#JusJoJan, Non-Fiction, Prompt

#JusJoJan prompt the 14th – “Neighbor”

#JusJoJan prompt the 14th – “Neighbor”

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Most of my neighbors have been pretty terrible, but I couldn’t ask for better neighbors than I have right now. They live directly across the hall from me. I live in a high rise and so our apartments are very close together. I felt comfortable enough to give them a key to take care of what needed to be taken care of during my hospital stays, getting mail and packages and putting them in my apartment, etc. They will do anything for me and I am not used to having neighbors like that.

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Linda G Hill’s Rules:

Hey there! Welcome to the 8th annual Just Jot it January challenge! This year is going to be far simpler than the last couple of years. One prompt per day, link to that post, that’s it. Details below.

But why should you participate in this challenge? To keep the ol’ fingers warm and meet up with an awesome blogging community, that’s why! Just Jot it January, AKA JusJoJan, is a challenge to write a post every day of the month of January. We’ve grown from a handful of participants in 2014 to close to fifty for the past couple of years. Let’s see if we can make it to sixty this year!

Here are the JusJoJan Rules:

1. Just Jot It January starts January 1st, but it’s never too late to join in! Here, we run on the honour system; the “jot it” part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesn’t have to be a post, it can even be a grocery list), counts as a “jot.” If it makes it to your blog that day, great! If it waits a week to get from a sticky note to your screen, no problem!

2. I’ll post prompts at 2am my time (GMT -5). The prompt will be the word in quotation marks in the title of my 2am post. You don’t have to follow the prompt every day, but that will be where you leave your link for others to see. You’ll get a prompt for every day except Wednesday, when the prompt is simply my One-Liner Wednesday and on Saturday, when your prompt will be the Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS, which will appear at about 9:30am Friday. Each prompt post will include the rules.

3. Please ping back or link to the daily prompt. To ping back, just copy the URL from the daily prompt post, and paste it anywhere in your post. Check to make sure your link shows up where you want it to, and go back occasionally to see other bloggers’ entries – the more you visit others, the more they’ll visit you! Note: A) The newest pingbacks will be at the top of the comments section. B) Ping backs only work if you’re blogging on WordPress. Everyone else must paste a link manually.

4. Tag your post JusJoJan and/or #JusJoJan.

5. Write anything! Any length will do! It can even be a photo or a drawing – you’re going to title it, right? There’s your jot!

6. If your post is NSFW, do not ping back. Please leave your link in the comments with a warning.

7. If you’d like to, use the JusJoJan badge so that others can find your post more easily.

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

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Take Seven 15th January

Take Seven 15th January by Pensitivity101 – Rules below:

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:
ago, anywhere, bad, change, chest, dashed, doldrums, early, expectation, few, just, mistress, outlook, past, planning, sing, teasing, thoughtful, tomorrow, want, weak

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The Birthday Party Part 3 (Part 1, Part 2)

By Tessa Dean January 2021

A day ago, he was sure that Ginny would say no to going to Anthony’s party instead of the fancy affair, and when he asked her, she hadn’t dashed his hopes and said no right off the bat. He hoped she wasn’t teasing him, but his friends seemed to think that she was just putting him on and that she was planning on asking one of them to take her to the fancy affair in his place.

The doldrums settled in, and he became thoughtful. How well did he know Ginny? They had met early in the year, and a few months later, they became boyfriend and girlfriend officially. He didn’t know what her expectations were for their relationship as he had never asked. He usually asked her where she wanted to go on a date, and she usually replied, “Anywhere is fine with me.” She had been planning the date to the charity ball for a few months, and so when he asked her about going to the birthday party tomorrow instead, he was surprised she didn’t say no right off the bat.

He didn’t want to appear weak, so he didn’t keep asking her if she was sure about giving up the charity ball. He would call tomorrow and tell her what time he would pick her up for the party.

He changed for bed and looked in his closet to see which of his jeans were suitable for the birthday party. They weren’t going anywhere fancy, but he didn’t want to look bad. She was a fine-looking woman, and so he wanted to look nice without his family thinking he was becoming too fancy for them. He wondered what she would wear. He didn’t want his family thinking she was his mistress, and this was the first time they would be meeting her. She always dressed fine in the past, but hopefully, she would tone it down for tomorrow.

Just before he went to bed, his friend Joseph called and said, “I have some bad news for you, man. Ginny just called and asked me to take her to the charity ball tomorrow night.”

“What? Are you kidding me, man?”

“No, I’m not kidding. I wouldn’t do that to you, man. I said no, but I heard that Wayne told her yes.”

Thomas was dazed. He couldn’t believe what he was hearing. His whole outlook on their relationship just changed within minutes. He thanked Joseph for having his back and went to bed.

Thankfully he hadn’t told his mother that Ginny was coming yet. That would have been too embarrassing to have to tell her what happened. No one else needed to know.

The next night the party started. The family had gathered around Anthony’s high chair where he sat with his cake, and there was a commotion at the door just before they began to sing “Happy Birthday.”

Thomas waited to see who was at the door. “Oh Thomas, I am so sorry I am late,” a familiar voice said. “I hope I didn’t miss the whole party. My mom had to go to the hospital. She’s ok, but I had to bring her home and get her settled into bed before I could come over to the party.”

“Ginny?” Thomas went into the hall to greet her. She was alone and dressed for a little boy’s birthday party and not a fancy charity ball. “I am sorry about not calling you with a time to pick you up. Joseph told me he had a message for me from you, and I believed him. I am so sorry for not calling you, and I am glad your mother is ok.”

“What could Joseph possibly have to tell you about me? I haven’t talked to him or any of your friends in weeks.”

“Never mind, I think I need some new friends. You are just in time to sing “Happy Birthday.” They sang, and then he introduced Ginny around as his girlfriend.

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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


Non-Fiction, Prompt

TFF – Season 2 – Game 8 From a Guy Called Bloke

TFF – Season 2 – Game 8 From a Guy Called Bloke

The Friday Four
Today some more brain tickling thought provokers …
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Do you ever simply stop and wonder ‘Where has time gone to?’ or is it something that never bothers you? Yes and sometimes I swear the time goes faster the older I get.
If you had a warning label, what would yours read? Mood Swings! Look Out!!
What fact amazes you every time you think of it? How fast time is flying by. My baby is 33, but my oldest child is 43. My oldest grandchild is 23 and my youngest is 1 year old. It seems just like yesterday that I had my first child and that I had gotten married just a few year before my first child appeared and then 23 years later I got divorced and the biggie is that I have no been divorced 21 years. It doesn’t seem possible.
What kind of activities do you enjoy doing and what would you never do? I love to write and read. I would never scuba dive or jump out of a plane. Or go on a safari with jungle animals.

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

14 JANUARY 2021 Friday Fictioneers and FFFTPP 2021: WEEK #02

14 JANUARY 2021 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

FFFTPP 2021: WEEK #02

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Combination of two photo prompts above. Check out the link to each one to see the rules for the prompts.

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Missed the Concert and Needing a New Tire

By Tessa Dean January 2021

Sarah was taking her twin teenage sons, Aiden and Ethan, to a concert at the high school. The boys were fighting in the back seat. Sarah turned to yell at them.

“Stop it, you two, or we’re going home.”

There was a loud thump, and the car careened across the road to the median strip.

Sarah told the boys to stay in the car as there was a lot of traffic. She got out and looked at the tire. There was no way Sarah could save that one, and she had no spare tire. She would need a new tire.

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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

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #478

Three Things Challenge #478

Pensitivity101 Rules:

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
Every day I’ll list three things that may, or may not, be related. The challenge is to simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you, using 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 the 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and the logo if you wish.
Invite us along by creating a pingback to this post and don’t forget to leave your link in the comments so that other people can read your writings and I’ll see it to respond to you directly. While you’re there, why not check out some of the other posts too!

Have fun and these are your three things today are:

CHANGE
DASHED
TEASING

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The Birthday Party Part 2 (here is part 1)

By Tessa Dean January 2021

Thomas tore the rented tux off, changed into his jeans and tee shirt, and dashed over to the shop to return it. He told the older woman at the desk the story of why he was returning it and she said that she would return the fee he paid to rent it as she also believed in family being important and she was happy that his girlfriend was so understanding.

Thomas went home and told his friends that Ginny was actually going to attend Anthony’s first birthday party instead of insisting they go to this fancy charity affair that she had planned on and he had just returned the tux to the shop. His friends began teasing him that she was just saying that and that she would most likely ask one of them to take her to the charity affair instead.

Thomas’s hopes were slightly dashed. Would she do that to him? She seemed sincere when she said it was ok with her and that she would be honored to go to the birthday party. Now Thomas had to wait and see what Ginny would actually do tomorrow night. Maybe he should call and let her know what time he would be picking her up for the party and see what she says. No, he had to trust her. She seemed sincere and he would wait and see whether she called him to find out what time he would pick her up and go from there. He wanted to trust her, despite what his friends said.

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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, #JusJoJan, Fiction, Prompt

One-Liner Wednesday/JusJoJan the 13th, 2021 – Snow Carolers

One-Liner Wednesday/JusJoJan the 13th, 2021 – Snow Carolers

The children were outside building a whole family of snow carolers to entertain the neighbors when they looked outside their windows.

Linda G Hill’s Rules:

Hey there! Welcome to the 8th annual Just Jot it January challenge! This year is going to be far simpler than the last couple of years. One prompt per day, link to that post, that’s it. Details below.

But why should you participate in this challenge? To keep the ol’ fingers warm and meet up with an awesome blogging community, that’s why! Just Jot it January, AKA JusJoJan, is a challenge to write a post every day of the month of January. We’ve grown from a handful of participants in 2014 to close to fifty for the past couple of years. Let’s see if we can make it to sixty this year!

Here are the JusJoJan Rules:

If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here to help your blog get more exposure.

Here are the simple JusJoJan Rules:

1. Just Jot It January starts January 1st, but it’s never too late to join in! Here, we run on the honour system; the “jot it” part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesn’t have to be a post, it can even be a grocery list), counts as a “jot.” If it makes it to your blog that day, great! If it waits a week to get from a sticky note to your screen, no problem!

2. I’ll post prompts at 2am my time (GMT -5). The prompt will be the word in quotation marks in the title of my 2am post. You don’t have to follow the prompt every day, but that will be where you leave your link for others to see. You’ll get a prompt for every day except Wednesday, when the prompt is simply my One-Liner Wednesday and on Saturday, when your prompt will be the Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS, which will appear at about 9:30am Friday. Each prompt post will include the rules.

2 a) The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

Badge by Laura @

riddlefromthemiddle.com

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

The Chocolate Box – 18 Questions From a Guy Called Bloke

The Chocolate Box – 18 Questions From a Guy Called Bloke

The Chocolate Box – 18 Questions

The Once Every 6 Weeks Spicy, Sugary Sweet and Sour Game


Game 1 – Season 1

January 2021

Next Game Due – February.
The Chocolate Box Directory
1Who was your favourite cartoon character when you were a growing up? “Tobor the Eighth Man” or something like that. I remember the robot was spelled backwards
2Have you ever had a crush on someone as an adult? Yes and I would imagine most do at some point or another.
3Night or Day Time which is best for you and why? Night, I am not a day person.
4Have you ever had sex in deep snow as opposed to a light frosting? Uh, no!
5What are three of your weirdest quirks? Too damn honest, bend over backwards not to hurt someone even if it means hurting me, if you can call lazy a quirk, then I have three.
6Can you sum up your personal life for the year 2020 using only 7 words? Miss my family and hate wearing masks.
7What’s the most embarassing position you have ever been stuck in? Stood up in the ocean and the weight of the waves pulled my top down over my huge pregnant belly so my whole upper body was exposed.
8Some words simply roll off your tongue as if they were honey, what are three of your favourite words? dessert, sleep, bath
9What sweety things do you like to consume for pleasure? ice cream, cheesecake, vanilla cake with whipped cream icing
10Do you currently have a favourited song and if so what is it? Rock and Roll High School by the Ramones.
11PJ’s, Tee shirt and shorts, Naked or Other – What is your preference? Tee Shirt and Shorts.
12What is your most favoured breakfast dish? Belgina Waffles ala mode.
13Which colour is best worn to display your passion with life? Purple
14If you had to be soaked in a liquid that wasn’t water, what would you choose and why? Something that is not sticky, that is for sure. Can’t think of anything that is not really sticky. Milk, maybe???
15Underwear or Commando? Underwear.
16Which bed size do you prefer for whatever – Single, Twin, Bunks, Double, King, Queen or Other – and why? Double because it is big enough for me and doesn’t take up the whole room.
17How quick are you to react to no warning, last minute moments? Slow, and then panic sets in and I stop dead.
18You have just woken up …. the first thing you do is? PEE!!!

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

#JusJoJan, Non-Fiction, Prompt

#JusJoJan prompt the 12th – “Sing”

#JusJoJan prompt the 12th – “Sing”

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I can’t sing. I can’t carry a tune to save my life. I have no middle register. It is either high or low, no normal in the middle range. Singing embarrasses me so much. My ex-husband had a great singing voice and he was in the schools musicals. We didn’t go to the same school so I couldn’t be part of them in any way, but I went to every rehearsal and knew every part and could have been a stand-in if necessary except for the singing parts of course. I knew all the words though to both the play and the songs.

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Linda G Hill’s Rules:

Hey there! Welcome to the 8th annual Just Jot it January challenge! This year is going to be far simpler than the last couple of years. One prompt per day, link to that post, that’s it. Details below.

But why should you participate in this challenge? To keep the ol’ fingers warm and meet up with an awesome blogging community, that’s why! Just Jot it January, AKA JusJoJan, is a challenge to write a post every day of the month of January. We’ve grown from a handful of participants in 2014 to close to fifty for the past couple of years. Let’s see if we can make it to sixty this year!

Here are the JusJoJan Rules:

1. Just Jot It January starts January 1st, but it’s never too late to join in! Here, we run on the honour system; the “jot it” part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesn’t have to be a post, it can even be a grocery list), counts as a “jot.” If it makes it to your blog that day, great! If it waits a week to get from a sticky note to your screen, no problem!

2. I’ll post prompts at 2am my time (GMT -5). The prompt will be the word in quotation marks in the title of my 2am post. You don’t have to follow the prompt every day, but that will be where you leave your link for others to see. You’ll get a prompt for every day except Wednesday, when the prompt is simply my One-Liner Wednesday and on Saturday, when your prompt will be the Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS, which will appear at about 9:30am Friday. Each prompt post will include the rules.

3. Please ping back or link to the daily prompt. To ping back, just copy the URL from the daily prompt post, and paste it anywhere in your post. Check to make sure your link shows up where you want it to, and go back occasionally to see other bloggers’ entries – the more you visit others, the more they’ll visit you! Note: A) The newest pingbacks will be at the top of the comments section. B) Ping backs only work if you’re blogging on WordPress. Everyone else must paste a link manually.

4. Tag your post JusJoJan and/or #JusJoJan.

5. Write anything! Any length will do! It can even be a photo or a drawing – you’re going to title it, right? There’s your jot!

6. If your post is NSFW, do not ping back. Please leave your link in the comments with a warning.

7. If you’d like to, use the JusJoJan badge so that others can find your post more easily.

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

Haiku, Poetry, Prompt

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 340 RELEASE and Simple.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 340 RELEASE and Simple.

Fishing

By Tessa Dean January 2021

simple release reel

so toddlers can also fish

drop, hook, reel it in


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!

SIMPLE and Release

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, 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 the 11th of January, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 11th of January, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile is that I got to see my grandson today. The one who has been in the Marine Corps for the last 4 years. He is almost discharged. He picked me up at the car repair shop where I dropped my car off and then he took me out for breakfast. It was great seeing him again.

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