#WeekendCoffeeShare: First Week of October Edition


If we were having coffee today we would have to hurry since I have a brunch that I go to weekly at Friendly’s restaurant with my BFF. We rarely miss. Can’t wait for my food and my ice cream. Plus I don’t drink coffee, so you would be on your own.

I would tell you about my therapy session this past Thursday. I actually had close to an hour and 15 minutes. I am not complaining. She talked with me about my possible homelessness and what we can do to try and ease my mind and the minds of my children.

I had 2 chiropractor visits this week. I am almost done my adjustments from my car accident in May when I got hurt by the seat belt. It was a minor accident too.

I would tell you that we don’t decorate for Halloween or participate in it at all. The lights stay off. We don’t get many kids on this street at all.

I would tell you that I am to see the medication nurse on the 6th and that we have to talk about my current medications starting to fail. I am having mood swings again. Not good.

Then I would have to say good bye by 10:15 and head out to Friendly’s about 6 miles from here. We meet between 10:30 and 11:00 depending on what is going on that morning.

Have a great day all!


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Pour Some Sugar on Me – prompt for the Daily Post

Pour Some Sugar on Me

What is your favorite sweet thing to eat? Bread pudding? Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies? A smooth and creamy piece of cheesecake? Tell us all about the anticipation and delight of eating your favorite dessert. Not into sweets? Tell us all about your weakness for that certain salty snack.


There sitting on the table in front of me is a slice of cheesecake and a large bowl of ice cream. The problem is that they are both my favorites. Now it wouldn’t be so bad if I could eat half of each maybe, but no they are both fair game and I will eat both, alternating spoonfuls. Both go down smoothly and they satisfy my sugar addiction nicely.

I will be having breakfast at brunch today and then a ice cream delight.  Breakfast and dessert. We could even leave the breakfast out and just have ice cream.

The first time I ordered breakfast and then ice cream, my friend told me I couldn’t do that. I told her who said I can’t do that. I can do what I want. I am not a child. I make my own decisions.

A lot of time my son and I will have ice cream or frozen yogurt before our meal. We rock’em as we see’um.


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Boundaries – photo post by the Daily Post


This week, let’s explore the creative potential of limits, borders, and dividers of all types.


Field Boundaries and the nets are the ultimate Boundaries!

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Groundhog Day – prompt for the Daily Post

Groundhog Day

In the comedy “Groundhog Day” Bill Murray experienced the same day again and again, stuck in a time loop until he got the day “right.” What day would you choose to repeat until you got it right? Do you think it’s ever possible to get life “right”?


I would like to relive the day I lost my virginity. It would end with me not losing it that day and probably single again, but oh well, he ruined my life with that ending.

I believe we live our lives over as others until we learn all the lessons that we are meant to learn. I believe in re-incarnation. If we don’t learn the lessons in this lifetime we go on to another one to repeat it again.


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First blog post for International Bipolar Foundation, see link below.

I am so excited. Here is the link to my first blog post on International Bipolar Foundation:


Remember now that my real name is Teresa Smeigh. Tessa is just a nickname. They have one typo and they have to add my personal blog still and it will be perfect.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Inanimate Objects


247My dad had a bench in a new park made to memorialize my mother’s death. What a loving memory.


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A stroll through Leisure Lane

Strolling through the park one day.

There is nothing like a stroll through the quiet wooded sanctuaries and state parks. Before walking became very painful for me I used to stroll through the woods and when with a friend he would point out different things in nature to me. We came across deer many times and they didn’t always run away.

I miss the daily walks, but I can’t walk for more than a few minutes now and walking through the forest is dangerous with the roots for my footing. I have taken a few spills. I can’t chance being alone and walking in these areas.


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Flawed – prompt by the Daily Post


What is your worst quality?


I hate to admit it, but my worst quality is my fear of failure. It has stopped me from doing things in life I may have enjoyed or just tried if it wasn’t for this fear.

I have to say I am working on it though, because I am freely publishing my work on a blog for the world to see and I am writing articles for a major blog. Something I had to give a lot of thought to.

It won’t be my worst quality soon. I feel the passion and am giving in to it.

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The Mink


The Mink
By Teresa Dean Smeigh
copyright September 2015

The sun has set,
It’s black as ink.

The temperature’s dropping,
Soon I’ll need the mink.

What mink you say?
The black one I think.

You say I have no mink?
What would everyone think?

Cruelty to animals,
That’s what I think!

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One-Liner Wednesday 09/30/15


“Me Tarzan, you Jane and oops sorry Jane didn’t mean to drop you into the river!”



Anyone who would like to try it out, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here to help your blog get more exposure. To execute a ping back, just copy the URL in the address bar on this post and paste it somewhere in the body of your post. Your link will show up in the comments below. Please ensure that the One-Liner Wednesday you’re pinging back to is this week’s! Otherwise, no one will likely see it but me.

As with Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS), if you see a ping back from someone else in my comment section, click and have a read. It’s bound to be short and sweet.

Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.”

The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Have fun!

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Three Word Wednesday.

Boozing it Up!
By Teresa Dean Smeigh
copyright September 2015

Thoughtless bartenders,
they aim to make you woozy.
Women get uptight.



3WW Week No. 447

As you well know, each week I post three words. You write something using the words.

Then come back and post a link to the contribution with Mr. Linky (but please, link to the exact post, not your blog, by clicking on the exact post title and paste it to Mr. Linky below). As always, there’s no hard-and-fast rule that you have to post on Wednesday.

(And if you want a hint as to when I post three new words, follow me on Twitter @tgabrukiewicz.)

I do invite everyone to check back often to read and comment on other contributions. This is, after all, a community for writers, poets and bloggers who clamor for your feedback. Share with friends. Tweet the love. Let us build this community.
Thoughtless, adjective: (of a person or their behavior) not showing consideration for the needs of other people, without consideration of the possible consequences.

Uptight, adjective: anxious or angry in a tense and overly controlled way.

Woozy, adjective: unsteady, dizzy, or dazed.

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The Drabble posted my story.

Originally posted on The Drabble:

Heather can barely see her hand in front of her face as she crashes through the foggy woods behind her house and heads for the open field.

No longer able to breathe freely, she stops and hides behind a tree and listens. She wills her breathing to slow down. She hears nothing. Maybe he has quit chasing her.

The tug on her ponytail pulls her head back, startling her, exposing her throat. She looks into his face and has only a moment to realize that it is over. The knife pierces her throat and darkness descends.

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You’re a Winner! – the prompt from the Daily Post

You’re a Winner!

You’ve just won $1 billion dollars in the local lottery. You do not have to pay tax on your winnings. How will you spend the money?


First I would help several charities that need funding to help my family’s different medical problems. So many have no cure.

Then I would pay my families debts off and mine including the student loans I had to defer when I became disabled. Then I would give each of them an amount to start living now as debt free.

I need a home, nothing large and elaborate. I hate cleaning don’t need a large space, plus used to living in a tiny space for 12 years now. I would love one of those tiny homes they advertise and a small piece of land.

I would get a new car. Mine is at the point of needing lots of repairs and I can’t go forward with them at this point.

The rest I would save and try to live off the interest.


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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Smell

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Suntan lotion and ocean water.

Suntan lotion and ocean water.

Greenery, fresh cut grass.

Greenery, fresh cut grass.

Freshly cleaned baby.

Freshly cleaned baby.

Freshly Cut Grass.

Freshly Cut Grass.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Smell

This is our last week of a new series that I am calling a Habits and the 5 Senses.

This week’s topic is the colors of the sense of smell.   This week is all about things you smell.  The smell can delight you like your favorite spice or the smell could just be distinctive like a stunk and not so pleasing.  Be creative and have fun. Feel free to dig around in your archives for photos if you don’t have anything new you can photograph.   Most of all I hope you have fun.

Habits and our 5 Senses

The Next Series – All About Man Made Things

  • Anything Man Made
  • Graffiti & Murals
  • Hats
  • Telephones – new, cell, vintage, etc.
  • Anything Painted – from a bird feeder to peeling paint

Most weeks I will come up with a topic. Feel free to write me with things you want to learn about. Go through you photo archives and see what photos you have that fits the current week’s challenge, or better yet grab you camera and take a new photo! ENJOY and have FUN.

Create a Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge (CFFC) Post

      1. Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.
      2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos and post, title your blog post “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge” or “CFFC” tag.
      3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.
      4. I usually will respond to your entry on your blog, rather than on my page.

Please check out my Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge to check out more of what this challenge is about.



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Saved by the Bell

Saved by the Bell

Tell us about a time when you managed to extract yourself from a sticky situation at the very last minute.


Another one of my scary situations. I had a 22 year old boyfriend and I was 16. My parents hated it, but figured if they forbade it I would just be more determined. He was also pushing for sex and I always said NO!

One day he took me to a party. I had a couple of drinks, but he was seriously drunk. He tried to rape me in the car. I kicked and punched and eventually got out of there with the only thing missing was my bra. I grabbed the rest that he did manage to get off.

Found another ride and got home to find my parents waiting at the front door. Let’s just say he became the ex-boyfriend.

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The Waves! – Haiku

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge

ronovan-writes-haiku-challenge-shadowThe Challenge Words!

Tide & Flesh


The Waves
By Teresa Dean Smeigh
Copyright September 2015

Flesh lying on sand,
The tide rolls over bodies
Pulls them out to sea.


The rules are simple.

  • Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like. For syllable help visit HowManySyllables.com.
  • The two words can be used as you like. Words have different definitions and you can use the definitions you like. You can even use a synonym word as long as it does not change the meaning. Go to Thesaurus.com for Synonym help.
  • Copy the link of your finished haiku URL  in a comment so we can all go and visit your site to see what you have done. I will comment on your site. You can do a ping back. What’s a ping back? Put a link back to this prompt page, if you like within your post, as long as it does not take away from your haiku. This is simply a prompt and challenge to encourage people to try Haiku and give some a prompt and a place to share in comments so we can find each other. A link in your post does give others a chance to find us and join in. Use one of the two below if you like.
  • Ping back Link https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-64-tide-flesh/
  • Non Ping back Link https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/
  • You may copy one of the badges/images appearing in this post below or above and place it on your site if you wish, most normally use it within their post. I am not saying you need to, but if you would like to do so then go ahead. It is simply my way of saying thank you for participating. I sometimes make custom images for the week, if time and health permits.
  • The Challenge is currently posted at 8 AM New York City time on Mondays to give people a better chance than the old 9 AM time.
  • Deadline is Noon New York City time on the Sunday following the Challenge Post release.



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FFfAW-Week of 9-29-2015

33rd Challenge for

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers


Week of 09-29 through 10-05-2015


Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.

2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Tuesday.

3. Please credit photo to photographer

4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try and stay within this limit.

5. Pingback to the challenge post in your story’s post.

6. This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Therefore, no serial (continuation) stories. They become too complicated for our readers.

7. Add your story to the InLinkz Link-up (Blue Froggy button). If you need link-up instructions, please email me at mepricelessjoy@gmail.com.

8. Remember, half the fun is reading and commenting on each other’s stories.


Louise, with the “The Storyteller's Abode” has provided our prompt photo this week.

Louise, with the “The Storyteller’s Abode” has provided our prompt photo this week.

Stormy Weather
By Teresa Smeigh
Copyright September 2015

The weather had been threatening all day, but the Sanger twins wouldn’t listen to reason and took their sailboat out in the bay. The winds were strong and the sailboat took off at a good clip. Their friends looked on with dismay.

Danny was more headstrong than Sammy and he over-ruled their turning back. He was having a great time.

A storm was coming in, the winds began to blow harder and Danny was having trouble handling the boat. He tried to turn the boat and head back when the sail swung around and knocked Sammy in the head and overboard.

Danny tried to slow down the boat and circle back. He threw a life-saver out, but Sammy wasn’t moving.

By now the people on shore were aware of what happened and a motor boat roared out to where they were and they drug Sammy out of the water.

They were too late, there was no pulse and Sammy was dead. Danny was speechless as tears ran down his face.

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Mondays Finish the Story – Sept. 28th, 2015

Mondays Finish the Story – Sept. 28th, 2015

Welcome to Mondays Finish the Story!

Mondays Finish the StoryThis is a unique flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! Get creative and have fun finishing the story!

Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post. Do not forget to click on the blue frog and add your link so that others can enjoy your story too! Now let’s have some fun!

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Finish the story begins with:  “The A&B Building was made entirely from driftwood.”

Please feel free to upload your story by clicking on the little blue frog below to add your story to the list!


The A&B Building
Written by Teresa Smeigh
Copyright September 2015

“The A&B Building was made entirely from driftwood. It took many years to construct this building and it wasn’t easy, but as you can see it is very unique.”

“What do they use it for?” Joey asked.

“It is the headquarters for Camp Skagway for needy boys and girls.”

“Is this where I sign up?”

“Fill out an application and turn it in to one of the counselors on duty for the day. The rest are at the camp.”

“Are there girls at the camp?

“No,” Johnny said, “It is boys only.”

Just then a group of girls formed a picket line and chanted, “Camp Skagway unfair to girls!”

“Go away MaryLou.”

“Why Johnny?”

“Because you got your own camp and it is nicer than Camp Skagway.”

“We know, we was just funning you, hah!”


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Share Your World – 2015 Week #39

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Share Your World – 2015 Week #39

Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under? Over, I hate it when it is put on the other way.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Coral or Salmon

You are comfortable doing nothing? For long stretches of time? Yes I can lie in my bed and just think or not thing forever.

Rather:  Would you accept $5,000 to shave your head or die it bright lime green and continue your normal activities while not explaining the reason for your haircut or color? Ah tricky, I hate green hair, but I am not too fond of bald either. I guess I would take the green.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? Last week I got to watch one of my grandson’s play soccer, the 8 year old. This week coming up I am looking forward to working on more researched articles for my other blog.



I sincerely hope you enjoy my questions for this week and find the questions interesting enough to play along.   If you ever want me to ask anything specific, please feel free to contact me.  You don’t think a lot about these questions, unless of course it is FUN for you.  Simply dream and just let loose, or you let your alter ego answer if you want.   Have a fabulous week everyone!!

Even though I oftentimes will add photos to my answers, it is not a requirement to participate in Share your World.

Here is the basic format.  I will ask you:

  • To answer three random questions each week.
  • Respond to a fourth item (I will randomly chose from this list)
    • Making a List out of a topic
    • Completing the sentence I start
    • Answering a Would you Rather question
  • Bonus Question is always the same  “What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?”  Because we all need to be reminded that there are many things in our lives to be grateful about.  

If you adore challenges as much as I do, please check out WordPress’s Blog Event Listing for other challenges.

I will post four different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a SYW  post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Share Your World” or “SYW” tag.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.

I usually will respond to your entry on your blog, rather than on my page.

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Immortalized in Stone

Immortalized in Stone

Your personal sculptor is carving a person, thing or event from the last year of your life. What’s the statue of and what makes it so significant?


The statue would be of my best friend. We have only known each other for about 7, maybe 8 years now, but she knows about my medical issues, my mental illness, my suicide attempt (came to visit me), my transgressions and yet she doesn’t judge me. Best friend anyone could ask for.

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