Time Shifting, #haiku

My oldest daughter turned 44 today. Somehow that number doesn't seem right... Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels.com time slip-slides away yesterdays, now tomorrows don't forget to laugh © Colleen M. Chesebro

Rain Dance

There's a crackle in the air— the static buzz of a summer storm brooding in the sky Summer storms are magical... I like to dance in the summer rain unlike the winter rain, when I hide indoors away from the biting cold and wet. Today dark clouds build in the west— the air feels hot, … Continue reading Rain Dance

“Sweet Cherry Pie,” 99-Word Story

The Carrot Ranch, July 25, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story sweet as cherries. It can be about the fruit or something cherries represent. Why is it sweet? Can you use contrast to draw out the beauty? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by July 30, 2022. Photo by … Continue reading “Sweet Cherry Pie,” 99-Word Story

“The Longest Day,” Arquain

This week for #TankaTuesday (click the link to join in the challenge) Harmony selected the theme of "the longest day." I chose the Arquain form found on the Poetscollective.org. The Arquain is written in three stanzas, with the following syllable count per stanza: 1, 2, 3, 4 for the first stanza. 5,7, 7, 5, for … Continue reading “The Longest Day,” Arquain

“Dreaming” 99-Word Story

The Carrot Ranch, July 18, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about floating. Who is floating, where, and in what? Is the floating real or felt internally? Whatever floats your boat, go where the prompt leads! Submit by July 23, 2022. Find the RULES here. Photo by Felix Mittermeier … Continue reading “Dreaming” 99-Word Story

“Prosper,” lanterne series

The #TankaTuesday challenge this week was to write a lanterne poem series. This is shape poetry and looks best centered on the page. It's a cinquain (five lines) which comprises syllables of 1, 2, 3, 4, 1. I didn't care for the structure of the lanterne given by Antonia Sorin, so I let the words … Continue reading “Prosper,” lanterne series

Opaque Reflections

I've still not caught up from the two weeks off. On Monday, the bathroom renovations kickoff... I'll sneak in this haiku for #TankaTuesday which features a color and weather! "Opaque reflections" refer to hazy skies... it's a stretch for weather, I know. See what happens when you get out of practice? 💜 opaque reflections echoes … Continue reading Opaque Reflections

Colleen’s Kindle: June 2022 Reads: @AskATechTeacher, @dlfinnauthor, @LBradleyAuthor

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: June 2022 Reads: @AskATechTeacher, @dlfinnauthor, @LBradleyAuthor