2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 200, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEK I've asked the experts to put a poetry writing spell on you! This is our 200th Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge! Happy Poetry Writing! It's the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Marsha Ingrao from last month's challenge picked the theme. This month's … Continue reading 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 200, #THEMEPROMPT

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 151, #SynonymsOnly

And just like that... October disappears into November Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry. 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. Don't forget the time change! I'm … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 151, #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 108, “Afraid & Grave”, #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. PLEASE NOTE: Don't forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. … Continue reading Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 108, “Afraid & Grave”, #SynonymsOnly

Happy Samhain Blessings & Happy Halloween

I'm celebrating Samhain a day early because I have something special planned for tomorrow, so make sure to stop by. Halloween has always been my favorite holiday of the year. I don't know if it was the idea that for one day out of the year, I could be whoever or whatever I wanted, or … Continue reading Happy Samhain Blessings & Happy Halloween

A Halloween Encounter

The yellow smudge of a setting sun slipped behind the trees leaving a warm glow to the field.  Nightbirds scattered, roosting in the trees while insects droned on in a constant monotony. The air felt cooler after the heat of the day. Ground fog swirled around the grasses casting eerie shadows on the ground. The … Continue reading A Halloween Encounter

Samhain, Fairies, and Symbolism in Your Writing

With the Samhain (Halloween) celebration just around the corner, I wanted to gaze back into the past to see how this ancient festival evolved and became the holiday we celebrate today. Besides, if you write fairy fantasy, you'll want to incorporate some of the ancient myths and other such symbolism into your work. It is … Continue reading Samhain, Fairies, and Symbolism in Your Writing

Consumed: A Short Story

Happy Halloween, everyone. I convinced Colleen to let me post a spooky story today, and hope you all enjoy it. Whatever you're doing; spending time with friends, attending a party, travelling across the country (we're thinking of you, Colleen), working, relaxing - have a great day and stay safe. Matthew I pressed my hand over Cindy’s mouth … Continue reading Consumed: A Short Story

The Spider’s Lair–A Halloween Poem and Scary Tale

My world is woven from a desire to create a reality. Silken threads intertwine and twist in the moisture laden air, all the while I wait and ponder the divinity I seek. * * * The darkness of the swamp engulfs and challenges this veracity. Bottle green leaves and vines encircle my retreat, drawing wisdom … Continue reading The Spider’s Lair–A Halloween Poem and Scary Tale

The Spider’s Lair–A Halloween Poem and Scary Tale

My world is woven from a desire to create a reality. Silken threads intertwine and twist in the moisture laden air, all the while I wait and ponder the divinity I seek. * * * The darkness of the swamp engulfs and challenges this veracity. Bottle green leaves and vines encircle my retreat, drawing wisdom … Continue reading The Spider’s Lair–A Halloween Poem and Scary Tale

The Horse Hole–A Halloween Tale

  The sun slowly slipped behind the trees leaving a warm glow to the field. Night birds scattered in the branches of the trees while insects droned on in monotony. The air felt cooler now. Ground fog swirled around the grasses casting eerie shadows on the ground. The evening gloom was rapidly approaching. I shivered … Continue reading The Horse Hole–A Halloween Tale