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

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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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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