“Runway No. Nine,” #99-Word Stories

The Carrot Ranch April 25, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, “up and away.” You can imagine a story from the photo of hot air balloons, a flying superhero, a natural wonder, or any other direction your inspiration goes. Go where the prompt leads!     Submit … Continue reading “Runway No. Nine,” #99-Word Stories

Colleen’s Kindle: April 2022 Reads

The Book Review Club! I’ve been exploring the Kindle Unlimited offers on Amazon, and I’ve been happy with everything I've found. This has become an affordable way for me to feed my voracious book reading habit. For book reviewers like me, this is an excellent way to read books. It’s also a great way for … Continue reading Colleen’s Kindle: April 2022 Reads

Yellow Daffodils, #TankaTuesday

For this week's #TankaTuesday challenge, Yvette M. Calleiro, selected the theme of beginnings and endings. I tried to allude to beginnings and endings without using the words. It proved to be difficult for me today... Here's a bit of tanka prose to reflect on. Photo by Monica Turlui on Pexels.com yellow daffodils bloom amidst the … Continue reading Yellow Daffodils, #TankaTuesday

The Never-Ending Winter, #99-Word Stories

What is Carrot Ranch? I've had the privilege of writing with a great bunch of poets, writers, and authors over at carrotranch.com every week where we write 99-word stories. This is no simple task, but like syllabic poetry, it's a study in brevity. Every week, our lead buckaroo, Charli Mills, gives us a prompt to … Continue reading The Never-Ending Winter, #99-Word Stories

Reflections on Today

Today I celebrate another birthday... it's another year around the sun. As my thoughts turn inward, I greet the day with a thankful heart. I'm thankful I found the love of my life early on. We've had so much together. I'm grateful for family and friends, some more like family than mere friends. I'm thankful … Continue reading Reflections on Today

Announcing: Unicorn Cats Publishing Services & a Collaboration with Giddy Up Press

This January, I took on a project for an author where I prepared his eBook and print book for publication on Amazon. I even created a cover for the book. I wrote a review HERE. What I discovered is that I liked... er, enjoyed preparing the manuscripts. Who would have thought? I'm a firm believer … Continue reading Announcing: Unicorn Cats Publishing Services & a Collaboration with Giddy Up Press

Reaching for Stars, tanka prose

I'm going to attempt a trifecta... three prompts combined to make one poem. First, I have Carrot Ranch at the 99-word story prompt (write a story using the phrase, water falls. Where is the water coming from? How does it shape a story? Who does it involve? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by April … Continue reading Reaching for Stars, tanka prose

The Rebirth

For months, winter’s clouds painted the Michigan skies a steely gray, robbing the world of color. “Talk what you please of future spring and sun-warm’d sweet tomorrow;” for today, I walk the path of this spring, holding tight to winter’s sorrow. Today, the sun’s heat fills my heart with the warmth that winter robbed from … Continue reading The Rebirth

Bon Appetit, 99-word story

The Carrot Ranch April 4, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to explain “baby ducks ate my lunch.” How did that happen? Who is the protagonist? Where did the baby ducks come from? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by April 9, 2022. “Mom, Hancock ate my lunch again.” … Continue reading Bon Appetit, 99-word story


Sophie, my writing muse ❤ Okay, I've finally found a theme that works for me. Whew! WP definitely upgraded the editor again, because everything looks different in the post template. I also had to change my browser to Chrome. Not my favorite, but everything seems to be working on WP. Fingers Crossed!! Many thanks to … Continue reading #ShareYourDay