“Monsoon Madness,” A #Haibun #Tanka

The challenge words for this week's poetry challenge are "character and wild." I used tempestuous for character, and howling for wild. Here in Arizona, the weather forecasters speak of "the monsoon season" and the destruction it sometimes wrecks across Phoenix and Maricopa County. "Not to worry," I said. We've lived through blizzards, sub-zero temperatures, hurricanes, … Continue reading “Monsoon Madness,” A #Haibun #Tanka

“Memories ~ Set Adrift,” #Shadorma

This week's poetry challenge was a photo prompt that I assumed would give us all much food for thought. Never mind all the song references we couldn't get rid of (Jim Croce: Time in a Bottle) (Sting: Message in a Bottle), etc. Then, there was the obvious... a bottle on the beach means trash washed … Continue reading “Memories ~ Set Adrift,” #Shadorma

“Sweet Jam,” #Flash #Fiction

It's been awhile since I had the time to join in with my favorite flash fiction challenge. Today, I finally made it. The Carrot Ranch August 15, 2019, flash fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a sweet jam. It can take you to the kitchen or the … Continue reading “Sweet Jam,” #Flash #Fiction

“Shadow Play,” Double #Cinquain

This week for my weekly poetry challenge I wanted to write a Double Cinquain. I used the word, daybreak for light, and shadows for dark. I promised Jane Dougherty some photos of the desert and the surrounding area. As you will see, building in this area has accelerated, limiting my view of the desert. I … Continue reading “Shadow Play,” Double #Cinquain