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. Image by Gundula Vogel from Pixabay … Continue reading New Year Intentions, #FlashFiction

UHTS – The “AHA” Haiku/Senryu Contest ALERT!

One of my goals for 2020, is to encourage poets to enter more contests, including myself. The way I look at it: How can we gauge our poetic abilities if we don't get feedback from others outside of our usual writing community? The United Haiku Tanka Society has the perfect solution! The “AHA” Haiku/Senryu Contest … Continue reading UHTS – The “AHA” Haiku/Senryu Contest ALERT!

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

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. Image Credit: Commons: … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 158 #PhotoPrompt

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

“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. … Continue reading “The Domovoi,” #FlashFiction

Conversations with Colleen: Meet Author, Clifford Browder

Please note: This is my last author interview for 2019. Going forward, I've put this feature on hiatus as I have several books I'm working on for publication in 2020. Thanks for reading and supporting these amazing authors. Hello everyone! This week, I’m thrilled to bring you a new author. I asked him to pick … Continue reading Conversations with Colleen: Meet Author, Clifford Browder

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

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

“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 … Continue reading “Memories,” #FlashFiction