Fiction, Friday Fictioneers, Photo Prompt, Prompt

16 DECEMBER 2022 Friday Fictioneers

Rochelle’s Rules:

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Stuffed Animal World

By Tessa Dean December 2022

Stuffed animals were everywhere. Leah’s small bed was covered with them, and so were all her chairs and even the floor, so you could barely walk into her room and over to the bed. 

Finally, her mother strung a clothesline above her bed using clips she hung all the small animals above her so she could reach up and touch them when she felt like it.

Hanging the small ones barely made a dent in all the stuffed toys, so her mother hung another stronger line in the corner of the room and hung the heavier toys with two pins.

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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

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Friday Fictioneers, Non-Fiction, Prompt

18 NOVEMBER 2022 Friday Fictioneers

Rochelle’s Rules:

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The Boot

by Tessa Dean November 2022

I was sitting down and my legs were numb. I couldn’t get the feeling back into my legs. I tried to stand up and bring some feeling back into my feet, but it didn’t work. As I stood there staring down at my foot the ankle turned under and I was fairly certain I had broken my ankle. 

I went to the hospital and the x-rays showed that I did have a break, but it wasn’t my ankle. I had broken my foot. I ended up at the rehab hospital with a boot on my foot so I could walk.

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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/

Fiction, Friday Fictioneers, Photo Prompt, Prompt

4 NOVEMBER 2022 Friday Fictioneers

Rules:

PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox

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For Sale

by Tessa Dean November 2022

When my younger brother asked if he could park his friend’s car in my parking spot on my street till it sold since I wasn’t using it, I thought nothing about it. My brother had a nice car, so I never expected the old weird green car that appeared in my parking space.

I called him up and asked him who the car belonged to. He had a foolish grin on his face and said it was his and he hoped I didn’t mind if he left it there til it sold. My neighbors would certainly mind, I spat out.

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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

28 OCTOBER 2022 Friday Fictioneers

Rules:

PHOTO PROMPT © Bill Reynolds

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Fun Weekends

by Tessa Dean October 2022

James and Ginny parked their little trailer under the nearest copse of trees and began to unload and set up their campsite. The trailer contained everything they would need for their weekend camping trip. 

Shelves had been built into the trailer to hold all the camping gear, including the tents, chairs, and a camping stove and lanterns. 

They also had entertainment for both the adults and the two children. James had his guitar because it always went where he went. The family loved sing-a-longs around the campfire, plus s’mores. They packed some wood in case there were no logs available.

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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, Friday Fictioneers, Photo Prompt, Prompt

21 OCTOBER 2022 Friday Fictioneers and Three Things Challenge M121

Rules:

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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The Three Things Challenge Rules:

This week’s theme is another random selection.
Your three words today are:
TRASH
FILE
MEMOIR

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Thrift Store Treasures

by Tessa Dean October 2022

The store appeared to be a mix between a thrift store and a trash pile. I loved stores like this and all the possible treasures that can be found there. The place was dark, and you had to pull things out to see what was available. 

I was looking for a file drawer to hold all the piles of paper I was accumulating. I also have files of info for the memoir I was writing. 

I was thrilled when I came across a few books on writing memoirs in a pile. These books would help me with writing my memoir.

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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, Flash Fiction, Friday Fictioneers, Photo Prompt, Prompt

14 OCTOBER 2022 Friday Fictioneers

Rules:

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

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Fun in the Rain?

by Tessa Dean October 2022

4-year-old Robin was excited about a day at the park. There was a new one they had just built in their neighborhood. She grabbed a jacket without her mother’s reminder and helped her mother get her sister ready for the walk to the park. 

They were about halfway there when the sky began to darken, and the wind was picking up. Robin didn’t notice in her excitement, and she urged her mother to hurry. By the time they got to the park, the rain had started, and everything was soaking wet. They turned around to hurry home while Robin cried.

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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

7 OCTOBER 2022 Friday Fictioneers

23 September 2022 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

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It’s Pouring!

by Tessa Dean October 2022

There was a small restaurant at the spa where we were getting our hair and makeup done for Tammy’s wedding tonight! We were met by tall windows showing the current pouring rain. 

First, we had to get our hair done, and how were we to get from the salon to the church and not ruin our hair and makeup? One of the workers got these large, over-size umbrellas from their outdoor lunch tables and held them over the girls so they could get in the car and then lent them one umbrella to ensure they got into the church dry.

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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/

Friday Fictioneers, Non-Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

23 September 2022 Friday Fictioneers

23 September 2022 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas

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What a Mess!

by Tessa Dean September 2022

We all stared at the pile of stuff that had to be gone through and either trashed, donated or packed. It was a daunting pile and to add to that, the move was to a space at least half that size. 

My daughter dug in and started asking me seriously if I really needed these things. I knew deep in my heart there wasn’t going to be room at the facility I was moving to for most of this stuff. 

Luckily my daughter has the ability to pack a lot of things in a small space without it looking packed.

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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/

Fiction, Friday Fictioneers

16 SEPTEMBER 2022 Friday Fictioneers

16 SEPTEMBER 2022 Friday Fictioneers

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Weeds or Flowers!

by Tessa Dean September 2022

We had gathered on the patio for drinks and snacks when Gloria said, “Look at the pretty flowers.” Of course we all looked because it was mainly trees and weeds out there. 

Patsy said, “Those aren’t flowers you dummy, they’re weeds.” A debate began as to whether they were weeds or flowers, but whatever they were they were pretty. Amazingly some weeds are rather pretty and these had purple flowers on them.

The conversation remained on whether it was a flower or weed and almost turned into a brawl.I honestly didn’t see where it mattered one way or another.

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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/