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Thursday photo prompt: Deeper #writephoto

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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

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Thursday photo prompt: Appointed #writephoto

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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

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Thursday photo prompt: Guarded #writephoto

Thursday photo prompt: Guarded #writephoto

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Prompt word: Guarded

Prompt Photo:

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Jenny and Josh were approaching a huge rock along the path they were hiking on. The path curved around the rock and you couldn’t see what was behind it. The path was also lined with trees which blocked their view on the sides. They had been told that mountain lions and black bears lived in the area and they wanted a clear view of the path.

The rock was considered to be the home of the guardian of the area. Did the guardian live behind it everyone wondered? Perhaps he lived on top of it. No one had been brave enough to follow the path around the back of the monstrous sized rock to find out.

Jenny and Josh weren’t far away now. Should they take the chance and try going around the rock or not? “Let’s take a break and think about it. Maybe eat something,” Josh said.

“Josh what about the smell of food? Will it bring the bears and mountain lions out to attack us?

“I didn’t think of that. I am curious about what is further along that path, but the stories that are being told aren’t good omens for it to be a good idea.”

“Josh, I can live without finding out about guardians, mountain lions and black bears. Let’s just turn around and find somewhere else to camp tonight.”

Taking one last look, they turned around and headed back along the trail to find a more open area where they could spot the enemy if there was one.

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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

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Thursday photo prompt: Returning #writephoto

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Prompt word: Returning

Prompt Photo:

Every morning Jane watched her children as they trekked off down the mountain side to the small school at the base of the mountain where their small house was perched. She was always afraid that one of the small ones would fall and get hurt so she always made sure they made it down the side safely to the small school that served for all 12 grades and kindergarten for this region.

Every afternoon she was there waiting for them to return home and watched as they made the dangerous trek back up again. If her health had been better she would walk down with them and make the trip twice a day, but she had to be content that her oldest children would look after the younger ones.

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