“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 2, 2018, to be included in … Continue reading “The Haunting,” Flash Fiction

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 first year as a published … Continue reading My Most Popular Post of 2017 featuring Author, D.G. Kaye

“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 IN ENGLISH 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure. Your … Continue reading “Neoteric Thoughts,” A #Tanka #ABRSC

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 social media is always nice … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 64: EXPERIENCE & NEW (#SynonymsOnly)

“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 diamonds snowing, blowing, freezing frosty … Continue reading “Snowflakes,” #CinquainPoetry #ABRSC #SynonymsOnly

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 (Happy Boxing Day!) to be … Continue reading The Safe Place #ABRSC #flashfiction

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! ❤

M J Mallon YA/Paranormal Author

This weeks prompt words from Colleen are cover  and precipitation and the challenge is to use only synonyms. I’ve chosen cloud-burst for precipitation and masquerade for cover.

A cloud burst erupts, Momentary rain shadows,Light illuminates,Ryder's narcissistic eyes,An evident masquerade.

This weeks prompt words from Colleen are cover and precipitation and the challenge is to use only synonyms. I’ve chosen cloud-burst for precipitation and masquerade for cover.

And the following is an extract of Puzzle Piece 28: Leanne’s Warning from my YA fantasy novel – The Curse of Time Book 1 – Bloodstone which is currently on special offer price, so grab a copy!!

I knocked and waited to enter. The door creaked open. I took that as my invitation to slip through the opening and breezed inside. As before, my eyes searched out the sparkling crystals, and for a moment I almost forgot why I’d come. I stood motionless, in awe of the surrounding beauty.
In the corner, I spotted Leanne…

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#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 her philosophical discussions, and her … Continue reading #Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic Author Spotlight Guest Post: “Magic is Absolute,” by Tina Frisco