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Lost Perfume – A Haiku

swirl of fired sand
jar once filled with spice and oil
evanescence gone


For TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge, prompt words, Lost (gone) and Perfume (spice, oil), inspired by TJ’s photo of this ancient Roman vessel.



Twittering Tales #5


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 charactercountonline.com.

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

Have Fun! 🙂

Here are the results for Twittering Tales #4 based on this photograph from last week. We have some new folks joining the fun!


From Kiwinana at Ramblings of a Writer:

If those golf carts are used all together, how do you know which one you used, do you just help yourself to any cart when returning? (132 Characters)

From Irena at Books and Hot Tea – “Abandoned” :

Golf clubs were abandoned. When it came, money couldn’t save the rich. Wealth gave them no power anymore. They tasted the same as the poor. (139 Characters)

and from me:

The new administration’s energy savings’ plan involves replacing full-sized automobiles with golf carts. It is expected to save billions. (137 Characters)

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


“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!”

kat ~ 22 November 2016
(140 Characters)

WanderLost – Three Day Quote Challenge – Day 1

Happy Tuesday! My friend from “down under” Elsie,  kiwinana from the blog Ramblings of a Writer nominated me for the Three Day Quote Challenge. It’s been a while since I did one of these. Thanks Elsie!

I like to choose a theme for each day of the challenge. Actually, today it picked me, lured me in actually when I was drawn to this quote:


I love this one. It is so true and speaks to my gypsy soul!

Did you catch the theme? It has to do with wandering…and even getting lost, or what I like to call WanderLost! 🙂 This, of course led me to my next quote…a favorite of mine. In fact I have this tin plaque over the door in my room:


This is soooo me. Life is an adventure! I really don’t worry when I get lost.  Sometimes I even linger for a bit. You never know what treasures you might find in a strange new place!

Finally, I will leave you with this little gem I found with the help of my friend Google.


I have to say, this is a new favorite now. I need to post it somewhere I can see it the next time I am laboring over a decision. My heart knows the answer. I just need to pay attention.

Have a great day! I know the rules say that I need to name three people every day to play along. But true to my wandering nature, I think I will throw the invitation out to everyone. This is a fun challenge. Doesn’t take a lot of brain power. Actually, I consider inspiration brain fuel. So if you do want to give it a go…Three Quotes/Three Days, all I ask is that you ping me back so I can be inspired by the treasures you find!

Blessings and Peace! 🙂

Star*Child  Haiku


Zoe in a Tutu ~ kat 2015

Stars taunt us with hope
ravenous for our wishes
childhood is lost.

kat ~ 2 February 2016

(Stars taunt us with hope, ravenous for our wishes. / Ravenous for our wishes, childhood is lost.)

A Haiku for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge. This week’s prompts were Star & Child. Initially my head filled with innocent angelic-like cherubs hanging on moonbeams and dancing with the stars…but it felt too easy to fall into the obvious. I took a decidedly darker view. We hope our wishes upon stars will come true, but the reality that stars do not have the power to impact our lives is probably one of the first lessons learned as a child.  So begins a life then of learning to appreciate the value of every experience good or bad. Loss of innocence perhaps, but a gain of wisdom in return. 🙂

If you would like to read other Haiku or enter your own for this challenge, CLICK HERE.


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