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Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Belong & Dream

Apply ideas

Use your imagination

Create your own world

Leave the others to wonder

Go play with your Unicorn

©2018 Annette Rochelle Aben



Daddy’s Little Girl

Momma says there are no such things as unicorns. They’re mythical beasts, the creations of rich imaginations. Really, the very idea of there being a pony with a horn protruding from its forehead. They are just freaks of nature.

I’ll bet my dad would agree with me. But I don’t know him, he never came back around after I was born.

I love it when I run around with my hair blowing wild and free in the wind. I imagine I’m a unicorn. Momma scolds, telling me to train my hair to hang over my freak of nature forehead.

©2018 Annette Rochelle Aben 02/24 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction – Unicorns


Tell A Story Day – The Moon

Well, here it is, TELL A STORY DAY and I have literally lost sleep over that which I, myself, was going to share. Truth be known, I have written a few short stories in my life, however, those that were worthy of sharing, can no longer be located. Those I have located, could have stayed unlocatable and you’d have not have missed anything. So, what to do, what to do…  When my prose just won’t come through for me, where to turn…

Perspective I have it!  In my book, Perspective, it’s all about replacing one thought with another, I have a tale about the moon, written in poetic rhyme. This, this is what I will share!  (I love it when a plan comes together).  Without further ado, I present my offering to honor TELL A STORY DAY, 2016

I took off into the night

on a magical, mystical flight,

I was not myself, human born,

I was a flying beast, Pegasus with a horn.

My unicorn self breezed past clouds and trees

in search of what I hoped I would see.

Careful to look in every direction

for at any moment I might make the connection

with whatever it was, that called me out

into the night skies to fly about,

when it came in to view

the minute I saw it, I knew…


She hung there, oh so bold and bright

it was SHE who called me out into the night.

So, I circled her, back and forth, over and under

her glow bathed my coat and filled me with wonder.

It was as though she was banking her light

off my wings while I was in flight.

Together we created a path for those below

so their way, they would surely know. 

We played like this until dawn and I hope

I don’t have to wait too long

to once again dance all night

through THE MOON’S glorious light!

(c) Annette Rochelle Aben 2009, 2015

 Remember, that every April 27th is TELL A STORY DAY and having a special day is a good reason to celebrate, but staying connected to others through our stories can happen any day. Take the time to share a bit of yourself with someone else and feel the magic telling a story brings!

Oh, and here is where you can find my book, Perspective, it’s all about replacing one thought with another, as well as the other books I have written.