Monday's Walk, Traditional & Current #Haiku Forms #MondayBlogs

I didn’t get a chance to use the prompt words this week for my own poetry challenge, so please forgive me. I left early for my walk this morning. My phone shared the news that the weather was a mild 55 degrees F. Yet, I knew better. The winds in western Arizona howl across the …

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A Pregnant Protest, #FlashFiction

The Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction Challenge for January 16, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a protest story. It can be about a protest, or you can investigate the word and expand the idea. Who is protesting, where, and why? Go where the prompt leads! Respond by January 21, …

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"Memories Locked in Stone," A #Nonet, #writephoto,

All posts will be featured in the weekly round-up on Thursday, 23rd January at 10am GMT, linking back to the original posts of contributors. Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly. Submit your link by …

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “The Sekhmet Bed: A Novel of Ancient Egypt (The She-King Book 1),” BY AUTHOR, Libbie Hawker, @LibHawker

Featuring Your Next Read! About this Book Is Ahmose’s divine gift a blessing or a curse? The second daughter of the Pharaoh, Ahmose has always dreamed of a quiet life as a priestess, serving Egypt’s gods, ministering to the people of the Two Lands. But when the Pharaoh dies without an heir, she is given …

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – "The Shadow Reigns," & "The Shadow Falls," BY AUTHOR, K. S. Marsden, @KSMarsden

Featuring Your Next Reads! Please find my review of book 1, “The Shadow Rises,” HERE. Below, I review the last two books in the Shadow Witch Trilogy. Reviewing books in trilogies at the same time is difficult because I don’t want to give away too much. I must share that I received the second and …

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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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