#writephoto, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

#WRITEPHOTO – Door

Prompt Rules:

Door – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a grey wooden traditional door set amongst some stone walls.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

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Behind the Door!

By Tessa Dean May 2022

Walking along the outer stone wall we wondered what was behind it. The wall was too tall to see over and so we kept on walking along the outside and eventually, we came to a very small door. My husband Troy and I wondered what was behind the wall, but the little door was too small for us to go through. We wondered if it would even open. Troy played with the door latch and finally got it open, but we still couldn’t see what was inside as there was a wall a couple of feet inside the door and it blocked our vision. 

Our 3-year-old daughter could fit inside of the doorway, but we were afraid she wouldn’t listen to us and just glance inside and come right back out. We didn’t dare chance it and had to find another way to find out what was behind the wall. We walked all the way around and found another door this one was adult-sized and we were able to enter and see all the beautiful flowers that were growing inside along with lots of waterfalls. It was beautiful. I am so glad we were able to finally see what was behind the door and walls. 

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

#Whatdoyousee, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

What do you see # 131 – April 25,2022

Sadje’s rules:

Image credit; Ben White @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows two young girls standing outdoor looking at a book which both of them are holding jointly.

By Tessa Dean April 2022

“Monica and Suzanne, where are you?” Their mother, Karen, was shouting throughout the house. She had been in every room, so now she had to head outside to their huge yard. 

Still shouting their names, Karen started in the front yard and, finding no sign of the girls, she headed around back. She told the girls to stay out of the backyard as it was mostly woods back there, and she didn’t like them exploring that area. 

Karen saw flashes of color moving in the woods and shouted for the girls again. They were ignoring her, and she came up to them and found them studying a book of pictures. She caught sight of nudity, and she was surprised at them. She grabbed the book, and it was her teenager’s science book, and it just so happened that there were looking at the section on sex.

She tried explaining to the two young girls that they should not be looking at their brother’s school books. They had many questions and she knew it was time to explain sex to her girls, and she wasn’t looking forward to it. 

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

#WRITEPHOTO – Lamppost

Prompt Rules:

Lamppost – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a black traditional style lamppost set beside a stone pathway in amongst some hedging.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

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Love Hurts!

By Tessa Dean April 2022

Cathie watched in shock as her sister, Anjolie, and Mark, the man who was supposed to be her fiance, stopped at the opening in the walkway next to the lamp post and shared a passionate kiss. Anjolie pushed him away but didn’t stop him when he went to kiss her again. 

Cathie couldn’t believe her sister was kissing Mark so passionately. She barely protested. They were so involved in their kiss that neither noticed Cathie watching them. 

Cathie walked up to them and, after shouting “Creep!” she threw her engagement ring at Mark. She spat on her sister and left. Looking back, she found them on the ground, searching for the ring. It was obvious who was more important to him. He didn’t come after her. He just kept searching for the ring. With any luck, it bounced off of him and landed in the drainage grate. It would serve him right. 

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

Friday Fictioneers, Photo Prompt, Prompt, Uncategorized

22 APRIL 2022 Friday Fictioneers

22 APRIL 2022 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Carole Erdman-Grant

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Odd Entrance

by Tessa Dean April 2022

“Gigi says we can’t miss it,” Juno said. His eyes are roaming the area dense with woods but with an eye out for the opening to the campground. He hadn’t seen a sign of any kind in the last 20 or so miles. 

“There,” Carey says, pointing to a building that had been severely vandalized. “That would be the type of sign that would capture Gigi’s attention,” Carey shouts.

Juno slowed the van down and pondered their position. It didn’t look like a campground. He drove around the building, and there was a road just behind it and Gigi’s camper.

**********100 words**********

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

8 APRIL 2022 Friday Fictioneers

8 APRIL 2022 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

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Convention

by Tessa Dean April 2022

My husband set us up for a business convention. We got to the motel and found the place was a wreck. Room service arrived on lunchroom trays and didn’t look very edible. 

“Why did you book us here, Roger? This place is a dump. What kind of convention is this?”

“It is supposed to be a business startup convention, and I figured it would help us. I booked the room through the convention.”

“We can’t afford a convention, so what were you thinking?”

We need help getting started.”

“More money wasted for nothing gained,” I shouted at him, tears starting.

**********100 words**********

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

#Whatdoyousee, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

What do you see # 128- April 4, 2022

Sadje’s rules:

Image credit; Oleksii S @ Unsplash
For the visually challenged reader, this image shows three orange traffic cones placed on the road. There is ice on the road surface and foot prints can be seen on the ice.

By Tessa Dean April 2022

Jonathan Morey punched the gas pedal as hard as possible, which caused him to stay ahead of the lone cop behind him only briefly. The cop behind him, lights flashing, sirens blaring, was slowly catching up to Jonathan on the back road. 

Jonathan noticed lights in the distance in front of him. He thought this was just a small town, and he certainly wasn’t expecting such a huge cop presence. He slammed on his brakes and tried to find a side road, but the cop behind him was now on his tail. Since he wasn’t sliding, he must have chains on his tires. He was driving through a town prepared for snow driving, and he was sure they had plenty of snow each year. The cop had plenty of experience driving in the snow.

Jonathan barely stopped before hitting the first cop car in his way, and the one behind him was on his tail. The road was icy, and you could see the footprints on the ice by the orange cones placed on the road. He didn’t know what to do as the body in the back seat was a dead giveaway that he had murdered someone. He couldn’t talk himself out of this. 

No one moved. The cops didn’t know if he was armed, and they weren’t taking a chance. If he got out of his car and brandished a gun around, they would simply shoot him in the knee if he refused to give up. It was a standoff, and he wasn’t in a good position. His only choice was to give up.

“Please step out of the car with your hands up and place them on your hood with your feet spread,” one of the cops shouted. All of the cops had guns pointed at him.

Eight against one wasn’t very good odds. He didn’t move to get out of the car. He slid his hand over and picked up his gun beside him on the seat. It was loaded, and he pulled it up to this head and shot himself. 

The cops were confused as they thought one of them had shot him, but then he toppled over, and they hoped he was dead and had shot himself. That would make this whole situation much easier. They all inched their way out of their cars and towards the stranger in the car. There was plenty of blood, and his hand was on his gun. 

“Oh my God,” one of the officers said. The body in the car was the chief’s daughter, Maddie. One of them would have to tell him. They could hear his voice over the radio asking for a status. No one moved. They checked her pulse, and she was dead. One of them had to tell him. They decided that the man with the lowest rank had to tell him. Gerry slowly headed to one of the cars and grabbed the radio. 

“Uh, Sir, we have some bad news. The woman he took was Maddie. I am sorry, but she is dead.”

“Nooooooooooooooooo!” 

“Sorry, Sir!”

After several minutes of silence, the voice said to take her to the hospital, and he would meet them there. She was loaded into the ambulance. The radio was still on, and the chief was crying. No one said anything. They processed the scene after her body was sent to the hospital.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

26 NOVEMBER 2021 Friday Fictioneers

3 SEPTEMBER 2021 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

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Parking

by Tessa Dean November 2021

Living in the city had many disadvantages. One is the parking. I lived in an apartment atop the local book shop. 

Finding a parking spot on a street that only had parallel parking meant I usually had to park lots of streets away and walk no matter the time or weather. 

Maybe I should move back to the country where I was born and raised. There I didn’t have to deal with parallel parking and it was quieter too. Living atop a store that was noisy during the day when I needed quiet to concentrate on my writing was frustrating.

**********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

#Whatdoyousee, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

What do you see # 103 – October 11, 2021

Sadje’s rules:

Image credit; Jovan Vasiljević

For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a tray lined with brown paper and full of a variety of donuts.

Hot Baked Goods!

By Tessa Dean October 2021

The grandkids had hidden themselves under the table before Grandma put a freshly made batch of donuts out for the party later. Toby whispered, “Now!” Jean put her hands up and reached for one of the donuts on the top thinking Grandma wouldn’t notice one missing from the top of the tray. They split the still warm donut in half and ate it quickly. They pondered whether she would notice if they snuck another one. Little did they know that she had made exactly one donut per person and eventually they would be caught. She continued to place other baked goods on the table. They could snatch a cookie or two, but the cakes and pies would be noticeable if cut.

Once Grandma left the kitchen they snuck out and ran out the back door since Grandma had headed into the living room to greet her guests. Jean and Toby followed the others inside from the front yard.

Grandma started to hand out the donuts and noticed she was short. “Toby and Jean,” she scolded, “What did you do? There is a donut missing and I see you both have a donut in your hand and crumbs all over your mouth, but you haven’t eaten yet. So where did the crumbs come from and where is the missing donut? I know it was you two pranksters. I had exactly enough for one for each person and now one is missing. Toby’s mom grabbed Toby’s and told him to share Jean’s since they already shared one. She ate Toby’s.

Toby and Jean pouted, but they couldn’t do anything about it. They were caught!

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, #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

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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

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#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

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Weekend Writing Prompt #225 – Newspaper

wk 225 newspaper

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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, Friday Fictioneers, Photo Prompt, Prompt

3 SEPTEMBER 2021 Friday Fictioneers

3 SEPTEMBER 2021 Friday Fictioneers

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PHOTO PROMPT © Penny Gadd

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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