MLMM Sunday Writing Prompt 40

The Bag Lady

Thinkers will most agree

Time never stays, it flees

“The time to change your ways is now”

They never seem to answer how

Politicians, bible toters

Even irrational voters

All agree it’s time to act

The problem is, which set of facts

Do or should you choose

No help in the news

All people hold different views

If we can’t unite we will lose

Time repeats, time after time

Experienced again in rhyme

“All good things come to those who wait”

Should we reset time or accept our fate

I hope you have some answers, dear

To me it just seems so unclear.

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Sakura Temple

writing in north norfolk

the millstone has stopped
hidden beneath frost and ice
a hungry temple
­                                                                 snow drops from a branch
­                                                                 memories of sakura
­                                                                 temple garden wakes
Kim M. Russell, 2018

Related imageCherry Blossoms at Yoshino, painting by Katsushika Hokusai, image found on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #28 Revise That Haiku: Yosa…

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Short Story Sunday: Blow Up

Vampire Maman

It wasn’t just one of those days. It was THE day. At least it seemed that way, for a few minutes, then Tara realized that it was a rare week that went by without a disaster.

Take this morning for example. She’d been driving home and heard the sound of an explosion, then sirens, and then saw a huge black cloud coming from the sky. She assumed that it was a fire in a field or an old warehouse occupied by homeless tweekers. She stopped to get gas, then by the grocery store to pick up cat food.

She turned into her street and saw that it was her garage.

“Dingus,” she whispered. Her dog raised his head from the back seat of her car. “Amber,” she said out loud. “Oh no. Amber.”

The detached garage was gone. Firefighters were working on keeping the rest of the house from…

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Sunday Writing Prompt “Collage Prompt 40”

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

The quote “Let us think the unthinkable. Let us do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself. And see if we may not eff it after all.” Douglas Adams

What is the underlying theme? What’s the story here? The overarching emotions? If you like you can read them like panels in a comic strip it’s up to you how your interpret them. Literal or abstract are both perfectly acceptable. I got out of order with my collage prompts so please let me know if ever you see a repeat!

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Three Line Tales, Week 115

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 115 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 115: a window visitor photo by Ronaldo Santos via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

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Letting My Heart Lead The Way – BayArt

What happens when you follow your heart? Like, trust your gut and follow your heart? Sometimes our hearts can be lead in the wrong direction, but I guess you have follow your heart with facts in mind, with observations and sometimes make some distance between you and your situation, whether it’s mentally or physically. But … Read moreLetting My Heart Lead The Way

Source: Letting My Heart Lead The Way – BayArt

Path to Promotion: a Six-Week Online Book Publicity Course by Deb Gonzales

Motown Writers Network . . . Michigan Literary Network

Author Deb Gonzales wears many hats and helps our SCBWI-MI members in countless ways. She manages our chapter website, volunteers at events, creates reader guides, and now she’s begun a new adventure: a six week online book publicity course. Here’s Deb to tell us more about why and how she created this course.

Tell us about the online course you’re putting together. 
I’m so glad you asked! I’m having so much fun putting it together!

It’s called Path to Promotion: A Six-Week Online Book Publicity Course. It’s an online collaborative program designed to share promotional information and techniques, to guide in the publicity preparation process, and to clarify steps required to create an affordable marketing platform that is personal, authentic, and professionally sound.

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