Category Archives: Challenges


Picture credit: Britta Benson. This photograph was taken inside St. Cecilia’s Church (built in 1739), Heusenstamm, Germany. 


Softly, distant thunder

Caused heavy eyes to close

As the shrouded moon rose

The storm approached

Peaceful sleep, elusive

Fear interrupted dreams

Rain soon saw empty streams


Poor shelter neath the trees

Cold, scared and all alone

Just barely skin and bones

The last breath drawn

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Abra Cat Dabra

Their eyes fixed

Upon food dishes

As though the

Power of

Suggestion will work magic

Summon a human

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Haiku 9/7/22

Lone dried leaf in dirt

Short grass filled with brown sparrows

Late summer sun hides

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Edible Educator

This week’s Theme is Lessons From Nature

Intricate Imaginings

Adult coloring books

Filled with clever designs

To toy with grown-up minds

And child-like hearts

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben