Once Upon a Blue Moon

A Strange New World

A Strange New World Pixabay image by Natan Vance ~ I decided to have a go at writing a short story. This is my first short story ever and response to D. Wallace Peach’s March speculative fiction prompt. The guidelines can be found in the link above which are to write a poem, story or…

Christmas, merriment

Christmas Chaos

Christmas Chaos ~ Twas the night before Christmas and chaos filled the house Elves were chasing Santa’s mouse Mrs. Claus was posing with a potted Dancer Vixen was determined to ride Prancer cups were flowing with spiked nog creating a bit of a toy backlog yuletide traditions were put aside preparing for a naughty sleigh ride…

Halloween, poetry, Tanka

Haunted Spells – #TankaTuesday

Haunted Spells ~ warlocks and witches possessed with potent powers casting magic charms if perchance you fall astray call the love inside to play ~ I had so much fun last week with Colleen’s weekly Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge that I decided to play along again. This week’s prompt is to write a poem using…

Halloween poetry, haiku

Hollow Ghosts- #TankaTuesday

  Hollow Ghosts ~ phantoms out to play haunting and hunting lost souls vacuous specters ~ This is my ghoulish offering for Halloween and Collen’s #TankaTuesday poetry challenge. This week her challenge words are Ghost and Hollow. The challenge is to write a poem with synonyms of those words in classic forms like haiku, tanka,…

tagging friends, WordPress

Blue Sky Fun

I don’t often join online games or challenges but this one struck a chord for the quality of questions and answers. I found it a fun way to learn more about our blogging community. I also like the number 11!  🙂 The game is called Blue Sky Tag. This round originated with Sally Cronin of Smorgasbord…

change, poetry

Winds of Change

Winds of Change ~ mighty storms brewing change is blowing through the land need flexible ways  ~ Neither the storm nor the changes are as dramatic as the photo appears, but change is clearly coming. I’m looking for a new place to live, work that better suits me, and pondering my passions and purpose. That’s…

poetry, tanka

Come and Go #Tanka

Come and Go #Tanka ~ life is dynamic full of coming and going let’s embrace the flow accept the cycles with grace achieve peace and harmony ~ This is my contribution for Colleen’s weekly tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. Last week she prompted us to write a poem in tanka (or other) form on the topic of…

edges, fear, poetry

The Edge

The Edge ~ walking toward the edge fear growing with each step my heart pounding body and nerves shaking mind’s urgent warnings ~ leaving the comfort zone when we face our fears anything is possible failure, growth, or joy step off and fly ~ The first time I remember this feeling is when I saw…

hunger, fire, rebirth, poetry

Hunger Games

Hunger Games ~ the hunger burns and must be fed devouring all in its path irreverent to rules and norms it consumes indiscriminately killing all life in its path beware the hunger ~ I just finished reading the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzane Collins. I enjoyed the engaging characters and storyline. Suzane weaves a captivating…

sadness, choice, poetry

The Day After Christmas

The Day After Christmas ~ mind and body are weary life has become rather dreary no joyful dancers no playful prancers just a solitary life full of struggle and strife ~ if I haven’t spoiled the day let’s get out and survey time for a bigger view with choices made anew for 2018 my wish…