Tag Archives: Non-Fiction

The Baby is due today…Oh no it isn’t…Is…Isn’t (Non-fiction)

My first 2 children were born in a North Carolina military base. At that time the OB was downstairs in the offices and at night they rolled the charts upstairs for any overnight births. With my 2nd baby she was … Continue reading

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100 Word Challenge: Grouch

100 Word Challenge: Grouch ~~~~~~~~~~ Grouch by Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh Copyright October 2016 – 100 words I am a grouch. I hate the term, but it fits my mentality due to my mental health disorders. I have bipolar disorder for … Continue reading

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The Rage Within

The Rage Within Deep in her dark, torturous mind she would dwell.   No one really knew her own personal hell.   To the world she presented a woman who was care-free.   No one really knew her, not even … Continue reading

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Weekly Smile Week 34 – Grandson enlisted in Marine Corps

I smiled when we went to the graduation/going away party was underway. It went well and he is actually excited to be going. Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh -Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses -Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems http://www.tessacandoit.comContinue reading

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Fire, My Worst Nightmare (Non-fiction)

I am terrified of fire, so bad, that as a child I was forbidden to watch the news or any shows, or movies, that might contain fire (obviously “Towering Inferno” was a no-no). It was and still is, a terrible … Continue reading

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Weekly Smile Week 33 – Selfie

I smiled when my daughter took a selfie of the 2 of us and it turned out so good. I take lousy pictures. I posted it on here even. Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh -Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses -Author … Continue reading

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Weekly Smile Week 31- The Dog

I smiled when our adopted dog (from a shelter) got so excited to see me. My cat could care less as long as she is fed, but he loves me unconditionally. Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh -Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses … Continue reading

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Weekly Smile Week 30

I smiled when my ex-husband and his GF didn’t speak to me or cause a ruckus during my grandson’s birthday party. I was so afraid there would be a problem and there wasn’t. My daughter had said she would step … Continue reading

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Weekly Smile Week 29

I smiled when my son went into the store to buy one pair of sneakers and ended up with 3 all for just a little more than the one pair. Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh -Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses … Continue reading

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Weekly Smile Week 28

I hadn’t realized so few people were doing the weekly smile. I am not totally with it half the time. I have been concerned about homelessness when my dad passes. Last night a “friend” from an old job called to … Continue reading

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Weekly Smile Week 27

I had to think long and hard on this as I find smiling difficult at times as usual. Depression has set in. I smiled as my insurance company told me that the almost $800 bill I had just gotten was NOT … Continue reading

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You can’t go back! (Partly non-fiction)

You can’t go back! The twins sleep restlessly in the backseat of the car while traffic, still heavy at this hour of the morning, streams around them. This was their vacation and they’d decided to take the kids back to … Continue reading

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Cat Fiasco – Mostly Non-Fiction

Cat Fiasco “Sheba, get off the table,” Jennifer said. The feline just looked at her with disdain in her eyes and didn’t move. Jennifer moved towards her and Sheba jumped down, still eyeing her with disdain. As soon as Jennifer … Continue reading

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The Holidays!

The Holidays! I hate the crowded stores, not knowing what to buy. I hate the hustle and bustle, people pushing as they go by. Christmas Eve is our special night, Family gathered all close nearby. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tessa

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Weekly Smile Week 25

I had to think long and hard on this as I find smiling difficult at times as usual. I smiled as my oldest grandson graduated high school and for all the pictures. In the new year he will be going … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Bumble Bee – Non-Fiction

Revenge of the Bumble Bee I had my hands full of dishes from the counter when a bumble bee flew up under my uniform dress. I immediately dropped the dishes on the counter and began swatting at my dress trying … Continue reading

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Weekly Smile Week 24

I had to think long and hard on this as I find smiling difficult at times. Really I do. This isn’t really funny, but it made me smile after the fact. I slipped on the steps again (I am not … Continue reading

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Superhero vs. Exterminator

Superhero vs. Exterminator At my grandson’s preschool graduation they asked the children what they wanted to be when they grew up. All of them wanted to be ballerinas, superheroes, rock stars, etc. My grandson – an exterminator. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tessa

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Love Thy Family

“We’ll go in a few minutes. Relax, Dorrie.” John asks for the check and they head back to work. Entering the door they find the guard tied up and gagged. John rips the tape off . ”Gunmen, 4 of them, … Continue reading

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My room!

Clean your room! “Yes, Ma,” I bellow back! I pick up the noticeable stuff in the pathway and then pick up my open book. She’ll be happy. My room is never spectacularly clean. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tessa  

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