Haiku Horizons prompt “carry” number 136

Haiku Horizons prompt “carry” number 136

My Shoulders are Strong – by Teresa Smeigh September 2016

I carry the world

On my shoulders, they are strong.

I am strong per God.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 24/16

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “bus.” Use it as it is, or find a word with the letters “bus” in it. Have fun!

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 24/16

You’re reading this either because you are a follower of my blog or you’re a follower of Linda G Hill’s “Stream of Consciousness Saturday.” It doesn’t matter which, the point is you are following it. You  might even want to write your own post on this prompt which comes out as a reminder every Friday.

If ever my prompts inspire you to look for or use a piece of art, for instance, to write a post about, go right ahead!

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Being a female with a large bust, I have to put up with men who can’t find my eyes when talking with me. I don’t know how many times I have said, my eyes are up HERE!

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

 

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One-Liner Wednesday – The Deer

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One-Liner Wednesday – The Deer

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Oh pardon me, sorry I’m trespassing.

 

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Rules

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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Weekly Smile Week 38 – daughter at ER

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Bad week. The only positive thing is that my daughter who went to the ER in terrible pain was not hospitalized, but she has several things wrong, needing medical specialists, tests and missing days from work.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Three Word Wednesday 498 – Shadorma

3wordwednesdayIrritability by Teresa Smeigh September 2016

Jarring sounds!

Mood irritable!

Infected,

Others too.

We are all irritable.

Trying to change mood!

Three words:

Infected, verb: pass infection to, spread disease to, contaminate, contaminate, pollute, taint, foul, dirty, blight, damage, ruin; poison, affect, influence, have an impact on, touch; excite, inspire, stimulate, animate.

Irritable, verb: bad-tempered, short-tempered, irascible, tetchy, testy, touchy, grumpy, grouchy, moody, crotchety, in a (bad) mood, cantankerous, bilious, curmudgeonly, ill-tempered, annoyed, cross, ill-humored, peevish, fractious, pettish, crabby, bitchy, waspish, prickly, splenetic, dyspeptic, choleric; informal cranky, ornery, shirty, on a short fuse, soreheaded.

Jarring, adjective: clashing, conflicting, contrasting, incompatible, incongruous; discordant, dissonant, inharmonious, harsh, grating, strident, shrill, cacophonous; irritating, disturbing.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Weekly Writing Prompt #55

secret keeper

Five Words: [ WIT – HURT – NOTE – HONEST – TEST ]

Honesty – by Teresa Smeigh September 2016

Honest note?

Wit can hurt, be honest.

Test your words

On yourself.

Do those words hurt your feelings?

Think before you write.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #115 Clouds and Sunshine

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge Clouds and Sunshine

By Teresa Smeigh September 2016

The sunshine peeks through

The clouds on a dreary day.

Then the sun breaks through.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Share Your World – 2016 Week 38

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Share Your World – 2016 Week 38

Are you a hugger or a non-hugger? Non-hugger, wouldn’t let anyone hug me when I was little. Now I can tolerate it and even occasionally make it look like it was my idea.

What is your least favorite Candy? Candy Corn

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “fun”? Writing, not a physical person.

List of Favorite Smells: What smells do you love? Whether it’s vanilla scented candles or the smell of coffee in the morning or the smell of a fresh spring rain…make a list of all the things you love for a little aromatherapy. Lilacs, vanilla, fresh spring rain, honeysuckle.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful my new antidepressant helps some, hoping it starts to work better and the insomnia from it stops.

Rules:

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!!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Rules:

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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Haiku Horizons prompt “frog” number 135

Haiku Horizons prompt “frog” number 135

The Frog- by Teresa Smeigh September 2016

I held a frog once!

Grossed me out and I threw it

Deep into the trees.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Limerick Challenge Week 38: Photo Prompt

Limerick Challenge Week 38: Photo Prompt

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Photo by Dominik Martin Unsplash.com

Rules:

The prompt for this week is a Photo. Look at the photo below and let your creativity and imagination run wild. Write your limerick based on the photo, use the photo in your limerick post. Don’t forget to attribute the source of the image in your posts.

Walking in the rain.

Following rough terrain.

Getting wet,

So is my pet.

We must be insane.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: life consists of nothing

#WeekendCoffeeShare: life consists of nothing

Thank you for stopping by for coffee or tea. I wish I had more to say. Life consists of getting up eventually, eating, computing, writing, binging on Netflix and then back to sleep. The new anti-depressant is helping some, but still depressed and now it is causing insomnia again.

I am binging on NCIS on Netflix. That is the other thing I spend a lot of time on besides sleeping.

Have a great week and God bless everyone.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 17/16

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “-est.” Base your post on any word you can add the suffix “est” to. Enjoy!

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 17/16

You’re reading this either because you are a follower of my blog or you’re a follower of Linda G Hill’s “Stream of Consciousness Saturday.” It doesn’t matter which, the point is you are following it. You  might even want to write your own post on this prompt which comes out as a reminder every Friday.

If ever my prompts inspire you to look for or use a piece of art, for instance, to write a post about, go right ahead!

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I find writing to be the coolest thing to do. I used to read, but now that I have gotten over my fear of writing it is the coolest thing to do and I write something every day, whether it is my journal or posted on my blog or both.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

 

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100 Word Challenge: Your name here

 

100 Word Challenge: Your name here

Teresa Elizabeth Dean

I was born Teresa Elizabeth. Like Tara I have spent my life trying to get people to spell Teresa the way mine is spelled. I have no “H” in it. I was named after both grandmothers and really hate my name. Maybe if they pronounced it the way it is in Italian, my grandmother was Italian and it is really pronounced Ter – asa, long A, I might be able to tolerate it, but I would still spend my life telling people how my name is pronounced.

I wish they had chosen Elizabeth as my first name and not the middle.

 

Exactly 100 words.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Weekly Smile Week 37 – article posted on IBPF blog

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I smiled because my article I wrote for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation) is doing well with hits and likes and even comments. Makes me feel good to help others.

Here is the link to the post:  http://ibpf.org/blog/noise-sensitivity-during-mania

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Autumn”

Collene and Ronovanhttps://silverthreading.com/2016/09/14/wqwwc-writers-quote-wednesday-writing-challenge-unity/

stars

Unity in nature, part of God’s Magic.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Three Word Wednesday 497 – Shadorma

3wordwednesdayBuried by Teresa Smeigh September 2016

Grandma’s grave,

Heated discussion

Between us,

Holding Firm.

She will be buried in the

Family grave yard.

Three words:

Firm, adjective: hard, solid, unyielding, resistant; solidified, hardened, compacted, compressed, dense, stiff, rigid, frozen, set; secure, secured, stable, steady, strong, fixed, fast, set, taut, tight; immovable, irremovable, stationary, motionless; strong, vigorous, sturdy, forceful; resolute, determined, decided, resolved, steadfast; adamant, emphatic, insistent, single-minded, in earnest, wholehearted; unfaltering, unwavering, unflinching, unswerving, unbending; hardline, committed, dyed-in-the-wool; close, good, intimate, inseparable, dear, special, fast; constant, devoted, loving, faithful, long-standing, steady, steadfast, rock-steady; noun: company, business, concern, enterprise, organization, corporation, conglomerate, office, bureau, agency, consortium.

Grave, noun: burial site, gravesite, cemetery plot, tomb, sepulcher, vault, burial chamber, mausoleum, crypt; last resting place; adjective: serious, important, weighty, profound, significant, momentous; critical, acute, urgent, pressing; dire, terrible, awful, dreadful; solemn, serious, sober, unsmiling, grim, somber; severe, stern, dour.

Heated, adjective: warm, hot; thermal; vehement, passionate, impassioned, animated, spirited, lively, intense, fiery; angry, bitter, furious, fierce, stormy, tempestuous; excited, animated, inflamed, worked up, wound up, keyed up.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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New post I wrote for International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF)

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Weekly Writing Prompt #54

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Weekly Writing Prompt #54

Five Words: [ CLUE – COURSE – TENDER – THREAT – POSE ]

Poison – by Teresa Smeigh September 2016

The clue poses a threat.

A course set to follow.

Tender bare feet,

Head to the hollow.

Tell no one the clue

Or poison you might swallow.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #114 Magic and Stars

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #114 Magic and Stars

Twinkling Stars by Teresa Smeigh September 2016

Magic in the night.

The stars are twinkling brightly.

Watch the night display.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Share Your World – 2016 Week 37

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Share Your World – 2016 Week 37

Have you ever owned a rock, pet rock, or gem that is not jewerly? I received a green stone at my mom’s funeral.

What is your greatest strength or weakness? Honesty is my strength. Mental illness is my weakness although battling it makes me stronger.

What makes you feel grounded? Family

Would you rather never be able to eat warm food or never be able to eat cold food? Cannot answer this.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? Grateful for long visit from old friends. Looking forward to my next therapy session. I like having someone I can talk to about anything.

 

Rules:

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!!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

______________________________________________

Rules:

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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