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Trying to Stay Sleek – A Haiku

The RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #108 prompt words for this week are “Sizzle & Sleek.” Ohhh… those are perfect for August 1st. Wait! Is it August already? Where did all the time go? How can the summer be flying by so quickly?

Summer brings its own share of eating challenges for me every year. It is so hard to turn down, steak, salmon, potato salad… And the desserts! Oh, my goodness! I refuse to do it! Instead, I try to stay within my Weight Watchers points and enjoy the amazing bounty of summer.

Happy dog days of summer! Here in Colorado, the kids in my school district have gone back to school. The neighborhood is strangely quiet. I am back at editing. Have a great day everyone!

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. Ha, ha! Love it! Well, food on the barbecue is much healthier than on the frying pan that’s for sure. 😉 Summer is going by very quickly. In Florida kids still have a couple more weeks of summer vacay. Good one my friend! 😀 xx

  2. Ah! Memories of sizzling steak. That’s one thing about moving into an apartment that I miss; enjoying backyard BBQ on a sizzling, hot day. 🙂

  3. Great haiku Colleen. If you have a dog to share with thats a few less pounds!! We used yo have a dog that could pinch a sausage off the BBQ . not get burnt and not get seen.

  4. We just spent eleven days eating seafood. I am ready for a steak! Summer is the time of great fruit – wonderful for watching your weight!

  5. We can almost hear the sizzle ! ☺

  6. Love it Colleen !!!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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