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#Haikai Challenge #81 (4/13/19): Pink Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge #81 (4/13/19): Pink 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 alludes to the Pink Moon.

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

Full Pink Moon

by Teresa Smeigh April 2019

April’s full pink moon

wild ground phlox heralds the spring

another season

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

Three Things Challenge: PL58


Three Things Challenge: PL58

Rules from originator:

Welcome to the Three Things Challenge. Every day at 10PM (PST) I will post three seemingly unconnected things that will, hopefully, ignite your muse. You don’t have to use all three things if you don’t want to. There are no restrictions on length, style, genre, or anything. Simply read the prompt, see where your muse takes you, and bring us along for the ride. Use 3TC as a tag if you’d like and link back to this prompt, or post your link in the comments below so others can find you.

Happy Writing! 😀

Today’s prompt: father, crossword, wafer

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Crossword Woes

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Hey Terri, can you think of another word for wafer? It starts with a ‘C’ and ends with an ‘E’ if I got the other words right.”

“Not offhand dad. Why don’t you try a thesaurus for synonyms? Oh wait, how about cookie?”

“I don’t use a thesaurus when I do crossword puzzles and I usually don’t ask for help.”

My father does the crossword puzzle everyday and I know he rarely asks for help, but sometimes you just need help.

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Three Things Challenge: PL57


Three Things Challenge: PL57

Rules from originator:

Welcome to the Three Things Challenge. Every day at 10PM (PST) I will post three seemingly unconnected things that will, hopefully, ignite your muse. You don’t have to use all three things if you don’t want to. There are no restrictions on length, style, genre, or anything. Simply read the prompt, see where your muse takes you, and bring us along for the ride. Use 3TC as a tag if you’d like and link back to this prompt, or post your link in the comments below so others can find you.

Happy Writing! 😀

Today’s prompt: valley, flute, garage

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Music Practice

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Living on Valley Street could be a trying place to live. It was mostly comprised of elderly folks and they simply couldn’t tolerate noise.

Tonya was considered a nuisance, noise. Every day mom made her practice her flute in the garage.

Any moment now, old Mrs. Babcock would be over to lodge her daily complaint. Tonya hated to be such a nuisance and it upset her that everyone could hear her practice.

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OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE – 4/12/19


OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE – 4/12/19

Rules from Haunted Wordsmith:

Welcome to the new Opposites Attract Challenge!

For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work).

Explore the word and its opposite … challenge your creative side

HAVE FUN!


Today’s prompt: miserly

Antonyms: bounteous, bountiful, charitable, freehanded, generous, liberal, munificent, openhanded, unsparing, unstinting

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Empty Purse

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Ruth searched frantically through her purse looking for her wallet. She had to have more than just a handful of coins left for the rest of the week. Her husband was miserly and gave her just a small amount barely amounting to enough to cover everything for the week. She kept rummaging in her purse, she had to find the wallet.

A charitable passerby stopped and asked, “Do you need help ma’am?”

“Oh, I can’t find my wallet and I have to get the kids something to eat!”

Handing her a twenty-dollar bill he told her to go feed the kids.

“Oh, thank you. You are so generous!”

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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

Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 82


Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 82

 

Reena’s Rules:

FOR THE NEW ENTRANTS

There is no restriction on the format or the length of the piece. It just has to be your reflection on the prompt from the core.

Write a post on your blog, and link it up with here with a pingback, or copy-pasting the blog link in Comments.

I eagerly await your responses.

PROMPT

I am not a fatalist. I’m not obsessed with darkness. Yet, a landmark development in astronomy this week inspires me to remain on the periphery of the theme, but not get sucked inside.

See if you can explore the science, give it a new twist, write a fairy tale or fables around it, or give it a totally new meaning. Black holes do not exist only in space. Many of us have those in our minds, when we cut ourselves off from the world.

Credit: NASA, BBC News

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Black Space

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

There is black space in my head.

Some things are better left unsaid.

Childhood memories leave a hole.

Making it hard to keep control.

There’s no shame in needing help.

Go grab yourself a book on self-help.

Help is available with therapy.

Or grab some pills both for a fee.

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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

100 Word Challenge – inspiration is the word delicacy


100 Word Challenge (delicacy)

Hmm Good?

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Nick and his two friends were sitting down to a fancy banquet in this quaint village. They were told they were to be served a special delicacy, but it was to be a surprise.

With growling stomachs, they were looking forward to dinner. Drum rolls started and the local women brought the food out. The plate was set in front of the guys and was covered. The lid was lifted, and the guys just gaped. Held in place, by bony hands, they stared at the delicacy with dismay. It was a human tongue. They had stumbled upon a cannibal village.

PS I looked up cannibal delicacies for this one and found google had it.

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

Tara’s Rules

1) I provide a one-word prompt.
2) Write anything you want using that prompt, either as inspiration or as part of your 100 Words.(That means you don’t have to actually use the prompt word, it can be implied.)
3) Your story has to be EXACTLY 100 words (because someone will ask, hyphenated words count as a single word.) This is the one rule I will be a stickler about.
4) Submit your story here as a comment, as a Facebook status, or as a blog post. (Add the specific FB status or post’s URL to the Mr. Linky list just under the prompt.)
5) If you write a blog post, please link back to this post. It makes it easier for me and the other Wordsters to find you.
6) You have one week to write your story and link up (The link stays open, so you can really submit stories whenever… this is the one rule I don’t really enforce.)

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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

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #248 Serene&Scene


RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #248 Serene&Scene

 

Image by Vistafan 180 on http://www.pixabay.com

Cherry Blossoms in Bloom

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Nothing more serene

than cherry blossoms in bloom

a colorful scene

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