Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, March 15th 2017 choices

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Dear friends of MLMM,

I don’t know if you follow the news from all over the world. Maybe you do. Than you maybe know that today its election-day here in The Netherlands. We have elections for our government, in our country we call that “de Staten Generaal” (Dutch parliament). Here in The Netherlands we don’t have two political parties, but we have more than 20 political parties so our way of electing our government is somewhat different with other countries. It’s not easy to make your choice …

What has this to do with our new Heeding Haiku With …? Nothing I think, but in a way it has to do with this episode. This episode is about choices. I love to challenge you to create a haibun themed “choices” or “making choices” I am aware that this is a very broad theme, but I think you can manage…

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One-Liner Wednesday – Not Meant To Be

I was annoyed that the snow prevented me from getting in the car to drive Alex to his dad’s near Ottawa yesterday – I’d have been right in the spot, right about the same time a 30 vehicle accident, complete with a 10,000 litre hydrofloric acid spill, happened. No deaths reported as I write this.



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Macro Moments Challenge #34

Musin' With Susan

Welcome to Macro Moments #34 and thank you to everyone who entered the challenge over the past two weeks.  I am delighted to announce this week’s winner, a newcomer named Preeti of  ATTUNED PHOTOGRAPHY. Preeti’s winning photo is called Macro Magic Daisy

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Theme for this Week’s Challenge

For Challenge #34, I think it’s time for a theme again.  Depending on which hemisphere you live in, your theme is either “Spring Has Sprung” or ” Fall is in the Air”.

I’m not sure what this flower is actually called, but I call them buttercups.  They are blooming all over my neighborhood right now.

Olympus OM-D E-M5, Olympus M 25mm f1.8 lens, 1/50 sec, f 4.0, ISO 2500

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17 March 2017

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I raise my head and glare at my reflection. Tears make trails through the foaming skin cleanser.

Tomorrow I’ll walk down the aisle to my faithful Pavel.

I rinse my face and blot it dry.

Time heals all wounds they say.

Pavel’s diamond sparkles next to the pinky ring Enan gave me two years ago. I slip it off and read the engraving. “ILY Forever.”

“Forever didn’t last long, did it, Enan?”

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When Should You Conduct Research For Your Novel?

Rachel Poli

People always say to write what you know. And that’s great, but then your novel would be pretty limited, wouldn’t it?

I find writing to be a great opportunity to write about something you don’t know. Find something that interests you that you never pursued and look into it more.

For example, when I was younger, before I decided to be a teacher and realized I wanted to write, I dreamed of being a spy or a detective. I had those play spy kits with notepads and pretend handcuffs and glasses that you would see behind you–the whole nine yards.

And look at me now: I write mystery novels. I’ve studied the police exam to get a feel of what it’s like. I solve puzzles and riddles in mystery video games (one where I’m a defense lawyer). I have books where I study what it’s like to be a police…

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