Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 25 August 2018 – Trois-par-Huit – Please Don’t Scare

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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 25 August 2018 – Trois-par-Huit – Please Don’t Scare

 ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’,  #LuckyDip.

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Sarah has for this week Lucky Dip, a Trois-par-Huit Poetry Form – The topic is up to us.

Please Don’t Scare

Grey kittens
wondering while sitting
strange objects floating around the room

Is there going to be another loud boom
to set them running faster than a sweeping broom.

Pretty as kittens can look, beware
They need fun, I declare
Please don’t scare

The Trois-par-Huit was created by Lorraine M. Kanter.

Trois-par-Huit (Three-by-Eight or Octa-Tri for short), a poem containing three stanzas of 3, 3 and 2 lines OR 3, 2 and 3 lines: 8 lines total with a syllable count of 3, 6, 9, 12, 12, 9, 6, 3. The rhyming pattern is AAB BBC CC where the last line is the title of the poem and summarizes the meaning of the poem. *Note: These poems are to appear center aligned.

Weekly Writing Prompt – #155 – Shadorma Poetry – Team Building

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Weekly Writing Prompt – #155 – Shadorma Poetry – Team Building

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#fivewords – Trick, Heed, Goal, Face, Staff

Can substitute any of the words with a synonym.

If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link

Team Building

Tha trick is
start planning right now,
a new goal
for your staff
talk face to face, please take heed.
it works in the end.

Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)

6 lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow the meter

50 Word Thursday #3

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50 Word Thursday #3

#50 word Thursday

Deb Whittan has given us a challenge, if you would like to take part, please use the above link.

The prompt will appear at high noon on Thursday and close high noon Wednesday. (This will be Australian time)

So here are the rules if you wish to participate –

1. Completed piece must be in multiples of 50 words – maximum of 250 words. Anything is acceptable – poetry, story, an anecdote.

2 There will be a photo and a random phrase that I will take from the current book I am reading – you can use either or both

3 Please pingback and tag “50 word Thursday”, so I can do a summary on Thursday morning.

Here is this week’s Phrase prompt, the photo prompt is above

You had to take your shoes off when you went in and you weren’t allowed to jump on the furniture or tease the cat.

From Robert Rankin’s Snuff Fiction

Setting perfect for the Queen – Beware of the bite of heels cat

The queen always sat and watched every move
shoes were removed before entering
no bouncing on the furniture
Watching from the warm rooftop
ready for the next jump
pouncing if needed
heels were attacked
Crazy cat
beware
bite

Writing 50 words with this form of poetry I included the title of the Reverse Etheree Poetry in the count.

Reverse Etheree Poetry – The only difference from an Etheree poem, is that the syllabic count is reversed: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Saturday Mix – Opposing Forces, 26 May 2018 – Fresh Roses

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Saturday Mix – Opposing Forces, 26 May 2018 – Fresh Roses

 ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, #OpposingForces.

This challenge is all about “opposing forces” and the use of antithesis in our writing. You will need to use the two opposing words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

The words this week are:

– fresh and stale

– rise and fall

Fresh Roses

Fresh Fall Roses

The fall of leaves was nearly over, Autumn had been very trying, hardly ever seeing the sunrise, winter had come far too early, it was going to be a long season, I need to rise to the occasion and lift the happiness I felt today for the coming months and not fall down from my duty as a responsible landowner.

Checking the hay shed out, the smell of stale air filtered with the musty smell of damp hay, made me gasp for breath, even the freshly cut scented roses I had in my hands turned their heads in dismay.

Walking back out I left the doors open, hoping the fresh air starting to circulate would dry it out a little before the setting sun disappears behind the ranges.

It was a joy walking back to the house, the scent of the fresh rose filling the air, they seemed to lift their heads and I’m sure they smiled back at me.

Weekend Writing Prompt #52- Emergence

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Weekend Writing Prompt #52- Emergence

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Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt Emergence –  now I have caught up on the challenges that I missed while writing for two other challenges in the month of April.

Challenge

Prose Challenge – In no more than 300 words, write a story about a character growing into a better person. Don’t forget to mention the type of person they were before, what motivated them to change and what they’ve been through to get to where they are today.

Poetry Challenge – Write a 10 line rhyming poem (the pattern of rhyming/form/structure is your choice) on the theme of transformation and emergence.

Romance Coming to Light

beaming smiles of delight
there was a pillow fight
gentle whispers to excite
true love was insight
like a bright candle-light
ready for a good-night
next morning, what a sight
things were in the limelight
young lovers were very quiet
loving senses still highly ripe.

Weekend Writing Prompt #51 – Raindrops

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Weekend Writing Prompt #51 – Raindrops

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Raindrops, catching up on challenges that I missed while writing for two other challenges in the month of April.

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story on any theme, with an upper limit of 250 words, set in the rain.

Poetry Challenge – Write an acrostic poem, where the first letter of each line spells “Raindrops” as it is read from top to bottom.

Watching the Rain

Raindrops dancing onto the ground
Acting as if they are enjoying the fun
I like watching the rain falling on the grass
Not that I ever liked the heavy falling rain
Dripping off the leaves to the ground
Rainwater soaking the dry hot soil
Over the wall, drops fell onto the flowers
Popping off the leaves to the ground
Soaking everything with welcomed moisture

Weekend Writing Prompt #50 – Evergreen – Trees Necessity of Life

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Weekend Writing Prompt #50 – Evergreen – Trees Necessity of Life

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Evergreen catching up on challenges that I missed while writing for two other challenges in the month of April.

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story with a word limit of 125 words on the theme of ‘timelessness’.

Bonus point for each of the following:

  • using the word “evergreen”
  • setting the story in the photo above

Poetry Challenge – Write an 8 line poem that contains the following words:

  • Everlasting
  • Evergreen

Trees Necessity of Life

a universe of evergreen trees
a forest of pure wilderness
needed for all to breathe freely
killing off the toxins in the air
not all forest is everlasting
nature destroys, fire, volcanoes
humans destroy by falling trees
all are needed, an energy of survival.

Weekend Writing Prompt #49 – Random (3) – Unhappy Marriage Epiphany

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Weekend Writing Prompt #49 – Random (3) – Unhappy Marriage Epiphany

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for this word prompt –  Fortitude – Resolute – Epiphany, catching up on challenges that I missed while writing for two other challenges in the month of April.

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 75 words or less that is inspired by the photo prompt and one of the word prompts.

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem of any length that includes all three of the word prompts and where one of the lines is repeated at least once.

Unhappy Marriage Epiphany

life
marriage
family fights
unhappiness
holding no values
epiphany, change now
wedding day vows memories
resolute is important
marriage failure on the horizon
determination to correct the faults
fortitude means lots of courage needed
beam of light sparkling in her blue eyes
as I told her unwavering
our life is changing right now
up to me to stay strong
with newfound values
unhappiness
will be gone
smiling
joy

Double Tetractys A decastich (10-line stanza) with an emphasis on the syllabic count of each line. Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-10-10-4-3-2-1 It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood. Rhyme is optional.

Weekend Writing Prompt #48 – Glimpse

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#Weekend Writing Prompt #48 – Glimpse

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Glimpse, catching up on challenges that I missed while writing for two other challenges in the month of April.

Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below.

Challenge:

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 250 words about something seen out of the corner of the eye.  Choose from one of the following genres:

  • Fantastical – about a fairy or other mythological creature or
  • Horror – about a monster or ghost etc

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem in five lines, where each line is no longer than 10 words, inspired by either the word prompt or the photo prompt.

Abandoning its Watch

a glimpse silver grey bird green sheen on the throat
swell of glory on its face peering over the ridge
it was only a fleeting glance as it took flight
a very inspiring sight to me it was for sure
spying on me most likely wondering what I was doing

Weekend Writing Prompt #47 – Vibrant Double Tetractys

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Weekend Writing Prompt #47 – Vibrant Double Tetractys

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Vibrant

Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below.

Challenge:

Prose Challenge – Your character finds themselves in a world where everything is bright and vibrantly colored – or perhaps the opposite, where the world is in monochrome.  You choose.  In 150 words tell us where they are, how they got there and what they are going to do next.

Poetry Challenge – Write a non-rhyming poem in no more than 10 lines, that is inspired by the word and photo prompt.

Garden Beauty

Rich
Vibrant
Sparkling bright
Colors galore
Helps to bring a bright happy smile each day
Which warms the heart, fills the body with love
Nature provides
Sun shining
Moist ground
Growth

 Double Tetractys is

  • A decastich (10-line stanza) with an emphasis on the syllabic count of each line.
  • Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-10-10-4-3-2-1
  • It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood.
  • Rhyme is optional.