Lavender & Peppermint, Quadrille

Lavender tea steeped with a sprig of wild peppermint an afternoon pick me up, when nothing else will do. A flower fragrance enhanced with the bite of mint like summer blue skys, patterned with gray clouds and lightning. Lavender and peppermint my healing brew. © Colleen M. Chesebro It's Monday at dVerse, and Paean is … Continue reading Lavender & Peppermint, Quadrille

WordPress Issues… again!

I don't know what kind of updates WordPress did the last few days, but I know the changes affected different browsers too. I'm finally back on Firefox after Safari kept freezing. Yesterday, I lost the ability to use the top tool bar for posts. Every time I tried to publish a post, I froze. Safari … Continue reading WordPress Issues… again!

Daily haiku

Photo by Valeriia Miller on Pexels.com approaching heatwave our wilting peonies forecast over morning tea © Colleen M. Chesebro Summer is on its way to Michigan. Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! 🌸

Around the Campfire Literary Journal-DEADLINE 5/31/2023

Time is running out! Have you submitted your 99 Word Story, 99 Word Freestyle Poetry, 99 Word BOTS or Memoir, or your Double Ennead to the first edition of Around the Campfire!

Word Craft Poetry

Have you submitted??? There’s 5 days left!

🔥 You can submit three (3) entries. The title does not count in the word count.

99 Word Stories, 99 word freestyle poetry, 99 Word BOTS & Memoir, Double Ennead (99 Syllable poetry) 🔥

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Around the Campfire is a bi-annual publication of quality fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, and poetry in the specific styles of 99 words or 99 syllables (Double Ennead).

The literary journal is published in partnership between Gitty Up Press and Unicorn Cats Publishing Services.

2023 is the first issue. The debut theme is 🔥 “fire.” 🔥

The estimated publishing date is October, 2023.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Open to all writers.
  2. Must be 99 words or 99 syllables (see list above).
  3. Must be original and not published elsewhere (including personal blogs or social media).
  4. Writers may submit up tothree entriesof one style or a mixture.

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Birthing a Unicorn, Syllabic Acrostic

For #TankaTuesday this week, I asked everyone to write an acrostic poem with 8, 9, or 10 syllables per line—or a mixture of the counts, using one of the following words: MAGICAL CHARM SPECTER FANTASY CONJURE UNICORN IMAGINATION ORACLE MALEVOLENCE I chose the word: 🦄 UNICORN 🦄 My syllable count is 10-9-9-9-9-9-10. It's a nice … Continue reading Birthing a Unicorn, Syllabic Acrostic

W3 Prompt #55: Wea’ve Written WeeklyW3

David’s W3 Challenge this week is from Punam. Punam’s prompt guidelines: Write an acrostic poem on any one of the following words: Discipline;  Enthusiasm;  Meditation;  Tumult;  Trouble. M E D I T A T I O N Mental images flow like waves on the seaEngage your breath—in and out, soft and slowDe-stress, let go, just … Continue reading W3 Prompt #55: Wea’ve Written WeeklyW3

Smorgasbord Book Promotions – Meet the Authors 2023 – #Romance #Montana Linda Bradley, #Poetry Colleen Chesebro, #WWII #VichyFrance Paulette Mahurin

It was a pleasure to be featured on Sally Cronin’s blog today, along with Linda Bradley, and Paulette Mahurin. I’ve read Linda’s books and can recommend them! Paulette is a new author to me. Stop by and see if these books are a good read for you!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the last in the 2023 series of meet the authors. This series offered me the opportunity to not just share my personal recommendation for the author, but to also check for new books I might have missed, changes to biographies and profile photos and check links.

I also I hope will introduce you to previously unknown authors to you and their books. As the curator of a towering TBR like most of you, I hope it will also encourage you to move books waiting in line up the queue.

The first author today is Linda Bradley whose books about Maggie Mcintyre and those set in Montana I have been enjoying. Meet Linda Bradley

Linda’s inspiration comes from her favorite authors and life itself. Her women’s fiction highlights characters that peel away outer layers of life to discover the heart of their dreams with some unexpected twists and turns…

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Abhanga

This week's #TankaTuesday challenge is all about using synonyms for the words: work & play. moil through the drudgery cavort, frolic, dally stop the salt mines—rally let your hair down! © Colleen M. Chesebro https://youtu.be/PIb6AZdTr-A I still miss the old videos on MTV!

New Moon Blessings – Black New Moon in Taurus

The New Moon for May 2023 falls on May 19th EST. It's called a Black Moon because it's the third New Moon in a season (spring in the northern hemisphere, and autumn in Australia) that has four New Moons! Laura Bruno explains these transitions HERE. On the new moon of each month, we have the … Continue reading New Moon Blessings – Black New Moon in Taurus

Mirrored by the Moon

Merril D. Smith is hosting at dVerse today. She asks us to write a poem of exactly 44 words (quadrille) not counting the title. Our poem must use some form of the word mirror. Ebony sky, full moon night, tides rise and fall, mirroring Luna’s soft glow— the breath of the goddess. The moon calls to … Continue reading Mirrored by the Moon