Non-Fiction, Prompt, Share Your World

SHARE YOUR WORLD 10-3-2022

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Favourite horror or Halloween-themed song?  Or a song you rarely hear except around a holiday. “They’re Coming to Take Me Away Ha Ha!”

Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision? Yes and I believe in ghosts.

Which urban legend scares you the most? (most countries have such stories – share yours if you would like to) The Jersey Devil

You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do? Panic and then hide if I can’t get out of the house.

Melanie’s Rules:

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There are two ways in which you can participate:

Create a Share Your World post. 

  • Leave your answers in the comments box of this post or write your own post.
  • To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World” and link it to this post.
  • Ping-backs are activated, but don’t always work properly.  I think it is best to leave a link in a comment, just to be sure.  It’s okay to just leave the link if you like and don’t have anything else to chat about. If you’d still like to try leaving a ping-back,  instructions on how ping-backs work are found by clicking here.  Thanks!   

I also offer a ‘Gratitude Section’ for those who like a little affirmation with their questions!  It’s always optional to participate in that portion of  SYW of course.

Some questions might be recycled from time to time.  Sorry if they come too close together!  The number of interesting questions (in my opinion) is finite.   I try to mix them up judiciously but bungle this sometimes.
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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/

#threethingschallenge, Non-Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #M105

Prompt Rules:

Pensitivity101 Rules:

Welcome to my daily Three Things Challenge!
Our numbers now begin with a prefix of M (the Roman numeral for 1000) and I’ve introduced a theme each week. The words can be used in a variety of contexts, so use your imagination and see where your creativity takes you. Your post doesn’t have to be connected to the theme and you can use all three words, two or just one. There are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre, but please keep it family friendly.
Tag your responses with 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC, and add my logo if you wish.

This week’s theme is EMOTIONS
Your three words today are:
THOUGHTFUL
FEELINGS
CARE

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Caring or Uncaring Personnel!

By Tessa Dean October 2022

Where I live now is a facility and it is staffed with lots of personnel entrusted with our care. Many of them are thoughtful and caring and we are always happy to see them on the different shifts. However, like anywhere there are people that don’t care about others or their feelings. I just spent a very uncomfortable weekend without my pain pills and since they are narcotics there was pain and the chance of withdrawal and some of them didn’t care. They wouldn’t even give me Tylenol. Really now! The weekend is finally over and at 6 PM I got my first pill since Friday afternoon. I had a rough weekend, but at last it is over and I am feeling better.

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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/

#Whatdoyousee, Non-Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

What do you see # 154

Sadje’s rules:

Free image @ Google

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a wall stocked with different construction / mechanical tools in many sizes and varieties. It may be a workshop or a store.

By Tessa Dean October 2022

So Many Tools

Packing is never fun and here I was packing for a move to a very small room in an assisted living facility. We started pulling out tubs and boxes and trying to get rid of as much as possible, but we started finding tubs, boxes and bags of tools in one of the closets. I was totally startled and not sure where they came from. They certainly weren’t mine. Well it turns out they were my sons who I was told had asked permission to store them although I don’t remember it, but it must be true because he didn’t have a key to my apartment. We got rid of a lot of tools and other belongings of his because I couldn’t bring them with me.

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/

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 3rd of October #weeklysmile


Trent’s Rules

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My smile:

After being out of pain meds (narcotics) for 3 days I finally just got one a couple of hours ago.

(I was not smiling this weekend for sure. I was afraid it was going to mean another trip to the hospital since I am dependent on them and in serious pain)

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/

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #M103

Prompt Rules:

Pensitivity101 Rules:

Welcome to my daily Three Things Challenge!
Our numbers now begin with a prefix of M (the Roman numeral for 1000) and I’ve introduced a theme each week. The words can be used in a variety of contexts, so use your imagination and see where your creativity takes you. Your post doesn’t have to be connected to the theme and you can use all three words, two or just one. There are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre, but please keep it family friendly.
Tag your responses with 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC, and add my logo if you wish.

This week’s theme is EMOTIONS
Your three words today are:
LOVE
SADNESS
LOYALTY

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As One Life Ends!

By Tessa Dean October 2022

Sandy sat by the side of her 16 year old cat and comforted her as much as possible. She loved Mazy with all her heart, but she had seen a kitten for free at her neighbors house and would have loved to have her, but she was loyal to Mazy and cried in sadness as she was told by her parents that Mazy was dying and it would be a loving gesture to have the vet put her to sleep and out of her misery. 

Sandy cried and didn’t know what to do. She felt that as long as Mazy was alive she couldn’t get another kitten to replace her although her neighbors had to get rid of the last kitten they had. She was torn in her thoughts. If she put Mazy to sleep would it be disloyal to get another kitten so soon? Her parents told her it was her choice. 

Finally she made the decision to put Mazy to sleep and cried while the vet made the injection to end the misery of the dearly loved cat. Despite the situation she decided it was only right for her to be there for Mazy as she passed from this life. 

She spent the night crying and trying to decide if she wanted another kitten so soon or at all. She hated the thought of possibly having to do this again.

The next morning she told her mother she had a dream about Mazy and she was playing with a beautiful black kitten. The neighbor’s kitten was black and she felt the dream meant that Mazy thought she should get the kitten and so they went to the neighbors and she picked up the new kitten. It was a female and she named her Misty.

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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/

Fiction, Prompt, Weekend Writing Prompt

Weekend Writing Prompt #279 – Superimpose

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Online Pictures

By Tessa Dean October 2022

Mia made a collection of pictures of porcelain dolls and wanted to put them on the web, but she was afraid that someone would claim them as theirs. Maggie, her best friend, suggested that she superimpose a watermark of some kind on the pictures that showed she was the owner and the pictures couldn’t be taken.

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Sammi’s Rules:

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

Superimpose

Challenge

Weekend Writing Prompt #279: This weekend your challenge is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 56 words using the word “Superimpose”.

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem / prose must contain this week’s word (see note below).  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.
  • A note on the word: you can use any variation of the word (for example: call, calls, calling, called etc).  If you find you are struggling to use this week’s word you may substitute it for a synonym – just include a note to explain the swap.  Remember, this is supposed to be fun!

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/

#99Word Stories, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Prompt, The Carrot Ranch

The Carrot Ranch 99 Word Flash Fiction

This is my first post with The Carrot Ranch (#99Word Stories). Hope I did it right.

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Sally balanced on the 4×4 length of wood as if it were a tightrope. She didn’t want to take a turn, but they would all laugh at her if she didn’t and it wasn’t a real tightrope as it was lying flat on the ground. What could possibly happen?

She was balancing carefully on the board and in her anxiety tripped and fell off. Imagine her horror when she broke her arm and started to sob in front of all of her friends who were all watching her and didn’t notice she was actually hurt. Or care one bit!

Rules:

September 26, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a broken arm. What happened? Is there a cause and effect because of the broken arm? Was the injury faked? Why? Go where the prompt leads!

  1. Submit by October 1, 2022. Please use the form if you want to be published in the weekly collection. The Collection publishes on the Wednesday following the next Challenge. Rules & Guidelines.
  2. Carrot Ranch only accepts stories through the form below. Accepted stories will be published in a weekly collection. Writers retain all copyrights.
  3. Your blog or social media link will be included in your title when the Collection publishes.
  4. Please include your byline which is the name or persona you attribute to your writing.
  5. Please include the hashtag #99Word Stories when sharing the Challenge or Collection posts on social media.
#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 1, 2022

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Mental Health is a very private thing in some cases. When it comes to the Hippa Law you are entitled to privacy and the other day the woman working here where I live now in assisted living violated my Hippa Rights by discussing my mental health in front of other people in the main hallway instead of in my room in private. I was so upset I started talking to her and then in 5 or 10 minutes she decides my diagnoses are wrong and she gives me a much more awful diagnosis then I already have. I finally complained to the head of nursing and she was shocked that it happened and I was crying since my family told me I should have refused to talk to her. I was given permission to go back to my old provider and she said there is no way she could decide in 5 to 10 minutes that I needed a new diagnosis and new medicines. She is not touching my medicines and I am not talking to her again. Hopefully the higher ups have been told what happened like I was promised. If I want to discuss my private mental health with others that is my choice, but she gave me no choice and she was wrong. 

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Linda’s Rules for #SoCS!

It’s Friday! Sorry I’m a bit late with your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. Got caught up with work and totally forgot where I was. Anyway, here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “me.” Find a word that starts with “me” or use the word “me” as the theme of your post. Have fun!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here to this week’s prompt page and check to make sure it’s here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome Stream of Consciousness post. Anyone can join in!

To make your post more visible, use our beautiful SoCS badge! Just paste it in your Saturday post so people browsing the reader will immediately know your post is stream of consciousness and/or pin it as a widget to your site to show you’re a participant. Wear it with pride!!

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 
https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a particular subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

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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/

#threethingschallenge, Fiction, Prompt

Three Things Challenge #M102

Prompt Rules:

Pensitivity101 Rules:

Welcome to my daily Three Things Challenge!
Our numbers now begin with a prefix of M (the Roman numeral for 1000) and I’ve introduced a theme each week. The words can be used in a variety of contexts, so use your imagination and see where your creativity takes you. Your post doesn’t have to be connected to the theme and you can use all three words, two or just one. There are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre, but please keep it family friendly.
Tag your responses with 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC, and add my logo if you wish.

This week’s theme is HOBBIES AND PASTIMES
Your three words today are:

TRAVEL
FLYING
DIVING

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Happy Anniversary!

By Tessa Dean September 2022

“I got a great idea Erica for our travels this year. How about flying out to the Bahamas so we can go scuba diving?” Morris asked his wife of 20 years.

Erica considered the idea and then refused. “I am afraid of water and to put my head underwater. I don’t want to go scuba diving.”

Morris was very disappointed, but he wanted his wife to be happy on their vacation as well. 

“I’ll make a deal with you honey, how about we go to the Bahamas and I sit on the beach and at the pool bar while you go diving?”

“You’d do that for me?” Morris was ecstatic about it and so they made their plans and had a wonderful vacation for their 20th anniversary.

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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/

Fiction, Friday Fictioneers, Photo Prompt, Prompt

30 SEPTEMBER 2022 Friday Fictioneers

Rochelle’s Rules:

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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Power Outage?

by Tessa Dean September 2022

Jan and Mike entered the diner and looked around warily. It was fairly dark in there and the only light was from two old fashioned type lanterns with wicks and a glass bowl with oil to soak the wicks so they could be lit.

They looked around, but didn’t see anyone inside the diner and they were both hungry. Was the electricity out or did they dine by flickering light from the lamps?

Suddenly they realized it wasn’t a diner, but someone’s home. They turned around and tried to exit the way they came in, but the door was blocked.

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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.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/