Colleen's 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 160 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the second week of the month! That means Synonyms ONLY! Here are your two words: “CALM & PRESENT” PLEASE support the other poets by visiting blogs and leaving comments. Peer reviews help poets perfect their writing craft. Remember… sharing is caring. For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your …

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"Visions of the Past," #flash#fiction, #writephoto, #MondayBlogs

January 9, 2019, Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a carried wife. Why is she being carried? Who is carrying? Pick a genre if you’d like and craft a memorable character. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by January 14, 2019. Plus… this is also part of …

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Tea, Anyone? (A Brooke & Abby Cozy Mystery Book 1),” BY AUTHOR, S. R. Mallery, @SarahMallery1

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! About this Book How do two modern, quirky, twenty-something gals solve murders in a small, cozy USA town? Easy. With a little time travel, some humor, and a lot of hard work. When the skeptical Brooke first meets the psychic Abby, she’s not impressed. But with the help of her …

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#Haiku & #Senryu Poetry Forms

Now that I’ve got the 2019 Poet of the Week Compilation sorted, I wanted to talk more about writing and creating Haiku and Senryu in English with the traditional rules and what I call the “current” rules. Read my post here: 5/7/5 vs 3/5/3 & 2/3/2 Haiku & Senryu Styles for more information. My challenge …

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UPDATE to The 2019 Poet of the Week Compilation

Please NOTE: The compilation on the original post contained errors. I’ve updated the PDF (thanks to Dr. G) and have deleted the original post. Please download this new version of the PDF. I’ve updated my site’s rating on Google Chrome to a B+ which should make downloading the PDF easier. I apologize for the inconvenience. …

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5/7/5 vs 3/5/3 & 2/3/2 Haiku & Senryu Styles

I removed the poetry contest post from “Failed Haiku” that I shared on my blog a few days ago. It upset the owner of Failed Haiku that we use the traditional 5/7/5 format for Haiku and Senryu in my poetry challenge. When I suggested that I would include all forms in my weekly challenge, he …

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Colleen's 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 159, #Poet'sChoice

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you! PLEASE support the other poets by visiting blogs and leaving comments. Peer reviews help poets perfect their writing craft. Remember… sharing is caring. For …

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Memories of the Past, #FlashFiction #MondayBlogs

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction challenge for January 2, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about something found in a hutch. It can be any kind of hutch — a box for critters or a chest for dishes. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by January 7, 2019. Julia …

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Life's Rich Tapestry – Woven in Words,” BY AUTHOR, Sally Cronin, @SGC58

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! About this Book Life’s Rich Tapestry is a collection of verse, microfiction and short stories that explore many aspects of our human nature and the wonders of the natural world. Reflections on our earliest beginnings and what is yet to come, with characters as diverse as a French speaking elephant …

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New Year Intentions, #FlashFiction

The December 26, 2019, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes the phrase by design. It can be used in any manner — a label, a mantra, a story. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by December 31, 2019. In preparation for the new year, …

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