dVerse: Choices

 Christopher Reilley is the host at dVerse with the theme of choices. Here's my shadorma. My local supermarket carries everything! Photo by Meruyert Gonullu on Pexels.com rug shopping so many colors styles galore wool, braided woven—too many choices I bought cake instead © Colleen M. Chesebro

#TankaTuesday, haiku, #ShareYourDay

For #TankaTuesday, it's #Share Your Day. My neighbor's sunflowers caught my attention, but before I could grab a photo, they'd cut them down. The tall stalks wilted against the heat of the Michigan summer. I chose the kigo season word: sunflower (himawari, late summer). This is a flower that blooms where I live in Michigan in … Continue reading #TankaTuesday, haiku, #ShareYourDay

Colleen’s Kindle: August, 2022 Reads,@RichardDockett1, @piketoni1, @HowellWave

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 also an excellent way to read books. It’s also a great way for authors to up … Continue reading Colleen’s Kindle: August, 2022 Reads,@RichardDockett1, @piketoni1, @HowellWave

Haibun (Tuesday): Give Me Shelter-dVerse

Mish is over at dVerse for haibun Monday, which I'm writing today... a day late. She says: "Michelle Beauchamp here, (aka Mish) happy to be your host as we blend prose and poetry into Matsuo Basho’s famous form. You can explore more about Basho here." Mish asks us to incorporate the theme of “shelter” into our … Continue reading Haibun (Tuesday): Give Me Shelter-dVerse

Daily Haiku

A haiku to celebrate the approaching change of the seasons. The kigo is new coolness, shinryoo, early autumn. Photo by Yulia Ilina on Pexels.com dew-shine sparkles new coolness descends brown leaves crackle © Colleen M. Chesebro

Realms of the Mist, by Jude Itakali

I've recently updated the cover of Jude's book, Realms of the Mist, with a new ePub and print book cover. He shares more information on his blog, HERE. The ePub & print version is available for less through TSL Publications HERE, and through Amazon HERE, for the print version of the book. It was a thrill to … Continue reading Realms of the Mist, by Jude Itakali

“Lessons From Nature,” senryu

Sarah selected the theme of "Lessons from Nature" for this week's #TankaTuesday theme prompt. The other morning, as I stood by the back door drinking coffee... I spied an animal I've never encountered before. Hey! I'm a city girl. What can I say? My neighbors have dogs, so I sent out an alert in our … Continue reading “Lessons From Nature,” senryu

“Wild West Showdown,” #99-Word Stories

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The Carrot Ranch August 15, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that uses the idea or phrase, “floppy as puppy ears.” You can be explicit or implicit in your response. What is floppy and why? It doesn’t have to be about dogs at all. Go where the prompt leads! … Continue reading “Wild West Showdown,” #99-Word Stories

The Rhythm of Life, #haiku, #TankaTuesday

#TankaTuesday this week was an ekphrastic challenge. Reena Saxena provided a piece of her artwork. Great news, our accurate syllable counter is rebranded as https://www.traveldailylife.com/syllables/. I'll add this update to our next challenge. moon tracks through the sky nature sings in bright patterns the rhythm of life © Colleen M. Chesebro

New Release: The Hedge Witch And The Musical Poet #poetry #flashfiction #forest #witch – M J Mallon YA Author and Poet

I'm thrilled to share the release of M J Mallon's book, "The Hedge Witch & the Musical Poet." Unicorn Cats Publishing Services prepared the cover and the interior of the book. Source: New Release: The Hedge Witch And The Musical Poet #poetry #flashfiction #forest #witch – M J Mallon YA Author and Poet