Happy Samhain, Quadrille Monday

It’s monstrous Quadrille Monday and Devious De Jackson, aka WhimsyGizmo from dVerse asked us to scare up a poem of exactly 44 words, including some form of the word scare. Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com witches on besoms fly Halloween eve is nigh trick or treat pumpkin heads aflame beware Samhain witches new year soul visitations … Continue reading Happy Samhain, Quadrille Monday

Colleen’s Happy Halloween Coffee Klatch: The Hat Series with @Virgilante

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Halloween edition of Colleen's Coffee Klatch. Since at least 2016, C. S. Boyack has spent every Halloween with me on the blog. He usually has a new book to discuss, and this year is no different. Before I go on, please know the Coffee Klatch posts have moved to my … Continue reading Colleen’s Happy Halloween Coffee Klatch: The Hat Series with @Virgilante

Comments?

I just want to give a heads up that if I didn't answer your comments, it wasn't on purpose. I've had a ton of issues with comments. WP said it was my browser, then it was my theme. I've tried every theme and browser and today... suddenly, I'm getting comments. Let's hope this takes care … Continue reading Comments?

Throw the Bones, 99-Word Story

The Carrot Ranch October 24, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about bones. It can be any genre or tone. Is it spooky, irreverant, poignant? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by October 29, 2022. The druid priest swirled and dipped in his spiritual dance to the sun’s return. … Continue reading Throw the Bones, 99-Word Story

New Life, shadorma

I have some news to share... yesterday; I became a great-grandmother! It's hard to believe, but not really. I had my children early, and my daughter had her children early. My granddaughter Alexandria has now followed suit. a new life born—our baby girl finally makes the scene our little pumpkin born before Samhain Oakley Mae … Continue reading New Life, shadorma

New Moon Soup, haibun

Today, the October new moon pays homage to a solar eclipse. There is an intensity in the air, and things feel unstable and shaky in our world. When these uncertain energies surface, I make New Moon soup. Once a month, I clean out the refrigerator, much like I empty the things from my heart that … Continue reading New Moon Soup, haibun

Spirits of the Night, sijo

I've written my first sijo... and I admit it was a bit intimidating. There is a rhythm that I'm not sure I found. The idea is to write this sijo in three lines with a 3-4-4-4 grouping pattern in the first line; the second line echoes the 3-4-4-4 grouping with more details, and the third … Continue reading Spirits of the Night, sijo

Henry Could See the Light, #99-Word Story

The Carrot Ranch October 17, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that references “I see the light in you.” You can use the phrase or demonstrate it in a story. Who is shining and why? Who is observing or reacting? What is the setting? Go where the prompt leads! … Continue reading Henry Could See the Light, #99-Word Story