Writing Prompt_the word is “blue”

The weekly prompt, where we give you one word and ask that you give it back to us, using the third definition, in a 33-333 word response.

BLUE (adjective
 3  a : low in spirits : melancholy
     b : marked by low spirits : depressing

One moment I am on top of the world

and the next I am feeling blue, blue, blue.

Such is the life when you have mood swings.

My doctor calls it Bipolar Disorder 2.



About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh is now in her 60's and still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Despite that she is active in Mental Health Advocating, writing for www.IBPF.org (volunteer for non-profit) and has 5 blog posts already published by them. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). She keeps her blog filled with useful content, daily devotionals (She is a Christian), 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 has 3 blogs so far http://www.tessacandoit.com and http://www.finallyawriter.com and http://www.sunnythoughtsandprayers.wordpress.com She is from Deptford, NJ. Her family and blogs keep her busy.
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18 Responses to Writing Prompt_the word is “blue”

  1. jannatwrites says:

    Life is difficult with extreme highs and lows. Blue, it is…dark, dark blue.


  2. vanhaydu says:

    And that’s write. Write.


  3. vivinfrance says:

    You have all my sympathy – though of course eternal middle state can be boring!


  4. This was awesome. It startled me so much I laughed, not because the content is funny, but in so few words you captured the feel of Bi-Polar.


  5. kgwaite says:

    Nicely said in so few words. Yes, keep writing!


  6. trifectawriting says:

    Thanks for linking up with Trifecta this week. I liked the singsong rhythm of this piece. It was, I thought, a great way to discuss a subject as difficult as mental illness can be. Very clever take on the prompt. Hope to see you back soon.


    • Tessa says:

      Thank you for reading and the great compliments. I was never much into poetry, but I am letting my “voice” go where it wants to go and lately that seems to be poetry. Right now I am on top of the world, dreading the day it begins to turn “blue” again.


  7. Very nice! Thanks for sharing!


  8. Marie says:

    In the racing world I worked in we called it going from hero to zero – and does it ever hurt when it’s sudden with no preemptive warnings.


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