Tag Archives: Challenges

because they can

Ants march through the grass

Bees top the dandelions

Clouds heavy with rain

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

smell me

Colleen Chesebro has challenged us to write about a favorite flower for this week.

Intoxicating scent

Not imagination

Nose in the carnations

Love at first sniff

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2021/04/27/tanka-tuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-223-themeprompt/

Fool’s Gold

Seeking her fortune

Drifting down the wayward path

Pennies for pleasure

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2021/04/13/__trashed-9/

do not blink

The green will appear

Suddenly a bare tree blooms

And we are in awe

At Mother Nature’s timing

Wishing we were as clever

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2021/04/06/tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-220-poetschoice/

Evelyn Aben 4/6/89

Charli Mills charged us with creating 99-word flash fiction using SWIFT PASSAGE as the prompt. I chose to share the events leading to the swift passing of my mother-in-law, Evelyn. Choose to be a part of the writing fun by hanging out at the: Carrot Ranch

From the time they told us she had cancer, five of them all in advanced stages, until she died was one week. Of course, we had no idea it would happen that quick. I remember walking in and quitting my job because I knew I would move her in with my husband and me so I could care for her until the end of her days. Who knew I would be back to work in less than a fortnight.

But you know, she said that wanted it that way. No drawn-out drama. Absolutely no heroics. Death on her terms.

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben