Forgive me my sins, Oh Lord! – Haiku

cross-66700_1920 (2)Written by Teresa Dean Smeigh 2015

Tessa

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

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Autumn Mist – Haiku

fog-996633_1920 (2)Written by Teresa Dean Smeigh 2015

Tessa

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

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #109-Hope&Up

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Hope by Teresa Smeigh August 2016

Glance up to heaven.

Always hoping for the best.

The Lord is with us.

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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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #74 Cake&Wolf

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #74 Cake&Wolf

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Ignore the candles, they weren’t lit.

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The Cake by Teresa Smeigh

The cake on counter

Thought it safe from dog while gone.

He wolfed it down quickly.

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #113 Beach and Time

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #113 Beach and Time

Sand by Teresa Smeigh September 2016

I don’t like beach sand.

Time after time it goes where

It doesn’t belong.

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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Chapter 3 of Government Property is now posted.

Chapter 3

Chapters 1 & 2

Tessa

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

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Prompts – Spurned

cross-66700_1920 (2)Spurned Jesus’ Love

by Teresa Smeigh February 2016

I spurned his love,

For forty years.

He stayed with me

Through the tears.

I came back to Him

Wanting forgiveness.

He forgave me I’m told,

No need to confess.

Jesus died on the cross

For my sins.

Now it’s my turn

To play the violins.

I follow his guidance

Day by day.

It doesn’t matter what I want,

Things are done his way.

I’m proud to say that he is mine

To love, to follow,

Till the end of time!

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #117 Lark&Rush

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #117 Lark&Rush

By Teresa Smeigh October 2016

Rush through the forest,

Hell bent on a lark, what fun!

Watch your step, don’t fall!

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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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

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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!”

Tessa

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

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Susie’s Toys – Friday Fictioneers May 31, 2017

PHOTO PROMPT © Karuna

 

Susie looked at her poor toys. The three of them the firemen saved and threw outside. They were soaking wet from the firemen putting out the fire in her house and they hadn’t had time to dry yet.

As Susie gently dried her toys as best she could. Drops started and then there was a downpour soaking them again.

Susie said, “God is crying over our loss!”

A fireman said, “And he is helping us put out the rest of the fire. You’re blessed today, young lady.”

 

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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100 Word Challenge – Storm – May 31, 2017

Tara’s Thin Spiral Notebook – prompt weekly

The prompt is: storm

The sky was darkening quickly. Annie scrambled to gather her things and get inside before the storm started.

As she leaned against a tree, a knife slashed into the tree, by her head. She started to run and headed towards the trees hoping to lose whoever he or she was.

As she stopped to rest another knife landed in the tree next to her. They were still there.

She headed back to the house and wished she had her cellphone on her.

She was grabbed by the ponytail and a knife was brought to her neck. Then all went black…

 

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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For my new readers and those that might have missed it, here is Chapters 1 and 2 of my book

I am writing a memoir. It won’t be published in the standard way. I am planning on publishing it here on my blog for all to read. The future may change things, but for now, this is the way I am going.

So far I have written and rewritten due to trademarks and copyrights of the Marine Corp. I had to change everything to generic or I had to find out how to get a license or even if they would give me one. They trademarked all terms, sayings and even base names and even the simple word Marine. Rather than a legal hassle, I rewrote it to be generic. It also meant changing some of the story and the title.

Click here to go to the table of contents for “Government Property – a Memoir of a Military Wife and Then Some.”

Tessa

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

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #99 Flag&Fallen

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #99 Flag&Fallen

Ronovan's Badgememorial flagFlying High and Proud

by Teresa Smeigh May 30, 2016

The flag is displayed

In honor of our fallen.

Proudly we fly it!

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Jan 25, 2017 – Dinner

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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.

Tessa

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

 

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Week of December 22, 2015

Week of December 22, 2015

 

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Etol Bagam. Thank you Etol for the beautiful prompt

Umbrella Crazy by Teresa Smeigh December 2015

The lady with the pink umbrella walked that route twice a day going to work and always carried an umbrella no matter what the whether really was outside. We always assumed she was always afraid of getting wet. It didn’t rain every day.

We kids thought it was hilarious to see a woman carrying an open pink umbrella on dry, sunny days. It became the talk of the town. People were afraid to approach her to ask her why she did that.

One day the lady got to the end of the lane and the children that were watching, heard her speak and then she and the umbrella began to rise and she took off and headed towards the woods rather than to the town where it was assumed she lived.

The children watched and she just disappeared over the range of trees.

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Tessa

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

 

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Canoeing (Non-fiction)

Canoeing

By Teresa Smeigh (Based on real-life story)

Suzy and Sharon get out of the street and quit fighting. There are cars coming,” Laurel told her two daughters. “For the last time get over here!”

The girls moved and Laurel went back to help her husband, John, get the canoe lifted over the metal fence covering the opening to the stream they were going to investigate. This was the first trip with the girls ages 7 & 8. There were with several other couples as they didn’t explore unknown creeks or streams without having someone else with them.

Finally all the canoes were over the fence and sat on a small beach ready to be loaded. The girls were lifted off the side of the road and put on the beach as well.

Once everyone was loaded, they put the 2 girls in the middle of the canoe and Laurel waded out and climbed in the front. John pushed the canoe further out and climbed inside.

Each girl was wearing a life-jacket and had a bottle of soda to keep them from begging for a drink all the time. They finally settled down and John and Laurel started paddling.

As usual Laurel steered them into the sides of the stream and the sticker pushes, logs etc. John shouted,”Laurel haven’t you learned to paddle yet? This is ridiculous!”

Just as she turned around to yell back at him they headed right into the overhanging branches of a tree and they all leaned to one side and the canoe tipped over completely. Quickly John and Laurel looked for the girls and they were floating thanks to the life jackets.

They both started laughing as their daughter Sharon was holding tightly to her soda bottle and had it over head so it wouldn’t sink. They quickly flipped the canoe back over and put their stuff that was floating around back in. They tried to put the girls back in the canoe, but they both refused and started crying that they weren’t going back into the canoe with them. The harder they tried, the harder they cried.

Finally one of their friends offered to take them. They reluctantly agreed and were lifted into the other canoe. They started on their way again with John yelling at Laurel. Laurel always said they should have divorce courts at the end of the trip as most couples weren’t speaking by the time they got to the end hours later.

Tessa

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

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Newly Birthed – a haiku

justin2Newly Birthed by Teresa Smeigh January 2016

Newly birthed, calm, sleep,

Family waiting for smiles.

They got tears galore.

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Weekly Writing Prompt – Shadorma

(5) Words: | WATCH | EDGE | PROOF | PAUSE | SOOTH |

The Proof – by Teresa Smeigh August 2016

Pause to watch,

Looking for the proof.

Along edge,

Peek over.

Try to forget what you see,

Calmly sooth your nerves.

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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I had to redo my book due to possible legal problems

Click here to re-read or to read for the first time. Chapters 1 and 2 are done.

Tessa

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

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #115 Clouds and Sunshine

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By Teresa Smeigh September 2016

The sunshine peeks through

The clouds on a dreary day.

Then the sun breaks through.

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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