Tag Archives: Challenges

Haiku 1/11/22

Sunlit silver clouds

Tree shadows against white fence

Brown leaf ground cover

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


Blended Family

Met in a crayon box

Blue and green were dating

A kiss led to mating

Their love child, Teal

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


With and Without Raisins


The house

Smells of spices

Cloves and nutmeg

Oh yes, cinnamon

She commands the kitchen

For this is her time to bake

The one thing she remembers most

Loaves of pumpkin bread to give as gifts

It’s Christmas like her mother did for years

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

No Crib for a Bed

Aw, little goats! Their joyful personalities bring smiles to the hearts of many. Charli Mills challenged us to write about The Littlest Goat this week for the Flash Fiction Challenge at the Carrot Ranch. Great idea!

Daisy did a double-take. The last time she looked, there was straw in the holiday manger. She took pride in making sure the display was neat and tidy Everything looked good except the Baby Jesus appeared uncomfortable without the straw cushion.

On her way back to the barn, she found there was a trail of straw to follow. Upon closer inspection, Daisy noticed wee cloven prints in fresh snow. Ah-ha! Clues as to the likely straw thief. Sure enough, there just inside the barn was Daffy, the littlest of her father’s goats, sound asleep on a bed of straw!

(c) Annette Rochelle Aben 2021

Haiku 11/23/21

The green of the ground

Wearing red and golden leaves

Sparkles with snowflakes

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben