#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 554 and Friday Fictioneers for 2 APRIL 2021

Three Things Challenge 554

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:

SAME
WELL
TEMPTATION

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100 Word Flash Fiction from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast  

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Beach Party Part 36 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13Part 14Part 15Part 16Part 17Part 18Part 19Part 20Part 21Part 22Part 23Part 24Part 25Part 26Part 27Part 28Part 29Part 30Part 31Part 32Part 33Part 34, Part 35))

By Tessa Dean April 2021

**********Kimberley’s Point of View using the 100 word Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt**********

Kimberley loved to bake and since she was feeling a little sorry for how rough things had been for Cassie these last few months, she decided to bake her favorite cookies. She knew her little brothers and sister would love them as well.

She realized it was getting late and she had to hurry up and get the kids ready for bed. She was mixing the icing when she heard her phone ring.

She glanced at the screen and saw a text as well. Kimberley, PLEASE take my call it read.

Peter? What in the world did the creep want?

**********Peter’s Point of View**********

“Kimberley, please don’t hang up, please, it’s important.”

“What do you want Peter. I am busy right now.”

“Look, I know you don’t like me and that’s fine, but I think Cassie is in trouble.”

“What do you mean in trouble? How?”

“You may not believe it, but I am still in love with Cassie. Things haven’t been the same without her and well I have been following her hoping to get to talk to her and well tonight I was sitting outside the restaurant waiting for her to come out and for the courage to speak to her, when an old gray van backed into the slot next to her car. You know it is kind of dark in the employee’s parking lot. I watched her come out and head towards her car. A guy got out of the van and she sort of hesitated and then continued walking towards him. Two guys got out of the van and walked behind her and she kind of leaned in like she was going to kiss him, but she sort of fell into him and they shoved her into the van. I swear to God!”

“What are you trying to say Peter? This isn’t funny!”

“I am not trying to be funny. I was just trying to tell the police what I saw and they said they can’t do anything until she is officially listed as missing and teenagers go off on their own all the time. There are a lot of temptations out there. I tried to tell them Cassie wasn’t like that, but they wouldn’t listen to me. I was trying to follow them and had a car in-between so they wouldn’t know I was chasing them and I didn’t see the car in front of me stop suddenly and I lost track of the van when I crashed into the back of the car. I have a rough idea where they were only.”

“Peter are you serious? Please tell me you are not serious. She should have been home about 5 minutes ago. She always lets us know if she’s going to be late or spend the night with a friend.”

“I am dead serious. I love her, I always have. I even got a real job now and work full time at the local department store stocking and doing deliveries and now it is a good thing since I will have to get a new truck since I am sure this one is totaled. Look my mom is about to pick me up, but you have to let your mom know if Cassie doesn’t come home and report her missing immediately. Get the ball rolling on this one now. I am worried.”

“Oh God, Peter, this can’t be happening. Did you get a look at the guys?”

“Not a good one. The first guy was bald. I could see that. The other two looked really rough and bad news.”

“Bald? Oh no! That sounds like Wayne. That was the guy she was supposed to go on a date with and then she chickened out last night. Oh my God, you think he kidnapped her for that? She was really beginning to think he was bad news and backed out of the date at the last moment. What am I going to tell my Mom?”

“Tell her what I told you and tell the police. I will go over the story with them again if you need me to. I would do anything for Cassie. I love her, Kimberley, I really do.”

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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, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 533 and Friday Fictioneers

Three Things Challenge 533

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:

DONE
LOOKING
PENANCE

And from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and Friday Fictionerrs here is the photo prompt.

PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyr

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Beach Party Part 14 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12, Part 13)

By Tessa Dean March 2021

Cassie watched the waves pounding on the beach at Cove Bay. Her eyes were puffy from crying. She pulled a tissue out of her jeans pocket and wiped her eyes. In her hands was the friendship ring that Peter had given her.  

She is sad that it has come to this, but it is obvious to her that she has grown up while Peter is stagnant, held in place with no desire to become a man.

Cassie rubs the ring. Should she toss it into the ocean? Or give it back to him? She hasn’t told him yet about Wayne.

***100 words for Friday Fictioneers Prompt Above***

Peter runs up to where Cassie is waiting for him on the beach. She decided the adult thing was to tell him in person.

There is no sign of penance on Peter’s face. He obviously has no idea what is in store for him and just expects that she has forgiven him and that all is well.

“Hey, what’s up, why are you crying Cassie?”

Cassie is sitting slumped on the steps that lead down to the beach. She wants the pain to end. She knows she is going to end up hurting Peter and that in turn hurts her. She continues looking at the ocean waves, seeking solace. When this is done, she knows she will have hurt another human being and that is something she hates to do.

Peter is acting silly, like the kid, he still is. Confusion starts to set in on his face and he wonders what is going on. “Cassie?”

“Oh God, Peter, I didn’t want to do this. I hoped you would understand how serious I was about your actions and my demands for you to get a job and take me out on real dates would sink in, but obviously you can’t give that to me. I need a man, Peter. I am looking for someone who is responsible and doesn’t act like a child. I want a man who will love me, get a job, and help move our relationship along so we can be together. I thought we would be husband and wife and well obviously I was very wrong about that.” The tears start to flow again. The tissue is fraying and she struggles to pull a fresh one out of her pocket.

“What are you saying Cassie? Didn’t you call me out here to tell me we were going to see each other again? I have been waiting all summer for you to come to your senses.” He clenches his hands, cracking the knuckles. He starts to shove her, pushing her back against the steps she had been sitting on. He stares at her, not seeing her anymore and his clenched fist comes up as if to strike her.

“Peter, no, stop it!” Cassie starts to shake. She turns and prepares to run down the beach to the sand dune she knows her friends are waiting behind, just in case this happened. Peter is no longer able to control his rage. He is out of control. She can see the emptiness in his eyes. “Peter! NO!”

By now her friends have come out from behind the dune. They can hear the fear in Cassie’s tone of voice as she shouts at Peter to stop.

Slowly Peter awakens as if from a trance. He realizes that he has his clenched fist raised to Cassie’s face. Again! “What’s going on?” He is confused and shaken. He sees the fear in Cassie’s face and realizes that their friends are now surrounding her. Ronnie and Marianne are hugging her to them as tears pour down Cassie’s face.

“What the hell is the matter with you man?” Charlie and Winston are holding him back.

Peter looks around at all of them dazedly. “Peter, I called you down here so I could tell you that we are done, over, no more relationship. I will not have a relationship with someone who can’t be my equal and has no desire to be and to top it off, threatens to punch me in the face when I do something he doesn’t like. Plus my two best friends told me that you have been hitting on them. Just because we were taking a break doesn’t mean you can date my friends. That is not how it works. I am officially through with you. You can have your stupid ring back.” Cassie tossed the ring at him and turned her back on him knowing her friends would protect her.

“Cassie, you can’t do this to me. We are supposed to be together. Everyone knows that.”

“We are, and I repeat, are, through, done, over and no longer boyfriend and girlfriend. Do you get it yet?” He strains to pull away from Winston and Charlie, but they hold tight.

“No man, leave her alone. You are no longer welcome in our group. And you need to seek help for your anger management. It is way out of control. You’re going to hurt someone.” The five of them walk away, the girls with their arms around Cassie and their other arm around their boyfriends. Cassie didn’t look back.

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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

Fiction, Prompt

19 FEBRUARY 2021 Friday Fictioneers

19 FEBRUARY 2021 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

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Indiscretion

by Tessa Dean February 2021

Jolie stared at the mountain of baskets that held her belongings. She was being punished and for her indiscretion she was being moved to the dorm that held a few more house mothers.

She looked over and saw the package from Will that started the whole problem. He had mailed her a copy of a book that was on the forbidden list. She showed Marti who just passed it on. Once the house mother found the book, she demanded to know who it belonged to and her ungrateful friends gave her up. The book was confiscated, and she was punished.

**********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

Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

12 FEBRUARY 2021 Friday Fictioneers

29 JANUARY 2021 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas

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Lost

by Tessa Dean February 2021

Nora and her young son, Nicholas, were running through the wilderness. The greenery was lush, and it had rained recently, adding a shine to the leaves they had to brush aside in their dash across the trail on the other side of the tracks that ended so abruptly. Nora had no idea what had caused the desolation and the tracks to end like that. It must have been quite a while ago as the greenery had grown up through the rails.            

The dogs were barking behind them, urging them on. They had to hurry. The danger was way too close.

**********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

Non-Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

29 JANUARY 2021 Friday Fictioneers

29 JANUARY 2021 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

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Meeting Night

by Tessa Dean January 2021

My mother was the group leader, and every week she sat before the group and asked for volunteers to read from the coursebook. Everyone would look at someone else. Slowly a few hands would go up.

There was usually a short meditation and visualization led by my dad first and then the reading followed by a discussion about what had just been read.

My father was a faith healer, and my mother was a medium. It was a strange group by many people’s standards, but I had grown up with this group, and I saw nothing wrong with it.

**********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, 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.

**********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

Non-Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt, Uncategorized

8 JANUARY 2021 Friday Fictioneers

8 JANUARY 2021 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT @ Jan Wayne Fields

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Neatness is not My Forte

by Tessa Dean January 2021

“Terri where’s the electric bill?” Andy shouted from the other room.

Oh no he’s at my desk, I ran, yelling, “In the pile of bills to be paid, where else would it be?”

“And which of these mountainous piles would that be?” I had to stop him.

“Give me a second, I know exactly where it is, just don’t mess with my piles. The last time you did I couldn’t find anything for a week.”

I picked up the electric bill and handed it to him. I don’t know what he needed it for, since I pay all the bills.

**********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

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Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

20 NOVEMBER 2020 Friday Fictioneers

20 NOVEMBER 2020 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter

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Take It or Leave It

by Tessa Dean

Standing on the curb, Roger and Marjorie looked the house over. It would need a lot of work to make it presentable. The rest of the property required an excellent gardener’s touch. Marjorie didn’t think it was worth the trouble. However, Roger was in love with the property. He started to list what needed to be done to fix up the property to resell it and came up with a rough estimate on the costs.

He turned to the real estate agent and started to haggle over the price. “The owners won’t come down anymore. Take it or leave it.”

**********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, Photo Prompt, Prompt

30 OCTOBER 2020 Friday Fictioneers

30 OCTOBER 2020 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

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Teddy

by Tessa Dean

Anita stooped to tie her shoe, knocking her bag over and spilling out the contents for everyone to see. She began to blush as the other kids started laughing. Tears seeped down her face, and a boy she didn’t know closed her bag and helped her up.

“What’s your name,” he asked.

Tearfully she replied,” Anita. Why aren’t you laughing at me like everyone else?”

He unzipped his bag and showed her the contents. He, too, had a small stuffed bear in his bag.

“What’s her name,” he asked.

“Sunshine.”

“Sunshine meet Rambo.” He shyly took her hand in his.

**********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, Photo Prompt, Prompt

23 OCTOBER 2020 Friday Fictioneers

23 OCTOBER 2020 Friday Fictioneers

Rochelle’s Rules:

PHOTO PROMPT – © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Puppy Woes

By Tessa Dean

“Jennifer, get inside the dining room and set the tables. It’s time to serve lunch,” her mother yelled from the back door.

“Oh, Ma, do I have to,” Jennifer asked whiningly. “There’s a puppy out here, and it is so cute. Can we keep it?”

“Listen, you know we can’t afford a dog. Get those tables set so we can start serving lunch.”

Jennifer snuck the puppy inside and started setting tables.

There’s a shriek from the kitchen, and then the puppy runs out with two steaks in its mouth, an angry cook behind it. “Now, you’ve done it, Jennifer!”

*****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