#6WSP, Non-Fiction, Prompt

Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #73 – January 16, 2021

Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #73 – January 16, 2021

Journey

The journey starts, pens in hand.

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Shweta Suresh says:

Welcome to Week #73 of the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt. Click here to read the guidelines for the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt series.

Prompt for Week #73 (Jan 16, 2021 – Jan 22, 2021)

Journey

Click here for the 6WSP image.

I will do a roundup post each Friday. So please be sure to participate before time runs out!

Have fun! Thank you for participating. Until next week, folks!

P.S: If you have any doubts/suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

The comments section is all yours!

P.P.S: Use the tag 6WSP and don’t forget to pingback to this post!

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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Non-Fiction, Prompt

SHARE YOUR WORLD 1-11-2021

SHARE YOUR WORLD 1-11-2021

SYW Artic Ice

Welcome to Share Your World!  

Melanie’s Rules:

I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a Share Your World post.  Then post the link to that blog post or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.
  3.  Ping-backs are activated, but how efficiently varies.  I don’t manually approve them, but sometimes they don’t show up immediately.  Why is an unsolved mystery.   You may wish to leave a link to your blog post in the comments just to be sure.  Thanks!

QUESTIONS

What should you get rid off, that would make your new year better, and why? (Don’t say Covid-19, we all want to get rid of the dang virus)   I snagged this question from another blogger, but failed to note who thought it up.  My apologies!  I KNOW better than to trust my memory any more.  If it’s your question and you’d like credit, please let me know!  Great question too, in my opinion! I know this is related, but I have to say wearing a mask. I have severe asthma and breathing through a mask is very difficult. If you don’t have asthma you have no idea how hard it is to breathe through a mask especially some of those cloth ones that are double lined.

 What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done? I think would say learning to dive. I am terrified of putting my head under water and that includes learning to snorkel and finding myself in a giant fish bowl with foot long angel fish charging up for food. I was absolutely terrified.

Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken? Honesty is the best policy. I can’t stand lying.

On a scale of 1-10 how funny would you say you are?  (this does not mean ‘smell’ or looks; because this is a judgment free blog!) Not very. Occasionally I will pop out with something funny, but usually I am about a 1.

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, #SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2021 Daily Prompt – Jan. 16th

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2021 Daily Prompt – Jan. 16th

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!

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First thing I became aware of was that my mind wasn’t able to think clearly. I didn’t know what was wrong I only knew something was wrong. I was standing by the emergency pull in the bathroom, but my mind was focused on the one in my bedroom which was clear across the room. It connects to the guard downstairs and brings help. I struggled across the room and fell onto my bed pushing the emergency button as I fell. My memory ending with me being forced to walk to the stretcher and having the guard place my handbag on my lap and tell me he would lock my door was the last thing.

PS I didn’t know it, but I was in the clutches of an overdose. My kidneys had shut down, therefore no longer flushing out the opioids and since I was still taking them I was rapidly going into overdose. Blood pressure was rapidly dropping and I was shot full of Narcan over and over trying to bring me back. I could have died in my sleep if I hadn’t woken up and managed to hit the emergency button. By the time the guard had gotten here I was non-responsive for the most part. Only bits and pieces of that day remain in my memory. They shocked me with so much Narcan I went into withdrawal from the opioid and that was sheer painful torture.

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Linda G Hill Writes

Welcome to the Daily 2021 Just Jot it January Prompt and the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt for SATURDAY, JANUARY 2nd! I want to wish everyone a very happy new year! May 2021 be … uneventful.

For those of you joining SoCS for the first time, it’s a little different than the other prompts in that it’s not always a whole word. Much may be left up to your discretion: this week is no exception. Having said that, if you’re joining in from JusJoJan, don’t want to write stream of consciousness style, no worries. It’s up to you! If you do want to try it, please check out the rules below. It’s fun! Here’s your Saturday prompt:

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “in the corner.” Write about whatever the image or thought of “in the corner” brings to mind. Have fun!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here at this week’s prompt page and check to make sure it’s here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome post. Anyone can join in!

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.com/

You can also use the Just Jot it January badge! To find the rules for Just Jot it January, click here.

Here are the rules for SoCS:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

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 15th – “Button”

#JusJoJan prompt the 15th – “Button”

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Medical alert buttons are useful for those of us who can find themselves in the position of needing help, but not able to call for or even go somewhere for help. My medical alert button that my children insisted I get has a fall alert, GPS and is waterproof for wearing in the shower. It is set up to call for EMT’s if I fall and don’t answer, I can call for help and can talk and it also alerts my family immediately. And we found out that the Medicaid I get from the state pays for the button so I don’t have to. I have used it twice now to call for help and thank God I have it. I don’t have to argue with the 911 operator (some of them can be problematic) and I don’t have to call my family. It is all taken care of for me.

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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

#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

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

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

#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

#JusJoJan, Non-Fiction, Prompt

#JusJoJan prompt the 11th – “Letter”

#JusJoJan prompt the 11th – “Letter”

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Non-Fiction Mostly (just a few minor changes)

The letter and a Brand New Car

By Tessa Dean January 2021

I had been laid off from my job. Unemployment had paid for me to take some minor business courses that would allow me to start a business rather than look for work. My husband and I had decided to open a store. We joined a wholesale website and received catalogs of items we could order at wholesale prices. We decided eventually we would open a store, but we were going to start by selling at a flea market and I would work on putting a catalog up on a website. He decided since he was still working this would be mainly my business with his help when needed.

One night I was working hard at adding pictures to the website and had a question for him about the new car he had bought me that morning. I padded downstairs, barefoot as always, and entered the family room where he had his computer. He didn’t hear me. I stared, speechless. He was holding a large letter, a sheet of white paper with a large heart and across it was written “I love you and miss you so much, M.”

I didn’t utter a sound and just then across his computer screen came the same words and heart and she signed her name. “When can we get together again,” she wrote.

Just then he realized I was there and had seen everything. I didn’t say a word and headed for the upstairs bedroom where my office was. I sat down and just started to work. I didn’t know what to do. This explained the new car which I never got to choose before. I would drive it, but never choose it. He even encouraged me to get the more expensive model I wanted.

About 15 minutes later he came upstairs and sat on the bed and said, ” I just wanted to take my shoes off.” The man never brought his shoes upstairs. She had probably told him that he should check to make sure I wasn’t have a mental breakdown or committing suicide or whatever. I ignored him and continued to work. He sat there and finally went downstairs again.

Days went by and I didn’t say a word. However the day he came home from his nighttime job and found the whole house lit up, he knew the shit was about to hit the fan.

I asked him what he planned on doing. Were we getting a divorce or what? He assured me that no, he didn’t want a divorce and to break up our family. We had 3 children and the youngest was only 12 years old. I knew he was full of it, but figured I would wait and see.

A couple of days later he came home and he said he was sorry, but her husband had just found out and he wanted to be with her.

He said I could divorce him for adultery, but I said no, I wanted nothing to do with it. If you want a divorce than you would have to do the filing. We went to a divorce center because we didn’t have money for lawyers and filled out forms and they typed the legal documents up. We paid the court fee and it was over.

I told him that I couldn’t afford that fancy car and it was all his. The dealer had screwed up and put it in his name and not mine. Idiot! I also asked him why he did something so stupid. Someone had to pay for that car and it wasn’t going to be me. I took the old, paid off station wagon and my oldest daughter and I got an apartment to share.

I was relieved as I wanted a divorce, but couldn’t bring myself to be the bad guy. I wasn’t and she’s a liar and a bitch and he has spent the last 21 years with her and she bosses him around like he always bossed me around. I thanked her for taking him off of my hands and wished them good riddance.

I did tell the kids not to blame it all on him and her. We were both responsible for the break up.

The second letter came from me and I poured out all of my aggravation and pain as to what he had actually done. Not a good idea and the kids didn’t need all the details, but I felt better.

Now he doesn’t get away with telling me what to do. He still tries, but that ship sailed. The 12 year old is 33 years old now, but took his sister’s having a baby while in high school to heart and was very careful. He is still childless.

My oldest grandson could make me a great grandma at anytime, but hasn’t. He just got discharged out of the Marine Corp.

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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