The Favorite Photograph

The Favorite Photograph

Our only child passed away too soon.

Must find the photograph before we crack-up!

I see it clearly in the back of my mind’s eye.

He was on my Pop-pop’s tractor playing grown-up.



About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is 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). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, occasional 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 is from Southern, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.
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42 Responses to The Favorite Photograph

  1. joetwo says:

    Oh My God! That is so sad!


  2. El Guapo says:

    That’s a lot of heartbreak for 33 words.
    Hope your character finds the picture…


    • Tessa says:

      Thank you! Though the story is fiction we had lost a picture of my grandmother and it was found in the drier with a load of clothes, undamaged. That is sort of what I based this on.


  3. Gina says:

    Tessa! Heartbreaking is right.


  4. Don’t feel bad, almost ALL my work is dark, moody, or straight up horror. lol I like the dark edge to your writing. Keep up the great work 🙂


  5. Cobbie's World says:

    Nothing wrong with sad! You have evoked a strong emotional reaction already which is what good writing does when it connects. Very well done. Your opening line is a real grabber!


  6. jannatwrites says:

    This was sad…but the two pictures of the kids just begged for sad responses. You delivered!


  7. I’m glad this was fiction, but I know the frantic search for something of sentimental importance.
    Also, I write from that “other side” as well usually. I got a weirdo when the muses were handed out. 😉


  8. Draug419 says:

    Definitely a lot of emotion in this one.


  9. steph says:

    Sad. I like the desperation it evokes with the before we crack-up!


  10. Patti says:

    Very sad that “playing grown-up” was as close as he got to it.


  11. kymminbarcelona says:

    Brutal! Know the feeling behind the lost photo all too well.


  12. deanabo says:

    This is so very sad. I dont even want to imagine.


  13. Rachael says:

    Definitely not something I would ever want to experience. Hopefully they find the picture soon.


  14. cshowers says:

    How terribly sad. Wow. Very good writing, but oh so sad.


  15. Wisper says:

    Oh! How sad. You evoked that well!


  16. atrm61 says:

    What a powerful piece-full of pathos!Losing a child is the worst kind of loss that anyone can face-would not wish that even on an enemy!Great piece of writing:-)


  17. We’ve got Pop Pops in our family, too. This hit home.


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