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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #53

ob-boats.jpgI asked my single mum, neighbour, Denise

to come with me on my boat out to sea

as the temperature rose

she stripped off all her clothes

but sadly her dark hair stretched right down to her knees


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A first attempt for Sunshine’s Macro Monday #16

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Hummingbird hawk moth at the dinner table


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Sammiscribbles Weekend Writing Prompt #130 ‘Ineffable.’

Our prompt this week is that we may compose

using just a few lines of verse or piece of prose

a difficult task if when looked up you may all agree

if you know the meanings of words just like me

so you can imagine my distress

choosing lines for my own WordPress blog

so I don’t know if I am capable

in verse to express the meaning of ineffable


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BeaconLit’s 500-word comp is open for November

Unlocking the next monthly challenge


Hello everyone. Yes, October’s theme of ‘sweet revenge’ has closed and November’s competition is now open. The theme is ‘the fifth’, to be used in any way you would like. Rules, prizes, entry form etc. via

NB. If you have stories ready for future themes, please don’t submit them until the relevant month as the entry will be disqualified with no refund given, and you won’t be able to submit it in the correct month (because we will have seen it). It’s rule number four. 🙂

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, October 30th 2019, Bluebells

Harrington (13)Best tread warily,

beneath this fragrant carpet,

sleeping fairies lie.




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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 151 #SynonymsOnly Dig & grave ~Time is no healer

1FC18AC1-FC35-4973-A8CF-18EEC7FFD143On sombre faces

tears plough lines on blackened cheeks

coffins fill the thoughts.

Echoes of playground laughter

in the minds of Aberfan




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Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge . #Tanka ~Dreamland

One thousand fireflies

cast shadows in the meadow,

all to no avail,

darkness calls for silence though

crickets chirrup on the breeze.

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, October 2nd 2019, stormy weather

While winds play cello

to the rhythm of the rain

clouds with lightning dance


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Samiscribbles weekend writing prompt #125 ~A familiar ultimatum


I sighed in my loudest resigned manner, in the hope that someone, or something, would gauge my anger and frustration. As I replaced another clean puppy pad, the hound-dog from Hell had released another stream of steaming fluid onto the caramel coloured shag pile. Time to make my stand. “That’s it dog, once more and you’re banished,” I shouted, through my smile.

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COLLEEN’S 2019 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #146 Synonyms only ~Fall & Give ~Fading light

In the beginning

actions at first thought funny

then a little odd,

descent into psychosis

served to provide the answer


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