Author, Fiction, Poetry, Prompt

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 185, #Poet’sChoice

Jetty, Pier, Sea, Sunset, Dusk, Dawn
Photo compliments of pixabay.com

Fishing Pier

by Tessa Dean July 2020

fishing off the pier

sun setting low in the sky

quick I have caught one

Colleen’s Rules:

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

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

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

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

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Fiction, Haiku, Poetry

#Haikai Challenge #146 (7/5/20): Buck Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

#Haikai Challenge #146 (7/5/20): Buck Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Moon, Sea, Full Moon, Light Reflections
Photo compliments of Pixabay.com

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

Buck Moon

By Tessa Dean July 2020

the July full moon,

full moon also called Buck moon

falls on July 4th

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, Poetry, Prompt, Writing

July 2020 Writing Prompts by “M”

“M” writes monthly writing prompts showing a new prompt for each day of the month. Click here for the page for this month.

July 8th’s prompt is “If only we could”

Happiness

by Tessa Dean July 2020

If only we could

live a life of happiness

without the bad times.

(also known as Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com)

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, Poetry, Prompt, Writing

July 2020 Writing Prompts by “M”

“M” writes monthly writing prompts showing a new prompt for each day of the month. Click here for the page for this month.

July 5th’s prompt is “The sting of rejection”

The Sting of Rejection

by Tessa Dean July 2020

The sting of rejection hit me the hardest at the age of 17 when I wrote a story and sent it in to a magazine to be published. Things tend to hit us harder when we are a teen anyhow and this rejection from them totally stopped me from writing for 30 years. I really took it hard. People tried to console me and tell me that it isn’t the end of the world and to keep on writing and sending things in for publication. Don’t quit I heard all the time, but it just tore something out of me and my creativity took a nose dive along with my self-esteem. Forty years later I now understand that one rejection is not the end of the world and that all those famous people have lots and lots of rejection slips, but you can’t tell an emotional teenager that. I wasted 30 years that I could have been writing and maybe even gotten published, but those 30 years are gone. I have been writing constantly for the last eleven years and blogging those stories, poems, etc. Hitting the publish key the first time was very difficult, but almost immediately I had followers and people liking my work and even though I am sure there are plenty who do not like it, it doesn’t matter as much anymore. I know I can write and I don’t need to be published for that to change. I may never publish anything other than to my blogs, but I am happy enough with that. That may change if I suddenly find myself without my SSDI check from Social Security and without a way to survive in this world, but for now it is enough.

(also known as Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com)

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

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

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

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

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Fiction, Haiku, Poetry

#Haikai Challenge #145 (6/27/20): wild iris (ayame) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

#Haikai Challenge #145 (6/27/20): wild iris (ayame) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Amada44 / Public domain

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

Wild Iris

By Tessa Dean June 2020

yellow and violet

flowers die after one day

heat and thunderstorms

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

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

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

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

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

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

Fiction, Haiku, Poetry, Prompt, Writing

June 2020 Writing Prompts by “M”

“M” writes monthly writing prompts showing a new prompt for each day of the month. Click here for the page for this month.

June 26th prompt is “The endless railway”

The Endless Railway

by Tessa Dean June 2020

(also known as Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com)

The endless railway

runs forever and ever.

Please let me off now!

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, Poetry, Prompt, Writing

June 2020 Writing Prompts by “M”

“M” writes monthly writing prompts showing a new prompt for each day of the month. Click here for the page for this month.

June 21st prompt is “Jiggly Jenny”

Jiggly Jenny by Tessa Dean

(also known as Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com)

Jiggly Jenny many called her.

Many steps made her falter.

Jenny wouldn’t harm a soul.

Helping people was her goal.

People always laughed at Jenny.

Something that shouldn’t be funny.

Human beings can be so mean.

Why must they torment the teen?

What goes around one day they’ll reap.

Making fun, they watch her weep.

Jenny doesn’t understand.

What’s so funny she’d demand?

You they’d say, pointing at her.

Jenny turned and her steps falter.

Sadness fills her heart.

Stumbling, she does depart.

Laughter follows her as she leaves.

Wiping her tears on her sleeves.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

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

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

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

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Fiction, Haiku, Poetry

#Haikai Challenge #144 (6/20/20): Solstice I (Summer/Winter) Midsummer (manastu) / Midwinter (mafuyu) #Haiku

Haikai Challenge #144 (6/20/20): Solstice I (Summer/Winter) Midsummer (manastu) / Midwinter (mafuyu) #Haiku #Senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Sunset, Field Poppy, Sun, Nature
Photo Compliments of Pixabay

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

Summer Solstice

By Tessa Dean June 2020

first solstice this year

June twentieth longest day

summer has begun

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, Poetry, Prompt, Shadorma, Writing

June 2020 Writing Prompts by “M”

“M” writes monthly writing prompts showing a new prompt for each day of the month. Click here for the page for this month.

June 20th prompt is “His silent secret”

Shadorma by Tessa Dean

(also known as Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com)

secret thoughts

make people wonder

cannot guess

keep trying

his silent secret unknown

till someone guessed it

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, Poetry, Writing

Injection Day – a poem

Syringe, Pill, Capsule, Morphine, Needle

Injection Day – a poem

By Tessa Dean June 2020

Injection Day, wrought with fear,

As the doctor readies his gear.

Cleanse the spot to be injected,

We don’t want to become infected.

Anesthesia administered prick by prick,

Ow! Then comes the final stick!

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