#WRITEPHOTO – The Fisherman

KL Caley’s #writephoto.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a long stretch of river with a bank at both sides. A Fisherman is present in the foreground his line cast out across the water.

The Fisherman – Image by KL Caley.

Sitting quietly reflecting on life
The fisherman escapes his strife.
Here he can, to himself be true.
Trees and sky reverse the view
As the river wends it’s way
From source to sea everyday.
Gentle daydreams float on by
From dawn to dusk the hours fly.
No matter if he bags a catch
It time not wasted, there’s just no match.

This is part of KL Caley’s #writephoto.

KL Caley at Novel Ideas has offered to take on Sue Vincent’s #writephoto weekly challenge now Sue has moved on to a higher plain.

Twinkle Twinkle, Little Pup, This Time You’ve Really Messed It Up

More from Geoff and his Anthology 💜

TanGental

Another possible for inclusion in my anthology…

‘Did you read this, Banter?’

‘That’s your private correspondence, Sir.’

‘I know that. Did you read it?’

‘As Sir knows, I only read Sir’s mail if it involves someone seeking money or is from an Aunt. This was neither of those, Sir.’

‘But dash it, Banter. How do you know that if you don’t read it?’

‘Perusal of the words and reading the text are two entirely different things, Sir. Though one is aware of the gist.’

‘And didn’t the gist scare the living daylights from one?’

‘It was not from either your Aunt Dahlia or Great Aunt Isadore so one concluded it was no cause for immediate concern…’

‘NO CAUSE… Banter, it… will you stop ironing the newspaper and listen?’

‘Sir?’

‘And please don’t look like a puppy that’s just been told what the trip to the Veterinary Jonny was really for…

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Cover Reveal: Bloodstone – The Curse of Time Book 1 @NextChapterPB #NextChapterPB

Exciting news from Marjorie Mallon! I’d be grateful if you could share the new cover! For my forthcoming YA Fantasy release in the Curse of Time series. Blurb: Fifteen-year-old Amelina Scott lives in Cambridge with her dysfunctional family, a mysterious black cat, and an unusual girl who’s imprisoned within the mirrors located in her house. When an unexpected message arrives…

Source: Cover Reveal: Bloodstone – The Curse of Time Book 1 @NextChapterPB #NextChapterPB

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 62: (BLOW) in the C rhyme line.

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My Décima is linked to my entry for Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku you can find it here. I have chosen a sad subject this week. Cohesive Abuse. It affects both men and women. We must be aware and not close our eyes to it.

Your cohesive behaviour
Has me cowering in corners
Fearing your return, such tortures..
Lost I submit to your power.
Wilted buds, I’m a dead flower.
You have cut me down blow by blow
You eat my heart, I bleed out slow.
You are everyone’s friend but mine
Can’t please you, it’s a waste of time.
Just us now , your venom will flow..

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Décima.

Wordless Wednesday. Spot the Bee 🐝

© willowdot21.

One-Liner Wednesday. Yellow Lines. (Family)

Eldest son on phone to hubby discussing the state of an ongoing dispute with the council about the state of the road outside our house.

If I get to your age Dad I shall look forward to all this!

Shades of Victor Meldrew!

This is part LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

Cool Water

Another story from Geoff’s soon to be anthology. A touching tale …plus a photo of Dog. 💜

TanGental

I mentioned I’m editing an anthology of short fiction just now and the below piece I wrote after listening to someone with a totally debilitating condition. I’m not sure about it. It feels like it needs more but what? More backstory about Brian and what his life has been like, more about Prettie? The lake? What happens next? All of the above?

As ever I’d welcome ideas in the comments

‘It’s neither.’

Brian wrinkled his nose. ‘That’s daft.’

She didn’t try and hide the sigh in her voice. ‘It’s just what the bumph says. Neither hot water – which means trouble, nor cold – which means depressing. This is just, you know, perfect.’

‘I still don’t see how.’

‘Try it. You’ll see.’ Prettie reached out a hand to the reluctant teen, whose arms were folded hard across his scarred chest.

‘Sure it won’t hurt?’

‘Come on.’ She indicated her…

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#TANKA TUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 230 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

It’s the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Kerfe Roig provided a piece of her art for this month’s challenge.

I have chosen to try a Cromorna. New to me but I think it’s form fits the picture.

Cromorna is a verse form that has compact lines and exacting meter and rhyme developed by Viola Berg.The Cromorna is:
stanzaic, written in 3 quatrains.
syllabic, with 5/3/5/3/5/3/5/3/5/3/5/3 syllables per line.
rhymed, rhyme scheme abab cbcb dbdb.

Image Credit: Kerfe Roig.

Quest.

a search without cease
paper bird
ceaseless hunt for peace
dove unheard

traced in my mind’s map.
paper bird
the answer, a trap
dreams occured

infinite and spacial
it’s life’s spice
all celestial
tossed like dice.

This is part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 362 DRAG and Dust.

See the dust rises
As you drag my heart around
So cruel your nature.

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part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku.

One-Liner Wednesday. Family.

Out in the car, when we got a call from our two eldest sons, who were staying with us at the time.

M “Dad have you got my wallet by mistake”

D No, I only have mine with me.”

M “Are you sure, oh! Hang on , is that your wallet P?

P Yes it is.”

M “Ah! Mine is upstairs.”

Sound of feet on stairs. Distant voice, M “It’s okay I have got it!”

Now, here is the One Liner from P.

“Its okay dad, we are just like like Laurel and Hardy but just not funny! “

Part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

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