“The Lemon Queen Festival,” #flashfiction

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction challenge for August 27, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features Lemon Queens. Maybe it’s an ancient fairy tale or a modern brand name. What ideas seep into your imagination? Is there a character or place involved? Go where the prompt leads! Respond … Continue reading “The Lemon Queen Festival,” #flashfiction

Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #153: “Morning Glory Sunrise” #Haiku

This week, Frank Tassone asks us to write the haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to either the cricket (koorogi) or the morning-glory (asagao). As always: Here’s how the challenge works: 1. write the haikai poem of your choice.2. post the link of your post to Mister … Continue reading Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #153: “Morning Glory Sunrise” #Haiku

“Map to Love,” #KindKu

I can't help myself. I've got to try this KindKu poetry form again from the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal. Click the link to find the challenge #4 writing prompt. Of course, I've combined it with my own Tanka Tuesday challenge where the theme this week is "maps." Forgive me for not using one of … Continue reading “Map to Love,” #KindKu

First Flight, #flashfiction

The August 13, 2020, Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a first flight. It can be anything or anyone that flies. What is significant about the first? Go where the prompt leads! Respond by August 25, 2020. The wings were brand new. The … Continue reading First Flight, #flashfiction

“You Can’t Go Home Again,” #Senryu

Aishwarya, from Kitty's Verses, picked an excellent photo for this month's photo prompt. There is so much to write about. I chose to write a senryu this week. Senryu are untitled, but for this challenge we use titles to keep our posts straight. I don't know... this photo haunted me. There with so many poetic … Continue reading “You Can’t Go Home Again,” #Senryu

#Haikai Challenge #152 (8/16/20): katydid (kirigirisu), A #Haiku Sequence

This week, Frank J. Tassone's Haikai Challenges asks us to write a haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the katydid (kirigirisu). Here’s how the challenge works:1. write the haikai poem of your choice.2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.3. pingback by posting the … Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #152 (8/16/20): katydid (kirigirisu), A #Haiku Sequence

Blog Update 8/6/2020: “Cantaloupe” #haiku

As my Sister of the Fey, Debby Gies said to me, "Oy Vey, what a week it's been! I apologize for all the blog craziness. WordPress is working through the issues and my posts have migrated over from the business plan. I'm still missing my Pages and featured images. Anyway, we'll muddle through and I'll … Continue reading Blog Update 8/6/2020: “Cantaloupe” #haiku

“The Queen of Winter,” #flashfiction

The July 30, 2020, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that uses the phrase “her crowning glory.” (Thanks to Anne Goodwin for the prompt idea.) It can be in the traditional sense of a woman’s hair or applied to any idea of a best attribute. What … Continue reading “The Queen of Winter,” #flashfiction