Monthly Archives: December 2016

Joy Cometh…

true joy can be known
if we are willing to pay
passage through darkness

kat – 28 December 2016

For Haiku Horizon’s Haiku Challenge, prompt word: Joy.


when a person grieves
remember to give them space
to feel nothing

kat ~ 27 December 2016

For Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge, prompt words: Feel & Space.

Twittering Tales #10 – 27 December 2016


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 #9 based on this photograph from last week:


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We had some great stories this week and a few new entries as well. Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun! Here’s the roundup!

First to join in was Lorraine from the blog frilly freudian slip:

Seeking to bust the myth that no two waves were the same, they braved the tsunami forgetting it’s snowflakes that are unique.
(126 Characters)

New to the bunch is Joy from the blog Poetry Joy.

Impervious to choppy seas
sun-dappled breeze and
waves crashing around
they smiled blissfully
knowing all back home
would seethe with jealousy
(140 Characters)

From Elsie at Ramblings of a Writer:

Got that one, perfect picture of that windsurfer surfing that wave. Viewed only another wave coming in. Laziness photographing doesn’t pay.
(139 Characters)

From Kathryn at Another Foodie Blogger:

Because we were so focused on the selfie stick, we didn’t see the ominous fin rising out of the water. His foot was never found.
(128 Characters)

From Sonali at Howling With The Wolf:

Fear of the ocean
His eyebrows raised
Arm around her shoulders,
A quiet whispered “You’ll be fine”
Camera flash
Love replaces Fear
(150 Characters)

From Michael at Morpethroad:

On holiday we love a selfie. Seconds later we were engulfed. She disappeared under the foam. Emerged bedraggled, but I saved the camera.
(136 Characters)

From The Bag Lady, another new face at the table:

Caption: Boyfriend pretends to take a photo with selfie stick, but actually getting the nude bathing beauty on shore.
(117 Characters)

From Pat at Black Cat Alley:

Dental floss is for my teeth, not up my ass crack, she fumed.

Crabs in my crotch, he spumed.

Sand between the toes?

Smile! Smile! Smile!
(139 Characters)

…and from me:

It seemed like a good idea. They would wait for the perfect moment to snap a selfie. But the waves were larger than they thought!
(129 Characters)

Some of you were VERY creative! I loved these stories! See you next week!

This week’s prompt photo is below:


Twittering Tales #10 – 27 December 2016


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“She got away, dad.”

“Well son, years from now you’ll remember her bigger than life when you tell it.”

“I doubt it. She wasn’t the one.”

kat ~ 26 December 2016
(138 Characters)


Dancing the Dance – Magnetic Poetry Monday – 26 December 2016

when we dance between two worlds
with angels and one another
hoping to belong
we start believing there is
an us….and…a them
and forget to trust our hearts
truly…we are together
in this life…and for always
please be kind

kat – 26 December 2016

(Magnetic Poetry – The Love Kit)

Shi Sai Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 25 December 2016

For some of us, today is Christmas. Yesterday, others celebrated Hanukkah and earlier this week, still others celebrated Yule or Winter Solstice. I’m thinking there were even a few who celebrated Festivus a few days ago. And in another day Kwanzaa will commence. Whatever our persuasions, I believe we are all connected by our common humanity, our belief in goodness and love and our collective hope for peace.

This has been a rocky year for many. It’s easy to get discouraged; to lose hope. But for today I invite you to join me in the moment. Wherever you are, whenever you happen to read this…stop. Take a deep breath and hold it inside you for a few seconds. The very air that fills your lungs right now once traveled in and out of another’s lungs. We are all connected even by the air we breath!

And now, before your lungs burst, one more thing. Say a blessing for the next person who will share those air molecules with you. Finally exhale slowly.

Just imagine what would happen if we all did this? If we all took a moment or two or more each day to send a few blessings to a stranger. Why, the air would literally be thick with sweetness! 

If you’ve read this far, I have one more thing to tell you. In anticipation of you reading this blog post, I sent a blessing ahead for you! I believe with all my heart that we are connected, you and I, and we are together for better and for worse in this crazy world of ours.

My wish for you? It’s okay if I tell you. It won’t make it any less true. Take what you need and pass along the rest.

For you I wish for hope, peace, love, healing, happiness, rest, and the realization that you are not alone. How do I know this? Because I just told you so. You are not alone because you have me thinking about you with gratefulness right now. Be blessed my friend.

Shi Sai Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 25 December 2016

blanketed in frosting
it seemed like a good idea
fortune comes to thee this night
solstice vespers toll,
leave luminous trails…
be happy my sweet…
serve it up with festive flair…
you’re heaven on earth
…always in our hearts

Happy Holidays to you as you celebrate this season of many faith traditions and most importantly peace, hope and love!


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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