Random Thoughts, haibun

The snow, rough and windswept in places, makes my peaceful walk evaporate. At the park, thick ice seals the sky's reflections on the pond, reminding me of the places in my heart where I hide the old draconian memories. Like shadows, I keep those emotions in the dark, so they never take hold. It's time … Continue reading Random Thoughts, haibun

Wheel of the Year: Imbolc

Imbolc is the third sabbat holiday, using Samhain as the starting point for the beginning of the Pagan new year.  We celebrate this sabbat between January 31st and February 2nd. Imbolc is found at the midway point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. In many regions, it was regarded as a season unto itself, … Continue reading Wheel of the Year: Imbolc

Colleen’s Kindle: January 2023 Reads

I met many new authors on my book tour in December 2022, which led me to some new reads! Let me introduce you to some novels I absolutely loved reading this month! ❤ As usual, please click on the book image to find the book on Amazon.com. Check out all the books!! https://amzn.to/3HTne4X Jealousy of … Continue reading Colleen’s Kindle: January 2023 Reads

Optimism, #99-Word Story

This is Part Four of the “Carrot Ranch Coven Series.” LOL! My Word-Witch is back! On Sabbatical – Part One Rabbits – Part Two Shadow Woman - Part Three The Carrot Ranch January 23, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that is optimistic. Feel free to explore optimism in … Continue reading Optimism, #99-Word Story

Colleen’s Kindle: Last of my 2022 Reads!

I miss my Word-Witch clothes... luckily I found a file with lots of witchy-ness to make you smile. 🥳 As always, click the book image to find the book on Amazon.com. Check out all the books!! https://amzn.to/3HTne4X In December 2022, I read Ecology of Souls: A New Mythology of Death & the Paranormal - Volume … Continue reading Colleen’s Kindle: Last of my 2022 Reads!

Dedicated to Gram, tanka prose

The first thing I remember is snuggling in my grandmother's arms. She always smelled like apple kuchen. When the dark dreams threatened, she was always there. Gram, a Swedish immigrant who married a Russian/German immigrant, set out to farm the great dust bowl of Kansas. My gramps wasn't a farmer, but bootlegging liquor called his … Continue reading Dedicated to Gram, tanka prose

Icy Weather: Quadrille #168

pale winter sky, the color of turned milk an unfriendly wind skims across the pond cold as a whisper, caressing my icy cheeks the streetlamps aren’t on, but shadows creep coldness descends frosting the street conscious dreams create my reality end of day succeeds © Colleen M. Chesebro A quadrille for dVerse, a day late.

Shadow Woman, 99-Word Story

The January 16, 2023, Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a lady shadow. Who is this person and why do they lurk in the shadows. What is the tone and setting for your story? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by January 21, 2022. Please use the … Continue reading Shadow Woman, 99-Word Story

Time Marches On, senryū

For #TankaTuesday this week, I thought it would be fun to write senryū. Senryū is a Japanese form similar to haiku: three lines with a s-l-s syllable count up to 17 syllables. Senryū are written about human foibles, while haiku are more nature related. Senryū can be cynical or humorous. This poem makes the human, not the world around them, … Continue reading Time Marches On, senryū

New Moon Blessings: January 21, 2023

The first new moon of 2023 is upon us. It's a Super New Moon in Aquarius. Check the link: 2023 Moonology Calendars and find the moon dates and times for your location! Check out Laura Bruno's blog: New Moon in Aquarius and Uranus Direct ~ January 21-22, 2023 On the new moon of each month, we … Continue reading New Moon Blessings: January 21, 2023