Tax Season Blues, haibun

Various tax forms litter my desk in neat piles. It's my least favorite time of year—tax season. Every year, the forms change. My eyes are weary and my head is numb. It's been a Monday. I'm finished with this day. Outside my window, night settles. half-moon smiles velvet streets blossom in shadows © Colleen M.… Continue reading Tax Season Blues, haibun

Lady Agnew’s Prayer, tanka

This week for #TankaTuesday, we're inspired by an ekphrastic prompt of a painting I found on Rebecca Budd's post: PORTRAIT OF LADY AGNEW OF LOCHNAW BY JOHN SINGER SARGENT on her Chasing Art blog. Portrait of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1865-1932) by John Singer Sargent, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons dear Holy Mother hear my most humble… Continue reading Lady Agnew’s Prayer, tanka

“From the Heart” #99-word story

The Carrot February 20, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about what it means to be a literary artist. You can pull from your own experience, re-imagine the idea, or embody something else in a character. Be playful, go deep, and let your story flow. Go where the… Continue reading “From the Heart” #99-word story

His Kiss

his kiss upon my lips a hunger stirs my soul, heat rises, passions flare, desire so sweet... complete— until another kiss finds me and takes my breath away forever yours this kiss... © Colleen M. Chesebro Kim is over at dVerse for Poetics: Prelude to a Kiss, asking us to write about a kiss. This… Continue reading His Kiss

Quadrille #170: Music is My Refuge

The Songs of the Seasons Winter calls out with blustery winds broken by the silence of pure cold Spring arrives with bird song sweet echoes chanted on the wing Summer comes with the chirping of crickets slumber songs sung Autumn sings dirges as frost-crisped leaves drop from the trees © Colleen M. Chesebro Linda Lee… Continue reading Quadrille #170: Music is My Refuge

Tips & Tricks…

Thanks for putting up with me in the changing of themes over the last few months. Several of the classic themes are not working correctly for me, which makes me wonder how long we will have access to the classic themes. WordPress says, change to a different theme! Plus, I've had some eye strain to… Continue reading Tips & Tricks…

Reshare from: The Book

I was thrilled and over the moon to discover this amazing podcast book review by Rebecca Budd and her sister, Sarah of Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. Many thanks to both ladies (and your mother) for finding poetic inspiration from my book. 💜 Please have a listen... while you're there please give their blog a… Continue reading Reshare from: The Book

Colleen’s Kindle: February 2023 (part one)

Let me introduce you to some KU novels I absolutely loved reading this month! ❤ Click the book images to find the books on Check out all the books!! To Hunt a Sub (Rowe-Delamagente Book 1) My Recommendation: Kali Delamagente, an archeologist, invented an AI who can track the evolution of prehistoric man.… Continue reading Colleen’s Kindle: February 2023 (part one)

Catching Up… #99-Word Story

I’m behind on my Carrot Ranch 99-word prompts, so I’m going to create a story using the prompts I missed: The Dishes Love Letter to Nature Smear of Jam If you’ve been reading the Carrot Ranch Coven Series I’ve been writing, here are the links to the previous stories: On Sabbatical – Part One Rabbits… Continue reading Catching Up… #99-Word Story

#TankaTuesday, Spring or Winter?

For this week's #TankaTuesday challenge we're playing with snyonyms: change & grow are the words. I used metamorphosis for change and rise for grow. I've written a chōka, with the accompaning hanka (a tanka). A nine line chōka is written as 5-7-5-7-5-7-5-7-7 and the tanka is written in the first person as 5-7-5-7-7. Photo by… Continue reading #TankaTuesday, Spring or Winter?