Tag Archives: Challenges

Haiku 9/7/22

Lone dried leaf in dirt

Short grass filled with brown sparrows

Late summer sun hides

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


Intricate Imaginings

Adult coloring books

Filled with clever designs

To toy with grown-up minds

And child-like hearts

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Dress to Dust

Charli Mills offered us the opportunity to craft a 99-word tale about a 1940s dress hanging in an abandoned house. Should you desire to have such opportunities in the future, please follow her inviting blog here: Carrot Ranch

She said yes to the dress. It belonged to her grandmother’s sister, for whom she was named. She had only seen photographs of her great aunt in the dress. It was such a romantic idea.

With her best friend by her side, she walked into the old family home, heading for the attic stairs. Cobwebs covered the walls and dust motes danced in the sparkling shaft of sunlight that stood between them and the dress.

On the other side of the sun, they gasped! As they watched, the beautiful dress from the picture fall apart right before their eyes.

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

A Day Portrait

Colleen Chesebro asked Yvette Calleiro to suggest the #specificform for this week’s #tankatuesday #poetrychallenge. Yvette chose Gwen M. Plano’s 4-11 poetic form. Eleven stanzas of 4 syllables each. The first and eleventh stanzas must be the same. Here is mine:

Bird on a wire

Roses in bloom

Fallen acorns

Leaves giving shade

Sky of soft blue

Drifts of white clouds

Cat stalking mouse

Children on bikes

Dogs dig up bones

Tall grass of green

Bird on a wire

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


Security Threat

She saw red every time

The bully bird, Blue Jay

Sat on the feeding tray

Scared other birds

She wished she had a heart

Not passionate anger

For a bird that yanks her

Into foul mood

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben