The Open Secret, #FlashFiction

The May 28, 2020, Carrot Ranch Literary Community prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using two words that contradict. Examples include champagne and hard-rock; rosemary and sewage; duck down and firecrackers; sleep and square-dancing. Use one of these or make up your own. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by … Continue reading The Open Secret, #FlashFiction

The Goddess, Freyja – A #Tanka

Merril D. Smith shared a quote from William Shakespeare and The Merchant of Venice, for this week's poetry challenge. “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice We've had a few big happenings in our little house in the desert. After … Continue reading The Goddess, Freyja – A #Tanka

Who is Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry?

I've been missing my friends at Carrot Ranch, so when D. Avery, suggested we define our blog's purpose, I considered it a worthy goal. What a brilliant idea! Okay, here we go: “Yep. Folks, try defining yer blog’s purpose in 99 words; focus that statement even more in 59 words; then hook us with 9 … Continue reading Who is Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry?

“Crocodile Spirit Animal,” Traditional Tanka

Vashti Vega selected an amazing photo this week. I received plenty of vibes from this crocodile. How about you? Did you check out the poetry challenge for this week? Click the link and JOIN IN! Image Credit: Balaji Malliswamy "Crocodile Spirit Animal," Traditional Tanka crocodile totema force to be reckoned withkeeper of secrets steward of ancient … Continue reading “Crocodile Spirit Animal,” Traditional Tanka

“The New Moon,” #Gogyohka

For months now, it's been my goal to join in some other poetry challenges, other than my own. Today was finally that day! Many thanks to a chance encounter on Twitter, Frank Tassone reminded me he would be at dVerse, the Poets Pub. Just click the link below to learn more and join in: MTB: … Continue reading “The New Moon,” #Gogyohka

“The Palo Verde Weeps” #Haibun

I always love the beginning of the month's poetry challenge because poets choose a form and write about the things that mean the most to them. As the number of coronavirus infections and deaths continues to climb in Arizona, I leave at sunrise for my early morning walks to avoid contact with others. I've discovered … Continue reading “The Palo Verde Weeps” #Haibun