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“Creative Intentions,” #Haibun #Tanka

This week for my weekly syllabic poetry challenge, I used the word, “frigid,” for cold, and “tempest” for storm. I wrote a Haibun/Tanka Idyll which consists of a prose paragraph, followed by a Tanka poem (5/7/5/7/7). All syllabic poetry has rules, and the Haibun is no exception. Here are a… Continue reading

“Creativity,” A Shadorma

First, let me wish you all a Happy New Year, a happy new challenge, and a happy new week. It’s the first of the month, so we get to choose our own words to write a poem. The first of the month challenge is the only one where we don’t… Continue reading

“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… Continue reading

Allergic to the Letter “E” Challenge

My friend, Mel from her blog entitled, Melissa Barker Simpson, has challenged me to write a paragraph without using the letter “e!” GULP! This is going to be hard! I don’t want to suffer in the page of lame!!! Silver tries to write without using the letter “e.” A brain… Continue reading

5 Days – 5 Photos: Creating Fairy Magic

I have been selected by Jennifer Nichole Wells to participate in the 5 photos – 5 days challenge. What does this mean for you, dear readers? The challenge rules: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and tell a story about each photo.  The story can be truth or fiction,… Continue reading

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up from 4/15/15

Welcome to the WRITER’S QUOTE WEDNESDAY Weekly Wrap-Up where our writers highlight their photographic and writing talent by making up their own quotes, or sharing quotes from their favorite authors. Please do not link to this post. Link to the new prompt on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, and please don’t forget to tag your… Continue reading

It’s All a Blur

The Daily Post weekly photography challenge asks us to show something that is a blur. This is an image of my Florida driftwood Christmas tree with sunlight reflecting on it from between the slats of the blind that covers the window.  The sunlight has a surreal look to it, almost as… Continue reading

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap Up from 3/18/15

Welcome to the WRITER’S QUOTE WEDNESDAY Weekly Wrap-Up where our writers highlight their photographic and writing talent by making up their own quotes, or sharing quotes from our favorite authors. Please do not link to this post. Link to the new prompt on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  Please don’t forget… Continue reading

Mindful Monday–Writing and Creativity

Welcome to Mindful Monday!  I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to.  Each week I try to self discover new things about myself.  This week, I decided to… Continue reading

“NO MORE AWESOME!”

(Image credit: The Write Lifestyle) Overwhelming Grand Breathtaking Tremendous Awe-inspiring Astounding Humbling Can you think of any other words to use in place of AWESOME? Come by and visit whenever you have the chance.  I enjoy seeing all of you! Continue reading