The Watch – Prompt

An Intricate Looking Writst Watch


The Watch

Written by

Teresa Dean Smeigh copyright August 2015

The watch was different. intriguing to the two boys. They snuck it out of Ronald’s mom’s bedroom while she was showering and then out of the house to inspect it further without being seen. They sat down on the curb and began exploring it. They had never seen anything like it.

“Whose watch was it?” asked Benjie. “Is it old?”

“My great grandfather Ronald’s. The one I was named after. Maybe Ma will give it to me. I am the oldest. You can see the gears and everything inside of it,” Ronald bragged.

“Ronald? Hey Ronald! Have you seen your great grandfather’s watch?” his mom shouted from her bedroom window. “I can’t find it where I left it on the chest of drawers. I have looked several times.”

“Uh no, Ma!”

“I hope your little brothers didn’t get a hold of it. It could be anywhere by now.”

Ronald shoved it to Benjie and not paying attention it dropped out of his hand and straight down the storm drain.

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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24 Responses to The Watch – Prompt

  1. Graham Lawrence says:

    Nice twist! Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Oh dear! Don’t worry – I won’t tell.

    Rosey Pinkerton’s blog



  3. angietrafford says:

    What an enjoyable piece 🙂


  4. Nice story with a great twist! Now they need to figure out how to get it out of the storm drain. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Francesca Smith says:

    And so the adventure begins. Very good take on the picture.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. dray0308 says:

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:
    The Watch by Teresa Dean Smeigh…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Yikes. Great story Teresa.


  8. FLO says:

    Good job!


  9. Oh my! Now what a twist.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. ldavismunro says:

    Hi, I am new to your blog and love your writing voice so much! The Watch brought me right back to being a kid and that desperate feeling of almost being caught doing something I wasn’t supposed to be. I am looking forward to reading more of your writing.


    • Tessa says:

      Why thank you so much for the kind comments. I have this weeks prompts coming up soon. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind words. Makes my day.


  11. Dave says:

    See? Ronald. I knew that symbol meant it was a McWatch!


  12. afairymind says:

    Oh dear! I wonder whether he’ll manage to get it out of the storm drain, or if he doesn’t, whether he’ll ever admit to being the one who took it! A nicely written story. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Tessa says:

      Thank you. I have all these bits of stories and you wonder where you would take them. I have written serial stories using prompts before, but then I got myself all mixed up in one and stopped.

      Liked by 1 person

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