Flash Fiction

Just Following Orders

Its big eyes just stared unblinking for a minute. “What do you call yourself?” the Fawn said at last. Its tone surprised me. Such a soft sweet voice it had! Oozed like honey. Regret briefly crossed my mind. I pushed it back. “Doesn’t matter.” I replied. “I’m just following orders.” This 50 word piece of… Continue reading Just Following Orders

Haiku & Other Poetry

The Future is Female

tension escalates the battle is upon us as she rises up I've struggled this past week or so. No muse or no hope or no energy ... or all of the above. The world has got me down. But I'm determined to rise back up so thanks to Ronovan Writes for the word inspiration (friction and action… Continue reading The Future is Female

Haiku & Other Poetry

Mother Earth: Nevertheless She Persisted

Dark seeps through the rift.   The creator of days persists Still, the shadows grow.  Not feeling particularly hopeful or cheery tonight, but thanks for the inspiration go to Putting My Feet in the Dirt and Sue's #WritePhoto Prompt Check out their sites for other great writing. And as an FYI, the super gloomy shadow shot is mine.

History, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Women: We Get Things Done

Between the sell/buy/move chaos and my current haiku obsession I’ve neglected to share links for some of the stuff I’ve been doing for my day-job. I may go back to some prior months in the days to come, but for today I’m going to stick to this month's work, which (somewhat ironically) means I’m stepping… Continue reading Women: We Get Things Done

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

a new day

a new day begins ~ unfurling a path to choose ~ hero or coward ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Every day we make a million little choices that define who we are. Those choices built on each other and create a picture of "self." It's tempting to assume at some point that our picture is done. We confidently… Continue reading a new day

Haiku & Other Poetry, History, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

#FreePress is NOT the Enemy

Just a reminder that Stalin (as well as some other really really horrible people) was fond of using the phrase vrog naroda or "enemy of the people/nation" to describe anyone who didn't agree with him. Those people often ended up dead or in labor/prison camps. Let' s hope we're on a better road than that.… Continue reading #FreePress is NOT the Enemy

Haiku & Other Poetry, History, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

The American Way

Is This the American Way? Enough is enough! But Freedom Ain’t Free They Scream Now Ready Aim Fire And Slaughter Just One More Child It’s the American Way  Yesterday, the March For Our Lives: Road to Change Rally  came to town. Students from local Pinellas County high schools joined with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas to demand their… Continue reading The American Way

Haiku & Other Poetry, History, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

This is Not a Haiku

Haikus Calm my Mind Structure and Form Soothe My Soul With the World Gone Mad   OK. I lied. That IS a haiku. But this post is not just a haiku. It’s about writing. Specifically it’s about how creating haikus is helping me practice self-care in a chaotic world. As a control-freak, I thrive on… Continue reading This is Not a Haiku