“Slip into Mabon,” An Etheree Poem

Here is my Etheree poem for this week's poetry challenge using the word "slip" for fall, and "endeavor" for the word, try. This poetry form is now part of the challenge. Slip Into Mabon Slip into Mabon and celebrate the rituals of the season by sharing food, counting one's hidden blessings, honoring the mother goddess, … Continue reading “Slip into Mabon,” An Etheree Poem

“The Vitality of Words,” A Tanka

This week for my Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, I used the word "drives," for vigor, and "vitality" for the word, energy. I chose these words to show how fun it could be to use words that have a similar meaning or connotation in your poetry. I usually like to use opposites because that gives us … Continue reading “The Vitality of Words,” A Tanka

“When Time Stood Still”

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge is on! In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a parade of nations. It can be literal, or it can be a phrase that you use to describe a situation. Explore what it could be. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by September 25, 2018. … Continue reading “When Time Stood Still”

Dishing Up Pasta

A great wrap-up of the Carrot Ranch crew writing 99-word stories about dishing up pasta! Enjoy. ❤

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

It’s a mac-and-cheese kind of read — comfort food for the literary soul. From beyond the myths of Marco Polo, pasta has traveled the globe in many forms from different cultures. Which came first, the Chinese noodle or the Italian spaghetti? Who knows for certain, but we do know that Thomas Jefferson introduced the colonies to macaroni and cheese, solidifying a future for America’s top pasta.

Writers took to pasta like worker bees, buzzing around the idea of how to dish it up in a story. Like fine dining or a casual dish to pass, these stories will leave you wanting seconds.

The following is based on the September 13, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes pasta.

PART I (10-minute read)

Tradition by Reena Saxena

We love Grandma, and yet are never on the same page where food is concerned. She cannot…

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“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