Monthly Archives: November 2016

Twittering Tales #6 – 30 November 2016


Bet you thought I forgot! Nope. Well maybe just a little, until today. So let’s get to it!

About the challenge:  Each Tuesday I will provide a prompt, and your mission, if you choose to play along, is to tell a story based on that prompt in 140 characters or less.

If you accept the challenge, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing us a new prompt.

Have Fun! 🙂

Here are the results for Twittering Tales #5 based on this photograph from last week. We have some new folks joining the fun!


From Kathryn at another foodie blogger:

What are the chances of running out of gas next to an identical car and packs on top that also ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere?
(135 Characters)

Kiwinana at Ramblings of a Writer:

Racing across the desert heading towards the skyline who’s going to make it before the fuel runs out?

Winner is the one who finds the exit.
(138 Characters)

and from me:

“Siri said to turn right.”

“Great! Since Siri is so smart, try asking her where we are!”

“Siri, where are we?”

Siri Answered: “Hell if I know!”
(140 Characters)

Thanks to everyone who played last week! See this week’s prompt photo below:


“Rosé” by cyclonebill from Copenhagen, Denmark at Wikimedia Commons.

After an hour Sue realized she’d been stood up. She ordered more wine, noticing an attractive stranger at the bar. “You’ll do,” she thought.

kat ~ 30 November 2016
(140 Characters)



For Haiku Horizons Haiku Challenge, prompt word: Celebrate.

even in darkness
there is cause to celebrate
it’s where dreams are born

kat – 29 November 2016

Autumn Dawning

A haiku for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge, prompt words: Gold & Sing.

golden leaves flutter
as warblers croon soulfully
frosted roses fade

kat ~ 29 November 2016

Magnetic Poetry Monday -28 November 2016

she is a goddess,
a symphony if beauty,
sweet like peaches in milk
and honey, dressed in fluffy
pink…she is light and love,
all woman-girls who recall
their dreams of spring.

kat ~ 28 November 2016

Shi Sai Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 27 November 2016

Happy Sunday…and Happy Holidays…’tis the season and all that jazz. This week we celebrated the first of many annual traditions and rituals as we gather for coma-inducing feasts, parades and dog shows, football, shopping sprees at the crack of dawn, twinkling lights, sappy holiday movie binges, and for the faithful, it is a time to celebrate spiritual blessings of the season.

It can be an intensely emotional time for many of us as we reconcile memories with the present day realities of our dysfunctional families, but it is also a time of hope and blessings and peace if we are open to it, a time to embrace what truly matters. This is at the top of my wish list for all of us. Love, hope, happiness and peace. Everything else is just stuff.

Shi Sai Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 27 November 2016

to live and breathe a life
of purest deep love
every writer knows…
hell if I know
if one dares to dream
from the belly of Gaia
she clings to mem’ries of spring
I liberated myself from this annual masochistic ritual
the internet is full
the latest, greatest new things
they will convince you


The Shi Sai (formerly known as a ReVerse) is a new form I came up with during Poetry Month in April 2016. I’ve actually been writing shu sai for years but was inspired to give it a proper name. It is a poem created by taking one line of verse from several poems of an author’s own collection. The shi sai is done as a review of a series or collection of poems and therefore, each line should flow in chronological order of the dates the poems were written (from oldest to new). The lines chosen should be the author’s favorite from each poem. This form works best if the author resists the temptation to read the full new poem before all the verses have been added. (It helps one to resist the impulse to change a line to make it “fit”.

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