“The Dream Rock” – Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction

March 22, 2018, Carrot Ranch Literary Community prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the theme “follow your dreams.” Bonus points for throwing a badge into the tale. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by March 27, 2018, by leaving a link, pingback or story in… Continue reading

The Call to Adventure

The Carrot Ranch Literary Community November 16, 2017, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) use the word mesh in a story. Mesh is both an object and a verb, which you can freely explore. You can play with its sound, too. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by… Continue reading

The Notice

November 2, 2017, Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story of a chair on a porch. Why is it there, and what might it mean? Think about using it as a prop or the main thrust of your story. Respond by November 7, 2017,… Continue reading

“Acceptance,” A Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of “gift and song.” I closed my eyes when I felt the energy from the collective enter my soul. Like a surge of electrical impulses, the song of a… Continue reading

“Finding the Heart Stone,” A Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of “stone and turn.” The words were perfect for me this week. Journey with me into the magic of the horizontal realm from The Heart Stone Chronicles – The… Continue reading

“Doubts,” A #Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka or Haibun using the prompt words of “heat and confuse.” Instead of the word heat, I used zeal. For the word, confuse, I decided to use, blurring. Synonyms are your friends when writing poetry. Don’t… Continue reading

Spice – The Tiny Dog Who Stole Our Hearts

Spice, Colorado 2017 It is with sad and heavy hearts Ron, and I must share that our beloved Spice left this world Wednesday night. Spice was Ron’s dog mainly, and along with her sister, Sugar, nursed Ron through bladder and prostate cancer. She was loyal and loving and will live… Continue reading

#Colorado Dreams – A #Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of past & future. The best poetry has layers of meaning. Image credit: GeniusQuotes.net The meadow fairy hovered in the crisp air. Her wings beat the air in a slow… Continue reading

“The Return” – A Haibun

New Badge! Made on Canva.com Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of power & allure. The best poetry has layers of meaning. Image credit: Pinterest – Quotes about Poetry I used ‘beguiles’ for allure, and I… Continue reading

“The Fairy Tree,” A #Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of peace & tear. Remember, synonyms are encouraged. Please read the directions on my challenge post to make sure you are following the rules for these forms of poetry. Please… Continue reading