Category Archives: Stories and Poems

#Haikai Challenge #86 (5/19/19) Blue Flower Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge #86 (5/19/19) Blue Flower Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Rules:

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or alludes to blossom haze

As always:

Here’s how the challenge works:

1. write the haikai poem of your choice.
2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.
3. pingback by posting the link to the challenge on your site.
4. read and comment on other contributors’ posts.

Image on Pixabay

Blooms are Growing

by Teresa Smeigh May 2019

blooms are growing wild

blue flower moon comes this May

rain helps the flowers

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Be Prepared – A Poem


Judgement Day

By Teresa Dean Smeigh copyright August 2015

Be prepared for Judgment Day.
Do not let Satan get in the way.

He will try his very best skill.
You mustn’t let him have his will.

Games he’ll try to sell his sin.
But you mustn’t let him win.

Call him out and let him know.
Jesus is the way you’ll go.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Weekend Writing Prompt #106 – Zodiac – by Sammi Cox


Weekend Writing Prompt #106 – Zodiac – by Sammi Cox

Sammi Cox’s Rules:

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem/prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem/prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

****************continuation from last weekend*****************

Robby and Rhonda were still walking kissing softly now and then.

“Robby when will your wife arrive?”

“Rhonda, I don’t know when. What is your zodiac sign?”

There was a rustling in the undergrowth.

They both froze, but it was just a bear.

***********43 words**************

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words


Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Winter Swim Party

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Indoor pools were often sought after for birthday parties. They could be rented out for a couple of hours of swimming and cake, pizza and soda.

Brooke wanted to have a swim party for her birthday like her brother always did in July. Her mom reminded her that she was born in January and it was simply too cold for a swim party.

Her friend told her about the indoor pool that gave parties on the weekends and Brooke was excited.

She told her mom she wanted a swim party and gave her the information her friend had given her.

**************100 words*****************

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

#Haikai Challenge #85 (5/12/19): rainy season (tsuyu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge #85 (5/12/19): rainy season (tsuyu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Rules:

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or alludes to blossom haze

As always:

Here’s how the challenge works:

1. write the haikai poem of your choice.
2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.
3. pingback by posting the link to the challenge on your site.
4. read and comment on other contributors’ posts.

Image on Pixabay

New Green Growth

by Teresa Smeigh May 2019

the rainy season

who knows how long it will last

it brings new green growth

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Precarious Perch


Precarious Perch —- By Tessa

Precarious Perch,

Gripping for my sanity,

Must not let it go.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Weekend Writing Prompt #105 – Denial – by Sammi Cox


Weekend Writing Prompt #105 – Denial – by Sammi Cox

Sammi Cox’s Rules:

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem / prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

****************continuation from last weekend*****************

“My wife knows about us Rhonda,” Bobby said softly kissing her neck.

“No, she doesn’t Robby. How could she know?”

“Rhonda, you are just in denial.”

“If she knew she would have confronted you or me or even both of us.”

“Oh, she will baby, don’t you worry. One of these days she will just suddenly appear out of nowhere and the Lord only knows what she will do.”

“Why is she waiting?”

“She loves the suspense!”

***********77 words**************

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com