Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Few Things

Haiku - Games
Elftea has already shared the link to her haikus on the Monday post. I'm going to link it here as well, to make it easier to find. If you haven't written a haiku or poem for the prompt "games" and you would like to, please leave your link in the comments here.

Here's mine:

travel colored squares
Rainbow Trail and Gumdrop Pass
Candy Castle treats

"Ascension" Short Fiction Contest
Most of my writing time this week went to my entry for this contest hosted by The Clarity of Night. The word limit for the contest was only 250 words. I found this to be a good challenge. It forced me to focus and pack as much as I could into the work. Each word really needed to count. I'm not sure how I ended up doing, but I'm happy with the result. I re-wrote it several times as I worked to show, not tell. My submission is #105, The Lottery Winner.

6 comments:

Jenners said...

Love your haiku!
And I just went to read your short fiction entry. That was terrific! You packed so much into such a small amount of words. I loved it. Keep on writing! You are great!

Jenners said...

I wanted to tell you that you should feel free to do the bookshelf meme if it inspires you! consider this an official "tag' if you want to do it!

Elftea said...

I was thinking of candy land with my girl too. Then I remembered she is killing us at wii bowling. Thanks for the spotlight!

Karen (KayKay) said...

Great haiku! I also read your short fiction entry and loved it. Really good. Amazing how so few words can be so moving.

JR's Thumbprints said...

I distinctly remember your flash fiction piece on Jason's blog. Good luck with your entry. It'll be fun seeing what the judges' choose.

Veggie Mom said...

I'm stuck and I can't
get out of the rut I'm in.
Tired of cliches now.

Well, that's the best I can do at the spur of the moment!