Word Prompt– Week of 09-22-2015

woman painting

Written by Teresa Dean Smeigh
Copyright September 2015

She tried to concentrate on her painting, but she could hear soft noises from over by the large oak tree.

“Mommy?” came a little child’s voice. Then “Mommy, is that you?”

Bonnie walked over to the tree to confront the intruders. Standing there was a cop holding a little girl’s hand. The little girl had red hair and freckles just like Barbie.

Barbie stared and the little girl said, “Mommy, I missed you!”

“Ma’am, I am sorry to intrude, but our investigation has dug up the information that this little girl is yours.”

“But my sister told me she drowned,” tears running down her face.

“When a report came through the station with the sighting of a little girl screaming that the woman wasn’t her mommy, they held them and investigated and found the drowning report. Your sister finally confessed.”

“Oh Barbie, I’ve missed you so much.”



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

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

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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11 Responses to Word Prompt– Week of 09-22-2015

  1. Great story Tessa! It almost brought tears to my eyes. Thank goodness the little girl screamed and made sure someone heard her. Very well done! Thank you for participating in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge!

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  2. milliethom says:

    Thank goodness the story has a happy ending. Barbie must have been distraught at the news of her daughter’s “drowning”. What an awful sister to have inflicted such heartbreak by stealing the child and claiming she was dead.

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  3. Ameena k.g says:

    Awww, and the truth came out at the end of the day. I can’t imagine the Joy both mother and daughter felt. Great job.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Graham Lawrence says:

    Great story. I love the happy ending. It captures many emotions.

    Liked by 1 person

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