Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt, Writing

Photo Challenge #337

Photo Challenge #337

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Butt-Warming

By Tessa Dean

Glancing around at the properly dressed people waiting in line at the showing of the new year’s “Artist of the Month,” Sarah felt out of place. Sean was wearing a tuxedo, a gorgeous pinstripe, but she had on a short, white dress, her favorite. She wore it frequently, and if you looked close enough, you would notice a few stains from her wine.

Her hair was pulled up off her neck rather than simply hanging like she usually wore it, but it had been just shoved into place with a few pins to hold it up. She didn’t have the money to have it done properly by a hairstylist.

The waiter was coming by with another tray of wine glasses, and Sarah was going to reach for another one when Sean squeezed her hand, a simple response to tell her no, that she already had enough. She pouted prettily at him, but she knew that later, there would be more wine at his place.

The line moved, and they were inside the building. This artist was up and coming. His paintings were old-fashioned but well done. The colors were vibrant.

As they stood there staring at the huge frame in front of them, she felt Sean move and place his hand on her butt-cheek. In shock, she almost forgot they were in the public eye. His hand was massaging gently, and her dress was creeping up even higher. She started to sink into him. Abruptly he pulled his hand away, and she almost fell. She glared at him. He winked. “Later,” he whispered into her ear.

*****266 words*****

Rules:

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

Alternatively,

If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

Please credit the artist!

When you’re done, TAG the post Photo Challenge and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, and add your link to the Link Button. Also don’t forget to link to this post or copy your post’s URL into the comments. We can read your post sooner that way.

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, Prompt, Writing

16 OCTOBER 2020 Friday Fictioneers

16 OCTOBER 2020 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © C.E.Ayr

And She’s Off

By Tessa Dean October 2020

Marjorie’s blond curls bounced as she made her way to the pink boat moored at the marina. Today was a school holiday, and Marjorie and her mother had come to the bay to look around. It wasn’t long before Marjorie had slipped her small hand out of her mother’s and took off running towards the water.

“Marjorie, no!” her mother shouted while a pickpocket tried to grab her purse. She looked up, just in time to see her child sailing away on the pink boat. She threw her purse at the guy and ran, screaming at the boat to stop.

*****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, 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

Author, Fiction, Haiku, Poetry, Prompt, Writing

#Haikai Challenge #159/#160 (10/10/20): Fall Foliage/Goose (Kari) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

#Haikai Challenge #159/#160 (10/10/20): Fall Foliage/Goose (Kari) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Fall, Autumn, Red, Season, Woods, Nature
provided by pixabay.com

fall foliage, geese migrating

by Tessa Dean

the end of summer

fall foliage, geese migrate

leaves cover the ground

Tessa

Fiction, Poetry, Prompt, Writing

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #148

The Silhouette On The Shade

By Tessa Dean

Full moon glowing on my shade.

Funny silhouettes it sometimes made.

Was that a phantom I glimpsed in fright?

The moon’s glow disappears, reminding me it was night.

Spirits roam through my house.

Quiet as a church yard mouse.

Back to sleep I must go.

Too many distractions you know.

PROMPT #148

I am inspired by the following words, and offer the same as a writing prompt for this week.

  1. Silhouette
  2. Shade
  3. Phantom
  4. Spirit

No, you don’t have to use all four. You can use one or more of the given words in your piece – poetry or prose.

As usual, there is no restriction on length or format of the piece. interesting photographs are also welcome. Write a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link in Comments. In case you are using a pingback, do check back to see if it has worked.

Last, but not least, don’t forget to tag the post “Reena’s Exploration Challenge” for easy location in the blog roll.

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, Haiku, Poetry, Prompt, Writing

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 318 Meet&Part

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 318 Meet&Part

Trees

By Tessa Dean copyright August 2020

the tree trunks entwined

meeting together as one

part of each other

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, Prompt, Writing

8 AUGUST 2020 – Friday Fictioneers

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PHOTO PROMPT – © Jennifer Pendergast

8 AUGUST 2020 – Friday Fictioneers

Riding the Rails

By Tessa Dean copyright August 2020

Mac and Stu raced towards the moving train, anxious that they may miss the next phase of their journey across the country. Grabbing for a handhold to pull themselves up and into the freight car, they helped each other over the threshold and into the dirty car.

They had jobs waiting on the east coast, and they were only halfway across the country to their destination. The jobs wouldn’t wait for them to arrive, so they had to make sure each freight car change went smoothly. Suddenly the train stopped, not a good sign. They hid as best they could.

***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, 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, Haiku, Poetry, Prompt, Writing

#Haikai Challenge #151 (8/9/20): first (autumn) storm (hatsu arashi) / Darkness (Yami) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Haikai Challenge #151 (8/9/20): first (autumn) storm (hatsu arashi) / Darkness (Yami) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Thunder, Lightning, Storm, Sky, Night

As Isaias struck in August, the first Autumn month of the traditional calendar, what better kigo could there be than first (autumn) storm (hatsu arashi)? As the storm caused blackouts that still plague other parts of the New York Metropolitan area, what better kigo can there be than darkness (Yami)? Therefore, haijin, you have a choice this week.

Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to either the first (autumn) storm (hatsu arashi), Darkness (Yami), or both!

Thunder and Lightning

By Tessa Dean copyright August 2020

thunder and lightning

darkness rules as the rain pours

see between flashes

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, Prompt, Writing

Thursday photo prompt: Fantasy #writephoto

Thursday photo prompt: Fantasy #writephoto

This week’s prompt ~ Fantasy

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a green landscape of rolling hills and an island in a bay. In the foreground, pastel-painted buildings and a tall clock tower are surrounded by summer trees.

Shade Trees

By Tessa Dean August 2020

Trixie was carefully checking the area out. She was looking for a new home, and she wanted to be near the water as her boyfriend, Mark, loved to fish, and so did her two young sons, Randy and Ross. Mark was willingly teaching them how to fish. It didn’t matter to him that they were only four years old. He loved them both dearly, so much more than their father did it would seem. He loved to spend time with them.

She was approaching a row of homes that appeared to be facing the water’s edge. She couldn’t tell much from the back if the homes had the requirements the men and boys were looking for in their new home.

Trixie didn’t care either way since fishing wasn’t her idea of a great time. In her fantasy, she was looking for a waterfront view and shady trees so she could lie there and spend her spare time reading. Laughing at that, Trixie realized just how little time she would have for that little fantasy with four-year-old twin boys to take care of and usually by herself since their father didn’t have the time to spend with them he claimed.

The realtor was chatting away, and Trixie let her voice roll over her. She couldn’t wait until they got to the front of the house they were here to see. She was looking for a place to call their own with just the right requirements.

They headed down the path to the front of the row of houses. Trixie gasped at the beauty spread before her. The house they were heading to had a tiny little pier out front and huge elm trees in the front yard that provided lots of shade. She could hang a hammock out there, and the men and boys could fish.

“This is it,” Trixie exclaimed to the realtor. “This is the one I want. Please start the paperwork. I want to move in right away.”

***********330 words***********

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

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

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

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

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, Haiku, Poetry

#Haikai Challenge #147 (7/11/20): smoldering [hot] (moyuru) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

#Haikai Challenge #147 (7/11/20): smoldering [hot] (moyuru) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Death Valley, California, Landscape

Writing under a new blog. This is Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com

Smoldering Hot

By Tessa Dean July 2020

it’s smoldering hot,

heat shimmers off the black top,

you better wear shoes

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, Prompt

Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #165 – Cavalier

Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #165 – Cavalier

“I’m not going, Pamela,“ he said in a cavalier manner. “I don’t wish to meet your parents.”

“Justin, please don’t make me beg. Mom and Dad want to meet you. We’ve been dating for a year now, and they think it is time for you to meet them, and I have to agree with them. What is your problem?”

“I said no, so no!”

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