Writing Prompt – “the number three” – (non-fiction)

And now on to the weekend challenge.  This weekend what we are asking from you is a little bit different (again).  Many of you regularly submit fictional responses to our prompts.  This weekend we are asking for a bit of your memoirs.  We want a real account of a period in your life that can be clearly identified by (wait for it) the number three.  Maybe it’s the three decades you spent flipping burgers.  Maybe it’s the three seconds you hesitated justifiably before saying “I do.”  We’d like for your story to be true-ish, and we’d like for it to be an artistic creation, not just a play-by-play account.  Think less “blog post” and more “creative writing.”

Obviously, these criteria are about as subjective as they come, but we are convinced that you guys will deliver the fantastic and that we’ll know it when we see it.  You have from 0-333 words to get it done.  Have fun.  And good luck!

 As another pain ripped through my belly I tried very hard not to scream, but the screams were getting louder. I just couldn’t help myself. My husband had been through this before. Just then the doctor told me to push and believe me I wasted no time in pushing child number three out. The doctor sang “Happy Birthday” and my husband was entranced with the vision of his son. This was our last child and he wished with all of his heart for a son to add to our family of girls. His wish came true!


About Tessa

Tessa Dean at 60 plus is still writing but slowing down because of her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). She has published about 12 articles on Bipolar Disorder on www.IBPF.net. She is also working on 3 fiction books (mysteries/thrillers). The books will probably never be finished, but who knows what the future holds. She keeps her blogs filled with useful content, stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family, writing and blog keep her busy. You can also follow the progress of her memoirs on the blog. She is adding chapters a little at a time.
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6 Responses to Writing Prompt – “the number three” – (non-fiction)

  1. Trifecta says:

    Thanks for linking up with Trifextra this weekend. So glad you (and your husband) got your baby boy. This is a lovely celebration of his birth. Hope to see you back soon.


  2. El Guapo says:

    Even in so few words, because of the subject you chose, it is packed with emotion!
    Great piece.


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