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!”

**********100 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

  

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Three Things Challenge 694 and Friday Fictioneers 20 AUGUST 2021

Three Things Challenge 694

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:

OATH
ENGAGE
PUSH

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Friday Fictioneers 100 word challenge August 20, 2021

PHOTO PROMPT© Lisa Fox

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Grandpa’s Motorbike

By Tessa Dean August 2021

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Hadley zoomed up on his new Honda Motorcycle that he had gotten for his birthday. “What is that you got there? It sure is rusty,” he asked his cousins, who were pushing an old rusted motorcycle out of their grandfather’s garage. Jacob and Joshua tossed out several oaths before replying.

“We are trying to engage Grandfather’s old Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Grandfather seems to think it will run with some loving care, but I think it is ready for the junk heap myself.”

“It’s rusted. That thing isn’t going to start,” Hadley informed them. Laughing at their idiocy, he roared off.

**********100************

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

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6 AUGUST 2021 Friday Fictioneers

6 AUGUST 2021 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT© Jennifer Pendergast

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The Pond

by Tessa Dean August 2021

“Benjy, no!” I screamed as my puppy headed onto the ice, making it crack. Benjy stopped in his tracks, fear making him shake. I stood on the edge of the pond, crying. A man’s large boot appeared beside me. “What’s the problem, little lady?”

“My puppy is drowning. The man reached down, picked up the tiny puppy, and handed it to me. “Oh, thank you,” I manage to choke out.

“No problem, little lady, the puppy was only 6 inches out and not in danger of drowning at all, but I am sure he is cold. Go dry him off.”

**********100 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 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.”

**********100 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 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

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Three Things Challenge 644 and What Do You See #88 and Friday Fictioneers July 2, 2021

Three Things Challenge 644

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:

PEOPLE
SUDDEN
AGHAST

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What Do You See #88

Image credit; Elias Castillo @Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader this image shows a dog wearing a shirt with “Superman” logo on it. There is a cape flowing from the back of the T- shirt.

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Friday Fictioneers 100 word challenge July 2, 2021

PHOTO PROMPT © Russell Gayer

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The Ring Part 7 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5, Part 6)

By Tessa Dean July 2021

Eileen rubbed the back of her neck and then unbuttoned the top button of her shirt. She bit her lip. Finally Kyle couldn’t stand it any longer. “What are you doing Eileen? Have you changed your mind or what? If you don’t speed up a little bit we are going to be late. Sarah said to come at 8 PM.”

“Is this a smart thing to do Kyle? I admit I am a little bit afraid now. I thought he was just a man who liked watching women, but that report is quite detailed and he is not a simple woman watcher. I don’t know if I can go through with getting him thrown in jail or at least out of the university. What if he comes after me if they don’t put him in jail?”

“You know I can’t help you with that one. I will support you in whatever you choose to do, but I can’t make the decision for you. Maybe the Callans will have some ideas on what you should do. They are older than us. Unless you want to call and cancel let’s get a move on here.”

Eileen sped up and pulled over in front of the Callan’s house. There was a light in one of the bedroom windows which probably meant they were trying to put the twins to bed or maybe one or both of them had woken up. Eileen felt like she was intruding. Why did she think this was a great idea?

Kyle stepped out of his side of the car. Eileen was chewing on her lip, but she stepped out of the driver’s side. They walked up to the front of the house and rang the doorbell. A dog barked. Eileen glanced at Kyle. She was afraid of dogs. The door opened and she hung back behind Kyle as the dog glanced out the glass screen door at them still barking. Eileen was aghast. You would think it was a huge dog from her expression, but he was kind of cute. He was a small dog dressed in a shirt with a “Superman” logo on it. The door opened suddenly and he came out to sniff them. Eileen whimpered and hid behind Kyle. “I’m sorry sir, but she’s afraid of dogs, all dogs.”

Scott Callan apologized and pulled the dog back into the house. He yelled to his wife, Sarah, that he was taking the two of them into the back yard til she was ready to join them, but not to bring out the dog as Eileen is afraid of them. “I’m sorry, but my wife is putting the twins to bed. They had a long day. Taking pictures of two-year olds is hard on everyone. I am Scott Callan and you met my wife Sarah earlier although I understand that one of you works at the restaurant with her.”

“I do,” Eileen managed. “I’m Eileen Weatherby and this is my fiancé Kyle Sanderson. I am sorry if we are bothering you, but I thought this was a good idea at first.”

“When Sarah comes out you can tell us what is on your mind and we can go from there. From the little she was able to tell me it sounds rather serious and I think you need to do something about it, but that is your decision alone. We’ll help in any way we can.”

**********100 words Friday Fictioneers**********

They walked through the gate into the back yard and were met, by an old van that looked like it was growing there. Kyle and Eileen both stopped suddenly and stared at the van. “Most people have the same reaction,” Scott said. “It was an old van that the previous owners had. I was going to haul it away when we moved in, but it is kind of an attention grabber and so I just held on to it. The weeds continue to grow around it. At the rate it is going, it will be completely covered in several years.”

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Scott led them over to the picnic table and Sarah came out with a tray of ice tea. I thought you might be thirsty.” She handed out glasses to everyone and then took a seat by Scott on the other side of the table. “Eileen tell Scott what you told me. This sounds very important and possibly dangerous for you and perhaps some other young women there at the university.”

“I am a little bit scared now that I read that whole report on this professor at our university here in Angel’s Cove. He has been stalking me although I didn’t let on to him that I knew it. He is very popular with the female population and we all know him as being a bachelor. He is always staring at my butt, boobs and legs and when I am sitting at a desk I can see him trying to twist around to look up under my desk to see if my legs are open when I wear a skirt. And then the other day when Kyle proposed to me and that was actually funny rather than romantic, but it is typical Kyle. Anyhow he ended up proposing in front of this carved wooden sculputure which is possibly a man, I am not sure, but the storm was coming quick and I guess he wanted to propose then rather than waiting for a better time and place, but I noticed the professor back there in the woods behind it and he was staring at my skirt which was whipping around in the wind. I tried to hold it down, but wasn’t doing a great job. I had on sexy panties and I know he got a glimpse of them at least once. Once Kyle finished proposing we took off running for his car and my skirt was blowing wildly, I couldn’t hold it down any longer.

I try to stay away from him typically, but he gave me a big red zero on my final exam and I know I didn’t deserve a zero. I am a straight-A student. I was trying to figure out what to do about it when I got the idea that maybe this jerk had a wife or something back home, wherever that was and decided to do one of those background checks. What I found scared me silly. He was married, but was accused of beating and killing his wife, but it couldn’t be proven so he was let go. Then there was a list of instances where he was accused by female students of either stalking them or beating them if they chose to go out with him. Nothing was ever proven as none of the women would press charges. He just kept changing schools. Now he is here and I am definitely on his radar. I have to get this grade changed which means going to him and he will probably offer to change it if I go out with him. Well I can’t let that happen. A beating and/or death is not in my future if I can help it. And he knows I am engaged.

“Wow,” Scott said and glanced at Sara. “I understand you want to print out the report and do something, but now you are getting second thoughts. I can’t say I blame you. He sounds like a very dangerous man. How about we print out the report to begin with. I want to see this. Which one did you use?”

“I used the number one background site especially for criminal backgrounds. I wasn’t expecting what I got back though.”

“Good choice. It is probably the one most people choose. Let’s go to my den where my computer is. You can sign in and print out your report. We will make several copies just in case. After I read it I will tell you my thoughts.”

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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

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Friday Fictioneers, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 638 and Friday Fictioneers for 25 JUNE 2021

Three Things Challenge 638

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:

WISP
CARESS
FINGERTIPS

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25 JUNE 2021 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox

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Wind Storm!

By Tessa Dean June 2021

She turned towards him with a wisp of a smile. She caressed his arm with her fingertips. He finished putting up the tent and led her towards the opening. They zipped themselves in, and lips met lips only to have a huge windstorm tear through the campsite and rip the tent from around them, exposing them to the elements.

He held her close as the tree limbs battered the ground around them. Then finally, he looked for somewhere safe for them to go and decided that the cars would be the safest place to get out of the sudden wind.

**********100 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

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18 JUNE 2021 Friday Fictioneers

18 JUNE 2021 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas

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Lost Part 2 (Part 1)

by Tessa Dean June 2021

Nora and her son, Nicholas, were still racing across the wilderness, trying to get to safety. They had no idea who or what was chasing them. There were no paths, and they had to try and push their way as fast as possible through the thick greenery.

Up ahead was a small yellow hut. Someone had been there recently as the area surrounding it was swept clear. Could Nora and her son safely take a short break there? They hadn’t heard the dogs recently. Maybe there was time for a snooze.

As Nora pondered it, there was a dog’s bark.

**********100 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 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

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Three Things Challenge 617 and Friday Fictioneers for 4 JUNE 2021

Three Things Challenge 617

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:

HORN
CHEER
SOLID

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100 Word Flash Fiction from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

PHOTO PROMPT © Liz Young

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Kids!!

By Tessa Dean June 2021

“NO, NO! That is the accelerator, not the brake!” Gary, driver’s education teacher, slammed his fist on the dashboard of the little red, four-door sedan. “How many times must I tell you?” he yelled. 17-year-old Melinda froze.

She backed up again and tried to maneuver into the parking spot. Again the car shot forward, and they slammed into something solid, the wall.

A horn sounded behind them, the driver unable to get around due to the congestion in the area.

A cheer rose from Melinda’s classmates as they watched, glad that they weren’t the ones behind the wheel right now.

**********100 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

Friday Fictioneers, Non-Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

21 MAY 2021 Friday Fictioneers

21 MAY 2021

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda

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Statue of Liberty

by Tessa Dean May 2021

Our group, including our three children, boarded the ferry, eager to arrive at the Statue of Liberty. Once we landed, we walked around the bottom, and then we got in the long line of people waiting to climb up inside. We finally got to the top of the line and were next to go in when the person allowing the parties to enter announced that no more people were allowed to enter as there wouldn’t be enough time to get to the top and back down before closing. So close, so disappointed. We wished we hadn’t walked around the outside.

**********100 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 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