Category Archives: Challenges

Lost But Now Found

Charli Mills asked to address a DEEP WISH this week for her Flash Fiction challenge at the Carrot Ranch

She felt her knees giving away as she walked up the crumbling concrete stairs. What on earth was she thinking anyway? Rejection might be only a few moments away which was not why she was there.

It took a minute for her to figure out that the door was a push and not a pull. Once inside the building, there were more stairs. She could run. Now would be the time.

The older woman in the wheelchair watched the younger woman come down the hall. As their eyes met for the first time, she whispered, “Candace, I’m your mother.”

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

Baked Bait

Sally Cronin chose the words for this week’s #TankaTuesday Challenge from Colleen Chesebro. EAGER & HOPE (synonyms only) – I chose to create an Abhanga using the words: AMBITION and ANXIOUS.

Her ambition was to

Bring most men to their knees

Anxious they should be pleased

She learned to cook

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2021/03/09/tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-216-synonymsonly/

Sweet Taties

Grateful to Charli Mills for the prompt of sweet potatoes this week. I love them any way I can get them so here are a couple suggestions! Guess we’ll never go hungry hanging at the Carrot Ranch

Many years ago, the group known as Weight Watchers had a recipe for what they called One Potato, Two Potato Salad. What made this different from the standard potato salad was the addition of sweet potatoes! While I don’t remember all the ingredients, I do recall it tasting terrific.

Flash forward thirty years and I meet a vegan chef who makes a potato salad using only sweet potatoes (she doesn’t eat white potatoes). This is also a tasty way to enjoy a picnic favorite. Hers uses tofu in place of eggs and a vegan mayo spread.

Both good ideas!

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

add coffee

Windows through which to gaze

Light by which you can read

Know you are rich indeed

Simple pleasures

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2021/03/02/tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-215-poetschoice/

Tree House

Momma gathers twigs

Dreaming of an egg-filled nest

Needs the perfect spot

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2021/02/23/tanka-tuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-214-themeprompt/