“When Pigs Fly,” 99-Word Story, #flashfiction

The Carrot Ranch August 26, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a flight of pigs. It can be farm or fantasy-related. The idea can be a tale, poem or memory. You can use the phrase as an expression. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by August 31, 2021 … Continue reading “When Pigs Fly,” 99-Word Story, #flashfiction

“A Mother’s Song,” Crapsey cinquain trio, #TankaTuesday

For our #TankaTuesday challenge this week, Vashti Q. Vega, selected an excellent theme—a lullaby. I wasn't sure what I would write, so I just let the words flow... don't think of this as something sad. Instead, think of it as good memories. My children and grandchildren are all grown and scattered all over America. They … Continue reading “A Mother’s Song,” Crapsey cinquain trio, #TankaTuesday

#TankaTuesday: #PhotoPrompt – haiku

It's the hottest it's been in Michigan this summer. When I walk in the morning, I can smell Autumn right around the corner. Cheryl picked out the best photo for our challenge this week. Timeanddate.com shares: The Perseids are one of the brighter meteor showers of the year. They occur every year between July 17 … Continue reading #TankaTuesday: #PhotoPrompt – haiku

#TankaTuesday: #SynonymnsOnly for sanctuary & follow

This week's TankaTuesday poetry challenge is synonyms only, using the words sanctuary and follow. I wrote a tanka using the word 'sanctum' for sanctuary, and 'reflect' for follow. my inner sanctum— a space for contemplation psychic solitude, where whispered prayers sent skyward, reflect all good intentions © 2021 Colleen M. Chesebro Life is always an … Continue reading #TankaTuesday: #SynonymnsOnly for sanctuary & follow

Poet’s Choice

This week, Tanka Tuesday is Poet's Choice. That means we can write freestyle poetry, syllabic poetry, and prose poetry. It's a first for this challenge, as my first poetic love has always been Japanese poetry, like haiku and tanka. I want this challenge to be inclusive, so once a month let's branch out and try … Continue reading Poet’s Choice