The image for the challenge came across a bit creepy and Halloweenish so I decided to go with something that I think is a bit brighter and fresher.
If you don’t see your Haiku below, I went in search of the regular members but didn’t see any Haiku for some this week, but I did find a few that didn’t show on the Challenge Post in any form. Remember if you don’t us the ping back link, make sure to leave a link to your Haiku in comments on the original Challenge post for the week that is published on Monday.
Week #46 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Think & Fresh.
Be aware all links and images if clicked will open in a new window. Links are in blue and usually underlined. I believe they look cleaner and nicer this way rather than having a URL showing on the page.
A piece of advice. Although Ping Back are seen and may be clicked on by visitors to the weekly challenge post, I am seeing that comment links seem receive more visitors, at least for newer members of the challenge.
New This Week
Melissa Barker-Simpson of Melissa Barker-Simpson (Author): “I am a mother, and a writer; an interpreter, and a geek. I am an introvert, and a drama queen; kind, and stubborn; intelligent and down to earth. I enjoy to connect with the blogging community and chat about a myriad of subjects. I keep my author site separate, but if you would like to visit and learn more about my published works, please click here.“ The Haiku: Okay there were several Haiku. Trying to come up with a name for them is a bit difficult. Hmm. Revealed Thoughts. As Melissa mentions in her about blurb she is an author and make sure to visit her Author Page on Amazon here.
Janni Styles of JanniStyles1: “When I announced to my first grade teacher, “I know what I want to do when I grow up – I want to make books!” – I had no idea what lay ahead. “~From her Glimpse Page. The Haiku: Think Fresh. Hmm, I am trying to image that image. That would be interesting to see.
Olga of Stuff and what if…: Gotta like that blog name. I mean seriously, isn’t that what blogs really are anyway? “I am a mom/retired teacher/artist/writer and an aspiring photographer. I love those surprise moments in everyday life that twinkle and call us to take a quick shot.”~From her About Page. The Haiku: Refreshing. A very good message, one I often write about here on Ronovan Writes. Definite worth a MUST READ
First to Enter this Week:
TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Passing Spring. The follow-up sentence puts the words into context a bit. Makes perfect sense.
Serins of Serins Sphere: Blogging on the Brain. Well it’s true! I mean go read and you’ll see. @SerinsSphere
Edwina of Edwina’s Episodes: Food for Thought. It’s the only title that could speak for this Haiku.
Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…: Impressing You and Hay Fever and Cold Tea. Yes, you are seeing three haiku. Nice to see the words this week are inspiring if not a bit sneezifying. Last week they caused her Horror.
ladyleemanilla: Three this week. Fresh Five. Five Haiku, thus the name. With such a range of topics used, not much I can say or I would be here forever. 🙂 Go read them yourself you lazy bums. Muahahahaaha. It’s only the 6th entry and I am already losing my mind?
Meredith of Meredith’s Musings: Krispy Kreme Donuts and More? Hmm, if you combined these two it would most definitely make for an interesting moment. Use your imaginations. Okay, don’t use them that hard. I just realized how bad some of you could get.
Angie Lin of Muddied Thoughts: Signals. Have to like this one. This one made me kind of pause and think, when and how did she come up with it. Not a complicated Haiku, but I like the message of it in the simplicity and calmness of it. Very nice.
Elizabeth of Tea & Paper: Not Mint Candies. My image apparently inspired some Halloween thoughts. I can see that. Was afraid of that actually, but then people get what they get. Just like Elizabeth did in this Haiku. 🙂 @TeandPaper
Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Lost Forever. OOOOo, a thinky one. I really need to come up with more upbeat words. Well I did but then I made that spooky image. Fresh and Young. Yay, upbeat. I think. I like the message of this one. A very good advice one. MUST READ @BediMona
Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Fresh. Okay, now this one seriously has a message. And I think depending on your stage in life both age and relationship experience, this one could speak volumes. Excellent Advice Haiku. MUST READ. Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent But Check out her NEW BOOK by clicking the image. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.
Becky G of Becky G? Oh, That’s Me!: Fresh Start. Fresh start of what. You know as I wrote the title I knew what I was thinking and of course me being me I thought other things, which I left in the comments of the Haiku.
Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Wisdom. Most excellent here. Combined a photo and the Haiku challenges. I love it when people do that. This one worked out well.
Sarah of tuckedintoacorner: Fresh. OOOO. What story lies behind this one. Hmm. We want more.
Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: Bread. Okay, just looking at the title I like this one already, now to see what it’s about. And it did not fail. 🙂 But was I thinking food or money? Hmm. What do you think Steve wrote about? 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.
Al of Al the Author: Out of his depth and Two become one become…. Two of them for Al’s second week in. And that second one seems to have sparked some interest that I agree. I like the way it flows. The rhythm of it. It makes you say it a certain way which I think is a big part of why I like it. Al gave us more! As in Four!
SW ysobel of Spunky Wayfarer. (A zombie dilemma) Hmm, thinking about this one. Wondering if this is before, after or during the Haiku. If during, I would like to see the action of the zombie. Now that would be funny.
Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams: I Forget I Am Alone. Long form Haiku, as I like to call it. This one touched someone to the point of a conversation beginning in the comments. Isn’t that an accomplishment you want from your writing? Great job. Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato
Martha of Meredith’s Musings: Healthy Mind and The Flirt I am trying to determine the meaning of that second one. I think it’s aimed at me but still trying to get the exact meaning. Think I done been put in my place. Me? A flirt? Never.
Annette Rochelle Aben: I like it fresh What does Annette like fresh? Um, you’ll have to read cause I don’t repeat things like that here. Some might run in fear. I have failed to mention some things about Annettte. First, she’s a published author, and you can visit her Amazon Author page here. One of those books has included as one of the 25 Global Voices of Social Media. She has numerous shows through The Magic Happens radio network, there is The Magic Happens Radio, then Tell Me A Story which is a weekly program. That link will take you to my interview with her. Then she has a daily show as well, Perspectivepower. And remember her being a writer for the online magazine The Magic Happens-Humanity Thriving Out Loud. Check out her inclusion in the new just realeased anthology; Indies Unlimited’s 2014 Flash Fiction Anthology here.
Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: Robin’s Song. Not sure what the Bee Gees have to do with the Haiku prompts but anyway. Okay, so maybe I’m pulling your chain. Or something like that.
Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Regrets. Hmm, another nature reflecting emotional ones in my eyes I think. Okay, so the title Regrets sort of puts that out there too but the words of the Haiku in a seasonal way lead you in that direction.
Skybright1 of from heart to head: Season Sighs. You know, I am torn between that fresh part cause of my hot nature and the later part. I mean, I wish it were like in the low 70s year round with a slight breeze I think. Imagine being allergic to the heat and the sun. It’s a lot of fun.
Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Remember and Return. That’s right, two of them. Woman is a romantic. 🙂 Read her Amazon Author Page Bio to see if any of that has an influence, just don’t get too jealous. You’ll get jealous, just seriously, try not to go overboard. She is a published author after all. And I have interviewed her and reviewed one of her books. Visit her Amazon Author page for her books by clicking here. You can read my interview with her and her co-author here which has a link to my review.
Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Afternoon Nap Adorable. That’s pretty much all you can say. That, or nightmare, depending on your own state at the time.
Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Influence. That last sentence formed-I have to say I like that a lot, especially that last line. Depending on ones imagination you could see a person do having so many facial reactions with that. Great prompt for a flash fiction challenge I would think. And here is another one! Freshened Up. Had a difficult time naming this one. Very interesting subject and way of phrasing. Very enjoyable. One more from Clarence: Pepe Le Scent. Okay, can you just like know where this is going? I haven’t even read it yet and I have a feeling it stinks. 🙂 Okay, this man’s thoughts travel along trails few dare venture. To Pew or not to Pew, that is the question. Dare we Love or Dare we Fear? Phew the Pew. (Okay, I’m done. He inspired my insanity for a moment. Blame Clarence.)
Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: Think fresh. I’m almost scared to look. This lady has a way with words that has me sitting and staring for a while trying to follow the trail to how she got to where she ended up. Now to go see what she did this time. If you do a search of the name mentioned in the post you will find some wonderful works. I did, of course. Someone gets creativity through DNA it seems.
Katsyarina of LifeRaduga: 5 Haiku. So that’s the number of Haiku she did. Sue me for being so unoriginal. Interesting assortment this week. I couldn’t have come up with a title to encompass all of them if I had tried. Really went in different places from each other with them. Nice.
Josue Mapagdalita (pen name: Sueju Takeshi) of Takeshi’s Flight: Refreshed Wounds. Dude, this really hits. You read this and you are like instantly thrown into a place.
Florence of Meanings and Musings: Love Doctor I at first titled this one Ronovan, but I thought people might take it seriously. So I came up with my pseudonym instead. I mean a different title instead. Does it have anything to do with the Haiku? Well, depends on how you look at it, although in this case I don’t think so, but with Florence I can have fun with titles. After all, she literally lives half a world away. And actually, guys, it’s as great Haiku. Seriously. @FTThum
Vashti Quiroz-Vega: Boxed Out. Again, I thought of calling this one Ronovan, amazing, huh? So many people writing about me. Sigh. So little time. So…wait, what am I talking about. Make sure to read the Haiku and the great link included. Great suggestions there that go along with the message of the Haiku. Lots of comments on this Haiku post. And oddly enough, I’ve done every one of them. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.
Mari T. of Overcoming Static: Suddenly. You know, I actually bought a book about this very topic way back when. Best money I may have ever spent, or so I have been told.
Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Tick Tock. Gotta love how the prompt words make one think. This one goes along with the mood of recent Haiku from our fair Juliet. (Not her real name. I think it’s actually like Taylor Swifty Perry but don’t quote me on it. And yes, I expect retaliation for that at some point.) @BWseekingBL
Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: Think Before You Act. Ha, love it.
Colleen of Silver Threading: A New Day. I think she is conflicted here. One she has an addiction wants to sate and another she, well I think she has two of them she needs to take care of. @ColleenChesebro Also remember to drop by the LWI site and read Colleen’s Book Reviews and Interviews with Indie Authors. She is excellent. Click here to see everything she’s written.
E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: Waking Up and Which One. A fantasy world in both Haiku. One would make you sooooo sick. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/
Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Fresh Men. So there are two humorous offerings this week. Um. I have to say, quite interesting. That second one. I just can’t find the words. MUST READ
Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: New New. Very nice. Good message. Structure. And honestly, the Haiku actually makes me think of the author herself.
Patty of Strawberries Forever: I Can’t Win Oh how many of you will know this feeling. Excellent use of the prompt words and way way out of the box. Super original.
Khor Hui Min of Project Prose: Freshly Pressed. No, not that kind of freshly pressed. I think there is a blog thing called that, but this isn’t about that. @MinKhor
Melissa of The Aran Artisan: Think Fresh or Lose the Plot. Hee Hee Hee. I’m laughing at the title. You know when you are of a mind one way and then you read and you go, “Well duh, it’s this person writing.” Yeah, that’s what this one is. Very good post. Informative on a subject and you get a story of sacrifice to gain. @thearanartisan
Florence of Meanings and Musings: Love Doctor A great Haiku. Seriously. @FTThum
Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Fresh Men. That second one actually got me. I have to say I don’t actually laugh often but I am still chuckling at this one.
My one own Haiku this week was Night Thoughts.
And the Closing Haiku:
Set up a fresh goal
For you to achieve greatness,
You must think greatness.
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