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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

“The Lady of the Snows,” chöka

This week's #TankaTuesday challenge was an Ekphrastic challenge featuring a painting by George Henry Boughton, called The Lady of the Snows. Find the challenge post HERE. Boughton, George Henry; The Lady of the Snows; Walker Art Gallery; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/the-lady-of-the-snows-97671 a covert meeting— she stays for her one truelove fiery passions burn wintery winds rough bluster does naught … Continue reading “The Lady of the Snows,” chöka

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

The Gray of Winter, Prosery

"Everything I do is stitched with its color." W.S. Merwin, from “Separation” Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on Pexels.com The gray sky bleeds raindrops into my world. January feels leaden, a Michigan-gray, displaying a perpetual pallor that cloaks the woods near my home in a silvery mist. Even the pine trees wear greenish-gray shrouds, dark phantom … Continue reading The Gray of Winter, Prosery

Gray & White: Sunday Stills

Terri Webster Schrandt is the host of the Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Days of #Gray and #White. Find the link to her post HERE. Gray and white are the perfect colors for January in Michigan. Our skies are mostly gray and white, although this year we've had little snow. I won't complain. We had … Continue reading Gray & White: Sunday Stills