Prompt – Car – Used for the story

Prompt of – car – Used for the story

“What an Arm!”

by Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh

Copyright February 2016 – 149 words, genre: flash fiction


Janis had packed enough for the trip to the beach with 3 babies.

Janey managed to reach the diaper bag and pulled out a bottle and through it out window. She missed. She handed one to her other sister This time they both made body contact.

Horns started blaring, Janis heard a police car.

She pulled over and stopped. A policeman had bottles in his hands.

“Witnesses say the bottles came out of this car.”

“Oh no, my little babies couldn’t have done that.”

Just then Janey pulls out another one and hits the cop in the belly.

Janis is horrified. The babies are giggling.

“Well what an arm they have, but throwing them at people is illegal. I’ll tell you what? Mama takes all the bottles up there and rolls up the windows from now on. Got it Mama?”

“Yes sir, I got it!”


Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog

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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2 Responses to Prompt – Car – Used for the story

  1. Susan Langer says:

    Very cute story, Tessa. Bet those girls grow up to be pitchers. Thanks for participating, 🙂


    • Tessa says:

      You are welcome Susan, glad you liked it. It was like 400 words to start and had to start chopping it up. Even with experience chopping it can be difficult to get down to the short shorts.


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