As some of you may know, one of our members left blogging for various reasons. I promised myself to continue to show his books here so people could go and purchase them as a show of support. Those books are no longer on Amazon. That is why you don’t see them here any longer. I wanted everyone to know I did not break that promise to myself.
Sorry it took so long to get this out. Wasn’t myself this past week. Some of you may have missed me. Really the first time I’ve been basically MIA around here. I would have still made it on time, even with being sick but all the links disappeared in the Review and I had to go back through and put them back in. As in Haiku, Twitter, Amazon book links. All that good stuff. By that time it was 11 PM. So I decided to wait until Midnight and put it out Monday and take advantage of the #MondayBlogs blogshare. Hope y’all don’t mind.
New This Week
Rachael Ritchey of Writing Rachael Ritchey:“I have been known to wear socks with my sandals. When there’s no snow, one can get away with it where I live. Well, you can’t if you’re afraid of the fashion police. I am not afraid.”~From her About Page 12 Random Facts. White Uniforms & Cleats. oooo, I think we all have a memory like this. Okay, I think all of you have a memory like this. By the way Rachael is a friend and author. Her book The Beauty Thief is available on Amazon with great reviews.
@RachaelRitchey (Rachael may have participated in the past but I don’t remember. Sue me, right?)
drkottaway of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: She goes by Dr. KO Sometimes you like a name of a blog that just lets you know what it’s all about. I’m Ronovan and I write. The doctor is Mad as Hell. There you go. “I was raised with folk songs and masses, and have the words memorized to between 300 and 500 songs. If I ever get dementia, the other residents will beg to have me drugged or will smother me with a pillow, because I will sing all the time.”~From her About page. And there is some more GREAT stuff. Okay, let’s get to the Haiku. Mist. Ouch. All I got. Ouch. You know, you get one of those that you sit and read and go, ouch because you have to like use your brain for a moment.
First to Enter this Week:
Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Oblivious. Very good observation. Odd how the mind thinks at times. Kind of cool here. Sue is one of our resident Authors. Click here for her Amazon Author Page and all those books she’s written. @SCVincent
Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Think A good piece. I learned something with this one. I learned what a Mandala was. This was a Google moment. I love Google moments. Peaceful. I like it.
Meredith and Martha of Meredith’s Musings unicorn-heritage-snoozelose-childhood. Each week these ladies bring two Haiku apiece. A lot of memories shared, stories told, and a lot of heart revealed each and every week. I appreciate that. I truly love these ladies. @Meredithlbl
Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Misery. That last sentence of the last two lines together is very nice. I like that. Takes just a moment for it to sink in. At least it did for me. But then I’ve had the flu and have been working on a 300 page back for submission. I may be insane right now. @TeandPaper
Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams – Missing Your Love. Romance from our resident Photographer professionale, Nato! And don’t forget that Michelle also has something else other than great writing talent going for her. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography. @MichelleLunato
SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer. Hear Me Roar-Bawk?. Okay, so you guys know that probably isn’t the name of the Haiku, but it is, in a way, but I am a bit slap happy at the moment. So from here on out, be prepared for anything in the Review.
Geoff Le Pard of TanGental: He gave us a two parter this week. Sweet Ambrosia. Oh that poor teacher. I would have hated to be in that room. Imagine a future author without the maturity yet to put words into a special arrangement to be subtle. The smell of fear. Sweet, sweet–Okay maybe not sweet. Everyone stop by his blog and leave a message of get well soon. Click the picture for the post it goes with on his blog. And we have another author to add to our family. Go to Amazon to get Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle. I don’t know who Sherry is but I mean what’s she doing with the dead flies? But yeah, click here for Amazon UK and here for the US. @geofflepard
Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Carp a Diem. Yeah, I know. You don’t have to tell me. Just go with it. Greg makes a lot of sense here. No, no, don’t get jelly about it. He does. Don’t hate, don’t procrastinate, move on and litigate. No, I don’t mean that last one.
Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Future. Whoa. she went all philosophy on me. Deep. I get it. Groovy. I mean it’s kind of like to be is to mean there is and was and must be otherwise there would never be a possible. Wow, far out, man. (Told you, I am slap happy. For those not knowing what that means, it’s when you are so tired you have no idea what you are saying or doing.)
Melissa of The Aran Artisan: Don’t even have a name this week. Maybe I will call it Jealous. Why? You know something? I am so jealous of her. Go read why. I mean seriously. I so want to do what she does. Okay, like the adventure stuff. @thearanartisan
Maniparna of Scattered Thoughts: Memory. I will have to return to this haiku when my brain is not in its current state. The comments are praising over it. The simplicity of it and the imagery of it. I am able to get the pieces and the words are beautiful but I am having some difficulty putting it all together. But you know what? Doesn’t matter. I enjoy the pieces. Right? I enjoy it, period. Oh I see, it is called Memory, no wonder I am having problems with it. Amnesia joke from amnesia man! You know, I keep forgetting I’m not supposed to mention my amnesia. No joke. But FUNNY!
Marigold of Versus Blurb: Pratchett. Go read. Go and purchase
Marigold Deidre Dicer’s book The Black Swan Inheritance from Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble or the iBooks store or purchase it from Amazon on Kindle by clicking here. @MarigoldDicer
Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: At The Ballgame. I guess it is that time of the year again. Simplicity Lane is free, go here for where you can get it. Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.
Colleen of Silver Threading: Visions From the Past. I especially like the photo for this one. But I am a sucker for little girls with dark hair. Don’t ask me why. I like go all to mush and like want to be their father. @ColleenChesebro Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.
Vashti of Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s Blog: Ēostre. Whoa. Seriously. Took me a moment until I like read it. People get all like brainy and stuff when the names and words, you know? Go buy The Basement on Amazon now! Or Vashti won’t write any Haiku for my challenge any longer! Don’t make that woman mad.
@VashtiQV (Okay, she didn’t say that but I thought I would like try it.)
Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: The Past. Done gone and made me sad now. Praying this is simply a Haiku and not a truly heartfelt one. If is one then praying for you for a healed heart and lifted spirits.
Wendy Anne Darling of Silver Lightning: Future Past. I think she got lost or missed an exit. Not sure. Remember Wendy is one of our Authors. Get Silver Lightning Volume One at Amazon by clicking here.
Florence of Rambling On Blog: Feminist Silenced. If you’ve read the Haiku then you know why. If not, look at the name and then scroll down and look at the my closing Haiku and the inspiration for this weeks prompt words. @FTThum
Prakash of With Her Permission. Yeah, I know he got it last week. But you have to check it out. I think his wife is the actual one that got it this time.
@itsPhTwee She needs to join in. We do take duos on one blog you know. We have Meredith and Martha, sisters, on one blog.
And the Closing Haiku:
In the past Men led
In war, conflict, and distrust
Miss, lead us to peace.
Last Sunday was International Women’s Day. It was the day I put together the Challenge with the words Miss and Past. Now you know the inspiration for the two words.
The image below has been here for sometime now, I’m sad to say. A goal of $10,000 for two elderly people who lost their home, their memories, everything, in a house fire. As of this finished being put together at 11 PM EDT on Sunday evening, the amount isn’t at $3,000 yet. It’s a sad thing to me. I see celebrities who need money to buy some silly thing and people donate. I see a guy auctioning air, yes AIR from a Kanye West concert and the bid was up to $60,000. I hope it was a joke. This couple, who had to take their medications out of their melted bottles from the ashes of their home because they couldn’t get any more can’t even get $10,000. Can’t even get $3,000 for oh so long now. The image will remain until the goal is met or they give up. I know which reason I am praying for.
See y’all later,
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