The Open Secret, #FlashFiction

The May 28, 2020, Carrot Ranch Literary Community prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using two words that contradict. Examples include champagne and hard-rock; rosemary and sewage; duck down and firecrackers; sleep and square-dancing. Use one of these or make up your own. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by … Continue reading The Open Secret, #FlashFiction

#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ May 29, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I'll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I'll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading. The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our … Continue reading #Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ May 29, 2020

Fairy Lore and the Plant Kingdom | Coby Michael Ward

Here's an interesting article about how the plant kingdom and fairy lore interconnect. The Yeats poem below shows the intersection. Clearly, the natural world and that of the fairy world intersect in magical ways. Finding those connections are the most meaningful. Think of all the poetry we could write. Enjoy the read. ~Colleen~ READ: The … Continue reading Fairy Lore and the Plant Kingdom | Coby Michael Ward

Who is Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry?

I've been missing my friends at Carrot Ranch, so when D. Avery, suggested we define our blog's purpose, I considered it a worthy goal. What a brilliant idea! Okay, here we go: “Yep. Folks, try defining yer blog’s purpose in 99 words; focus that statement even more in 59 words; then hook us with 9 … Continue reading Who is Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry?

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 179, #ThemePrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Merril D. Smith from last month's challenge selected a special theme: This week's theme is: “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of … Continue reading Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 179, #ThemePrompt

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #PhotoPrompt: Frank Tassone

When Vashti Vega sent in the photo of the crocodile for this week's challenge. I really got excited. There was so much atmosphere to infer from the photo. I had no way of knowing what you all would come up with. I was totally blown away by your creativity and the depth of meaning shared … Continue reading Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #PhotoPrompt: Frank Tassone

#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ May 22, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I'll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I'll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading. The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our … Continue reading #Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ May 22, 2020

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 178 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt Vashti Q. Vega, from last month's challenge, has provided the photo for this month's challenge: Image Credit: Balaji Malliswamy Remember, a photo can be a metaphor for your poetry. Think about the mood, the theme, and the color. Think outside … Continue reading Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 178 #PhotoPrompt

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | SynonymsOnly, Challenge #177

Kerfe, from Method Two Madness, picked an impressive pair of words this week for our #SynonymsOnly challenge: Transition & Harmony. I always love your creativity! Here are a few poems I couldn't pass by: Jude: Calm in Chaos Sally Cronin: Advancing Years Donna Matthews: Petrichor Rising Sue Vincent: Changes This week, Linda from Charmed Chaos … Continue reading Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | SynonymsOnly, Challenge #177

Authors Supporting Authors: Frozen Stiff Drink, by James J. Cudney, $.99 Sale 5/18/2020 – 5/22/2020

Frozen Stiff Drink: Death at Danby Landing, the 6th book in the Braxton Campus Mysteries, will be available as a .99 Kindle download. Below you’ll find several highlights, and if you are interested in reading the book, you can purchase it as a physical book or a Kindle version via Amazon.   https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B0849MJH6H&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_affUEbDGZMF1S&tag=colleencheseb-20 About Frozen Stiff … Continue reading Authors Supporting Authors: Frozen Stiff Drink, by James J. Cudney, $.99 Sale 5/18/2020 – 5/22/2020