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Gnome More

Ah, yes, the weekly Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge and we were tasked with creating stories about GNOMES. And of course, I had to toss in a cat. A cat who has the last laugh!

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The top shelf of the bookcase was where Claudius took his naps. Lorraine always left it clear, so he could stretch out whenever the mood struck.

This Christmas, however, was different. She was decorating the bookcase. Now, there was garland hanging everywhere and wee figurines scattered on the shelves.

With a swipe of a mighty clawed paw, the garland was merely tinsel. One by one, each of the wee figurines was sent crashing to the floor. Sorry, not sorry.

As Claudius looked down from his perch he thought, be it ever so humble, this is no place for gnomes!

(c) 2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

festive fun

Familiar warm hugs

Friends holiday visiting

Cookies, candies, gifts

Celebratory toasting

Love’s glow brighter than candles

©2018 Annette Rochelle Aben

head start

Plans in the ready

For holidays approaching

Will be here so soon

Where did the time go this year

Seems like only yesterday

©2018 Annette Rochelle Aben

An Angelic Cover Reveal

What would the holidays be without pleasant surprises?

Just in time for Christmas…

The songs of the hearts of Angels guide us, lift us and fill our lives with hope and love. They harmonize with our heartbeats, ask us to trust and remind us that we are precious. They call to us tenderly, helping us find comfort. Encouragement is but a request away. How is this (and more) all possible? Because the songs of the heart are pure love. When our hearts are singing the songs of love, we connect with Angels. Open your heart to connection with Angels, with Angel Messages Two – songs of the heart.

Unlike a book that takes a story and divides it into chapters, Angel Messages Two – songs of the heart, is a book of messages (songs) that can be read one right after another or one at a time. From day to day, a different message may speak to you. Open this book  anytime, to find what is perfect for you (or someone else) at that moment.

The pictures in this book, remind you that Angels appear in a variety of forms while the Tanka brings to life, the deeper message each of the photographs. Angel Messages Two – songs of the heart, is perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to connect with Angels as much as it is perfect for anyone who already has a relationship with Angels.

The messages are presented in poetry that we call Tanka. Tanka is a form of traditional Japanese lyric poetry that uses 31 syllables spread out over 5 lines, to convey its message. The word “tanka” translates to “short song.” The short songs of this book help us to be aware of our deep, abiding connection to energies we might not be able to see but can feel in our hearts.

To be in the presence of Angels is soothing, warm; reminiscent of being around the most supportive energy you can imagine. It can also be energizing, electric and indescribably emotional. When an Angel makes its presence known, it will be when you most need the confirmation that you are not alone. You always have a home in an Angel’s heart and they are excited to be at home in your heart.

Angel Messages Two – songs of the heart will be here SOON!

When the paperback and Kindle versions are ready, you can purchase them where my other books can be found: My Author Central Page

rap on

3DAHaikuPerspective 2016

Have you ever thought

Cellophane tape is evil

A torture device

When it’s on a roll

The starting place disappears

Then it just flakes off

Should the cutter break

You best have scissors handy

Or risk losing teeth

Sometimes it won’t hold

Or it just sticks to itself

Forms a useless ball

The case will deceive

It appears there is plenty

Until you run out

Tape should come with scotch

Then at least you might not care

That tape is evil

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben