Category Archives: Random Thoughts and Musings


to survive in life
the crazy ups and the downs
it helps to be woke


For Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge, prompt words, woke & up.

All’s Not Well

threading the needle
ideologies clashing
it seldom ends well


Haiku Horizons, Prompt Word, ‘thread’.

PepperBot – AI for the Masses!

PepperBot, with his friendly appeal, bright black eyes, and cute smile was touted by its advertisers as “AI for the masses”, but looks can be deceiving.

The mysterious distributor had anticipated PepperBot’s appeal, manufacturing millions of them for the launch, because, of course, every household would jump at the chance to have their very own PepperBot at the astonishing price of only $19.95 each.

In a remote bunker, analysts watched a massive tracking map come to life, strobing dots of red, as households across the globe activated their PepperBots to their peril; broadcasting every word.


Three Line Tale Challenge base in this photo by by Alex Knight via Unsplash.

Finding Merak – Terza Rima 3f

The Serbian word “Merak” is a feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. It is the pursuit of small, daily pleasures that all add up to a great sense of happiness and fulfillment.

gloaming looms on the cusp of ebony
the scent of musk and rose buds fill my head
amaranth tendrils pierce through lace-trimmed trees


Daily Terza Rima Challenge.

The Lucky Ones

They stared drowsily at each other, warming their hands on steaming cups of coffee.

Maddie smiled. “Did you see the sun this morning?”

“No. I missed it. Was it amazing?” John winked at his wife, chuckling. Everything was ‘amazing’ to Maddie. He loved that about her.

“You know what I mean…”

John knew. It was their first morning in Canada. Expats now. Two of the lucky ones who made it out before the military closed the borders. He noticed a tear rolling down Maddie’s cheek.

“You alright baby?”

“I’m fine, John. We’re gonna be okay. The sun rises here too.”


100 Words for Friday Fictioneers. Photo above by © Dale Rogerson

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