Three Word Wednesday 516 – Shadorma

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by Teresa Smeigh December 2016

He was parched!

The rotund man dragged

His sore feet

House to house.

How scandalous people thought!

He’d only asked for water.

  Three Word Wednesday.: 3WW Week No. 515

Parched, adjective: (bone) dry, dried up/out, arid, desiccated, dehydrated, baked, burned, scorched; withered, shriveled, thirsty, longing for a drink, dry, dehydrated.

Rotund, adjective: plump, chubby, fat, stout, portly, dumpy, round, chunky, overweight, heavy, paunchy, ample; flabby, fleshy, bulky, heavyset, corpulent, obese; informal tubby, roly-poly, pudgy, porky, blubbery, zaftig, corn-fed, round, bulbous, spherical, spheric.

Scandalous, adjective: disgraceful, shocking, outrageous, monstrous, criminal, wicked, sinful, shameful, atrocious, appalling, dreadful, deplorable, reprehensible, inexcusable, intolerable, insupportable, unforgivable, unconscionable, unpardonable; rare egregious, discreditable, disreputable, dishonorable, improper, unseemly, sordid, scurrilous, malicious, slanderous, libelous, defamatory; rare calumnious, calumniatory, aspersive.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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My newest post is on IBPF.com on Bipolar and getting a diagnosis

My newest post on IBPF is out now. Check it out please.

Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

My newest post on International Bipolar Foundation has posted:

http://www.ibpf.org/blog/are-you-ready-diagnosis

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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To my writing friends, a question?

Have you ever started a story with an ending that you had, but no beginning and built from there? Is it a possibility? I had a nightmare (nothing new there). The ending really got me and I started losing the dream as I struggled out of bed to get pen and paper to write it down. I filled in a little to help remember. I am just not sure how to write backwards?

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan 18/17 Prompt – For Fun

 One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan 18/17 Prompt – For Fun

Speaking of funny clothes (Linda G) remember the older gym suits in the 70’s?

(I don’t know your age so you may not know what I am talking about.)

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(i) Make it one sentence.

(ii) Make it either funny or inspirational.

(iii) Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

(iv) Have fun!

 

1-liner Wednesday

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Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

 

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Weekly Smile Week 55 – flip that frown upside down

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Weekly Smile Week 55 – frowns

I know we are supposed to be talking about smiles. I had a good smile and laugh at therapy. She said she was glad to see me laugh. However in the long run I am depressed and even though I was just feeling well, it just as fast flipped to depression. BUT I did laugh and smile today.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Weekly Writing Challenge #72

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(5) Words: | FLASH | USE | TRIGGER | VIEW | BACK |

Trigger – by Teresa Smeigh January 2017

Turn your back!

It obstructs your view.

Trigger flash,

And a bang.

You feel the pain quickly now,

Use hands, hold injury.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 17th/17 – Complaint

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 17th/17

The Just Jot It January 17th prompt, brought to you by  Willow, blogging at Willowdot21 is: “Complaint.” Use it any way you’re inspired to. And make sure you stop by and say hi to Willow as well! Here’s her blog:  https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/

Complaining is the thing I practice a lot. I complain about the weather, healthy food, my bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. I think I was born complaining. I wouldn’t eat for my mom or sleep for her. I probably can’t go 5 minutes without complaining about something.

 

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Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

 

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Weekly Smile Week 54 – my mood is elevated though not sure for how long

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Weekly Smile Week 54 – my mood is elevated though not sure for how long

New medication finally working. I finally feel half human. I am not completely through my trials and as the past has shown it may  not last long, but I will take what I can get. I smiled when I knew my mood was shifting.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Nature, Such a Lonely Sight

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Nature, Such a Lonely Sight

By Teresa Smeigh January 2017

Nature stark and lonely

Without it’s summer covering

Sometimes that covering

Shows white or shiny

So pretty covered in white

Slippery when it’s shiny

Waiting for summer heat

And green leaves and colors

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Haiku Horizons prompt “Look” number 152

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Haiku Horizons prompt “Look” number 152

“The Future” by Teresa Smeigh January 2017

Look at the future.

Think of the good things to come.

Don’t think of the past!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Raging Fire

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Raging Fire by Teresa Smeigh January 2017

My heart desires love and you

But you could barely light the flame

Now and again a spark

Would shower us with heat

And grow into a raging fire

That suddenly blew out

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Dedicated to RF

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Feeling better now

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Feeling better now

Thank you for stopping by for coffee or tea and some good cheer from me for once in a blue moon. If you were here you would notice I was smiling voluntarily. I am always smiling, but it usually is a false smile. I learned that smiling goes a long way when I was a toddler. My mom would walk me down town and everyone would get the smile and I got a cookie, usually in each hand.

My ex-husband learned to send me into the auto shop. The guys always gave me discounts or the product right out, no charge. I have been told my smile is beautiful and I have a wonderful personality. I know how to flirt too LOL!

I am so glad the holidays are over. Now a lot of the stress is gone, plus I had another medicine change, which seems to be working at the moment.

Have a great week and God bless everyone.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS and #JusJoJan Jan. 14/17 (PEE)

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday and Just Jot It January is: A word that starts with “P.” Find a word that begins with the letter “p,” and make it the theme of your post. Bonus points for starting and ending your post with a “p” word. Enjoy!

Pee was all over the doctor. He said, “she peed on me.” The nurse replied, “the mother or the infant?” I was so embarrassed, but he said it was the baby. My baby, K1.

Just as they pulled her out, she let go with the pee. They ought to be glad it was a she or everyone would be dripping in pee.

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS and #JusJoJan Jan. 14/17

You’re reading this either because you are a follower of my blog or you’re a follower of Linda G Hill’s “Stream of Consciousness Saturday.” It doesn’t matter which, the point is you are following it. You  might even want to write your own post on this prompt which comes out as a reminder every Friday.

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Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

 

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Three Word Wednesday 513 – Shadorma

3wordwednesdayby Teresa Smeigh December 2016

Hateful boys!

Tearing gaping holes!

Town’s gardens

Ravished now

Destroyed by non-thinking kids.

Incorrigible.

3 Words

Gaping, adjective: cavernous, yawning, wide, broad; vast, huge, enormous, immense, extensive.

Hateful, adjective: detestable, horrible, horrid, unpleasant, awful, nasty, disagreeable, despicable, objectionable, insufferable, revolting, loathsome, abhorrent, abominable, execrable, odious, disgusting, distasteful, obnoxious, offensive, vile, heinous, ghastly, beastly.

Incorrigible, adjective: inveterate, habitual, confirmed, hardened, dyed-in-the-wool, incurable, chronic, irredeemable, hopeless, beyond hope; impenitent, unrepentant, unapologetic, unashamed; bad, naughty, terrible.

 

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 31/16

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first/last.” Use one or both words, or find words that mean the same. Bonus points if you start your post with “first/beginning/start” etc. and end with “last/end” etc. Enjoy!

First names are getting really wild. This causes problems with knowing how to spell multiple names and remember who they belong too. I have to fight with my first name and my last name. My first name is Teresa. NO “H”, but 75% of the people put it there even if I point it out.

My last name is Smeigh (ex-husbands name), I kept it difficult as it is. I get called Smith, Smee, Smidge, Smay, etc. Maybe I should have taken my maiden name back as my last.

 

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 31/16

You’re reading this either because you are a follower of my blog or you’re a follower of Linda G Hill’s “Stream of Consciousness Saturday.” It doesn’t matter which, the point is you are following it. You  might even want to write your own post on this prompt which comes out as a reminder every Friday.

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Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

 

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Weekly Smile Week 52 – the holidays are over

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Weekly Smile Week 52 – the holidays are over

I smiled when December 25 ended. New Years Day I will just dismiss. I don’t have to participate.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Three Word Wednesday 511 – Shadorma

3wordwednesdayThe Jalopy

by Teresa Smeigh December 2016

Apathy,

Bashful, embarrassed.

My clunker,

A sore sight,

To everyone’s eyes, ears.

Banished from my sight!

  Three Word Wednesday.: 3WW Week No. 511

Apathy, noun: indifference, lack of interest, lack of enthusiasm, lack of concern, unconcern, uninterestedness, unresponsiveness, impassivity, dispassion, lethargy, languor, ennui.

Bashful, adjective: shy, reserved, diffident, inhibited, retiring, reticent, reluctant, shrinking; hesitant, timid, apprehensive, nervous, wary, demure, coy, blushing.

Clunker, noun: failure, flop, bust, dud, turkey, jalopy, lemon, rustbucket, bucket of bolts, hooptie, crate.

 

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Haiku Horizons prompt “trail” number 148

Haiku Horizons prompt “trail” number 148

by Teresa Smeigh December 2016

I trail thee my Lord.

I follow wherever you lead.

You are my savior.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Three Word Wednesday 510 – Shadorma

3wordwednesdayThe Dream by Teresa Smeigh December 2016

I’m wakeful.

Unacceptable

dreams scare me!

I dreamed I

was a vain woman in charge.

I rule this country.

3 Words

Unacceptable, adjective: intolerable, insufferable, unsatisfactory, inadmissible, inappropriate, unsuitable, undesirable, unreasonable, insupportable; offensive, obnoxious, disagreeable, disgraceful, deplorable, beyond the pale, bad; a bit much, too much, not on.

Vain, adjective: conceited, narcissistic, self-loving, in love with oneself, self-admiring, self-regarding, self-obsessed, egocentric, egotistic, egotistical; proud, arrogant, boastful, cocky, cocksure, immodest, swaggering; informal big-headed; literary vainglorious, futile, useless, pointless, to no purpose, hopeless, in vain; ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, impotent, unavailing, to no avail, fruitless, profitless, unrewarding, unproductive, unsuccessful, failed, abortive, for nothing; thwarted, frustrated, foiled.

Wakeful, adjective: awake, restless, restive, tossing and turning, alert, watchful, vigilant, on the lookout, on one’s guard, attentive, heedful, wary.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Weekly Smile Week 50 – My Depression has broken

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Weekly Smile Week 50 – My Depression has broken

I haven’t had much to smile about the last few weeks. It has been bad, but my depression has finally broken. I am smiling now as I am cleaning and unpacking my room from March when my kids made me move downstairs due to my falling. FYI it didn’t stop the falling, I am just not falling down the stairs. 🙂

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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