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“The Haunting,” Flash Fiction

The December 28, 2017, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a wishing star. It can be central to the story or used in a different way. You can have a character interact or not. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by January… Continue reading

My Most Popular Post of 2017 featuring Author, D.G. Kaye

Happy New Year 2018! I want to wish all of my friends a happy and healthy New Year. We’ve all been through a doozy of a year. There are great things ahead for all of us, I can feel it. To my followers and readers, thank you for making my… Continue reading

“Neoteric Thoughts,” A #Tanka #ABRSC

Hello and welcome to my contribution to my weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. This week we had to find synonyms for “experience and new.” I decided to create a Tanka poem using the words neoteric for new, and technique for experience. Here are the instructions for writing a Tanka Poem: TANKA… Continue reading

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 64: EXPERIENCE & NEW (#SynonymsOnly)

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on… Continue reading

“Snowflakes,” #CinquainPoetry #ABRSC #SynonymsOnly

Hello and welcome to my contribution to my weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. This week we had to find synonyms for “cover and precipitation.” I decided to create a cinquain using the words, snowflakes, and shield. Here are the rules for writing 5 line Cinquain Poetry: “Snowflakes” Snowflakes – sparkling… Continue reading

The Safe Place #ABRSC #flashfiction

December 21, 2017, Carrot Ranch Literary Community prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) include white flowers in your story. This is a repeat prompt, but one that has an ability to be emotive. Humor, drama, irony — go wherever the white flowers lead. Respond by December 26, 2017… Continue reading

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge no. 63

Marjorie Mallon pens an engaging Tanka poem along with an excerpt of her novel that is on special right now. If you’re looking for some quality time with a book, this is the perfect opportunity! <3 Continue reading

#Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic Author Spotlight Guest Post: “Magic is Absolute,” by Tina Frisco

Welcome! Happy Yule, Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanza. My special guest today is my dear friend, Tina Frisco. You know how you meet someone online and as you get to know them you feel like you’ve known them in real life? That’s how it is for Tina and me. I love… Continue reading

Have Yourself a Merry Little Yule

Image Credit: Pinterest A few years ago, my husband and I decided that Christmas had grown too commercialized for our taste. Our kids and grandkids all had their own lives and traditions which left us to ourselves each holiday season. Let’s face it. Christmas and gift giving are great if… Continue reading

Fairies, Myths, & Magic Author Guest Posts Available for 2018

CALLING ALL AUTHORS… ARE YOUR LOOKING FOR FREE PUBLICITY? DO YOU HAVE A NEW BOOK RELEASE TO PROMOTE? I’m here for you! The new year is almost upon us, and I am working on my calendar for 2018. My main objective is to help independent authors spread the word about… Continue reading