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Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 28, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 28, 2019

Today’s prompt: What is one thing that you can do well?

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

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Creative Writing

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

I can write well. That is my one call to fame. My creative writing courses in school were always A’s. Found some old poetry from 8th grade and was amazed that it was better than some of the stuff I put out for these prompts. Some prompts I can sink my teeth into and some I just can’t get it and put something down, but it is not good. I am going through my 2 blogs and getting rid of prompt writing that is really not so good. They seemed ok when I wrote them and then I went back and decided they were not so good and not worthy of being on my blog. I belong to 2 writer’s groups and they have authors in them and they say my writing style is really good. Always great to hear.

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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

 

 

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Fiction Prompt (HWDP) – May 27, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Fiction Prompt (HWDP) – May 27, 2019

Prompt A (genre challenge): paranormal horror

Prompt B (sentence starter): “There’s no return address.”

Prompt C (photo):

Image by imazite from Pixabay

Rules from: THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

Welcome to the Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP). This prompt is going to be both familiar and different at the same time. To participate, simply read this post and follow where the muse takes you. You may select any, all, or none of the prompts…it’s all up to you. Link back to this post, or leave a link in the comments so that others can find you.

Have Fun!

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Door # 13

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“There’s no return address,” the deliveryman said to his partner, John. “I don’t know if this is the right building or not because the address is illegible.”

“What apartment number is it, John,” Daniel asked.

“13 of all numbers.”

Daniel started to check the mailboxes for a 13. “This building doesn’t have a 13.”

John moved to the next building and checked their mailboxes. “There is a 13 here, but there is no name on it.”

They decided to go upstairs to #13 and see if the package belonged to them.

They stood outside the door and hesitated. Finally, John knocked.

“Come in,” came a voice from inside.

No longer hesitating John opened the door and stepped through, a scream issuing from him as he fell through the opening. Neither of them thought about the fact that the door was on an outside wall and therefore had no apartment behind the door and so he fell.

Luckily he was only on the first floor and there was a garbage dumpster right outside the door so he landed fairly softly and wasn’t hurt.

When he saw door #13 and no return address he should have just sent the package back to his company for undeliverable packages. He always was superstitious and he should have gone with his feeling.

Daniel wasted no time getting out of that building. He helped John out of the dumpster and they took off as quickly as possible.

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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

 

 

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 27, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 27, 2019

Today’s prompt:
Ice Cream Memories

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

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Ice Cream Treats

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

I love ice cream and usually go for the larger treats, for example, a banana split or a large sundae. My biggest faux pax with ice cream was the times that I ate a whole carton (approximately a half gallon) at one time. Did it more times than I am proud of. Though right now I am hooked on ice cream sandwiches every day and more than one time a day. I will be glad when this current obsession is over.

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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

 

 

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Fiction Prompt (HWDP) – May 25, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP) – May 25, 2019

Prompt A (elemental challenge): flood

Prompt B (sentence starter): “The garden looks nice this year.”

Prompt C (photo):

Image by imazite from Pixabay

Rules from: THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

Welcome to the Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP). This prompt is going to be both familiar and different at the same time. To participate, simply read this post and follow where the muse takes you. You may select any, all, or none of the prompts…it’s all up to you. Link back to this post, or leave a link in the comments so that others can find you.

Have Fun!

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Flood

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“The garden looks nice this year,” Mrs. Chalmers said. “You must have done a lot of work on it this year.”

“Well, Betsy is old enough this year to help me so I have had some extra help,” Samantha said.

Just then her two boys troop into the kitchen covered in mud. “What the heck have you been doing?”

John said, “We were playing in the pool.”

“What pool,” said Samantha still staring at the mud dripping all over the floor.

“In the backyard,” John said.

Samantha ran outside to find her back yard flooded.

“Betsy,” she yelled.

“What mom?” Betsy yelled back.

“Why is the back yard flooded and just look at my lovely garden.”

“Oh sorry mom, I must have left the hose running.” She wasn’t the least bit concerned at her mother’s feelings about the garden and its loss.

Mrs. Chalmers did her best to calm her down. Betsy took off and went back to talk to her friend on the phone.

The kitten wandered past and Samantha picked her up and held her while she cried.

Obviously, Betsy wasn’t old enough to be trusted to help in the garden. Samantha would start again on her own this time. She could only trust herself.

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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

 

 

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 25, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 25, 2019

Share a time you went to a movie theater.

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

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Summer Memories — Drive-In Movie Theater

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

When our children were young there were still drive-in theaters around. For slightly more than the cost of one movie, you could see three movies. On top of that, we would dress them in their pajamas and put them in the back seat with blankets and toys. They simply went to sleep when they were tired. We could watch all three movies and not pay for a babysitter.

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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

 

 

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 24, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 24, 2019

What is your favorite flower and why?

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

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Summer Memories

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

My favorite flower is lilacs. I love the beautiful pinks and purples and the smell is wonderful.

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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

 

 

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 22, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 22, 2019

What is your favorite summer memory?

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

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Teresa Dean Smeigh at age 16

Summer Memories

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

My favorite summer memories were as a teenager when I flirted with the lifeguard at the lake. We were down there every day although I rarely went in the water. I was 16 and into boys.

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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

 

 

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 21, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (Non-Fiction) – May 21, 2019

What were family dinners like when you were growing up? Is there a special meal that has been handed down through the family?

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

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Family Dinners

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Dinners were very odd when I was young. My dad worked swing shift or shift work depending on how you put it and we ate when it worked out for him so we ate at some weird times for sure.

One meal or 2 actually I remember not because I liked them but because I hated them. My dad loved clam pie and chicken and dumplings. I found them both disgusting. As for the clam pie, number one was I didn’t like pie dough (especially soggy dough), number 2 I hated cooked clams and then the potatoes and hardboiled eggs I liked, but not soaked in clam juice. The chicken and dumplings were pie dough squares, chicken and a white sauce and I can’t stomach white sauces made with milk.

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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

 

 

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Fiction Prompt (HWDP) – May 21, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP) – May 21, 2019

Prompt A (genre challenge): gothic romance

Prompt B (sentence starter): “The lightning flashed across the sky.”

Prompt C (photo):

Image by Vinson Tan from Pixabay

Rules from: THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

Welcome to the Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP). This prompt is going to be both familiar and different at the same time. To participate, simply read this post and follow where the muse takes you. You may select any, all, or none of the prompts…it’s all up to you. Link back to this post, or leave a link in the comments so that others can find you.

Have Fun!

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Betrayal

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Charisse looked out the tower room window where she was being held captive with Prince George.

“The lightning flashed across the sky,” Charisse murmured to her lover. “I am trying to get a good view of the area outside, but the flashes aren’t long enough.”

Prince George moaned in pain. He couldn’t get up and look out the window. They were locked in this room and he had been injured in the duel. If he could only see what side of the castle they were on, there was hope that someone would come and help them get out.

“The lightning flashed across the sky again,” Charisse told George “but I can’t get my bearings. Can’t you get up at all George?”

He muttered something unintelligible and then moaned some more. It was obvious that he wasn’t going to be of any help.

This last flash gave her a view of the wooded area outside. Now she knew what side of the castle they were on. She took a chance and pounded on the door and screamed. Hopefully, George’s brother Edward would hear her and come rescue them.

“Be quiet,” Edward yelled and then unlocked the door. Charisse was happy to see him until she noticed the gun in his hand.

“Edward? It was you?”

“I sent Charles to duel with George and he was supposed to finish him off. That is why you are locked in here. We have to finish you both off, and then haul you out into the forest and leave the bodies, so they won’t be found.”

“Why Edward?”

“I loved you Charisse, but you betrayed me with George. You brought this on yourself.” He brought the gun up and shot her and then George. Charles came in and they hauled the bodies off to the forest.

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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

 

 

Haunted Wordsmith Daily Fiction Prompt (HWDP) – May 20, 2019


Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP) – May 20, 2019

Prompt A (character challenge): Debt Collector

Prompt B (sentence starter): “Sign on the dotted line.”

Prompt C (photo):

Image by Vinson Tan from Pixabay

Rules from: THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

Welcome to the Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (HWDP). This prompt is going to be both familiar and different at the same time. To participate, simply read this post and follow where the muse takes you. You may select any, all, or none of the prompts…it’s all up to you. Link back to this post, or leave a link in the comments so that others can find you.

Have Fun!

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What Do You Mean We Owe Thousands Of Dollars

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Sign on the dotted line,” the debt collector said. “You owe the credit card company over several thousand dollars.”

“Are you kidding me? We don’t owe anyone anything,” Marsha said. She glared at the picture over his head. “What’s up with all the umbrellas?”

“That old thing? Someone just decorated my office that way. We need to come to an agreement about this debt you owe,” the debt collector said.

“I told you we don’t owe anyone anything. We are debt-free and don’t even have a credit card for that matter.”

“Then maybe someone stole your identity. You should check your credit reports and see what is on there.”

“Man, I hate that picture,” Marsha said.

“We aren’t signing anything until we get this straightened out.”

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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