Category Archives: Challenges

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge Smell & Cozy

Chocolate cookies

Their aroma fills the air

Searching for some milk

Get comfy with a plate full

Savor every single bite

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben

Colleen’s 5 Week Poetry Challenge


Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge Autumn & Leaves

Walking through fall’s world

Appreciating colors

Crunching foliage

Gold sounds a lot like orange

Crimson feels warm like the sun

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben

Colleen’s 5 Week Poetry Challenge

Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge November 2nd – The Porch

Decided to try my hand at Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction for this week.   Here is the link back to the challenge that runs until November 7th.  99 words no more or less about a chair on a porch…

Don walked his faithful companion of 18 years across the street. He and Duke were just going to sit on the white, wicker rocker until Nancy got home from work.

Making himself comfortable, Don looked back at the unfamiliar house he had just come out of and wondered who lived there. The warm, late summer sun was going behind Nancy’s house and it was chilly. He knew she’d be home soon.

Lori turned onto her street and noticed Don and Duke on her porch.  They appeared to be napping, just like they did most days since her mom’s funeral.


Quote Challenge – Day Three

 Well, I did it!  Accepted the challenge from Robbie Cheadle and delivered 3 of my favorite quotes from Author and Speaker, Dr. Wayne Dyer.  Some his wildly successful books include Your Erroneous Zones (selling over 35 million copies world wide) The Power of Intention and Wishes Fulfilled. Do yourself a favor and check out all of his books and allow yourself to be inspired to live a happier, healthier life!

“When the choice is to be right or

to be kind, always make the choice

that brings peace.” 

 Thank you, Robbie. And, thank YOU, Dr. Dyer, for everything you helped me see about how truly magnificent and magical life can be, when I change my thoughts!  

Quote Challenge – Day Two

Continuing on with DAY TWO of the QUOTE CHALLENGE issued me by the beautiful and talented Robbie Cheadle

I have chosen to share 3 quotes from the late, great Dr. Wayne Dyer.  He obtained an Ed D. in Counseling from Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan and worked as a counselor and college professor for years before embarking upon his miraculously successful career as the man people referred to as “The Father of Motivation

 “There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way”

Should you have a favorite quote, or three, that you would like to share, please feel free to join in and participate in the Quote Challenge!

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge Fright & Night

With consternation

Children step up to the door

Shouting “Trick or Treat

Are the decorations fake

In the dim light, they aren’t sure

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben

Colleen’s 5 Week Poetry Challenge

Quote Challenge – Day One

Thank you, to Robbie Cheadle who nominated me to participate in this  Quote Challenge

I thought, long and hard about whose quotes I would like to share and I decided it would be 3 quotes (over 3 days) from a man who has influenced the lives of countless millions with his words of wisdom, Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Dyer was born in Detroit, Michigan  (as was I) and lifted himself from a life of abandonment, anger and addictions to become one of the most beloved authors and speakers on the topic of Self-Development. He wrote over 40 books, with 21 of those becoming New York Times Best Sellers!

Here is my first quote…

“Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body,

rather than a body with a soul.”

I shall leave the field open, to any and all who feel as though they would care to join in on this challenge.  If so, I am certain you shall delight everyone with your choices.