Useful, #TankaTuesday #ThemePrompt: shadorma

Kerfe gave us the theme for this week's #TankaTuesday challenge: Useful. Here's my interpretation of useful. When I was young, my step-mother would often remind me, "waste not—want not." I always met this statement with an eye roll, thinking, here we go again. Typical kid, right? People used to say my step-mother was thrifty. She … Continue reading Useful, #TankaTuesday #ThemePrompt: shadorma

COLLEEN’S #BOOK #REVIEWS “Linda’s Midlife Crisis,” BY AUTHOR, Toni Pike, @piketoni1

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! NOTE: I posted this review yesterday but there issues with the title. When I went in to fix the issue, the post disappeared. I have no idea what happened... but here is the review again. ❤ About this Book How does a fifty-year-old woman start a new life?Meet Linda Lockwood: … Continue reading COLLEEN’S #BOOK #REVIEWS “Linda’s Midlife Crisis,” BY AUTHOR, Toni Pike, @piketoni1

“Summer Scents,” haibun

Frank J. Tassone is hosting dVerse today. Here's what he's looking for: Let’s join in the celebration of Summer! Write a haibun that alludes to this hottest of seasons. New to haibun? The form consists of one to a few paragraphs of prose—usually written in the present tense—that evoke an experience and are often non-fictional/autobiographical. … Continue reading “Summer Scents,” haibun

“At the Top of the World,” shadorma sequence

at the top of the world, white clouds kiss the sky winds exhale the soft breath of the goddess— Gaia rests at the top of the world, heaven meets the earth at center 'tween stars and moon, darkness falls— Spirit calls at the top of the world—rebirth! Gilgul spins in search of the highest form … Continue reading “At the Top of the World,” shadorma sequence

“Sunny” 99-word Stories

The Carrot Ranch May 16, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about when a newly released prisoner meets the disabled veteran who adopted the puppy the prisoner trained behind bars. The prompt is based on the short story Charli Mills wrote for Marsha Ingrao’s Story Chat. She asks us … Continue reading “Sunny” 99-word Stories

COLLEEN’S #BOOK #REVIEWS “Acts of Convenience,” BY AUTHOR, Alex Craigie

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! About this Book Imagine, if you will, a near future where governments adopt policies that suit them rather than the people they were elected to represent.Imagine a near future where old age and chronic problems are swept away with expedient legislation.I know; it's an unlikely scenario.However, it's a scenario in … Continue reading COLLEEN’S #BOOK #REVIEWS “Acts of Convenience,” BY AUTHOR, Alex Craigie

My Image of Mom, #99Word Stories

The Carrot Ranch.com May 9, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a mom selfie — a story that creates an image of a mom. No one mom looks alike or fits a maternal mold. Who is she? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by May 15, 2022. If you want to … Continue reading My Image of Mom, #99Word Stories

The Colors of Spring, haiku sequence #TankaTuesday

the smell of spring...green grassesundulate and wave daffodil—alone in a fieldmellow yellow thin mistgray clouds mirrorreflections green leaf budsdrawing down the moonat twilight forsythiayellow petals fallin the mud pear blossoms—the goddess' white tearsspring hoarfrost For #TankaTuesday, I wrote a series of haiku. This week we were to use color in our poetry. Each kigo is … Continue reading The Colors of Spring, haiku sequence #TankaTuesday

“A Yellow Daffodil” Cinquain Series

daffodil found on my walk today. yellow daffodil grows static in a wet field prairie swamp grasses undulate below springtime— nature revives fresh shoots waiting to rise leaves burst forth in celebration aglow breathe deep the scents and sounds of birdsong serenades white pear blossoms ready to burst just let go... © Colleen M. Chesebro … Continue reading “A Yellow Daffodil” Cinquain Series