The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction challenge for August 27, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features Lemon Queens. Maybe it’s an ancient fairy tale or a modern brand name. What ideas seep into your imagination? Is there a character or place involved? Go where the prompt leads! Respond … Continue reading “The Lemon Queen Festival,” #flashfiction
Submissions for hedgerow #132 welcome. CLOSING DATE: Mon 8th Sep. Please send around 10 poems/artwork to: email@example.com hedgerow is a short-poetry journal dedicated to publishing an eclectic mix of new & established voices across the spectrum of the short poem, with particular attention to the constantly evolving forms of English-language haiku, senryu, tanka & haiga. Submissions of prose … Continue reading Hedgerow – A Journal of small poems has a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
Kerfe Roig selected the theme for this week: MAPS. Who knew this one word would inspire such great poetry? You all deserve a huge round of applause for your poetic endeavors. YOU'RE ALL STARS! Here's everyone who joined in via Mr. Linky: 1.willowdot2111.Jules21.anita dawes2.Reena Saxena12.Pat R22.s. s.3.Ruth Scribbles13.Sue Vincent23.Linda Lee Lyberg4.Trent McDonald14.Jude24.Padre5.Elizabeth15.Kim25.Traci Kenworth6.kittysverses16.Eugenia26.Merril D. Smith7.Myforever. blog17.Raivenne27.Sally Cronin8.Goutam … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #192 Theme prompt – MAPS: Franci Hoffman
D. G. Kaye, aka Debby Gies, has written a riveting book review! I think it's important to share the facts, whether you accept the politics or not. It's something for all of to think about. Click the link below to read Debby's review. I've turned off comments for this post. Source: Sunday Book Review - … Continue reading D. G. Kaye’s Sunday Book Review – Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump
WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Kerfe Roig from last month's challenge picked the theme... This month's theme is: Maps On the Monday before the next challenge, I'll select someone to choose next month's theme. For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write … Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 192, #THEMEPROMPT
Aishwarya, from Kitty's Verses, picked a great pair of words for us all to work with this week for our #PhotoPrompt challenge. How many of you could have written more than one poem from this image? There was so much here... train tracks, the color green, desolation, leaving, coming, etc. Lots to unpack in this … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PhotoPrompt: @lisalisathom
The August 13, 2020, Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a first flight. It can be anything or anyone that flies. What is significant about the first? Go where the prompt leads! Respond by August 25, 2020. The wings were brand new. The … Continue reading First Flight, #flashfiction
Aishwarya, from Kitty's Verses, picked an excellent photo for this month's photo prompt. There is so much to write about. I chose to write a senryu this week. Senryu are untitled, but for this challenge we use titles to keep our posts straight. I don't know... this photo haunted me. There with so many poetic … Continue reading “You Can’t Go Home Again,” #Senryu
What an amazing collaboration between Jude and Aishwarya (Kitty’s Verses). I love the creativity and how they combined syllabic poetry AND prose to make something so soul-satisfying! Great Work! ❤
Aishwarya and I composed this together. It was a much needed relief to do this with her, especially given the anxiety that was tainting this week for me.
The challenge of writing this together has livened my mood and I’m now bolstered to kick this anxiety.
It’s a wonder, the power of these little things.
Okay, here’s the collaboration.
Aishwarya wrote in plain italics and I did the bold italics.
Watch out for those three butterfly cinquains, they were quite the rascals to combine.
A flowing river never stops, likewise is time.
Neither does a nod mean acceptance, nor does silence mean indifference.
All of us are puppets to time’s test.
Surprises lurk at every twist and turn, obstacles set by the divine.
Is life a show scripted by the gods, and do we really have a say?
Trees to time’s test
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Help Me Celebrate! Grab a piece of cake! While I'm waiting to hear from my editors, I thought it was time to share the cover of my newest book creation, "Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry. This book will discuss the basics of how to write the Japanese and American Syllabic poetry forms we use … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry