“Equality,” A Flash Fiction Memory

January 18, 2018, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes boots. Whose boots are they, where do they go and what is their significance? Go where the prompt leads. Respond by January 23, 2018, to be included in the compilation (published January 24). Rules are here. All … Continue reading “Equality,” A Flash Fiction Memory

“My Little Bit of Heaven,” A #Tanka

I've had some strange episodes with WordPress of late - disappearing draft posts and themes that have more glitches than a change in voltage in an electric circuit! Whatever ails this platform, I hope it corrects itself soon. Finally, I've recreated my creative endeavor for my weekly poetry challenge. I've used delight for "play," and … Continue reading “My Little Bit of Heaven,” A #Tanka

Why Do You Write Poetry?

Image credit: writingforward.com Why do you write poetry? Is it an act of self-expression? Do you write it to connect with your readers or just for something to fill up your blog? Do you feel like there is something deeply personal when a writer is able to knit some words together with metaphors, similes, and a … Continue reading Why Do You Write Poetry?

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 67 – Play & Guess #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. 67 – Play & Guess #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “Vampyrie, Origin of the Vampire,” by Tina Frisco

Title: Vampyrie, Origin of the Vampire Amazon Author Page: Tina Frisco Publication Date: December 16, 2016 Formats: Paperback & Kindle Genres: Supernatural, Vampires, Werewolves & Shifters, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Suspense https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?asin=B01N2UYDG6&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_gu5wAb88J7XBR IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:  "What if vampires were not the undead, but rather the dying? What if there were two factions among vampires: the sustained and the unsustainable? And … Continue reading Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “Vampyrie, Origin of the Vampire,” by Tina Frisco

“In the Zone,” A Tanka

This is my contribution to my Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge using synonyms for the words destination and guide. I used Thesaurus.com to find a few suitable words to work with. I chose haven for destination and inspiration for guide. I missed last week's challenge and I struggled to get back into the poetry writing … Continue reading “In the Zone,” A Tanka

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 66: DESTINATION & GUIDE (#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! Image credit: Robert Frost Quotes Learn about American Poet – Robert Frost I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and by leaving comments. … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 66: DESTINATION & GUIDE (#SynonymsOnly)

Colleen’s 2018 #Book Reviews – “The Man Who Found Birds Among the Stars: Bird of Prey, Part Three” by Author, Lorinda J. Taylor

Amazon Author Page: Lorinda J. Taylor Publication Date: October 18, 2017 Formats: Paperback & Kindle Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy,  Science Fiction, Literature Goodreads https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B076KV3P9Z&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_WXMuAbRHFRVMF In the Author's Words Wounded physically and mentally by the disaster aboard the Darter, Capt. Nikalishin struggles in Part Two of this biography to overcome the aftereffects and find fulfillment … Continue reading Colleen’s 2018 #Book Reviews – “The Man Who Found Birds Among the Stars: Bird of Prey, Part Three” by Author, Lorinda J. Taylor

#Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic 2018 Author Spotlight Guest Post: “Annie’s Story, Blessed With a Gift,” by Deborah A. Bowman

My special guest today is Deborah Bowman, who I've just recently met. Our friendship is new, but already I feel a kinship. I'm sure it's because of our love of the paranormal and YA fiction. Funny how magic always seems to find its way to me. So, before we begin, let me share a bit … Continue reading #Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic 2018 Author Spotlight Guest Post: “Annie’s Story, Blessed With a Gift,” by Deborah A. Bowman

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 65: AMBITION & CHANGE (#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. 65: AMBITION & CHANGE (#SynonymsOnly)