Year: 2019

New Year Intentions, #FlashFiction

The December 26, 2019, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes the phrase by design. It can be used in any manner — a label, a mantra, a story. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by December 31, 2019. In preparation for the new year, …

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Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 158, #PhotoPrompt

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry from last week’s challenge. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. Remember… the challenge is on holiday …

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 158 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? It’s the middle of the month challenge ~ time for a photo prompt! This month we will use a photo chosen by last month’s “Photo-Prompt” Poet of the Week ~ Merril D. Smith. Use the above …

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Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday Recap: #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 157

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry that spoke to me. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. I approve all comments and link-backs to my blog. If …

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“The Domovoi,” #FlashFiction

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction December 12, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a gnome. It can be a garden gnome, a Christmas Joulutonttu, or a sauna protector. You can write magical realism or feature contemporary gnome-like product.  Go where the prompt leads! Respond by December 17, 2019. …

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Red Bird, #Haiga

It took me a while to come up with my own Haiku using this week’s words: gift and shake for our weekly poetry challenge. Synonyms only, so I used alms for gift, and flits for shake. I chose this image because it adds to the seasonal nature of my Haiku. Not sure how to create …

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 157 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! The magic of the season is all around us. Can you feel it? Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? Here are your two words for this week: “Give & Shake” HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY!  If you want …

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Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday Recap: #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 156, #PoetsChoice

The Countdown is on to the Winter Solstice! Are you ready? Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry that spoke to me. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday …

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“Memories,” #FlashFiction

The Carrot Ranch, December 5, 2019, flash fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes a key lime pie. How can you use it in a story? Is it about the pie? Or about characters making, eating or otherwise engaging with one? Go where the prompt leads! Respond by …

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 156, #Poet’sChoice

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets choose your own words. PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too. Don’t forget to share your poetry in the comments. It’s been …

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