Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Tuesday Challenge: EERIE & COSTUME

🎃Word Craft: Prose & Poetry🎃


I’ve had a brilliant idea concerning the poetry challenge for November 2017. Next Tuesday, I will give you five weeks’ worth of prompt words. That way you can still carry on with your poetry writing. BUT HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! You MUST use a synonym! I hope you will support each other with visits to blogs and by leaving comments. Tell me what you think in the comments. ❤

Please note: We are all students of poetry. I have given you the instructions on how to write the different forms. Try your best to be as exact as you can. There are no tests, and I don’t grade your work. LOL!

The most meaningful change you will learn about is in writing a Haiku vs. a Senryu. Also, remember, pronunciation in various parts of the world will affect your syllable count…

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Flash Fiction Rodeo #6

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Bucking Bull Go-Round

By D. Avery

Luck of the Draw, Resilience of the Rider

Bull riders are “today’s gladiators,” willing to risk injury and death for their ride to fame. Can you imagine straddling an angry, snorting 1800-pound animal that wants nothing more than to shake you off and perhaps gore and trample you, too? What must it be like to prepare for that, to face down fear as you approach the chute and settle atop this beast that you will dance with in the arena? What are people’s motivations to confront such a challenge, to set upon it and not only hang on for dear life, but to ride it with as much grace and finesse as possible, showing courage and skill in equal measure? Carrot Ranch’s Bucking Bull Go-Round event is a flash fiction approximation of rodeo’s most dangerous event, bull riding.

At the Professional Bull Riders’ (PBR)…

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The Dog Walker’s Diary by Kathryn Donahue

The Reading Chick

Daniel Ashe, a literary agent in Los Angeles, is jaded about life and love. He dreams of starting his own agency, but in reality is afraid if he doesn’t find the next J. D. Salinger he will be out of a job. When he arrives home to a puddle of pee on the floor he hires a dog sitter named Annie Donahue who has left a flier on his door. He meets her in person and although charmed by her Irish accent he is terrified of her red hair, a phobia left over from his childhood. He is determined to fire her so he doesn’t have to look at her red hair but she leaves him a charming story about his dogs and their adventure at the park that day. This starts a funny and animated diary flirtation between the two that sets his literary agent wheels and his heart…

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Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author E.A. Black @ElizabethABlack @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

Spreading the Writer's Word

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

The Blind Date
by E.A. Black

‘Where are you?’ Jeanette texted. It was the third time she asked. She hated it when men kept her waiting.
‘Here.’ Her phone pinged. It took him over a minute to return her text. What was he, some kind of Luddite?
She climbed the steep stairs past the wrought iron gate towards the abandoned Hasker mansion. The place had been in disrepair for decades. Didn’t anyone own it? The brick monstrosity was a real fixer-upper, if you didn’t mind lead paint peeling from the walls and poisoned water from bad pipes.
‘Where is here? I’m on the stairs. Out of breath, if you may ask.’
‘In the ballroom.’ he texted after 45 seconds. At this rate, she’d be inside the house before she caught up with him.
The tall wooden door creaked as she used all her strength…

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