“The Dryad,” #haiku

D. L. (Denise) Finn shared the image for this week's poetry challenge: Image credit: D. L. Finn I wrote a few haiku (not really a series) staying true to the rules of including a kigo (season word) and the pivot. I love the ethereal quality to this photo. There is plenty of magic to inspire … Continue reading “The Dryad,” #haiku

“Nectar of the Devas,” #BadgerHexastich

This week for the Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge we skipped a week... Yup, it was totally my fault. This week should have been a photo prompt. No worries, we'll do the photo prompt on March 23rd. In the meantime, our theme prompt came from Merril D. Smith, who suggested we write about immortality. What is … Continue reading “Nectar of the Devas,” #BadgerHexastich

“Where the Deep Wishes Go,” flash fiction

The March 11, 2021, Carrot Ranch flash fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about deep wishes. Where is the deep — in the sky, the ground, or outer space? What kind of wishes reside there and for whom and why? Go where the prompt leads! Respond by March 16, 2021. Where … Continue reading “Where the Deep Wishes Go,” flash fiction

Haiku & Senryu

Many thanks to Frank for hosting this challenge. This week, Frank J. Tassone's Haikai Challenge is a Spring Trinity Challenge: DateKigo2/20remaining snow (zansetsu)2/27Snow moon (Yuki no tsuki)3/6waters warming (mizu nurumu) Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that allude to any of these kigo . Here’s how the … Continue reading Haiku & Senryu

“I Yam, What I Yam,” #FlashFiction

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction March 4, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes sweet potatoes. It can be part of a recipe, meal, or used as a nickname. Where do sweet potatoes take you? The grocery store? The garden? Mars? Go where the prompt leads! Respond by … Continue reading “I Yam, What I Yam,” #FlashFiction

“Spring,” A Diatelle

For Tanka Tuesday - I tried the Diatelle... finally! End rhymes have never been my favorite. I prefer the subtleness of haiku or tanka with the revelation that grabs you! Truthfully, I found it difficult to find the right word, as the rhyme dictated my choices. However, I enjoyed the form and will work with … Continue reading “Spring,” A Diatelle

“The Neighborhood,” #Haibun, #FlashFiction

The February 25 2021, Carrot Ranch flash fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the word frozen. It can be descriptive, character focused, action driven. Go out onto the ice and find a frozen story. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by March 2, 2021. "The Neighborhood," Haibun (99 … Continue reading “The Neighborhood,” #Haibun, #FlashFiction