#Whatdoyousee, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

What do you see # 94

What do you see # 94

Rules:

You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.

Write an original story, poem or a caption.

There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.

If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.

I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.

It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.

Paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Or

#WDYS

Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Sean Thomas @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a huge stone dragon on top of a building.

Fairy Tale Land!!

By Tessa Dean August 2021

My friend Kimmy and I decided to take our five and six year olds to Fairy Tale Land. From what I had read it was a take off of a theme park called Story Book Land when we were kids. The kids were excited and so we packed a cooler with lunch and piled into my SUV. The kids were talking animatedly in the back seats about what they hoped to find there as none of them had been there before.

I thought back to my days at Story Book Land and remembered the children’s rides and tableaus of fairy tales and kid’s stories. There was also a small train that drove constantly around the whole park and everyone had to stop when the warning lights were blinking red and wait for the train to pass.

From what the advertisements said, this was definitely similar although updated from the park we went to as children. We parked in the huge lot and noted where the lunch pavilions were. We could eat in our car or if we wanted shade we could go over to the pavilions and eat there. We would decide later as the kids were pushing us to go to the park.

We approached a large entrance building and suddenly one of our children yelled, “Hey mom, look at that large dragon on top of the building.” We all stopped and stared. The entire roof of the building was covered by a large stone dragon that looked almost real. The kids weren’t sure if they wanted to walk under it to enter the park. After much cajoling and promising of their choice of souvenirs we finally entered the building and thus entered the park. There was so much to see and the children couldn’t decide where to go first. Since there were four children it was going to be hard to choose. Everything was so much sophisticated from the old Story Book Land I knew as a kid.

Finally we got a map and marked off what the kids definitely wanted to see in our allotted time. There was too much for one visit. We may not make everything on the list so everything was numbered as to favorites and everyone got to make their choices. Leaving the dragon behind we decided to start with the train ride through the park so we could see everything before we started to explore each display and/or ride.

After exploring as much as possible, eating lunch and then exploring the souvenir shop we headed to the car to go home. We promised the kids to come again so we could explore the rest of the park.

(Although the story is fictional, in my childhood there was a StoryBook Land and I believe it is still there today. My children grew up with it and had a great time and so did their children.)

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fiction, Friday Fictioneers, Photo Prompt, Prompt

6 AUGUST 2021 Friday Fictioneers

6 AUGUST 2021 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT© Jennifer Pendergast

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The Pond

by Tessa Dean August 2021

“Benjy, no!” I screamed as my puppy headed onto the ice, making it crack. Benjy stopped in his tracks, fear making him shake. I stood on the edge of the pond, crying. A man’s large boot appeared beside me. “What’s the problem, little lady?”

“My puppy is drowning. The man reached down, picked up the tiny puppy, and handed it to me. “Oh, thank you,” I manage to choke out.

“No problem, little lady, the puppy was only 6 inches out and not in danger of drowning at all, but I am sure he is cold. Go dry him off.”

**********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

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

#writephoto, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #684 and #WRITEPHOTO – Arch

Three Things Challenge $684

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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:

HEEL
MAN
PERSUASION

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#WRITEPHOTO – ARCH

Arch – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a stone archway, through which a pond and some steps are visible.

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Archie!

By Tessa Dean August 2021

“Ow, Archie,” Dana turns around and gives Archie a shove away from her. “It is dark in here, and the last thing I need is you kicking my heel. That hurt! Why I allowed you to persuade me to enter this dark, creepy building is beyond me. We could have stayed outside on the steps and watched the pond while we talked. Instead, you have me hiking through a dank old building and walk on the back of my foot. I admit the arch is pretty, but I would have preferred staying outside and looking at it from the outside. Who told you about this place anyhow?”

“I met a man while walking the other day, and he told me about this place. I thought it would be fun to walk through. He showed me pictures of the outside, although I had no idea this place was falling apart on the inside, or I wouldn’t have brought you inside of here. You know I try to make our short times together enjoyable. I’m sorry, I had no idea what we would find inside, and it was so dark, and I didn’t think to bring a flashlight, so I missed that hole, and it tripped me up. I didn’t mean to kick you. Look, let’s get our picnic and the blanket and spread it out near the pond. I brought your favorite lunch. Does that make you feel better?”

“Well, Archie, it will help, I suppose. The day is beautiful and pleasantly cool, so sitting by that pond would be a lovely place to eat our lunch. You’re always so thoughtful. Let’s get out of here. I’m starved.”

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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

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

#writephoto, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #675 and #WRITEPHOTO – FEATHER CLOUD

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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:

SHINE
ARREST
INTEREST

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#WRITEPHOTO – Feather Cloud

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Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a beautiful feathered cloud in the colours of a rainbow.

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The Cloud

By Tessa Dean July 2021

The sun was shining after a week of almost solid rain and Riley and her boyfriend Randall were lying on a blanket on the greenest and softest grass they could find and they were interested in the clouds that were forming after the storm from last night. They were staring intently at this one in the shape of a feather and glowing with the colors of the rainbow. They were so intent on the cloud that they didn’t hear the movement around them.

“Hey you two,” a voice boomed suddenly. Riley jumped and clung to Randall. “What are you doing out here?”

Riley remained silent and waited for Randall to speak. “Uh, we’re watching the clouds sir, why?”

“Because unless you move on immediately you are about to be arrested. This is private property and you are not the owners.”

Riley started crying, but refused to look up at the man who had confronted them. “Sorry, sir, we didn’t know. We saw the beautiful green grass and the lovely clouds and wanted to watch them. We didn’t notice a private property sign, if there was one. We’re leaving now, sir.”

“Don’t let me catch you back here again, although I agree with you about the green grass and the unique clouds up there right now. “

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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

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

Fiction, Friday Fictioneers, Photo Prompt, Prompt

30 JULY 2021 Friday Fictioneers

30 JULY 2021 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT© Roger Bultot

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Unidentified Photos

by Tessa Dean July 2021

“Here, delete this one too,” and I shoved my phone into my daughter’s hands.  

“Mom, what are all these photos? I can’t even tell what they are.” My daughter stares at my phone screen and puts the phone down on the table. “I don’t know what to delete or not to delete, and how did you get all these weird shots?”

“Kara, every time I turn the phone on or grab it because it’s ringing, it snaps a picture, and they usually aren’t what I want.”

“I am going to show you how to delete these again. Please pay attention.”

**********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

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 # 92

Rules:

You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.

Write an original story, poem or a caption.

There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.

If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.

I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.

It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.

Paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Or

#WDYS

Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Yulia Matvienko

For visually challenged reader, the image shows two lego mini-figures sitting on pavement. Batman has a ice cone and Superman has an ice lolly!

Ice Cream!!!

By Tessa Dean July 2021

Why didn’t we get toys some child screamed across the square. An adult, probably a parent is trying to hush the child to no avail. “I want a toy too! Why didn’t we get one, Mommy?”

“I don’t know sweetheart, but we can go back and ask, please stop crying. OUCH! Why did you kick me? I said we would go ask, now be quiet or I won’t take you back there.”

I looked down at my two children happily playing with their toys rather than eating their ice cream, which had begun melting. I tried to get them to gather their stuff so we could go because I didn’t want to be confronted by the mother of the screaming child.

They arrived before we had a chance to get away so I listened to the conversation with the store’s owner. “Why didn’t my child get a toy like those two right after us?” she asked, while holding onto her screaming child.

“I am sorry ma’am, but the sign says that we are having a promotion and every tenth child will get a toy. Since there were two of them I had to give them each one and now I start counting kids again until I hit ten again.”

I turned to the store owner and said, “She is right and that isn’t fair to her child. Give them a toy and if you don’t have enough after that for all the kids in line I suggest you stop giving them out at all. This is no way to run a business.”

“Are you crazy?” she shouted at the store’s owner. “You can’t give toys to only a few children. That is not fair. I demand a toy for my child.” She was past being polite as that answer would anger any parent and I as the receiver of the toys felt bad for that child. I couldn’t take them away from my children though or they would all be crying. I turned to the woman and apologized and told her that I agreed wholeheartedly with her. I could take them from my children, but I couldn’t see having three crying children.

The owner was about to argue, but by now more of the parents in the area were listening to the shouting and he threw up his hands in disgust. “Fine, here is your toy, now take that crying brat away from here, you’re ruining my business.”

Murmuring started behind them and the rest of the people in line all left telling everyone behind them what was going on. The perplexed owner stood there watching his line of customers and their children leave. It was plain from his expression that he didn’t believe what just happened.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 669 and Friday Fictioneers July 23

Three Things Challenge 669 and Friday Fictioneers July 23

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:

CRAZY
HOLIDAY
VISIT

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Friday Fictioneers 100 word challenge July 23, 2021

PHOTO PROMPT© Na’ama Yehuda תודה חברה שלי 

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The Ornament

By Tessa Dean July 2021

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Patty was getting crazy looks from the people watching her walking her cat down the sidewalk on a leash. She had to admit it was kind of crazy, especially with all the snow on the sidewalk that was almost as tall as her cat, but she continued walking Taffy.

As she approached a tree, she saw a single ornament hanging on one of the branches. Unfortunately, she was only visiting and couldn’t go home for some more holiday ornaments, so she headed for the local dollar store and bought several boxes of ornaments, and came back and decorated the tree.

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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

#Whatdoyousee, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

What do you see # 89 – July 5, 2021

Today is Monday. Welcome back to another prompt.

Sadje’s Rules;

You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.

Write an original story, poem or a caption.

There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.

If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.

I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.

It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.

Paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Or

#WDYS

Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Oziel Goméz

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows an old car parked in snow. The luggage rack on the top of the car has a rubber raft on it.

Whee!!!!

By Tessa Dean July 2021

They pushed the car as far back on the hill as far as they could and then several of the guys pushed it forward to the edge and watched as the car slid over and down the hill as fast as possible. The guys loved it.

Now the girls just looked at them like they were crazy. “Give me one of those tubes,” Nancy said to Marty. “I want to go home in one piece thank you very much.” She climbed on and slid down the hill on the tube. The rest of the girls followed her.

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, #writephoto, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 645 and the Weekend Writing Prompt and #WritePhoto prompt – The Cow

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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:

HOMELY
WELCOME
SMILING

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#WritePhoto – The Cow (For visually challenged writersthe image shows a single cow on a cobbled beach sipping from the water.

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Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #216 – 80 Words using Tether

wk 216 tether

The Ring Part 8 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6, Part 7)

By Tessa Dean July 2021

**********80 words using tether

Scott brought the dog, Micro Chip, out of the house on a leash and headed into the backyard. He noticed the neighbor’s cow had wandered into their yard again. He would have to call and let them know it was over here.

Scott took Chippy, as he was known, out to the stake where he tethered him on the rare occasion he had to leave him outside. Due to Eileen’s fear of dogs, he had to bring him out tonight.

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Returning to his desk, Scott opened a browser and asked Eileen which background check she used. He pulled it up and had her sign in and open the report. A smiling face met them. He certainly wasn’t homely. No wonder the college coeds were all over him and since he proclaimed himself an eligible bachelor the women flocked to him and he welcomed the attention.

With Eileen, Kyle and Sarah reading over his shoulder he worked his way down the report. “Wow, what a piece of work,” Scott said as he finished reading. Sarah was horrified over what she read and was terrified that Eileen could be in serious danger. This wasn’t just a man getting his thrills watching sexy girls. He was a menace to society from what she had heard from Eileen and from what the report said. She worried about Eileen even more.

Eileen was a young girl and even though she had a fiancé she was still at risk if this man was fixated on her and it sounded like he was. They would need to think about this very carefully.

“Oh Sarah,” Scott said. “The neighbor’s cow is over drinking in our pond again. Can you give her a call and let her know?”

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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/

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

Three Things Challenge 639 and #WRITEPHOTO – Tree Man (Challenge)

Three Things Challenge 639

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:

PROMISE
SKIRT
CLOUDS

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#WRITEPHOTO – Tree Man

Tree Man – Image by Willowdot21

For visually challenged writersthe image a tree that has partly been carved to represent a man (or an ape I’m undecided).

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The Ring

By Tessa Dean June 2021

The clouds were getting darker and it looked as if a storm was coming up. The winds were getting stronger and Eileen had to constantly grab her skirt to keep it from blowing up. They were standing in front of an odd sculpture someone had carved from wood and Kyle was anxious to get to the place he had in mind to make his marriage proposal. Somehow promising to marry someone in front of this odd sculpture didn’t seem right, but with the winds picking up he didn’t think they would make it to the spot he had chosen and well, he had to admit, neither of them would forget this proposal.

As Eileen continued to fight with her skirt, Kyle cleared his throat and got down on one knee. Eileen was looking at him oddly. “Eileen, will you marry me? I know this is an odd spot, but hey we’ll never forget this proposal will we?”

Eileen took a few seconds, but deciding that Kyle was serious when he pulled out the ring box, she said, “Yes Kyle, I will marry you. You do the craziest things, but I think that is one of the things I love about you. You are right, we will never forget the proposal and the crazy sculpture that just might be a man, but who knows for sure.”

Kyle placed the ring on Eileen’s finger and drew her in for a kiss, a quick one as the clouds suddenly let loose a huge downpour and the wind blew her skirt over her face, giving Kyle a quick peek at her pink panties before he grabbed her hand and they raced across the park to their car.

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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