The Call to Adventure

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The Carrot Ranch Literary Community November 16, 2017, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) use the word mesh in a story. Mesh is both an object and a verb, which you can freely explore. You can play with its sound, too. Go where the prompt leads.

Respond by November 21, 2017, to be included in the compilation (published November 22). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!

Here’s another sneak peek at my new novel, The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Meadow Fairy:

Abby sat up in bed. There it was again. A strange buzzing sound echoed through the room. The ability to understand the languages of all creatures had also given her excellent hearing. She could hear a pin drop a mile away. Today, this sound shouted for her attention.

Abby shivered. The sound continued. Curious, she crept toward the window. Drawing the blinds, she gasped in surprise. It was a bee, crawling on the mesh screen stuck between the glass window.

“Save us,” it hummed.

That would prove to be a tall order for a girl with a bee allergy.

©2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

I’m forging ahead on my NaNoWritMo novel writing. I’ve slowed down, but I’m still moving forward. I have 32,072 words total. That means only 17,928 to go to reach 50,000!

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About Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry

Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on wordcraftpoetry.com. Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at carrotranch.com. Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.
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22 Comments

  1. A nice entry, Colleen. Poor bee.

  2. Bee-yooteeful!

  3. Lovely story Colleen. I do hope you are on the mend. 🌼

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  5. Intriguing peek into your book, Colleen, and well done on the prompt. 🙂

  6. Great writing, and wishing you all the best on NaNoWritMo, Colleen 🙂

  7. The hero hear’s her call! I think I’d be reluctant, too! Great use of your work in a flash I hope it serves you well. And feel better, soon!

    • As I’m writing this first draft I’m itching to start editing. I have to keep telling myself that I just need to pour the plot out and then I can go back and start the real writing. Thanks for your encouragement, Charli. <3

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