Since so many people participated in the challenge this week, in spite of the Holidays and vacations going on around the world, I decided I could at least take a break from having a nervous breakdown over the final phases of my upcoming debut novel release and do a right proper Review. Wish me luck, and may the force be with you.
If you do not see your Haiku listed below, make certain the ping back or your comment with the link is in the comments of the Challenge Post. If you posted after 11 AM EST Sunday, I unfortunately have a family thing to go to and will update the review with any additions when I return. This year I won’t be checking for those who may have missed notifying the Challenge Post in some way of participation. Unfortunately it takes way too long to complete the review in that manner. My apologies if that offends anyone.
Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.
For Author’s with no comments, the links go to the last Haiku they had in the Challenge. As long as they’ve participated multiple times, whatever that number means to me, I leave them here as a way to help spread the word of their work. They are also in alphabetical order if they entered this week.
NEW! Ared (anghulinghugotero): Favorite Old Friends | ANGHULINGHUGOTERO. Ared comes to us from the comments of Bunnykins comments, where I found the Haiku you can get to by clicking the red link above. The blue link is to an article on Ared’s blog titled Anxiety, the most recent at the time of this compilation. I say Ared, although that’s not the actual name of the artist, because that’s the name given as ‘can call me’ in a comment on the about page.
NEW! Baheya Zeitoun (Author): Another New Year | An Artist At Heart. She’s looking for good things to in the year, may great opportunities soon appear. “Baheya is my actual name; B is what my friends call me. I graduated from the American University in Cairo with a major in Political Science and a minor in Art. I’ve been living in Cairo my entire life. I love reading, writing, painting, movies, music and fashion. I consider myself to be a feminist. I aspire to become a writer. I would love to travel the world, explore new places and be as adventurous as possible. But, I hate … [click to continue to read the rest].” An Award Winning Author with TWO FREE short offerings on Smashwords. Click the HERE to go there.
NEW! Oneta Hayes: Breaking News | Sweet aroma. A journalistic thought for this New Year’s Haiku, comes from a new member, so please visit, won’t you? “Favorite people: Husband, Sam. Sons, Carl (with wife Vicky) and Roger. Six wonderful beautiful grandchildren surpassed only by their own children – my wonderful, beautiful great grandchildren (the number of which … [click to read the rest.].”
NEW! imaskara: Balance | Imaskara’s Blog. Iman joined during the Week 76 Challenge, and I always make sure new people get mentioned. “I’m awesome.” At first I thought it said “I’m Canadian and awesome.”
First to Offend this Week!
TJ Paris: Dreaming Haiku Dreams |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. When you visit you will find it difficult to move past the photo used to reach the Haiku, and this time I think it’s more difficult than usual. (I thought about saying difficulter but that sounded wrong for a couple of reasons.) The second sentence formed I found to be a bit sad, but then I may have been looking for the opposite meanings of sentences formed. @Roccoco_a_GoGo
Annette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Two for the price of one, she even rhymed before she was done. | Annette Rochelle Aben. Um, I think my title for it sort of gave it away but not really? A bit of a life lesson or sorts in the first one and the second. She likes doing stuff like that. And the first part of that title was hers. Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert
Jane Dougherty (Author): Still Do | Jane Dougherty Writes. Jane said this was a quickie, and yes, that may be true, but no it’s not all that tricky, it’s a then and now Haiku, that includes a bit of me and a whole lot of you. PART II more Haiku. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33
D.B. Mauldin (Author): New Years Hatin’. | mama bear musings. Okay, so she’s not hating, but she has a philosophy about it all. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.
Nagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): -Ooops- | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed. Think someone either um, imbibed too much or maybe can’t handle as much as before. You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.
Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): 2016 | The Writer Next Door. All I have to do is dream, dream, dream, dream. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV
Steven S. Walsky (Author): Shadows of Time | Simplicity Lane. Imagery makes this one great, so hurry up and don’t you wait. (This is so late into the review I am way lame with my rhymes.) Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.
Scott Bailey (AUTHOR): | thehouseofbailey. . As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for Amazon.com.
H. M. Goodchild (Author): | Folksong and Fantasy. . H. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page.
Janni Styles (Author): | JanniStyles1. . Check her author page and books out on Smashwords by clicking the Author link above. One is a “wee collection of verse” and one is a collection of short stories and BOTH are FREE for now!
Christine Randall: | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.) . Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.
E. Rawls (Author): | Rawls E. Fantasy. . Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above. @VChronicles_
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TJ Paris: Surreal Thursday – Antelope |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. If you have not farlopinlated to the realm of the clickerdoozle, to take a gander and opticapoloozle, you’ve blunderbaloosed the skribberdiddles recluse as he vanquished his cranialesence away. @Roccoco_a_GoGo
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Kim M. Russell: First Day of January | Writing in North Norfolk. Oh so lovely a first sentenced formed, only to be gufffffawed at by the second. Hey, at least I used guffawed. When was the last time y’all used it? Or y’all and spelled it right? Bunch of no here type people. Hrmph. The way some people are you would think this blog was like going around the world or something. LIFE
Greg: Introspection Time | Potholes in the Road of Life. I think he wrote this one just to use a big word. What do you guys think? The Rev. is getting too polysyllabic for his triubhais. @greg_wolford
Kat: Under the Sun | like mercury colliding. Hmm, she says something about vanity, but according to Carly, it’s only half true. Warren was only a third man enough for her, I guess his Dick Tracy ego is blown in two.
Geetha Prodhom: The untarnished Twelve | Geetha Balvannanathan’s Blog. Geetha makes it an experience with: site, sound, and thoughts.
Clarence: Breaking Up | PrarieChat. Clarence gives a piece of advice, you may think you’re stuck, but you never do things exactly the same twice.
Clarence: Resolution| PrairieChat. Defined by definition, may all things come to fruition.
Ritu: In the Reading of It. | But I Smile Anyway. Depending on when you read Ritu’s 5/7/5 Haiku, which is one of three types she did for the challenge, women may have a packed closet this year. @PhantomGiggler
Clarence: If-Then-Go| PrairieChat. Positive outlook of old misbegotten days, lays waste to the pessimism of the promise of what may come y’alls ways.
Wesley Hollifield: Change | NearlyWes. A feeling and a day that we all go through, but we never learn and we add more, making the days well beyond two. And it’s in the form of my Freku too.
Pancake Bunnykins: A New Chapter | A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine. Timing the ending of her read, to close with the New Year’s Eve. But she has a new one to begin, wonder if it will take a year to end?
Sandra: Joy | Wild Daffodil. A dark experience with a bright ending, with two styles of Haiku, Daffy ain’t a poet pretending.
VronLacroix: Another Dawn | Simply shots. And I have hit a Fatigue Wall at this point in the Review. So if the review comments get skimpy, now you know why. Looks Vron is on the hunt, maybe she’ll find it on the oceanfront?
R. Todd: Another Year Down … | A Flash of Fiction. A cow calendar would make this awesome. They come with a gift card for a free thing to eat each month. Yes, I’m that random or that hungry. Trying to get my numbers down before blood work. Craving, craving, craving. @psibrone
Meredith & Martha: Perfect/Organize by Meredith and Resolution/Determination by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. NICK PICTURE ALERT!! @Meredithlbl
Denis: New Year | Haiku hound. Fear doth abound, and for that reason, Kyoto may never be found. I’m evil. So Evil. As Evil as Evil can beeeeee.
Becky G: Pathways | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me! Upside down, inside out, wherever he leads, that’s what it’s all about.
Cousin Kathy: Perk Up Buttercup | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me?. Some Happy New Year’s wishes and advice from Becky’s talented cousin.
Claudette: Blink | to search and to find. Polaroids, and windowed moments, all here in poetry of three line persuasions.
Elusive: Cycle | Elusive Trope. Nature is the way of the day, and that’s what Elusive has to say.
Ken G.: Continuity | RIVRVLOGR. Hmm, thinking environmental here a bit. But then you could also go media. Intewesting.
Patricia: It AWAITS! | A season and a time. What happens, you may ask, but to find out what, you must complete the task. Um, of like clicking through, and reading her haiku. (I so did not try to rhyme the two parts of that last sentence. This is getting weird.)