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Fireworks – Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt

PHOTO PROMPT -© Vijaya Sundaram Friday Fictioneers ______________________________________________ Fireworks By Teresa Dean Smeigh copyright August 2016   I looked down at him and listened to the baby cries, the sheer panic in the cries. I hugged him tighter to try … Continue 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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FFfAW Challenge – Week of August 9, 2016

Kid’s Soccer – by Teresa Smeigh August 2016 Danny always warmed the bench. The coach didn’t think he was good enough to play with the others. Danny cried every game that he sat out and wished with all his heart … Continue reading

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Twins

  Twins I rubbed the piece of plaster, laid out the tools and headed to bed for an early start on my project. The next morning I opened the door and stared. My block of plaster had two heads carved … Continue reading

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TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Wing

TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Wing Uplifting Wings by Teresa Dean Smeigh The breeze filled its wings, As the bird prepared for takeoff Into the unknown.

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The Decision

  The Decision Warm, balmy breezes blow over my face as I sit there on the sand and stare at the ocean looking for the answer and the strength to make that decision. He will be here soon. If I … 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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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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The Project

The Project “Dennis! What are you doing?” Janice reaches for the tools in her son’s hand. “Mom, I’m working on my school project.” He reaches for the tools. “No! These are dangerous for a 7 year old boy.” “I ain’t … Continue reading

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The Secret Box

The Secret Box “What’s the key for?” “Mommy’s special key. I will show you one day.” One day never came. Now fresh from mom’s funeral, I head for where she hid her box. The box contained an old-style telephone, crayons, … Continue reading

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The Favorite Photograph

The Favorite Photograph Our only child passed away too soon. Must find the photograph before we crack-up! I see it clearly in the back of my mind’s eye. He was on my Pop-pop’s tractor playing grown-up. Tessa  

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The Great Paint Escapade

The Great Paint Escapade Mark, Darren and several other of the kids were looking at the painting and giggling. The guards glanced at them every now and then and wondered what they were up to. The children ignored the guards … Continue reading

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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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The Doll

Penny stares at the store window. “I want this doll!” June looks at a life-size doll that looks exactly like Penny right down to the curly brown hair, pink-smocked dress, tights and shoes. They entered the store and Miss Polly … Continue reading

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The Batteries – Friday Fictioneers

Cindy puts the last touches on the marathon cleaning and the house was now sparkling. No reason for John to bitch at her this time. Something crashes in the other room and Cindy stares in horror as John, in the … Continue reading

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The Bus

    Sarah finds herself slipping into darkness again. Saree and Serge disappear. She finds herself coming to, but now she is walking up to the bus stop. What the hell? I am so confused! She surveys the bus. It … Continue reading

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Growing Younger

“Sarah! Wake up, momma is going to be mad at us if we don’t clean up this kitchen!” No this can’t be happening again, it can’t be! She feels someone shake her and she reluctantly opens her eyes. Saree is staring … Continue reading

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Angel

“Sarah, wake up!” Saree and Serge are yelling at Sarah. But it can’t be them, Nana said they were both dead while I was resting in the hospital. The ice cold water made Sarah jump up. “Are you two nuts?” … Continue reading

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The Confusion

It seemed merely seconds since Sarah had flipped down through the darkness. Whatever possessed her to blindly step into an unknown cabin? Where was she now?There was no sign of the cabin. The clearing was familiar, but not quite the … Continue reading

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Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Challenge #29-Use Image

Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Challenge #29-Use Image The wench was screaming horrendously. The diners began to quiet and to look around to see what the fuss was. Noticing nothing at first they wondered at her level of sanity and continued … Continue reading

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