Category Archives: Challenges and Writing Prompts

A Face in the Crowd

For The Daily Post’s Weekly Photography Challenge. Prompt: A Face in the Crowd. All three photos using an iPhone camera.

Quantum Grief

Quantum Grief

a change is coming
a shift in the universe
a life and death fight
victims on the offensive
a crusade of the hunted

the brave among us
fierce children advance this coup
seen and not silenced


For Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge using synonyms of the word breakthrough: coup, advance, quantum leap and movement: change, shift, crusade, fight.

Tumbling Tease

photo by Daniel Garcia via Unsplash

“Look at me!” she squealed, teetering on the metal barrier, her jet black hair blending into the graffiti on the wall.

“Come down before you hurt yourself,” he yelled, “I see you, alright?!”

A well-planned slip of her sneakers sent her tumbling right into his arms, which, of course, had been her plan all along!


A Three Line Tale for Sonya’s Challenge-Week 108, based on this photo by Daniel Garcia via Unsplash.

A Tragedy

I don’t know how I did this, but I linked to LAST week’s prompt! Time is standing still for so many of us, isn’t it? I can sense our collective gasp as we watch our government heartlessly try to unravel any forward movement in the gun debate – which should not be a debate. I still believe this time is different. The children give me hope.

Maybe I was meant to revisit last week’s prompt. Though I know…I owe you another poem Colleen. For now, there is this…

A Tragedy

no courage in the
hallowed halls of congress,
in their attachment
to power and lobbyists
they entrench death into law

but for the passion,
the rage of our brave children,
all honor is slain


A Tanka/Senryu for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge using synonyms of the words, character: courage, honor and affection: passion, attachment.

zen…noise ~ A Haiku

amidst the cacophony
zen is elusive


For Ronovan Writes Haiku Poetry Prompt: Zen & Noise (Cacophony).

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