The CDHK challenge [Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1856: Restarting?] laments the nasty strife of the past 2+ years but finds a glimmer of hope in a haiga where the image is a superb sunrise photo. My response is another haiga, with 2 haiku and another visual metaphor.
~ Thought I was on a roll after I revised a copy of a previous post for a new challenge. Then I relearned a valuable old lesson. The hard way? Of course. ~
~ Most of December is in the “Yes, but …” season. This post displays the last of my current handful of examples. Maybe I will have more next year. ~
~ Most of December is in the “Yes, but …” season. Cautiously optimistic, I will post another from my handful of examples now and hold any that remain for later. ~
~ Most of December is in the “Yes, but …” season. Cautiously optimistic, I will post two of my handful of examples now and hold those that remain for later. ~
Children need to learn that paths are slick and rocky, but some lead to light. Image © Patrick Jennings Rocky ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #292 – Gray button (upper left corner) reveals widgets, – – above post (on phone) or beside it (on desktop). –
An excessive dread has consequences in this revised (and now illustrated) short story, with a somewhat upbeat twist after a few frantic minutes. The illustration has its own ironic backstory.
Who needs canine teeth? Dracula, for one. But not me. Molars are another story, with comical twists and a chance of being helpful if U ever need to consider replacing a molar with a dental implant.
Dancer’s wooden mask: leather hinges swing open. Drum throbs; shaman chants. ~ ~ ~ ~ Hinges swing shut as dance ends: hidden face; revealed spirit. Photo © Trustees of the British Museum ~ ~ ~ ~ Khan Academy | Transformation Masks – Gray button (upper left corner) reveals widgets, – – above post (on phone) […]
I want an illustration for a short story that features a heart attack. The image should be like an abstract expressionist painting of the idea of a heart attack, not a stock image. While I don’t paint, I do take (and often edit) photos. Can I edit one of my photos for my story? Yes. It’s a birdbath photo, of course.
Acorns spread the faith, and leaves consecrate the world. Church window, no wall. – Gray button (upper left corner) reveals widgets, – – above post (on phone) or beside it (on desktop). –
What is behind the mask? After it is removed, there may still be more than meets the eye. Much more, as the varied pieces in Writers’ Co-op Show Case #2 reveal. Clicking on [SHOW CASE] in the banner atop any Writers’ Co-op page will reveal a drop down menu with links to the growing list of episodes.
Sailing on fall wind, a flock of droplets migrates. Each is a small world. Sailing ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #286 – Gray button (upper left corner) reveals widgets, – – above post (on phone) or beside it (on desktop). –
A new page on Writer’s Co-op is a biweekly show case of short pieces submitted in response to prompts. Submissions from anybody with a serious interest in writing are welcome. I needed only 12 pages to print all seven pieces from Show Case #1 in a large font, and I am glad to have read them.
~ Mortality #1 ~ \ Emergent \ from dancing atoms, \ life is short. ~ Mortality #2 ~ \ Let’s live life \ with defiant joy, \ all the way. Carpe Diem Haiku Kai … #1850 dried grass “Dried grass” in the challenge comes from Basho’s last haiku, written as he was dying. My response imagines him rallying to console his […]
Smooth outer layer. We see rough inner layer when the light changes. ~ ~ ~ ~ Layers nest like Russian dolls, when science shows us atoms. Layers ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #283 – Gray button (upper left corner) reveals widgets, –– above post (on phone) or beside it (on […]