#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

#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

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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

#threethingschallenge, #writephoto, Non-Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 634 and #WRITEPHOTO – The Fisherman (Challenge)

Three Things Challenge 634

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:

BUTTERFLY
BREEZE
FRAGILE

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#WRITEPHOTO – The Fisherman

The Fisherman – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a long stretch of river with a bank at both sides. A Fisherman is present in the foreground his line cast out across the water.

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Long before the children came along my husband and I went fishing. It was pier fishing in salt water at that time and the kids grew up on the piers. After getting out of the Marine Corps we eventually ended up living on a lake and we switched to fresh water fishing and the kids were old enough to hold their own rods.

We fished in front of the house and we took canoe or boat trips and fished from the middle of the lake or small river. Along the edge of the water were butterflies and occasionally a light breeze would blow through the shady areas where we took canoe trips.

While deep sea fishing I was always afraid the rods and reels were fragile and would break under the weight of a super larger fish.

Now I was a “fair weather” fisherman. I only enjoyed it when the fish were biting and it wasn’t super blazing hot.

One thing I couldn’t do was bait the hook with a worm or take a fish off the hook. I left that to my husband. One day he had gone to work and the kids wanted to fish off the lake shore where we lived. I told them I am not baiting hooks or taking off fish. They assured me they would do it. I should have known better than to listen to kids. They finally got the hooks baited and so close to shore I doubted we would catch anything. Suddenly they were screaming and one of them had caught a fish.

Now the problem arose. I wasn’t touching it even with my foot on the fish and towel to grab the hook to pull it out. They weren’t going to do it.

There was nothing left to do, but to leave the rod and the squirming fish on the beach until their father got home. He wasn’t amused, but I don’t know what he expected. No more fishing until their father was around.

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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, #writephoto, Non-Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 627 and #WRITEPHOTO – Tunnel (Challenge)

Three Things Challenge 627

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:

WISH
DIET
HEREDITARY

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#WRITEPHOTO – Tunnel

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a tunnel made from trees, branches and grass. Towards the end are 2 ducks.

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As someone who is considered morbidly obese by the medical profession one of the things I worry about is my diet. Do I follow a strict one? No I don’t, and even when I struggle to do this I do not lose any weight. Something is wrong, but what. Hereditary is one problem. My mother was always heavy even as a child and even though I was thin as a rail most of my childhood, I have now become my mother when she was my age and then she stayed that way until she died.

Medically I can’t seem to lose weight. I have cut calories, cut carbs (yes I am diabetic and on insulin which isn’t helping right now) and then there was the period of forcing myself to exercise. I loved running for some crazy reason and since we lived back in the woods on a lake I had these trails similar to the picture, where I could run and that was so much more pleasant than running on a street or exercise track. All that came to a halt when I hurt my knee and running was not an option anymore. I hate walking which is weird since I liked to run, but it isn’t the same thing. So my weight is part of all the medical problems I have. Lose weight they say and you will be so much in better health. Great, now tell me how to lose that weight as all those diets out there do not work for me.

Exercise is definitely key, but physically not something I am really able to do. They are trying to put me through all this physical therapy, but it is not doing much, plus I hate to exercise. I find it impossible to force myself to do something that is going to hurt so much. I didn’t like exercise when it didn’t hurt except for the running period, but that is not an option. I can barely walk and all I hear is how wonderful walking is for you. You can’t prove it by me. I hate it, it hurts and I have no desire to put myself through the pain which is intense. I don’t think these doctors really understand just how much pain I am in. And now that I have to be on blood thinners due to the blood clots in my lungs I can’t take one of the pain relievers that gave me some relief in the arthritis areas. My pain is so out of control that I can barely move and walk. I look at that wheelchair sitting there and know that is in my future. How far in the future I cannot say, but unless pain management comes up with another way to control the pain besides the 10 mg Percocets I take 4 times a day and don’t even make a big dent in the pain, a wheelchair is in my immediate future. My kids think things are bad now, but they have seen nothing yet if I can’t physically walk at all.

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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, #writephoto, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 604 and #WRITEPHOTO – MONEY TREE (Challenge)

Three Things Challenge 604

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:

INDIVIDUAL
STRONG
BORDER

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#WRITEPHOTO – MONEY TREE

A Money tree – KL Caley
For visually challenged writersthe image shows a plant pot with a big green blant inside. The label declares it a “Money Tree”.

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Portfolio Part 4 (Part 1Part 2, Part 3)

By Tessa Dean May 2021

“Annie I told you to go wash your face in the restroom. There isn’t a lot of time before the auditions start.”

“Mom, I saw a little park outside of the building while I was looking up at the roof of this building. It had a few trees and some bushes and plants. Looks like it could use some tender loving care. I could see one of the plants about to crack open its pot. Could we go sit there for a bit? I have to get away from all of these people for a while,” Annie wiped her eyes again.

“Okay we can go for a little bit, but you have to promise me to try and calm down. Remember you are a strong individual and practice the relaxing techniques your therapist gave you. I have to let Izzy know where we are going and then we will head outside.”

Mrs. Grissom pulled Izzy aside. “Look Annie is really rattled and wants to go sit outside for a little bit. If your names are called, just go without her. If she can’t pull herself together I am not going to allow her fears to stand in your way. She is bordering on a panic attack and I don’t know if I can pull her out of it in time. Did you make a decision on the type of modeling you were interested in yet so I know where to go if she makes up her mind to do this?”

“I am more interested in runway modeling and I think Annie said the same thing, but you might want to ask her. We weren’t sure if we should go as individuals or as twins. The trouble with that is I don’t know if she can pull it off and like you say, I don’t want her ruining my chances. I love her dearly, but she can be a drag at times. We may be identical in looks, but as far as personality goes we are very different. Go ahead, I will be fine, even if I have to go in by myself, but remember if by some chance they offer me a chance to model for them, I will need your signature on the contract.”

Mrs. Grissom hugged Izzy and then headed over to where Annie was standing in the corner. I don’t know if I can help her or not.

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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, #writephoto, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 556 and The #WritePhoto Challenge

Three Things Challenge 556

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:

OFFER
PLENTY
POST

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#WritePhoto – RABBIT

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Beach Party Part 38 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13Part 14Part 15Part 16Part 17Part 18Part 19Part 20Part 21Part 22Part 23Part 24Part 25Part 26Part 27Part 28Part 29Part 30Part 31Part 32Part 33Part 34Part 35Part 36, Part 37)

By Tessa Dean April 2021

**********Kimberley’s Point of View**********

Kimberley was still trying to absorb the situation involving her sister Cassie. Peter and his mom had arrived by the time Kimberley and Cassie’s mom, Janet Jones, got home from work at quarter after midnight last night. Peter tried to explain exactly what he had seen to Mrs. Jones. Cassie was still not home and she should have been home from work by 10:30 at the latest. Her mom was in shock. At first she went totally silent and didn’t move, even to sit down. Her daughter was in danger and that was all she was able to understand at that point. She licked her lips and stared at Peter as if he could produce her at will. She glanced around, but not really seeing them.

“I don’t understand,” she said after looking at each of them. “Cassie is never late. Cassie wouldn’t go anywhere without letting us know.”

“Mom that is what Peter is trying to tell us. He called me earlier to tell me what he saw and how he had tried to follow the van that she had been shoved into by that miserable rat she knew as Wayne. She was right to worry about him. She canceled the date because she was positive he was up to no good and she really thought he was the one who had sent that drugged candy through the post office. Thankfully that situation didn’t end up as bad as it could have. I have thought about the situation plenty, but I don’t ever remember her talking about where he lived or anything that might help us. That is why we thought his suggestion to meet him at the restaurant was a good one since she would drive herself there and back and not get into what was essentially a stranger’s car. However, I did not see this coming.”

Peter was pacing around the living room, “Look,” he said to Mrs. Jones, continuing to pace, “You have to call the police and somehow convince them that Cassie wouldn’t just disappear. She was always responsible and I am an eye witness although I wish I hadn’t had that accident which prevented me from seeing where they turned. I just know they were on Grant Street and had their left turn signal on although that doesn’t mean they turned left, of course.”

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Kimberley finally persuaded her mother to call the police. Her mother just couldn’t believe this was happening and kept coming up with reasons why Cassie wasn’t home yet. Everyone that knew Cassie, knew that she was reliable and she certainly wouldn’t just not come home without telling someone. Plus there was Peter’s eyewitness account. He may be immature at times, but he was adamant that he loved Cassie and that she had been kidnapped.

“Do you have a picture of your daughter, Mrs. Jones?” The officer had listened to a very jumbled account of what had happened and even contacted the officer who had been the one to talk to Peter at the accident scene. They had his notes and noted that he didn’t appear to have been drinking so they felt it was a reliable account. The officer dispatched to the restaurant reported that the car was still in the parking lot. They put a boot on it in the hopes that the kidnappers wouldn’t try to remove it. Someone was set out to keep an eye on the car for now just in case they did decide to come back for it.

Peter wasn’t sure of the numbers of the houses where he had the accident, but that was all in the police report. There was the possibility that the vehicle didn’t belong to the person living in that house so finding it with just a description of an old gray van was not going to help much. Peter said it all happened so fast he didn’t have time to think about the license plate number.

“Did she have a cell phone, Mrs. Jones? If she does and it is turned on we might be able to track her by GPS. Sometimes kidnappers don’t think about that.” Mrs. Jones gave them her daughter’s cell phone number. They had tried to call it and it was going right into voice mail so it was probably turned off or the battery was dead.

“If you can think of anything that might help the investigation please call us and if we find something we’ll let you know. I don’t think I have to tell you that time is of the essence.”

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The next morning looking down into the flower bed, Kimberley saw the child-size set of rabbit glasses. They had been Cassie’s favorites as a child and when their little sister, Margaret arrived, Cassie offered them to her once she became a toddler and she loved them too. Kimberley picked them up and started crying again. This can’t be happening, she shudders just thinking about Cassie being in that position due to that monster who had abducted her.

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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, #writephoto, Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 548 and The #WritePhoto Challenge

Three Things Challenge 548

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:

PROXIMITY
ROW
STRUGGLING

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#WritePhoto – TABLE

Top of the table by KL Caley
For visually challenged writersthe image shows a white table in a woodland with 9 chairs. The bottom of the table is the largest chair, each chair gradually gets smaller and smaller until you get to a tiny child’s chair at the top/head of the table.

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Beach Party Part 29 (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13Part 14Part 15Part 16Part 17Part 18Part 19Part 20Part 21Part 22Part 23Part 24Part 25Part 26Part 27, Part 28)

By Tessa Dean March 2021

**********Wayne’s Point of View**********

“I can just imagine Cassie now gearing up for a big row about me not calling her or returning her calls often enough. She seems the type to harp on a subject. Although she won’t be in any condition to fight about anything right away,” Wayne tells his two life-long friends, Rocky and Butch. He unconsciously fingers the bottle again.

**********Cassie’s Point of View**********

“Hey Kimberley come look at this. I don’t remember that strange table being in the park a few weeks ago when I was over there. From its proximity, I would have thought we would have noticed it either from this window or coming in and out of the apartment.”

Kimberley was struggling to remember if she had noticed it before or not. It sure was a strange table. “Do you think someone might be having some kind of party over there? I would expect a picnic table in the woods though.

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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

#writephoto, Fiction, Prompt

Thursday photo prompt: Deeper #writephoto

Click here for Sue’s rules:

Prompt word: Deeper

Prompt Photo:

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a sheer drop from old stone… a bridge, perhaps, or the battlements of a castle… there is no way to tell… Below is deep, dark water, swirling, fringed by autumnal trees…

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How Deep is it?

By Tessa Dean February 2021

Ron had been told by some of his friends who hiked a lot that there was a nice area up on Walden Manor property. The path approached a large stone embankment that suddenly dropped off right in front of you. No one seemed to know if it was the cement remnants of an old bridge or not. However suddenly the cement dropped off and overlooked a body of water that was deep and dark. It was said to be bottomless there, but in reality there had to be a bottom of some sort although it could be much deeper than anyone could imagine.

Ron decided to make the trip to the area and see this spot everyone talked about. He and a few of his buddies would hike up looking for an area to camp in for the night. If it suddenly dropped off he didn’t want to be up there hiking in the dark so they would camp before they got there and then in the morning resume the trip to the drop-off spot. He didn’t think he would try to jump into the water as he had heard rumors of those who tried to jump into the water and never came back up. Just seeing it would be enough for him.

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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

#writephoto, Fiction, Prompt

Thursday photo prompt: Appointed #writephoto

Click here for Sue’s rules:

Prompt word: Appointed

Prompt Photo:

For visually challenged writers, the image shows the black silhouette of a crow perched atop a blackened and dead-looking tree. In the background the sky is blue and the trees are decked in the full green leaf of summer…

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Watch Out For Forest Fires

By Tessa Dean February 2021

Sue and Christopher were hiking slowly through the woods and looking with disappointment at the burned husks of trees. The fire had been many years ago as there was plenty of lush green trees and bushes scattered among the burnt out areas.

When they arrived at the warden’s office there was an officer who was appointed to oversee the area and point out ways to hike safely and with caution in order to try and avoid another fire like that one.

However he also explained that wildfires are a natural part of many environments. They are nature’s way of clearing out the dead litter on forest floors allowing important nutrients to return to the soil. Fires also play an important role in the reproduction of some plants. That is why they would see so much lush overgrowth in the area where the fire had been. Nature has a way of taking care of its own.

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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, 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