wasn’t sliding, he must have chains on his tires. He was driving through a town prepared for snow driving, and he was sure they had plenty of snow each year. The cop had plenty of experience driving in the snow.

Jonathan barely stopped before hitting the first cop car in his way, and the one behind him was on his tail. The road was icy, and you could see the footprints on the ice by the orange cones placed on the road. He didn’t know what to do as the body in the back seat was a dead giveaway that he had murdered someone. He couldn’t talk himself out of this. 

No one moved. The cops didn’t know if he was armed, and they weren’t taking a chance. If he got out of his car and brandished a gun around, they would simply shoot him in the knee if he refused to give up. It was a standoff, and he wasn’t in a good position. His only choice was to give up.

“Please step out of the car with your hands up and place them on your hood with your feet spread,” one of the cops shouted. All of the cops had guns pointed at him.

Eight against one wasn’t very good odds. He didn’t move to get out of the car. He slid his hand over and picked up his gun beside him on the seat. It was loaded, and he pulled it up to this head and shot himself. 

The cops were confused as they thought one of them had shot him, but then he toppled over, and they hoped he was dead and had shot himself. That would make this whole situation much easier. They all inched their way out of their cars and towards the stranger in the car. There was plenty of blood, and his hand was on his gun. 

“Oh my God,” one of the officers said. The body in the car was the chief’s daughter, Maddie. One of them would have to tell him. They could hear his voice over the radio asking for a status. No one moved. They checked her pulse, and she was dead. One of them had to tell him. They decided that the man with the lowest rank had to tell him. Gerry slowly headed to one of the cars and grabbed the radio. 

“Uh, Sir, we have some bad news. The woman he took was Maddie. I am sorry, but she is dead.”

“Nooooooooooooooooo!” 

“Sorry, Sir!”

After several minutes of silence, the voice said to take her to the hospital, and he would meet them there. She was loaded into the ambulance. The radio was still on, and the chief was crying. No one said anything. They processed the scene after her body was sent to the hospital.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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