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

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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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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