“The Haunting,” Flash Fiction

The December 28, 2017, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a wishing star. It can be central to the story or used in a different way. You can have a character interact or not. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by January… Continue reading

“Neoteric Thoughts,” A #Tanka #ABRSC

Hello and welcome to my contribution to my weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. This week we had to find synonyms for “experience and new.” I decided to create a Tanka poem using the words neoteric for new, and technique for experience. Here are the instructions for writing a Tanka Poem: TANKA… Continue reading

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 64: EXPERIENCE & NEW (#SynonymsOnly)

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on… Continue reading

“Snowflakes,” #CinquainPoetry #ABRSC #SynonymsOnly

Hello and welcome to my contribution to my weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. This week we had to find synonyms for “cover and precipitation.” I decided to create a cinquain using the words, snowflakes, and shield. Here are the rules for writing 5 line Cinquain Poetry: “Snowflakes” Snowflakes – sparkling… Continue reading

The Safe Place #ABRSC #flashfiction

December 21, 2017, Carrot Ranch Literary Community prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) include white flowers in your story. This is a repeat prompt, but one that has an ability to be emotive. Humor, drama, irony — go wherever the white flowers lead. Respond by December 26, 2017… Continue reading

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge no. 63

Marjorie Mallon pens an engaging Tanka poem along with an excerpt of her novel that is on special right now. If you’re looking for some quality time with a book, this is the perfect opportunity! <3 Continue reading

Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge #63 – Cover & Precipitation (#SynonymsOnly)

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! I hope you will support each other with visits to blogs and by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is… Continue reading

The Yule, A Tanka – Celebrate the Winter Solstice #ABRSC

  How will you celebrate the Yule? Continue reading

Killing the Light (5 years)

Today is the five year anniversary of the school shooting in New Town, Connecticut. What a fitting tribute to the children who lost their lives to senseless gun violence. My heart weeps. <3 Continue reading

“Tower Carillons” A Tanka, #SynonymsOnly

Hello! The challenge words this week for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge were “bells and past.” I had a vision of Ebenezer Scrooge in my head that I haven’t been able to shake. Scrooge is my favorite Christmas movie, and I love the theme and lesson. I’ve been trying to figure out… Continue reading