Are You Ready to Rodeo? — Carrot Ranch Literary Community

I did this last year and it was a real blast!

To a buckaroo community, the annual rodeo was a chance to show off skills of the trade: reining a cow-horse, throwing a loop and dallying a rope, wrestling a steer to the ground, and tying a goat. Yours truly was the Goat Tying Champion of a long-forgotten rodeo. I still remember the smell of horse […]

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Crow Black and Cardinal Red Kindra M. Austin & Matthew Eayre —

A reblog for you poetry lovers out there

Originally posted on A Global Divergent Literary Collective: Of explosive mourning is born the night rising low in my rib cage Obsidian heart cooling in its crate, cold enough to freeze the devils in hell Usurp the king’s wings, crow black and cruel, This is my coronation day Raucous laughter celebrates the coming dawn falling…

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 96, “Congregate & Passion,” #SynonymsOnly — Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

Go on, give it a go…

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too. Opportunities for […]

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100 Word Wednesday: Week 83 — Bikurgurl

Looking for a weekly Wednesday writing prompt? Look no further.

Image by Bikurgurl Welcome! Thank you for joining our awesome writing community who challenges themselves weekly as we weave together our 100 words! What 100 words would you give this image? Interested in joining us? Check out the guidelines below and ping back to be included in the Writing Wind-up! Let the writing begin! […]

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FOWC with Fandango — Below — This, That, and The Other

For those looking for a daily prompt take a look here!

Welcome to August 8, 2018 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt. I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US). Today’s word is “below.” Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, […]

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411 Followers — constant VARIABLE

Not only is AP one damned fine poet he just proved he’s rather cooler than the rest of us.

So…some time back, I finally saw my follower count roll over to 411. I’d made a video when my post count reached 411, so I was like, “Well…kinda makes sense to make a video for 411 followers, yes?” I was going to recite one of my poems, but then I couldn’t decide which one nor […]

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Paper Plane — Robbie Yates

Get your whimsy over at Robbie’s.

I’ve built a new contraption A great big paper plane. It’s very eco-friendly It uses no propane. It cannot hold much cargo Its landings aren’t precise, But when a nice big wind blows It floats along real nice. I’ve built a new contraption The seating is not great. There’s no room for a Captain And […]

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 95, “Happy & Morose,” #SynonymsOnly — Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

Looking for a poetry challenge? Get your butt over to Colleen.

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too. Opportunities for […]

via Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 95, “Happy & Morose,” #SynonymsOnly — Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

No Wasted Ink Writers Links — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Another site well worth a follow. Always plenty to read no matter what your reason for blogging.

Originally posted on No Wasted Ink: Coming down to the end of the month, I’ve saved the best for last. This Monday has a bumper crop of excellent writing-related articles for the list. I hope you’ll agree! Enjoy these until next week. The Basics of World-Building Boost Your Creativity Mindset Naturally Why a Serial Might…

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FACEBOOK AND WORDPRESS – A NOTIFICATION YOU SHOULD READ — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

If you use WordPress with Facebook you might want to give this a read.

Originally posted on Serendipity – Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth: First the released my data to Cambridge Analytica. That led to having my identity stolen and my computer hacked. How many new ways can they find to become worthless? FROM WORDPRESS: You have probably gotten the same message via email, but in case you missed…

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How To Handle The Post Writing Daze #SundayBlogShare #Writer #Writing — BlondeWriteMore

Lucy has some cool reads, and if you haven’t read her Roxanne stuff then you are missing out…

After what happened to me last week I feel the need to talk about the dangers of the post writing daze and offer some advice to others on how to handle this fragile creative state. I have also been wondering how many accidents, slip ups, calamities, disasters, boo boos, costly mistakes, wrong turns, poor decisions and […]

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A Thousand Miles of History XII: Hirvedh Treguhyon — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

So much good stuff can be found at Sue’s blog. You should go visit you won’t regret it.

We left the Merry Maidens, still buzzing with the magic of the stone circle in the mist. Distracted by the profusion of wildflowers in the hedgerows, we might have driven blithely by, but… “Whoa…” “What’s that…” we said in unison as my foot hit the brakes, just seconds after resuming our journey. Finding nowhere else […]

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Strike a Match-Basilike Pappa — A Global Divergent Literary Collective

I’m not very good at deep stuff but I do like reading it from time to time and you can find some great stuff over at Suddendenoument.

Some are atheist to thorns / star-crossed / easy pure hope / hurl quotes at you / colorful futures / white-bearded universe / prophets without a clue / no fishnet can hold the sea Gods / distant spies / needle makers / cracked open jaws / highway wolves / gaping / smoke up curses / […]

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Alex Markovich — Alex Markovich Illustrations, Photos & Stories

Someone I have been enjoying following recently, especially his fabulous paintings.

Hi! I’m Alex Markovich, the author of this blog. I was born in Belgorod (Russia) on April 10, 1978. MarkovichUniverse AT gmail DOT com I would divide my activities into two main categories. NUMBER ONE. I write sci-fi & philosophic stories and novels; some of them are staged in experimental theaters, including SCI-FI THEATER which […]

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A Moon — Cage Dunn: Writer, Author, Teller-of-tall-tales

Another of the folk I like to follow because of the variety in their posts.

On Saturday (0500) I’ll be getting up to look at the night sky. Why? For this. I’ll be looking at the dark red micro moon at full eclipse. A total lunar eclipse. It will be beautiful. The super-moon eclipse was amazing, too, but when the moon is so big, so close, it feels ominous. The […]

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Rovin’ and ‘Ritin’ … — WALKIN’, WRITIN’, WIT & WHIMSY – REBLOG

I like a bit of variety in my reader and Linda provides some of that with her writings on her walks. There are usually squirrels involved which I rather enjoy.

It seems I’ve done neither of the above much lately. Oh, I did that post the other day about my boss and his trip on the high seas, which was an occasion to tout that I had surpassed the halfway mark to my eventual goal. I am still striving to stride toward that goal, though […]

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Feline Friday : San Xavier Mission Cat and Mouse — Cactus Catz

Someone else I enjoy to read. The haiku first caught my attention but there are all sorts of bits and pieces on her blog. Well worth a follow.

San Xavier Mission del Bac’s front is intricately decorated Look inside the swirls at the top. In the top left corner swirl is a mouse and in the right one is the cat watching the mouse, ready to pounce if he comes out. The mouse: The Cat: They say if the cat catches…

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MONTREAL – WHO KNEW? — Iain Kelly

If you’re a fan of flash fiction and fabulous short stories go check Iain out.

Who would have thought it? Montreal was the answer to human salvation. Due to its specific geographic location, prevailing winds and ocean currents and distance from any of the active fault lines, Montreal was the one place where the air was still breathable, the climate was habitable and the landscape stable. Peering through the curtains […]

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Snoring — Robbie Yates

A man after my own heart, and jolly good fun.

I once knew a lady who snored So her husband, who she just adored Bought some earplugs and glue ‘Cos he knew what to do. Yes, those plugs—in her nostrils—he stored. Image from Deposit Photos © http://inspiring.vector.gmail.com 2017 For exclusive updates and a free book of poems, join the mailing list!

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Locks — constant VARIABLE

If you don’t follow AP you should because he is one fabulous poet.

Held by the sideOf the heart growing wideNear the solace and silence of souls The circuitry liedAs if something defiedWhat was certainly seen as a hole No given key,Could find any degree,Nor position or pressure to turn For rust and debrisLeft the tumblers unfreeSo no purchase a person could earn Even with picksAnd with dynamite […]

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Pied Beauty II — lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

I don’t share enough so I am going to do more of it.  For those who don’t know Judy you can find her at her blog below.  I follow her not only for some of the fab poems and pictures she posts but also because she has a life so very different to mine so it is fascinating to see.  Michael

Today’s prompt being “spoof,” I decided to resurrect this parody of Gerald Manley Hopkins’ poem “Pied Beauty,” one of my first blogs ever back in 2014: Pied Beauty II Thanks be to Sara Lee for appled things— For pies, for apple fritters and for thin-rolled strudel crust; For pastries of the fruit of […]

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