RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #25 New&Old

New Year's Eve 2014

A fresh year draws nigh –

with the rising of the moon,

the old year expires.

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This is my contribution to Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge using the prompt words of: new, and old.

Winter Haiku Challenge

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Thanks for popping in this New Year’s Eve, the last day of 2014.  I look forward to seeing all of you in 2015 and beyond.  Happy New Year!

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BOOK REVIEW BY @COLLEENCHESEBRO OF “The Uncanny Valley-Tales from a Lost Town” @GREGGYMILLER

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The Uncanny Valley

Title: The Uncanny Valley – Tales from a Lost Town
Author: Gregory Miller
Illustrator: John York
Published: January6th 2014 by West Arcadia Press (first published May 27th 2011)
ASIN: B00HQW3AHA
http://authorgregorymiller.wordpress.com/
Pages: 141
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Short Stories, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Horror

Welcome to the Uncanny Valley where a public broadcasting affiliate requested their listeners to submit essays about a ‘specific historical, ritualistic, or personal event’ that described the culture of their own hometown. What results is a horrifying collection of 33 eerie tales told by the residents of Uncanny Valley just as they were sent in to the contest. Some of these tales were just plain creepy and a couple were delightful and humorous in a ghoulish way. What remains to be seen is whether the town actually existed…

I loved the brevity of the stories and the fact that they were told in the words of…

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BOOK REVIEW BY @COLLEENCHESEBRO OF “The Uncanny Valley-Tales from a Lost Town” @GREGGYMILLER

Lit World Interviews

The Uncanny Valley

Title: The Uncanny Valley – Tales from a Lost Town
Author: Gregory Miller
Illustrator: John York
Published: January6th 2014 by West Arcadia Press (first published May 27th 2011)
ASIN: B00HQW3AHA
http://authorgregorymiller.wordpress.com/
Pages: 141
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Short Stories, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Horror

Welcome to the Uncanny Valley where a public broadcasting affiliate requested their listeners to submit essays about a ‘specific historical, ritualistic, or personal event’ that described the culture of their own hometown. What results is a horrifying collection of 33 eerie tales told by the residents of Uncanny Valley just as they were sent in to the contest. Some of these tales were just plain creepy and a couple were delightful and humorous in a ghoulish way. What remains to be seen is whether the town actually existed…

I loved the brevity of the stories and the fact that they were told in the words of…

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Pixel Prose Challenge – “Golden Blushing Light”

pixel-prose-challenge-post-logo-c2a9-www-uniqueartchic-com     Amanda, of Unique Art Chic, sponsors a weekly pictorial prose challenge that I especially love the visual aspects of.  If you are interested, please join in.  You never know what heights your creativity will take you!  Find out more about Amanda’s challenge here.

This week, we were given the rare treat of one of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen in Pensacola, Florida.  I only wish I had been at the beach on Christmas Eve.  It would have been spectacular!

I took this photo (which is untouched) outside my front door Christmas Eve night.  I was totally blown away by the beauty of the colors.  I know I shared it once, but just had to share it again!  I only hope that my Haiku in English gives it the dignity and beauty it deserves.

Happy New Year!

Golden Blushing Light

Thanks for stopping by!  I look forward to seeing you all again.

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Pixel Prose Challenge – “Golden Blushing Light”

pixel-prose-challenge-post-logo-c2a9-www-uniqueartchic-com     Amanda, of Unique Art Chic, sponsors a weekly pictorial prose challenge that I especially love the visual aspects of.  If you are interested, please join in.  You never know what heights your creativity will take you!  Find out more about Amanda’s challenge here.

This week, we were given the rare treat of one of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen in Pensacola, Florida.  I only wish I had been at the beach on Christmas Eve.  It would have been spectacular!

I took this photo (which is untouched) outside my front door Christmas Eve night.  I was totally blown away by the beauty of the colors.  I know I shared it once, but just had to share it again!  I only hope that my Haiku in English gives it the dignity and beauty it deserves.

Happy New Year!

Golden Blushing Light

Thanks for stopping by!  I look forward to seeing you all again.

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Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge–Innocence & Life

Elizabeth 1

(Image credit: Elizabeth I)

“The First Queen”

Her virtue intact –

she stumbles throughout her life,

forlorn without love.

2014 © Copyright-All rights reserved www.silverthreading.com

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge is one of my favorite challenges because you can stretch the words into meaning something far different from the original words that you begin with.  Do you like Haiku?  Do you like poetry?  Find out more about how to write Haiku in English here.  Join the challenge – it is addicting!

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I always enjoy our visits!

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Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge–Innocence & Life

Elizabeth 1

(Image credit: Elizabeth I)

“The First Queen”

Her virtue intact –

she stumbles throughout her life,

forlorn without love.

2014 © Copyright-All rights reserved www.silverthreading.com

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge is one of my favorite challenges because you can stretch the words into meaning something far different from the original words that you begin with.  Do you like Haiku?  Do you like poetry?  Find out more about how to write Haiku in English here.  Join the challenge – it is addicting!

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I always enjoy our visits!

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BOOK REVIEW BY @COLLEENCHESEBRO OF “If Love Is a Crime: A Christmas Story” @SASSEVN

This was such a sweet cozy read.

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Mark Sasse If Love Is a Crime A Christmas Story Colleen Chesebro
Title:  If Love Is a Crime: A Christmas Story
Author:  Mark W. Sasse
ASIN:  B00QP03GYQ
http://mwsasse.com/
Pages:  26 pages
Genre:  Historical Fiction, Christmas Fiction

Christmas Eve, 1852 promises to be a night that Beatrice will never forget when a winter storm blows a young, runaway slave to her tiny cabin in the woods.  What results is a story that is a touching, heartfelt reminder of what Christmas is really all about.

Sasse gives a depth of character to Beatrice that makes you feel like you have known her for a long time.  This short story wrapped me in an embrace of comfort and love in just a few pages, while I was cuddled in a cozy quilt on a chilly winter night. I was filled with compassion for the young child, “Emmy,” and so thankful that she was guided to the loving arms of Beatrice, who provided a shelter if ever…

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BOOK REVIEW BY @COLLEENCHESEBRO OF “Louisiana Ghost Story” by M. A. Harper

This was an excellent book!

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Louisana Ghost Story

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(Images from Amazon)

Title: Louisiana Ghost Story
Author: M. A. Harper
ISBN-10: 0151011168
ISBN-13: 9780151011162
ASIN: B00CHQBDMO
http://www.maharperauthor.com/index.htm
Pages: 368
Published: January 10, 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal-ghosts, Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Thriller, Paranormal Romance

Phil, the owner of an upscale restaurant in New Orleans, and his new wife Michelle have recently married blending their kids, her home, and their work together as a brand new family. Only a few months into their marriage, strange appearances by Michelle’s late husband, A. P. Savoie, who was a famous Cajun musician, begin to occur. Phil is haunted by visions of Savoie, which begins to take a toll on his health and their marriage. As the haunting images increase, Phil and Michelle are forced to consult psychics and even a Priest looking for answers to the horrifying occurrences. I could not wait to find out why Savoie was coming to…

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