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.

An Average Girl

She was a typical kind of girl, just an ordinary, run of the mill kind of girl. Nothing fancy, nothing elegant, simply her. She had a common job as a cocktail waitress earning her living at the usual kind of bar – serving men who treated her cruel. In her… Continue reading

The Truth

Words of Wisdom for this Friday afternoon. Thanks for the visit.  It’s great to see you again! Silver Threading Continue reading

The Envelope

I ran after the trash blowing in the wind down the path at the back of my house.  I picked up as much trash as possible  while cramming it into another trash bag as I surveyed the bushes on each side of me.  It seemed like I was the only… Continue reading

The Songs of My Life

Writing 101 today asks me to celebrate three songs that are significant to me. For the twist, write for fifteen minutes without stopping — and build a writing habit. Hotel California, by The Eagles Another Brick in the Wall, by Pink Floyd We Are the Champions, by Queen All three… Continue reading

Loving Hearts

Haiku 2014 © Copyright-All rights reserved http://www.silverthreading.com (Image credit thanks to Sharyn Delight, 9/16/14) This is my contribution for Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge where the prompt words were:  create and destroy.  Badge provided by DazzlingWhimsy. Thanks for visiting.  I take pleasure in your visits! Silver Threading Continue reading

Pixel Prose Challenge–Morning Fog

“Morning Fog,” is my contribution for this week’s Unique Art Chic’s weekly challenge entitled, “Pixel Prose Challenge.” The fog rolls in thick in the morning during this extremely humid period in Pensacola, Florida.  This is a view of the field behind our house where two neighbor horses graze.  By the… Continue reading

Pixel Prose Challenge – Sea Foam Waves

I just found another exciting challenge entitled, “The Pixel Prose Challenge.”  Visual Haiku = Haiga! Here are the rules to participate: STEPS TO ENTER  (Click on the above logo to visit UniqueArtChic.com) Create a new post and title it Pixel Prose Challenge + your post title Tag your post Pixel… Continue reading

Weekly Haiku Challenge # 9

Badge provided by DazzlingWhimsy. Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge is here!  From Ronovan Writes: If you want to refresh yourselves on a bit of Haiku in English, although you do not have to stick to that particular style of Haiku, it’s just my particular style to use, click here. For… Continue reading

A Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Dorne Whale, of “Writing Dorne, Putting Life Into Words,” has graciously nominated me for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  Dorne and I stumbled upon each other in the blogosphere of WordPress in the early days of my blog.  You could say I was still unsure of myself and did not… Continue reading

To Dream

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