#threethingschallenge, #writephoto, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

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

Three Things Challenge #711

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 3tc-2021.jpg

Pensitivity101 Rules:

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
Below are three things that may, or may not, be related. Simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you.
You can use one, two or all three words in your post, there are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
You can use 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and my logo if you wish.
Invite us along by creating a pingback to this post, then leave your link in the comments so that other people can read your writings and I’ll see it to respond to you directly. You might like to check out some of the other contributions while you’re there.

I schedule the challenge to go out around 6.30 am UK time, but pingbacks have to be approved manually so might not show immediately. This could be because I’m late accessing my blog or due to time differences, but I will get there, I promise!
I look forward to reading your responses, and as always thank you all for your continued support.

Your three words are:

RIFLE
MOBILE
MUG

**********

#WRITEPHOTO – BANDSTAND

Band Stand

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

**********

Weekend Writing Prompt #225 – Newspaper

wk 225 newspaper

**********

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

By Tessa Dean September 2021

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

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

**********68 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

Fiction, Prompt, Take Seven

Take Seven: 3rd September

Take Seven: 3rd September

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.

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

**********

Reflections Part 4 (Part 1Part 2Part 3)

By Tessa Dean September 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

********** 

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.com

Author of a book published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

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

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

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #709

Three Things Challenge #709

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 3tc-2021.jpg

Pensitivity101 Rules:

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
Below are three things that may, or may not, be related. Simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you.
You can use one, two or all three words in your post, there are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
You can use 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and my logo if you wish.
Invite us along by creating a pingback to this post, then leave your link in the comments so that other people can read your writings and I’ll see it to respond to you directly. You might like to check out some of the other contributions while you’re there.

I schedule the challenge to go out around 6.30 am UK time, but pingbacks have to be approved manually so might not show immediately. This could be because I’m late accessing my blog or due to time differences, but I will get there, I promise!
I look forward to reading your responses, and as always thank you all for your continued support.

Your three words are:

SHAKE
LAUGH
TICKLE

**********

Reflections (Part 3)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

***********

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.com

Author of a book published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

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

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

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #708

Three Things Challenge #708

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 3tc-2021.jpg

Pensitivity101 Rules:

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
Below are three things that may, or may not, be related. Simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you.
You can use one, two or all three words in your post, there are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
You can use 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and my logo if you wish.
Invite us along by creating a pingback to this post, then leave your link in the comments so that other people can read your writings and I’ll see it to respond to you directly. You might like to check out some of the other contributions while you’re there.

I schedule the challenge to go out around 6.30 am UK time, but pingbacks have to be approved manually so might not show immediately. This could be because I’m late accessing my blog or due to time differences, but I will get there, I promise!
I look forward to reading your responses, and as always thank you all for your continued support.

Your three words are:

POKE
TAP
PRESS

**********

Reflections (Part 2)

Written by Tessa Dean August 2021 (Part 1)

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

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

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

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

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

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

***********

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.com

Author of a book published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

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

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

Fiction, Friday Fictioneers, Photo Prompt, Prompt

3 SEPTEMBER 2021 Friday Fictioneers

3 SEPTEMBER 2021 Friday Fictioneers

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is afternoon-sun-on-the-river-210510.jpg
PHOTO PROMPT © Penny Gadd

**********

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

  

Fiction, Haiku, Poetry, Prompt, Uncategorized

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

Ronovan’s Rules:

**********

Drinking

By Tessa Dean August 2021

are you drunk, sir, ma’am

we walked that line toe by toe

passing seemed so hard



Haiku Challenge

SEASONAL BADGE


Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.com

Author of a book published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

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

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

#writephoto, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Thursday photo prompt: Painted #writephoto

Photo by Sue Vincent

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a rather oriental red bridge over a  pool covered with waterlilies and surrounded by trees.

Idyllic Spot

by Teresa Smeigh May 2020

Caroline stared wistfully at the lovely painted bridge she had just crossed over. She had never been here before, and she would have thought she was in the wrong spot if Robert hadn’t mentioned the lovely red bridge crossing over the stream and leading to a lush wooded spot.

She stared at the lovely, colorful butterflies flitting around the flowers and bushes. Occasionally a pretty hummingbird would enter the area and fly around. The stream sparkled and glittered with the occasional sunshine that made it through the dense area surrounding this open spot.

She wondered why they were here. Usually, they went to more secluded spots. She assumed that they were going to talk. She always hated it when Robert would want to have a conversation as they usually had to do with their relationship, and she knew it was not supposed to be a long term affair. He had been looking for someone to see outside his marriage, and sometimes things got a little uncomfortable for him, and they had to talk about it. She wondered what she had done this time.

He was late, and she was getting tired of standing. She looked for somewhere to sit, but other than the lush green grass, there wasn’t anywhere to sit. So she gingerly sat down and tried to pull her skirt up so she could bend her legs to sit on the grass.

She had been seeing Robert for over five years now, and she never expected this relationship to last that long. He knew she was looking for more than a casual fling, but so far, she hadn’t tried to force the issue. He made himself clear that he had no intention of leaving his wife. She had agreed to that and tried not to let it bother her. She had made the mistake of falling in love with a man she knew wasn’t looking for love, just a fling. That wasn’t his fault. She could only blame herself.

Caroline heard the lilting sound of voices coming closer. She was about to have company, but it wouldn’t be Robert as he came alone unless he ran into someone on the path coming in here. Her car was in the parking lot, and it was a slightly longer hike than normal. Anxiously she watched the opening to the bridge.

Much to her surprise, it was Robert, and he was with a woman. Watching them cross the red bridge, she thought she saw a resemblance to his wife in the woman’s face. She had seen pictures of her. Surely he wouldn’t have brought his wife along.

She stood up and waited for them to approach where she was standing. She didn’t move to greet them.

“Caroline,” Robert began and stopped. He looked very uncomfortable, and she could imagine he was.

The woman was watching her carefully, saying nothing at first, but her expression said she wasn’t happy. “Robert, let’s get this over with, I have to get back to work. I have no idea what you were thinking, but this ends here or else.”

“Caroline, I’m sorry, she caught me leaving this morning as she came home to get something she forgot for work. I didn’t plan for this to happen. She found your birthday present, and it was kind of obvious since it is not her birthday yet, not to mention that the present wouldn’t suit her. Samantha wouldn’t be caught dead in sexy lingerie, and I have never bought her any.”

Samantha opened her tote bag and tossed a sexy teddy at Caroline, smacking her in the face with it. Next came the birthday card addressed to Caroline. Caroline ducked this time and backed up.

“I don’t know what you think you are doing with someone else’s husband, but it won’t be mine. If I find out he’s been sniffing around you again, I will kill you both, and I am not kidding. My daddy won’t put up with this kind of thing. Robert is mine, or he’s history, and if it is you he is with, you are history too. Do you understand me? Speak up, girl. I can’t hear you.”

“Yes, ma’am, and I’m so sorry. I will never set my eyes on him again.” Caroline picked up her purse and left, practically running across the red bridge.

*******722 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

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #701

Three Things Challenge #701

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 3tc-2021.jpg

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:

FROST
DAWN
SKIP

**********

Something’s Missing

Written by Tessa Dean August 2021

Alan tiptoed down the stairs Christmas morning before dawn. He had dropped one of his daughter, Dawn’s, gifts on the trip downstairs to lay them under the tree. She was named Dawn since she had been born at Dawn on Christmas Day and so today was also her birthday. She had asked for a jump rope for Christmas when hers broke last week. They had made a mad dash to find her the sparkliest rope they could find and then he drops it on the way down the stairs. Such a dolt. She was only five years old and Santa meant a lot to her.

Glancing over at the front door he realized it was open and he could hear Scamp barking. What’s he doing outside and how did he get there. He couldn’t open the door himself. Alan shoved the wrapped jump rope behind the gifts and dashed to the door and outside while the frost was still covering the grass and there was his daughter Dawn skipping up and down the walk. Trying not to scare her he turned on the light and went outside.

“Dawn what are you doing out here. And where’s your coat?”

“Waiting for Santa, Daddy, he forgot my new jump rope.” How did she know that unless she had been snooping through the gifts?

“Dawn come inside immediately. Santa probably forgot it and is on his way back here, but he won’t stop if you are outside. Now come on back inside and into bed. It is way too early for you to be up yet.”

Pouting Dawn followed him back inside, up the stairs, and got back into bed where he tucked her in again. “Wait a little longer and I’m sure Santa will find the rope and return to drop it off. Now go back to sleep and stay in bed until Mommy and I get up.”

Dawn settled down and closed her eyes. He left the room and watched outside for while to see if she came back out. Finally he went to bed again.

“It’s here, it’s here,” Dawn was shouting. So much for staying in bed until we got up, he thought, but she must have found the rope.

“Dawn,” he tried to remain stern while his excited daughter was holding the rope in her hands, “I thought I told you to wait until we got up.”

“I know, but I just had to see if Santa remembered and brought me a new jump rope. Alan ruffled her hair and hugged her tight.



**********

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

Thursday Photo Prompt: Guardian #writephoto

Thursday photo prompt: Guardian #writephoto

Photo by Sue Vincent

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a flower-strewn cliff-top above the sea, where a rocky outcrop, seemingly shaped into many forms and faces, looks out over the waves.

Hide and Seek

by Teresa Smeigh May 2020

“This is boring,” Carl said, wiping the sweat off of his face with his shirt.

“Oh, Carl, you are always bored. What do you want to do?” Susie said, also wiping the sweat onto the bottom of her shirt. “I am tired of coming up with ideas on what to do. You choose today.”

“Let’s head down to the sea wall. Lots of places to hide, and we can play hide and seek. I’ll even let you hide first.”

“I don’t know, my parents have always stressed that it was too dangerous down there to play.”

“Oh, Susie, you are so boring. I play down there all the time.”

“I don’t know…”

“Come on, please.”

“OK, but don’t tell anyone. I don’t want to get in trouble.”

They start walking towards the sea. Upon arrival, they both start to climb to the top of the sea wall, and Susie looks around. The area was pretty, and she saw lots of rocks and things that she could hide behind.

As Carl begins counting to 100, Susie heads to the rocky area and spots a large rock to hide behind. She was pretty close to the edge, and when Carl hit 100 and started to look around, she was afraid he might see her and started to back up, not noticing she was approaching the edge of the cliff they were on.

Her foot started to slip on the sandy surface, and she let out a scream, catching Carl’s attention. He races to her and grabs her arm just as she slipped off the edge and was dangling there.

“Give me your other arm and stop struggling,” Carl urgently pleads with her.

She tried to calm herself down and gave Carl her other arm, and he slowly dragged her up the side of the cliff and back onto firm ground. He was shaking and couldn’t talk. He just hugged her tightly until their shaking subsided.

“Thank you, Carl. Oh my God,” she practically stutters. She was still shaken and started to cry.

“Susie, I am so sorry. I didn’t think this was a dangerous place to play. I should have listened to you. I will never come here again. I don’t think I will ever forget how close you came to falling off that cliff.”

Carl puts his arm around her, and they head towards home and away from the sea.

*******399 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

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #698

Three Things Challenge #698

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 3tc-2021.jpg

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:

NIGHT
ROUGH
SHIMMER

**********

The Shimmering Globe

Written by Tessa Dean August 2021

I walked across my parents front yard as the moon shimmered brightly on the globe that set atop a stand. The night was dark except for the glow of the moon directly on the globe. I put my hands out to rub it across the globe and the smoothness that was usually there was missing. I cut my hand on something sharp. The moonlight was too dim to see what happened, but I felt a sharp pain.

I hurried inside to check out my hand and was surprised to find a large cut across my palm that was bleeding profusely. I headed to the bathroom to clean the cut and bandage it before getting a flashlight and heading out to the globe to see what had cut my hand. I was astonished to find the globe was almost upside down and the base of it was shattered causing me to cut my hand. I took it into the house to examine it, but I couldn’t find a reason for the globe to still be intact when it had been partially shattered. Why didn’t the whole thing just disintegrate into hundreds of little pieces. And more to the point, what had caused it to shatter? I set it on the table to show my parents in the morning. I know my mom loved that globe and it would be hard to replace.

**********

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