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“Cold Moon (fuyu no tsuki)” #haiku

Frank Tassone's Haikai challenge asks us to celebrate by writing the haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that allude to either Cold Moon (fuyu no tsuki), New Year’s Eve (toshi no yo), or New Year’s Day (ganjitsu). Frank says: Here’s how the challenge works: 1. write the haikai poem … Continue reading “Cold Moon (fuyu no tsuki)” #haiku

“The New Age of Aquarius,” #haiku

Yay! Frank Tassone's Haikai challenge is back! I found inspiration in the kigo: 170 - Winter Solstice II/Christmas. Yuletide blessings flow from dawn's light thorough Stonehenge the sun god returns ©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro Pagans around the world celebrate the return of the light as the Wheel of the Year continues to turn. May the … Continue reading “The New Age of Aquarius,” #haiku

“Yuletide,” #cinquain

Merry Christmas! This week for my Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge, I asked everyone to contribute a cinquain so I could create a huge garland of cinquain to wrap around our "poet-tree." I wrote this cinquain for the Winter Solstice, but totally forgot to post it! Better late than never! Yuletide— the longest night of celestial … Continue reading “Yuletide,” #cinquain

“Mom’s Shoes,” #FlashFiction

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt for December 17, 2020: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features stilettos. Who will wear them and why? Go where the prompt leads! Respond by December 22, 2020. “Lizzie, are you ready for school? You better not be in my closet again, young lady. … Continue reading “Mom’s Shoes,” #FlashFiction

New Form: The Pareiku, from Auroras & Blossoms

The Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal has created a new poetry form called the pareiku. The word “pareiku” combines two concepts: ‘pareidolia’ – the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern.‘-ku’ – a tribute to Japanese poetry forms like the haiku and tanka. The rules to create … Continue reading New Form: The Pareiku, from Auroras & Blossoms

“The Weather Witch,” #DoubleInvertedNonet

Kerfe Roig selected the words for this week's Tanka Tuesday challenge: "Mingle and Drift." I used the word mix for mingle and designed for drift. The photo below, taken by Merril D. Smith, inspired this double inverted nonet. The clouds in this photo are so expressive. I wish I could paint. The colors and mood … Continue reading “The Weather Witch,” #DoubleInvertedNonet

“At Heaven’s Gate,” #FlashFiction

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt for December 10, 2020: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about something a character never dreamed would happen. The situation can be fortuitous, funny, or disappointing. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by December 15, 2020. Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay December 14th began like … Continue reading “At Heaven’s Gate,” #FlashFiction

Family Traditions, #FlashFiction

The December 3, 2020, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes family traditions. It can be related to any holiday or situation. How does the tradition impact the story or change the character? Go where the prompt leads! Respond by December 8, 2020. "Family Traditions" … Continue reading Family Traditions, #FlashFiction

#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ December 4, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. I'm in the middle of packing to move cross-country. So much is changing so quickly. I'll try to stay in touch. Each Friday I wanted to share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I'll also include … Continue reading #Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ December 4, 2020

#WQWWC – “Light or Lights”

Marsha Ingrao, from Always Write, has breathed new life into my old challenge, Writer’s Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge, #WQWWC. This is your opportunity to choose a quote to match the topic of the week and write something about it. PoemOpinion PieceShort StoryPersonal StoryMemoirSongPhoto Challenge Flex your creative muscles and tell your readers what you think … Continue reading #WQWWC – “Light or Lights”