Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author & Poet, Miriam Hurdle

Hello everyone! This week I'm thrilled to bring you a new author. Miriam Hurdle participates in my Weekly Poetry Challenge and I often run into her at the Carrot Ranch Literary Community, where she participates in the flash fiction challenges. When I asked her to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE, … Continue reading Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author & Poet, Miriam Hurdle

Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “The Prince’s Man” by Author, Deborah Jay, @DeborahJay2

IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS What if the magic that could save your loved ones condemns you to death?Rakish royal spy, Rustam Chalice, loves his life the way it is, so when the kingdom he serves is threatened from within, he leaps into action. To his dismay the spymaster prince teams him up with an untouchable … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “The Prince’s Man” by Author, Deborah Jay, @DeborahJay2

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 125#SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? DREAMING of Spring! Here are your two words for this week: Origin & Write HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 125#SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 124, #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. PLEASE NOTE: Don't forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 124, #SynonymsOnly

“Green Faeries,” Speculative Fiction Challenge

Hugo swung his legs to the floor and sat up. What a night! The party lasted into the wee hours and by the time he’d stumbled home; he passed out on the couch, never making it into his bed. His head ached, and thirst clogged his throat. He belched. The stench of alcohol and the … Continue reading “Green Faeries,” Speculative Fiction Challenge

Diana’s February Story: The Elephant Child

D. Wallace Peach reads a poem she created for her monthly writing challenge. It’s fabulous! Have a listen and read along!

Myths of the Mirror

Pixabay image by Marianne Sopala

I actually recorded this if you want to listen along.

The Elephant Child

by D. Wallace Peach

An elephant child, carefree and wild
Walked into the wintry woods
He followed fox tails and jackrabbit trails
Ignoring his mother’s “shoulds”

Of course, he got lost and chilled by the frost
As night began to fall
To his rump he sunk and tooted his trunk
But no one answered his call

Oh, that cold night, to the elephant fright
The clouds began to snow
He sniffled and shivered, shook and quivered
His nose he needed to blow

The blizzard swirled and snowflakes twirled
He plodded on wobbly knees
His head grew stuffy, the snow so fluffy
He blew out a honking sneeze

Losing hope, he started to mope
When in an evergreen tree
He spied a house, just right for a mouse
And he let go a…

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Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Just an Odd Job Girl,” by Author, Sally Cronin, @sgc58

IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS: At 50 Imogen had been married for over 20 years, and was living in a big house, with money to spare. Suddenly she is traded-in for a younger model, a Fast-Tracker.Devastated, she hides away and indulges in binge eating. But then, when hope is almost gone, she meets a new friend … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Just an Odd Job Girl,” by Author, Sally Cronin, @sgc58

Colleen’s Coming Attractions: Two New Novellas by Author, @JimWebster6

Hi, everyone. Jim Webster has a couple of new novellas coming out and I offered to help him spread the word. Author, Jim Webster Someone once wrote this about me... "Jim Webster is probably still fifty-something, his tastes in music are eclectic, and his dress sense is rarely discussed in polite society. In spite of … Continue reading Colleen’s Coming Attractions: Two New Novellas by Author, @JimWebster6

Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author & Poet, Frank Prem

Hello everyone! This week I'm thrilled to bring you a poet that I met in Robbie Cheadle's Poetry Sharing Facebook Group by the name of Frank Prem. When I asked him to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE, he readily agreed! We all aspire to be successful authors and the best … Continue reading Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author & Poet, Frank Prem

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 124 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? Here are your two words for this week: Game & Trouble HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to choose their own … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 124 #SynonymsOnly