The Polar Shift #Nonet, & #Speculative Fiction

Diana Peach, from Myths of the Mirror, is hosting a monthly speculative fiction writing challenge on her blog. She even said we could write poetry!! At the beginning of the month, she gives us an image to base our story or poetry on. That's it. Super simple and lots of fun! I even incorporated the … Continue reading The Polar Shift #Nonet, & #Speculative Fiction

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 103, “Fall & Try,” #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.   … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 103, “Fall & Try,” #SynonymsOnly

“The Mystery of Creativity,” A Tanka

This week for my poetry challenge, I used the word "scheme" for plan, and the word, "end" for finish. The last few weeks, when my blog was broken, kept me in a constant uproar. I think I had the first real writer's block of my life. It's not like I don't have plenty to write... … Continue reading “The Mystery of Creativity,” A Tanka

“The Litha Celebration,” A Garland Cinquain

This week I thought I would give you a tiny sneak peek into a project that my dear friend and Sister of the Fey, Wendy Anne Darling and I have been working on called, Fairies, Myths & Magic, Volume One - Summer Solstice.  We've created our first collection of short stories and poetry that will … Continue reading “The Litha Celebration,” A Garland Cinquain

“A Meditation on Being,” A Reverse #Cinquain

This is my contribution to my Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge where we use synonyms for the prompt words when we write our poetry. This week, I used "harmonize" for belong and "desire" for dream.   Desire - a meditation on being harmonize your thinking live this moment fulfilled © 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro A reverse … Continue reading “A Meditation on Being,” A Reverse #Cinquain

Beltane’s Song – A #Haibun #Tanka #flashfiction

       I'm short on time today because I played in the dirt yesterday, so I'm combining my Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge with the Carrot Ranch.com flash fiction challenge, with those rules below. Click HERE to learn more about this week's Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. May 3, 2018, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words … Continue reading Beltane’s Song – A #Haibun #Tanka #flashfiction

Colleen’s 2018 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 82 – The May Day Edition: SING & CELEBRATE #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too. HAPPY … Continue reading Colleen’s 2018 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 82 – The May Day Edition: SING & CELEBRATE #SynonymsOnly

Mati Hari – A Tanka

The prompt words for this week's Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge are "enchant and shape," from which to find your synonyms. For enchant, I used "bewitched," and for "shape," I used "symmetry." The words came to me in a flash and I knew I was to write about the most notorious female spy of World War I... when inspiration strikes … Continue reading Mati Hari – A Tanka

Colleen’s 2018 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 78, GROW & HONOR, #SnynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Welcome! Are you ready to write some poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too. PLEASE READ!! After some debate as to … Continue reading Colleen’s 2018 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 78, GROW & HONOR, #SnynonymsOnly