I am wishing for a little peace this weekend, time to rest and restore after a very busy week!
Best wishes to everyone, and hope you all have a peaceful Sunday…
#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 291, 9/27/22, #THEMEPROMPT
The Nature of Lightning
I feel your hungry eyes touch my body I will hold you close move like a hurricane lose our souls in the storm wind love like the last lightning strike watch as the world fades into darkness leave nothing to chance but your hungry eyes enter the dragons mouth, hear lightning tear each star from the vault of heaven dance on the dark side of the moon write history with blue light hungry eyes speak of love lightning, our song let me be struck more than once touch me again ©AnitaDawes2022
Day three, and we get double the fun with two hosts for Ghost of a Chance. Jan Sikes and Colleen Chesebro, both wonderful writers, are sharing the centre stage to promote my story.
I’ve been an avid reader all my life. I can still remember the excitement that surged through me the first time I realized I could decipher words. There’s nothing I love more than losing myself in a story.
Oddly enough, I never had any ambition to be a writer. But I wound up in mid-life with a story that begged to be told. Not just any story, but a true story that rivalled any fiction creation. Through fictitious characters, the tale came to life in an intricately woven tale that encompasses four books. Not satisfied to stop with the books, I released music CDs of original music to match the time period of each story segment. In conclusion, to bring the story full circle, I published a book of poetry and art. I was done.
The story ideas keep coming, and I don’t intend to turn off the creative fountain.
I love all things metaphysical and often include those aspects in my stories.
I am a member of the Author’s Marketing Guild, The Writer’s League of Texas, Story Empire, and the Paranormal Writer’s Guild. I am an avid fan of Texas music and grandmother of five beautiful souls. I reside in North Texas.
Connect through Jan’s website: http://www.jansikes.com
Follow Jan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorJanSikesBooks
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Follow Jan’s Blog: http://www.jansikesblog.com
Our Review for Ghostly Interference
Rena Jett grew up inside the foster care system with her brother. I grew up in the same circumstances and identified with her every step of the way. I know how hostile and confusing her world must have been. It can confuse how you see the world, a world you never knew existed while inside a system that meant well but never felt like it did. The author has captured every confusing emotion and how they interact with a person’s life extremely well.
I especially loved Rena’s relationship with her brother, Sam. He tried so hard to be there for her and his constant caring and mysterious presence made this romantic and beautifully written story lovely to read.
Just heard that the second book in the White Rune series, Jagged Feathers is now available, and I cannot wait to read it!
Please follow Jan’s link to read more about Ghost of a Chance HERE
Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly poetry challenge called Tanka Tuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry.
Along with Jules Paige, Colleen is also a co-editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse,” at wordweavingpoetryjournal.com. The debut issue of this journal will publish in October 2021.
Colleen’s syllabic poetry has appeared in various other online publications. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for Carrot Ranch. Colleen’s poetry has poetry in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures,” and Poetry Treasures 2: Relationships.
Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House.
Find Colleen at Word Craft Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.
Our Review for Fairies, Myths & Magic
These enchanting poems and stories are a joy to read and would make a truly beautiful present for anyone who loves the magical world of myths and magic.
I had just finished editing my complicated mystery/thriller and wanted something to undo all the knots in my brain. I chose to read this delightful book written by Colleen Chesebro and it worked a treat!
I was transported back to a time when I saw fairies everywhere, and the years simply fell away as I remembered those golden days of my childhood.
Thank you, Colleen, for restoring the magical centre in my brain…
Please follow Colleen’s link to read a special interview with David Snow HERE
Our thanks to both of these ladies for taking part in the book tour for Ghost of a Chance!
This might be as close as I would get to the owner of these pretty scales!
Today, I need to go for a walk, but a virtual one, down memory lane…
#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 289, 9/13/22 #SpecificForm: Shadorma
There can be no regret With a life rocking back and forth No longer agile, no teeth My face a road map of all my yesterdays I hope I have never wasted my time here At present, my great journey Is to climb the stairs to my bed Hoping to wake one more time To see the bees busy in my roses… ©AnitaDawes2022
I have a good feeling about this week, and already pleased with several problems I have ironed out this morning. More puzzling updates, I’m afraid. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if companies took the trouble to explain the changes they create, so we don’t automatically think something is broken because we can’t do what we have always done?
Maybe that would be asking too much…