#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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, #Whatdoyousee, Fiction, Friday Fictioneers, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 644 and What Do You See #88 and Friday Fictioneers July 2, 2021

Three Things Challenge 644

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:

PEOPLE
SUDDEN
AGHAST

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What Do You See #88

Image credit; Elias Castillo @Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader this image shows a dog wearing a shirt with “Superman” logo on it. There is a cape flowing from the back of the T- shirt.

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Friday Fictioneers 100 word challenge July 2, 2021

PHOTO PROMPT © Russell Gayer

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

By Tessa Dean July 2021

Eileen rubbed the back of her neck and then unbuttoned the top button of her shirt. She bit her lip. Finally Kyle couldn’t stand it any longer. “What are you doing Eileen? Have you changed your mind or what? If you don’t speed up a little bit we are going to be late. Sarah said to come at 8 PM.”

“Is this a smart thing to do Kyle? I admit I am a little bit afraid now. I thought he was just a man who liked watching women, but that report is quite detailed and he is not a simple woman watcher. I don’t know if I can go through with getting him thrown in jail or at least out of the university. What if he comes after me if they don’t put him in jail?”

“You know I can’t help you with that one. I will support you in whatever you choose to do, but I can’t make the decision for you. Maybe the Callans will have some ideas on what you should do. They are older than us. Unless you want to call and cancel let’s get a move on here.”

Eileen sped up and pulled over in front of the Callan’s house. There was a light in one of the bedroom windows which probably meant they were trying to put the twins to bed or maybe one or both of them had woken up. Eileen felt like she was intruding. Why did she think this was a great idea?

Kyle stepped out of his side of the car. Eileen was chewing on her lip, but she stepped out of the driver’s side. They walked up to the front of the house and rang the doorbell. A dog barked. Eileen glanced at Kyle. She was afraid of dogs. The door opened and she hung back behind Kyle as the dog glanced out the glass screen door at them still barking. Eileen was aghast. You would think it was a huge dog from her expression, but he was kind of cute. He was a small dog dressed in a shirt with a “Superman” logo on it. The door opened suddenly and he came out to sniff them. Eileen whimpered and hid behind Kyle. “I’m sorry sir, but she’s afraid of dogs, all dogs.”

Scott Callan apologized and pulled the dog back into the house. He yelled to his wife, Sarah, that he was taking the two of them into the back yard til she was ready to join them, but not to bring out the dog as Eileen is afraid of them. “I’m sorry, but my wife is putting the twins to bed. They had a long day. Taking pictures of two-year olds is hard on everyone. I am Scott Callan and you met my wife Sarah earlier although I understand that one of you works at the restaurant with her.”

“I do,” Eileen managed. “I’m Eileen Weatherby and this is my fiancé Kyle Sanderson. I am sorry if we are bothering you, but I thought this was a good idea at first.”

“When Sarah comes out you can tell us what is on your mind and we can go from there. From the little she was able to tell me it sounds rather serious and I think you need to do something about it, but that is your decision alone. We’ll help in any way we can.”

**********100 words Friday Fictioneers**********

They walked through the gate into the back yard and were met, by an old van that looked like it was growing there. Kyle and Eileen both stopped suddenly and stared at the van. “Most people have the same reaction,” Scott said. “It was an old van that the previous owners had. I was going to haul it away when we moved in, but it is kind of an attention grabber and so I just held on to it. The weeds continue to grow around it. At the rate it is going, it will be completely covered in several years.”

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Scott led them over to the picnic table and Sarah came out with a tray of ice tea. I thought you might be thirsty.” She handed out glasses to everyone and then took a seat by Scott on the other side of the table. “Eileen tell Scott what you told me. This sounds very important and possibly dangerous for you and perhaps some other young women there at the university.”

“I am a little bit scared now that I read that whole report on this professor at our university here in Angel’s Cove. He has been stalking me although I didn’t let on to him that I knew it. He is very popular with the female population and we all know him as being a bachelor. He is always staring at my butt, boobs and legs and when I am sitting at a desk I can see him trying to twist around to look up under my desk to see if my legs are open when I wear a skirt. And then the other day when Kyle proposed to me and that was actually funny rather than romantic, but it is typical Kyle. Anyhow he ended up proposing in front of this carved wooden sculputure which is possibly a man, I am not sure, but the storm was coming quick and I guess he wanted to propose then rather than waiting for a better time and place, but I noticed the professor back there in the woods behind it and he was staring at my skirt which was whipping around in the wind. I tried to hold it down, but wasn’t doing a great job. I had on sexy panties and I know he got a glimpse of them at least once. Once Kyle finished proposing we took off running for his car and my skirt was blowing wildly, I couldn’t hold it down any longer.

I try to stay away from him typically, but he gave me a big red zero on my final exam and I know I didn’t deserve a zero. I am a straight-A student. I was trying to figure out what to do about it when I got the idea that maybe this jerk had a wife or something back home, wherever that was and decided to do one of those background checks. What I found scared me silly. He was married, but was accused of beating and killing his wife, but it couldn’t be proven so he was let go. Then there was a list of instances where he was accused by female students of either stalking them or beating them if they chose to go out with him. Nothing was ever proven as none of the women would press charges. He just kept changing schools. Now he is here and I am definitely on his radar. I have to get this grade changed which means going to him and he will probably offer to change it if I go out with him. Well I can’t let that happen. A beating and/or death is not in my future if I can help it. And he knows I am engaged.

“Wow,” Scott said and glanced at Sara. “I understand you want to print out the report and do something, but now you are getting second thoughts. I can’t say I blame you. He sounds like a very dangerous man. How about we print out the report to begin with. I want to see this. Which one did you use?”

“I used the number one background site especially for criminal backgrounds. I wasn’t expecting what I got back though.”

“Good choice. It is probably the one most people choose. Let’s go to my den where my computer is. You can sign in and print out your report. We will make several copies just in case. After I read it I will tell you my thoughts.”

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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

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Three Things Challenge 623 and “What Do You See” #85

Three Things Challenge 623

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:

HYSTERICS
FARE
PEG

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What Do You See #85

Image credit; Iqbal Nuril @ Pixabay

For the visually challenged reader, the photo shows a small kitten looking inquisitivelyfrom under a table.

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Kittens!

By Tessa Dean June 2021

We had a beautiful white cat. She had these gorgeous blue eyes and a kink on the end of her tail. Since she adopted us we had no idea if the kink was a fight or genetic. One day we found out she was pregnant. The kids were almost hysterical in their excitement.

One day she disappeared. We were worried because we knew her time was near, but we couldn’t find her. We did our best to explain her disappearance to the kids although we didn’t know the real reason why she went missing.

We put food outside, her usual fare, although she rather preferred catching her own food, but being pregnant put a halt to that for a the time being. We hoped she was ok and my now ex-husband converted a play shed we had made for the kids into a cat home with a door flap so they could come and go if they every showed up. It was a little house with pegs to hang things on and shelves for their outside toys, etc.

Finally one day she obviously was trying to bring the kittens home. She had them somewhere else and we looked outside thankfully before throwing the door open and stepping on this tiny little kitten. We left it alone and kept peeking outside and then there were three kittens out there and we saw her trudging down the driveway from the next house up with another kitten in her mouth. Now there were 4 of them. Overnight she brought the last 2 over from the other house. We have no idea why she had them there unless she was out roaming and got caught and couldn’t get home. We stopped using that door and didn’t touch them.

One morning they were all gone again. We were concerned, but not a lot we could do. I got ready for work and went to leave and realized she had moved them off the step and underneath my car. Thank God I saw them and didn’t drive over them. I guess she wanted them out of the open air porch and thought they would be better protected under the car. Bad idea, but she didn’t know any better. So my husband had to try and get them out from under my car so I could go to work. We knew there were six or at least she only brought home six. Now we had touched them and we hoped that wouldn’t be a problem. Animals are finicky especially with their young. He placed them in the playhouse on cushions and for a while she stayed there with them. There were 3 pure white ones like her and 3 tabby cats, one orange, one gray and one black with barely discernable stripes. And once they were up and walking around we saw they all had the kink in their tails so it was genetic. As they got older they started to wander further and further away and then the white ones were gone. As we drove around the neighborhood we saw them because you couldn’t miss the kink in their tails. The tabbies hung around and we had to find them and the mother homes as we were selling the house. The white ones had found homes in the neighborhood so we left them alone.

Our other experience with pets and their babies was a dog that gave birth to 10 puppies. Boy was that a treat and finding them all homes was rough. We kept one of them and the mother. She was fixed right after that. No more puppies.

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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

#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

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

An FYI on my current writing

I started my very first novel in July 2020 and then rewrote it for November 2020 NANOWRIMO. Now I have gone through the beta readers and am editing it prior to getting a professional edit. I will not be publishing this book for you to buy, but once done it will be published on this blog in its entirety. This one novel has now become a series. I created a fictional small town and these will be their mysteries and murders.

Books two and three are partially started and that is what you have been reading on here although these serial prompts (as I call them) are not the total story and may change while actually doing the full writing for the book. You are seeing bits of it. They will also be published on this blog eventually.

I want people to enjoy my writing, but regular publishing, both traditional and Indie, aren’t for me right now due to financial considerations. BUT I still want people to enjoy them.

These two serial prompts are brought about by:

“The three things challenge”

Rochelle’s “Friday Fictioneers”

Sadje’s “What Do You See?” Look under categories

Reena”s “Exploration Challenge”

Sammi’s “Weekend Writing Prompt”

New to Writing – #WritePhoto

These are just some of the prompts I follow (and can use for these stories), but not all of them can be used in my current work. Check them out if you like writing to prompts. These are some of my favorites, but my favorites are not limited to these particular ones. There are so many prompt sites out there, but I can’t write for them all sadly, especially if I want to write books too. I have about 8 books planned for this series so far. Some of them are old NANOWRIMO books I never finished or did anything with and some like books two and three are made from serial prompts. And actually book one uses many of my older serial prompts put together to form the story.

And for anyone looking for horror prompts, my friend Laura Nettles has 100 of them on her blog.

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