#WeekendCoffeeShare, Non-Fiction, Prompt

#WeekendCoffeeShare : World Wide Writeathon

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 this week I was working on editing my very first almost completed novel and preparing for the World Wide Writeathon and that I am cohosting three of them.

I am slowly working on my novel again. Not with a lot of enthusiasm, but working on it. I haven’t decided what I want to do with it. This constant in and out of the hospital routine is making writing very difficult and the constant interruptions are hard to work around. I have made progress though and maybe I will have this ready in time for professional edits after all. I have an almost completed novel now and so I have something to work on. I just need some editing, corrections and to add a piece I forgot to add to the ending so I can write this as a series if I decide to go through with it.

I still have the walking boot on my foot and when the blood clots cause swelling in my legs it becomes very uncomfortable. Monday June 7th is my doctor appointment to see if it healed and if I can remove it. I will be so glad to get it off. I am so exhausted and while in the hospital I got no sleep so trying to see if I can get caught up. I was withdrawing from my anxiety medicine and it was causing a lot of issues so now that I am back on schedule I am sleeping and able to use my BiPap machine and my fears are starting to recede again. I was terrified of everything and it was made worse due to the lack of my anti-anxiety medicine.

If all goes well I hope to have a new aide to help me. I have been without one since the middle of May and struggling to do everything myself as well as I can which isn’t very good. My house is a mess and will stay that way until I get an aide again. No news on the assisted living yet.

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 short book, a work posted 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

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 5, 2021

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 5, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “yarn.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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Balls of yarn! My cat loved them and if she found one she would spend the night rolling it around the house. In the morning we would find that there was yarn wrapped around everything and you had to watch where you were walking. She did the same thing with a spool of thread. We would spend the next day trying to unwrap and unknot the yarn or thread. Sometimes it didn’t matter where you hid them because she would find them. And heaven forbid if you left a project in progress out somewhere. It would end up a tangled mess and wrapped around all the furniture.

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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

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Friday Fictioneers, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 617 and Friday Fictioneers for 4 JUNE 2021

Three Things Challenge 617

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:

HORN
CHEER
SOLID

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100 Word Flash Fiction from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

PHOTO PROMPT © Liz Young

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Kids!!

By Tessa Dean June 2021

“NO, NO! That is the accelerator, not the brake!” Gary, driver’s education teacher, slammed his fist on the dashboard of the little red, four-door sedan. “How many times must I tell you?” he yelled. 17-year-old Melinda froze.

She backed up again and tried to maneuver into the parking spot. Again the car shot forward, and they slammed into something solid, the wall.

A horn sounded behind them, the driver unable to get around due to the congestion in the area.

A cheer rose from Melinda’s classmates as they watched, glad that they weren’t the ones behind the wheel 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

#1linerWeds, Non-Fiction, Prompt

One-Liner Wednesday – OMG anxiety!

One-Liner Wednesday – OMG anxiety!

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

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OMG my anxiety meds are late and I am in withdrawal right now, not fun!!!

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/

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

#threethingschallenge, #Whatdoyousee, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 616 and “What Do You See” #84

Three Things Challenge 616

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:

JOLLY
REPEAT
SILLY

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What Do You See #84

For the visually challenged reader, the image shows an older man sitting on a bench by a park. There is a trolley bag behind him. He is playing a stringed instrument and has a collection bag by his feet.

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Joy!

By Tessa Dean June 2021

Lots of people think I am silly. I am an old man with all his worldly possessions within his reach. But no one can take away the joy I feel when I make someone happy and jolly. No day is a repeat and as I play for the people I meet, they reward me in some small way, whether it be a smile or a small token of their appreciation for brightening up their day.

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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

Fiction, Haiku, Poetry, Prompt

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 360 AIR and Wisp.

Ronovan’s Rules:

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Summer’s Arrival

By Tessa Dean June 2021

floating on the air

wispy blossoms twirl and dance

summer arrives soon



The Challenge Words!

AIR and Wisp

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/

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

SHARE YOUR WORLD 5-31-2021 Memorial Day

SHARE YOUR WORLD 5-31-2021 Memorial Day

Welcome to Share Your World and Melanie’s Rules! 

QUESTIONS

What activity instantly calms you? It used to be reading, but I can’t seem to get into reading much lately. It also used to be writing, but even that is not calming now. Sometimes binging cooking shows of some sort even though I hate cooking. I am seriously anxious right now and almost nothing is calming.

What’s the most spontaneous thing you’ve done lately? I don’t do things spontaneously. Perhaps cutting down on my hours of live streaming on YouTube could be one thing. I never thought I would make it official (made a video announcing my schedule change) and now I just have to remember not to schedule all those streams. I have been doing it automatically it seems.

If people receive a purple heart for bravery, what would other color hearts represent?  (Example yellow heart = cowardice) Well red makes me think of anger/rage. Green is money/wealth. Blue is medical related. Black is death.

What is the bravest thing you’ve ever done or witnessed someone else do? I had to think about this a bit. I think it would be the time the club I worked at caught on fire and I had to break the panic that was engulfing me and make a run for it with my coworkers. I came to a dead halt and someone had to drag me along making it dangerous for us both. He wouldn’t leave me and so I had to get up the courage and move. He was brave because he wouldn’t let me stay behind to die in the fire. I was simply frozen in terror. (Fire was an extreme phobia when I was a child. I am still terrified, but not as bad as I was as a child)

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 published book 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 31st of May, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 31st of May, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

It is getting harder and harder to find something to smile about. My depression is deepening and my health is getting worse. I spend more time in the hospital than out of it anymore.

I guess my smile will have to be that I am going to make some changes in my life. Exactly what I am not sure, but I am starting with taking back some of my free time from YouTube and cutting down my hours of live streaming on there. I get very little sleep and do nothing else it seems. Even my writing is slowing down. I prefer short stories to novel writing and think at this time, I am going to put all those grand plans at a huge series to rest, possibly permanently. Book one I am still trying to finish, but not even sure that will get done at this point. It can stand alone so it isn’t as if I have to write a series. I didn’t start it with that in mind.

I posted a video about the decrease in my live stream schedule and that is a load off of my chest. Happy Memorial Day to those of you in the US.

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

#WeekendCoffeeShare, Non-Fiction, Prompt

#WeekendCoffeeShare : Another Hospital Stay

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 this week I ended up back in the hospital again. This time for pulmonary embolisms. Yes that is plural. Some of which were quite large and affected my breathing so I have a partial answer now on that. I am now on blood thinners for the rest of my life.

I am slowly working on my novel again. Not with a lot of enthusiasm, but working on it. I haven’t decided what I want to do with it. This constant in and out of the hospital routine is making writing very difficult and the constant interruptions are hard to work around.

I still have the walking boot on my foot and when the blood clots caused swelling in my legs it became very uncomfortable. I had it off while confined to a hospital bed and it was a relief. Monday June 7th is my doctor appointment to see if it healed and if I can remove it. I will be so glad to get it off. I am so exhausted and while in the hospital I got no sleep so trying to see if I can get caught up. I have a livestream tonight at 6 PM on YouTube and so need to try and nap some since I only got 2 hours this morning after being up almost the entire night. My sleep schedule is so weird.

Being in the hospital so much has also caused a major backlog in filing mail. I have gone through most of it, but there is so much to file.

Next weekend is a big weekend for me. It is the World Wide Writeathon and I am cohosting on three different time slots (writing sprints) on YouTube. I like doing this writing weekend and live streaming on YouTube 5 evenings a week. The WWW is held 3 times a year the month before a NANOWRIMO month.

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 short book, a work posted 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

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 29, 2021

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 29, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “collect.” Use the word “collect” any way you’d like. Have fun!

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I used to collect books, especially hard back books, but my kids told me they weren’t moving my books ever again so I had to part ways with them. I don’t have the room for them now and with moving to an assisted living facility there would be even less room.

I started to collect arts and crafts supplies and they have gotten out of control as well. I will have to part with them when I move. Most of them anyhow.

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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