#WeekendCoffeeShare, Non-Fiction, Prompt

#WeekendCoffeeShare : Book, YouTube and Design

Natalie’s Guidelines and newest post is here.

Coffee, Pen, Notebook, Caffeine, Cup
Picture compliments of Pixabay.com

Thanks to Natalie the Explorer for hosting this prompt.

Grab yourself a beverage and pull up a chair. If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am continuing my physical therapy and the pain is finally lessening in my foot. Nothing I can do about the rest of me.

I would tell you that Book One has some issues. I am having trouble with my layout it seems. My editor is helping me lay it out right. I seem to have chapters and scenes switched for one thing and the multiple POVs (point of views) are causing another problem. I have started another book, but am trying to outline it which is not my thing. Still haven’t decided whether to have a series or not, but I have started one for now.

I would tell you that my depression is deepening and I have contacted my psychiatrist who is away until 8/3. I have to do something besides sleep all day and all night. That is almost all that I do anymore and occasionally I will eat something.

Have a great week everyone.

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, Prompt

Weekend Writing Prompt #220 – Oasis

Weekend Writing Prompt #220 – Oasis

wk 220 oasis

The Oasis

By Tessa Dean July 2021

The sparkling waters of the lake drew her attention as calm descended on her. She was glad that Neil decided on a weekend stay at the cabin. Unfortunately, work was getting to them both. They were always fighting, it seemed.

*****40 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 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.”

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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 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

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 31, 2021

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 31, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the last photo you took.” Take the last photo you snapped. What’s the first word that comes to mind when you look at it? That word is your prompt. Enjoy!

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The last photo I remember taking was of me in the rehab hospital with a broken foot and that brings back terrible memories of the horrible treatment that I received and the pain from a broken foot which is still lingering on as I am doing physical therapy now trying to regain full use of the foot. I was told it could still take months.

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Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.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, 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

#1linerWeds, Non-Fiction, Prompt

One-Liner Wednesday – Physical Therapy Hurts

Linda’s Rules:

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

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Physical therapy is way more painful than I expected, not to mention it involves other muscles in my body that are way out of shape.

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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, 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

Non-Fiction, Prompt

Share Your World 7-26-2021

MELANIE B CEE rules:   

Welcome to Share Your World! 

I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer.  Additionally, I offer a ‘Gratitude’ Section for those who like a little affirmation with their questions!  It’s optional to participate in that of course. 

There are two ways in which you can participate:

  1. Create a Share Your World post. 
  2. Then post the link to that blog post.
  3. Alternatively, leave your answers in the comments box of this post.
  4. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.
  5. Ping-backs are activated, but how efficiently varies.  I don’t manually approve them, but sometimes they don’t show up immediately.  Why that happens is an unsolved mystery.   For instructions on how ping-backs work, in case you weren’t certain, please click here.  You may wish to leave a link to your blog post in the comments just to be sure.  Thanks!
  6. Some questions might be recycled from time to time.  Sorry if they come too close together!  The number of interesting questions (to me) is finite.   I try to mix them up judiciously but bungle that sometimes.  Mea culpa!

QUESTIONS

Do you believe in second chances? I do and sometimes I have even given someone 3 chances, but not everyone has given me a second chance. I think everyone deserves at least one more chance.

Is your glass half full or half empty? My glass unfortunately is almost always empty. I have trouble with positivity.

Would you rather someone be honest and hurt your feelings or lie to protect them? This is a hard one. However, truth usually comes out in the end so why wait and be hurt later. To my way of thinking it always comes out eventually.

When have you felt your biggest adrenaline rush? When I was caught in a fiery inferno and fire is one of my biggest fears/phobias.

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, Haiku, Poetry, Prompt

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 368 GOLD and Swim.

Ronovan’s Rules:

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Sparkling Fish!

By Tessa Dean July 2021

lazily swimming

gold and orange fish in pond

sun sparkling off them



The Challenge Words!

GOLD and Swim

Olympics Haiku Image

SEASONAL BADGE


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

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 26th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 26th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

Another rough week. The aides have been here sporadically and so that was not a smile. I am not getting the help I need. This new agency sucks as much if not more than the last one. I was promised they would find someone for today, but it is 6:30 PM and it is looking very unlikely. They told me that my original substitute would be back this Friday, but there is all the days inbetween including today that aren’t looking likely and no one was here on Friday either. I will hate to have to call up my daughter and beg her to come and get my laundry and somehow get it done for me. That is the aide’s job, but when they only come for an hour it isn’t happening and I can’t drag the laundry down to the laundry room with a walker to boot.

So now I need to find a smile. I don’t know what to say. My dad’s long term care facility is going through its third or fourth case of Covid and it is his wing so we wait. We already know that you can get it again since most of them have had it twice there (employees especially) and the vaccine isn’t a guarantee either so my dad had it once and hopefully the vaccine he got will help him not get it again.

Nope that didn’t work. I got a new writing book to read. That is going to have to do. I can’t continue writing books until I figure out what is wrong with the first one. The editor is supposed to help me with that. She is editing the first one and says there is a major issue and so won’t continue reading until she helps me fix the problem. So a new book will have to do.

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