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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UHTS – The “AHA” Haiku/Senryu Contest ALERT!

One of my goals for 2020, is to encourage poets to enter more contests, including myself. The way I look at it: How can we gauge our poetic abilities if we don’t get feedback from others outside of our usual writing community? The United Haiku Tanka Society has the perfect solution! The “AHA” Haiku/Senryu Contest …

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Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 158, #PhotoPrompt

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry from last week’s challenge. 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. Remember… the challenge is on holiday …

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The Blogger Recognition Award – A thank You to Bloggers Who Support So Generously

I received a lovely award from Sally Cronin yesterday called the Blogger Recognition Award. This originated with Stevie Turner, which migrated to Sally Cronin, and on to me. I haven’t accepted awards on my blog for years now, but it was a thrill to be thought of in this way. Thank you for your kindness, …

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Colleen's 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 158 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? It’s the middle of the month challenge ~ time for a photo prompt! This month we will use a photo chosen by last month’s “Photo-Prompt” Poet of the Week ~ Merril D. Smith. Use the above …

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Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday Recap: #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 157

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry that spoke to me. 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. I approve all comments and link-backs to my blog. If …

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"The Domovoi," #FlashFiction

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction December 12, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a gnome. It can be a garden gnome, a Christmas Joulutonttu, or a sauna protector. You can write magical realism or feature contemporary gnome-like product.  Go where the prompt leads! Respond by December 17, 2019. …

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Conversations with Colleen: Meet Author, Clifford Browder

Please note: This is my last author interview for 2019. Going forward, I’ve put this feature on hiatus as I have several books I’m working on for publication in 2020. Thanks for reading and supporting these amazing authors. Hello everyone! This week, I’m thrilled to bring you a new author. I asked him to pick …

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