July 19: Flash Fiction Challenge

July 19, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about Fannie Hooe.

Lake Fannie Hooe is located in Fort Wilkins State Park on the Keweenaw Peninsula near Copper Harbor. Local tales related that the beautiful young woman Fannie Hooe had drowned in the lake, or got lost in the woods while picking blueberries and was never seen again

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“It’s a perfect day to walk in the wood, Dan.”

“Yes, good that you walk with me, Sally.”

“We can pick some blueberries.”

“Lovely ideas. You like making blueberries muffins, I like to eat.”

“Oh, look. A lady walking by herself.”

“She looks frantic, she must be lost.”

“Let’s find out.”

“Humm… She disappeared.”

“Oh, Dan, it was Fannie Hooe. Some people saw her. She’s still finding her way out of the wood.”

“I thought she returned to the family home in Virginia.”

“See that white house down the hill? She lived there. The light goes on and off.”

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Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch – July 19, 2018: Flash Fiction Challenge

Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Time To Relax

My favorite time to relax is at the beach or the lake. Laguna Lake is within walking distance of our home, but we have to walk up the hill. We usually drive, even though it’s only a three minutes’ drive. On this relaxing walk, I love to take photos of the ducks and geese.

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There are several beaches not too far away. On weekends without work traffic, it takes about thirty-five minutes to get there. Sometimes my husband and I go. Other times, I joined a women’s group to go for the walk and breakfast. I especially love to watch the tidal waves filing in. I include the photos of the walk on Newport Beach.

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A little further away, my husband and I like to go to Maui, Hawaii. We go there basically to relax. We have been there four times. It feels good when walking on the beach as the waves coming in and wet our feet. Our evening walk would go until sunset. Watching the sun goes down and the sky changes the colors is an amazing experience.

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Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Time To Relax

Guidelines for participation:

  • Lens-Artists Photo Challenges are published every Saturday at 12 noon EST by one of our moderators. Post your reply any time before the next challenge is announced.

  • Tag your post with lens-artists so others can easily find it in the WordPress Reader.

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Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/

Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/

Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/

Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/

Missed our initial challenge announcement? See details here.

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge: “Inspiration & Plan”

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge this week is “Inspiration & Plan,” #Synonyms Only.

Shark fin soup is a delicacy served in China and part of Asia in weddings and special celebrations. I had shark fin soup when I lived in Hong Kong a very long time ago but didn’t associate the soup with the sharks because it’s called fish soup. In today’s price, it cost about $100 a bowl (one cup).

I love watching documentary movies and nature videos. I was shock and sick to my stomach when watching fishermen catching the sharks, take them on board the boat, chop off the fins, and then discard the sharks back into the ocean where they die from blood loss, suffocation, or are eaten by other animals.

Ever since I watched that movie, I boycott eating shark fin soup. I hope more people stop eating it so there is no market for shark fin soup.

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Inhumane action

causing death in ocean life

For personal gain

My objection is small, but

Eyes on saving sharks fire on

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Life is likea cup of tea

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge: Inspiration & Plan, Synonyms Only

 

Broken Fences

What a thought-provoking prompt to stimulate the variety of responses of what to do with a broken fence. Interesting read.

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

What do you do with a broken fence? You could mend it, tear it down, or let it be. It seems that broken fences have much to say about the human condition and relationships.

Writers wrote along the fence line this week, seeking repairs or reasons to fill their stories.

The following are based on the July 12, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a broken fence.

PART I (10-minute read)

Write On Buckaroo Nation by D. Avery

“Aussie!”

“Kid, why’re you sketchin’? That was last week.”

“Thought I’d sketch the Ranch. For perspective. Look, not a fence in sight.”

“I see it that way too Kid. Free range.”

“That’s right, free range! Where ever the prompts lead! No boundaries!”

“While I appreciate your unbridled enthusiasm Kid, there’re always boundaries.”

“What d’ya mean, Aussie?”

“You’re free to range about, explore and express yourself…

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Poet of the Week for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge “Treasure & Bewitch”

Thank you, Colleen, for choosing me to be the poet of the week. Please head over to read other poets’ creative poems. ❤

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

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Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.

Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or shown an impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if you don’t feel the same way about a poem that I do. ❤

POET OF THE WEEK

This week, I’ve chosen as the Poet of the week, Miriam Hurdle, from her blog, theshowerofblessings.wordpress.com.

I was drawn to this Cinquain because of the simplicity of the words describing a rose. What really surprised me was her choice of the word, “chroma,” which means purity or intensity of color.

That one word makes this…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cooling

My daughter Mercy, her hubby Will took me to Moulton Falls Regional Park, Washington in August 2017, five weeks before Autumn was born.

The 387-acre park is at the East Fork of the Lewis River and Big Tree Creek. It has two waterfalls and an arch bridge. The depths of the river very and have swift currents. It is a perfect place for cooling off to walk in the park or swim in the river.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cooling

Announcement and Guidelines:

The guidelines:
  • Lens-Artist Photo Challenges are published every Saturday at 12 noon EST by one of our moderators. Post your reply any time before the next challenge is announced.
  • Tag your post with lens-artists so others can find it easily in the WordPress Reader.
  • Include a link to this post.
  • Subscribe to all 4 moderator blogs to receive the challenge each week.
Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
If you missed our initial challenge announcement, click here for the details.