A Fish Tale – #Flash #Fiction

April 26, 2018, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a fish tale. It can be about fishing from any angle, about those who fish, or what might be caught. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by May 1, 2018.    For one day each year, she could swim in the sea. … Continue reading A Fish Tale – #Flash #Fiction

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE, “Enchant & Shape,” NO. 81 RECAP, #SYNONYMSONLY

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the poetry of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen's Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. Each week, I like to highlight a poet, called the Poet of the Week, that … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE, “Enchant & Shape,” NO. 81 RECAP, #SYNONYMSONLY

Unicorns & Ascension

I never question where my writing inspiration comes from. I just go with it. When you believe in the possibilities - you never know what you will see. Stay tuned to hear more about The Sisters of the Fey - The Beginning... (This is a repost. The reblog is not working so I re-added the … Continue reading Unicorns & Ascension

Mati Hari – A Tanka

The prompt words for this week's Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge are "enchant and shape," from which to find your synonyms. For enchant, I used "bewitched," and for "shape," I used "symmetry." The words came to me in a flash and I knew I was to write about the most notorious female spy of World War I... when inspiration strikes … Continue reading Mati Hari – A Tanka

Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews, “A Haiku Perspective 2018,” by Annette Rochelle Aben

Title: A Haiku Perspective 2018 Amazon Author Page: Annette Rochelle Aben Publication Date: March 26, 2018 Formats: Paperback & Kindle Genres: Poetry, Japanese & Haiku, Literature & Fiction Goodreads https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?asin=B07BRBDF19&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_.up3AbWYV940H IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS: This is a magical journey through a year in the life of a poet, presented in the format of haiku. Be entertained and enlightened as you enjoy … Continue reading Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews, “A Haiku Perspective 2018,” by Annette Rochelle Aben

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 81, ENCHANT & SHAPE, #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 too. Opportunities … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 81, ENCHANT & SHAPE, #SynonymsOnly

#TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE, “Gather & Soft,” NO. 80 RECAP, #SYNONYMSONLY

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap. The last month has whirled by for me. I've missed three of my own challenges - something I hate to do. Between painting our upstairs and my unexpected reaction to the "shingles shot" I've been scrambling! Here are the results of the voting for Challenge No. 79 “Dance … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE, “Gather & Soft,” NO. 80 RECAP, #SYNONYMSONLY

Smorgasbord Sunday Interview: The Militant Negro™

Meet my friend, Mr. Militant Negro. JB is one of the kindest and most supportive bloggers I've known. Let's show him some love and spread this amazing interview all around the world. ❤

For the Bats

My favorite flash fiction writing challenge brings you tons of reading… Are you ready to go batty??

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

INTRO

Bats eat mosquitoes and pollinate many crucial plants, including bananas and agave (a plant used for making tequila). They also occupy the belfries of imaginative minds.

Taking to the bat caves this week, writers emerged with batty stories and stories about bats. This collection promises to be crazy-good.

The following stories are based on April 12, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a bat. A bat denotes “extra points” for including a cave. 🦇

PART I (10-minute read)

Bats by Irene Waters 🦇

I came too; lying on the ground, my eyes shut tight. I don’t know if I could have opened them. I didn’t want to. The bright purple light made me feel at peace and the forest that was drawn on this backdrop was calming. Verdant green. Mystical. My breathing slowed. My pulse dropped lower and lower.

Bats. Hordes…

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 80, GATHER & SOFT, #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 too. Opportunities … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 80, GATHER & SOFT, #SynonymsOnly