Three Word Wednesday 529 – Shadorma

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by Teresa Smeigh April 2017

Rebel man!

Why must you sit there?

Shady tree,

Blocks the sun.

Pluck the chickens, that’s your job!

Put down the guitar.

Pluck, verb: remove, pick (off), pull (off/out), extract, take (off),  pull (at), tug (at), clutch (at), snatch (at), grab, catch (at), tweak, jerk, yank, deplume, remove the feathers from, strum, pick, plunk, thrum, twang; play pizzicato; noun: courage, bravery, nerve, backbone, spine, daring, spirit, intrepidity, fearlessness, mettle, grit, true grit, determination, fortitude, resolve, stout-heartedness, dauntlessness, valor, heroism, audacity; informal guts, spunk, gumption, moxie.

Rebel, noun: revolutionary, insurgent, revolutionist, mutineer, insurrectionist, insurrectionary, guerrilla, terrorist, freedom fighter,  nonconformist, dissenter, dissident, iconoclast, maverick; verb:  revolt, mutiny, riot, rise up, take up arms, stage/mount a rebellion, be insubordinate,  recoil, show/feel repugnance,  defy, disobey, refuse to obey, kick against, challenge, oppose, resist; adjective:  insurgent, revolutionary, mutinous, rebellious, insurrectionary, insurrectionist, renegade,  rebellious, defiant, disobedient, insubordinate, subversive, resistant, recalcitrant; nonconformist, maverick, iconoclastic.

Shady, adjective: shaded, shadowy, dim, dark; sheltered, screened, shrouded; leafy, bosky, tenebrous,  suspicious, suspect, questionable, dubious, doubtful, disreputable, untrustworthy, dishonest, devious, dishonorable, underhanded, unscrupulous, irregular, unethical, fishy, murky.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

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Three Word Wednesday 528 – Shadorma

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by Teresa Smeigh April 2017

Oafish boy!

Nameless, who is he?

Meander,

All Over.

No one wants to help him out!

Helpless, ignored, stalled.

  Three Word Wednesday.: 3WW Week No. 515

Meander, verb: zigzag, wind, twist, turn, curve, curl, bend, snake, stroll, saunter, amble, wander, ramble, drift, maunder, mosey, tootle, toodle.
Nameless, adjective: unnamed, unidentified, anonymous, incognito, unspecified, unsourced, unacknowledged, uncredited; unknown, unsung, uncelebrated, unspeakable, unutterable, inexpressible, indescribable; indefinable, vague, unspecified.
Oafish, adjective: stupid, foolish, idiotic, cretinous; ungainly, loutish, awkward, clumsy, lumbering, apelike, cloddish, Neanderthal, uncouth, uncultured, boorish, rough, coarse, brutish, ill-mannered, unrefined, rough-hewn; informal blockheaded, moronic, boneheaded, half-witted, lamebrained, thickheaded.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

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Three Word Wednesday 524 – Haiku

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by Teresa Smeigh March 2017

Babyish, not so!

Abandoned by the wayside.

Cunning, finds his way!

 

Three Word Wednesday.: 3WW Week No. 524

Abandoned, adjective: deserted, forsaken, cast aside/off; jilted, stranded, rejected; informal dumped, ditched, unused, disused, neglected, idle; deserted, unoccupied, uninhabited, empty, uninhibited, reckless, unrestrained, wild, unbridled, impulsive, impetuous; immoderate, wanton.

Babyish, adjective: childish, immature, infantile, juvenile, puerile, adolescent.

Cunning, adjective: crafty, wily, artful, guileful, devious, sly, scheming, designing, calculating, Machiavellian; shrewd, astute, clever, canny; deceitful, deceptive, duplicitous, foxy; noun: guile, craftiness, deviousness, slyness, trickery, duplicity; shrewdness, astuteness.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

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Weekly Writing Challenge #80 – Shadorma

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(5) Words: | STRIPE | ABLE | BLUE | COLD | REVEAL |

by Teresa Smeigh March 2017

It is cold!

My suit is blue striped.

Open jacket,

Find black stripes.

Underneath all the blue stripes.

Back to jail if caught!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #140-twist and shout

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Haiku by Teresa Smeigh March 2017

Twist to the left side.

Followed by the right side too!

Shout with happiness!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

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FFfAW Challenge-Week of March 14, 2017

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Tim Livingston with the blog, The ForesterArtist. Thank you Tim for our photo prompt this week!

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Abandoned

by Teresa Smeigh March 2017

The boys were all avidly listening to the speaker. They were at a campout and it was time for ghost stories. Rudy volunteered to go first.

It was dark beyond the campfire. The boys were teasing Rudy for believing in ghosts.

“Shssh,” he said, “this is real.”

The boys all laughed, but finally settled down.

Rudy began speaking, “the Vegas family was known around the area as criminals. All of them. Most of the residents believed them, but one family, Mr. and Mrs. Stein scoffed at the stories. One day they disappeared in their old car. They were never found.”

The boys started laughing again and teasing Rudy. The leader was trying to settle them all down when right near them in the woods, lights turned on and a motor started to run.

The leader was laughing until the car started out of the woods and headed right towards him. He ran after the boys

Rudy’s older brother Randy roared with laughter, then abandoned the old rusty car.

***Rules***

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.

2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.

3. Please credit photo to photographer.

4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try and stay within this limit.

5. Pingback to the challenge post in your story’s post.

6. This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Therefore, no serial (continuation) stories. They become too complicated for our readers.

7. Add your story to the InLinkz Link-up (Blue Froggy button). Please let me know if you need link-up instructions.

8. Please keep stories below R rating.

9. Please respect the diversity of our readers and writers in regard to race, religion, and life style choice when writing your stories.

10. Remember, half the fun is reading and commenting on each other’s stories.

 

 

 

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Three Word Wednesday 522 – Shadorma

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by Teresa Smeigh March 2017

Twas painful!

Hands tied behind back.

Shifty look,

Raspy voice.

Others joined the group of men,

Plans were being made.

  Three Word Wednesday.: 3WW Week No. 522

Painful, adjective: sore, hurting, tender, aching, throbbing, angry, disagreeable, unpleasant, nasty, bitter, distressing, upsetting, traumatic, miserable, sad, heartbreaking, agonizing, harrowing.

Raspy, adjective: hoarse or harsh-sounding.

Shifty, adjective: devious, evasive, slippery, duplicitous, false, deceitful, underhanded, untrustworthy, dishonest, shady, wily, crafty, tricky, sneaky, treacherous, artful, sly, scheming, snide.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

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Three Word Wednesday 521 – Shadorma

3wordwednesday

by Teresa Smeigh March 2017

Just a nod!

He’s mischievous.

Call him here.

Discipline.

Needs obedience training!

Won’t stop barking now!

  Three Word Wednesday.: 3WW Week No. 521

Mischievous, adjective: naughty, badly behaved, misbehaving, disobedient, troublesome, full of mischief; rascally, roguish, playful, teasing, wicked, impish, roguish, arch.

Nod, verb: incline, bob, bow, dip, signal, gesture, gesticulate, motion, sign, indicate; noun: signal, indication, sign, cue; gesture, inclination, bob, bow, dip, approval, selection, sanction, endorsement; informal OK, A-OK, green light, thumbs up.

Obedience, noun: compliance, acquiescence, tractability, amenability; dutifulness, duty, deference, observance of the law/rules; submissiveness, submission, conformity, docility, tameness, subservience, obsequiousness, servility.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

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Light and Shade Challenge, Our Write Side – February 14, 2017

I wrote this last week for another prompt and I think it also fits “Wicked Meandering” and so I am combining them with a few changes.

Our Write Side’s Master Class

Light and Shade Challenge

Light and Shade Challenge

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Wicked Meandering

by Teresa Smeigh February 2017

Large meadows, a stand of trees and mountains in the distance. This is the village Gracie and Joanie decided to visit first. They planned to hike the area, meandering wherever they wanted to go.

The villagers weren’t happy. They tried to talk them out of it, but the girls were determined to hike the area and explore.

The Villagers insisted they stay on the main road only. They tried to stop them one more time and then they shut up. The girls made it clear they were going. They left the situation with a sort of ANXIOUS PEACE.

They started early the next morning. Carefully cleaning up their camp site before they left.

The flowers in the meadow were exquisite. It seemed like all the colors in the rainbow.

They walked for a while before they spotted a building off in the distance. They had already forgotten the rules the villagers set. They walked a little further looking for a path over there. They were going even if they had to walk through the flowers.

Eventually they came across a small break in the meadow. It seemed to head towards the building. So off they started.

As they came close they noticed this must be the back of the building as there was only one window with bars on it. Continuing their sightseeing they came closer to the building. They slowed down and snapped a few pictures of the back and then headed around the building to the front.

As they came around the corner they were met with a guy aiming a gun at them. They stopped immediately and looked at each other. They glanced at the front and there was a door and another window with bars on it.

Gracie started to ask if they could look inside and he told her to be quiet and listen. Tresspassers were unwelcome and would be dealt with accordingly.

Both girls looked at the gun uneasily. They wondered what he meant.

“You have breached the end of the world,” he said. “Your choices are to be shot after my friends hunt you down and bring you back or you can step inside the building and take your chances with what was inside.”

They looked at each other, tired and dirty. Maybe they could wash up in there. Maybe there was a friendly woman inside. They chose the building.

Stepping over the threshold, there was a sudden flash and bang and the girls were gone.

Agar, the village head, said, “They didn’t listen and wondered off. Why don’t they listen? Why must they all WICKEDLY MEANDER when warned?”

The booms continued as the girls moved from dimension to dimension. Gone forever.

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Light and Shade Challenge

Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge. There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we’re enjoying things and you are too, but don’t tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

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The Master Class has returned! Every week, I will introduce you to three prompts. Choose one, write about it, link up, and move to the head of the class. It’s that simple.

The rules:

  1. Read the prompts.
  2. Write a story answering the prompt. This can mean you use the prompt as your title, somewhere in your story, or as the idea.
  3. Please share the prompt you chose.
  4. Share the url to your story in the comments OR, if you don’t have your own blog, share your story in the comments. Either way, it will be promoted.
  5. Please keep your stories pg-13 or under since this is a public page. Add trigger warnings where necessary. Keep vulgarity to a minimum.
  6. Think outside the box. These prompts are meant to challenge you.
  7. Have FUN!

Your prompts for this week:

  1. Wicked Meandering
  2. Professional Dummy
  3. Anxious Peace

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

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Meet and Greet with Dream Big

It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!! Strap on your party shoes and join the fun! Ok so here are the rules: Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post. Reblog this post. It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone! Edit your reblog post and […]

via Meet and Greet: 2/4/17 — Dream Big, Dream Often

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Light and Shade Challenge – Jan 25, 2017 – Dinner

Light and Shade Challenge

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Image from WikiCommons, taken by Andrea Pavenello and used under the Creative Commons Agreement

*********Rules Below*********

Dinner

by Teresa Smeigh January 2017

The kitchen smelled odd and the guests were starting to fidget. They admired the lovely table setting in the dining room. It was laid out with beautiful china and a lovely bowl of salad for the first course.

Rhonda was still preparing the rest of the meal in the kitchen and didn’t have time to mingle. People wondered where Ken, her husband, was. Surely, he was attending.

In the meantime, the smell was growing fouler and people were moving further away from the kitchen. Finally, Rhonda called them all to dinner. The guests moved slowly to the table and took their assigned seats.

Rhonda said grace, but no mention of Ken. Finally, one of the guests couldn’t stand it and asked where Ken was as there was no place setting for him and then what was that smell. They all started talking at once. Rhonda yelled for quiet.

Since no one was eating, Rhonda said she would bring out the main course. Everyone was quiet and wondering what Rhonda had cooked up for them. Finally, they were all sitting with their hands clasped in front of them and looking expectantly at Rhonda.

She got up and went into the kitchen, she told those that offered their help that she didn’t need it.

There were a few bangs along the way and then they heard Rhonda coming back to the dining room.

There were screams and some of the ladies fainted. Finally, everyone just looked in horror. The platter held the cooked head of Ken, her husband.

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge. There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we’re enjoying things and you are too, but don’t tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

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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

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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.

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!

My newest post on International Bipolar Foundation has posted:

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

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

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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

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-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

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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

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-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

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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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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

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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

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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

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