Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.The prompts are designed to be quick challenges that can be written in 10 to 15 minutes, … Continue reading Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge–October 27, 2020
why poems? a bread crumb trail back to me what did I see? what caught my fancy? the cerulean hue of the spring sky a babe’s cheeks in the cool shade the bright red cardinal from the corner of my eye a boy lost in his imagination people watching behind sunglasses what stories will I … Continue reading Why Poems? By Donna Matthews
Exciting News! I am going to be hosting a weekly Writer’s Workshop here on Saturdays, beginning March 7th. Please join me for a fun, challenging opportunity to stretch your writing skills in this friendly environment. I love the group at GDG! I’m thrilled to be joining you, especially in a format that explores the power … Continue reading Exciting News!
In honor of National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo), let’s play around with the various Haiku acceptable forms…a few key components of a haiku include a nature theme and a seasonal word. This morning, a random cold front blew into the Houston area taking our spring-like temperatures down into the 30s tonight. Our budding trees sit … Continue reading Angry North Winds by Donna Matthews
This Secret Life of Mine Maybe you're unaware of this secret life of mine Not a fancy gossip affair But rather boring and benign Focused only on the bottom line Ten-key clicks the hymn rhythm of accountants everywhere In concert with all of 'em Every month in my chair Every year accounting with care And … Continue reading THROWBACK FRIDAY: This Secret Life of Mine
For the last five years, I participated in the #Write31Days challenge which officially ended last October. Booooo. But all things eventually end, yes? And new things arise…it’s the circle of life. However, as I approached October 2019 I still wanted to do something…and a couple of things did arise that I’m super excited about participating in: The … Continue reading 31 Nights: A Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death
life's impermanence wild joy of surrender works burning away days long forgotten in time a smoldering ash remains Author's Notes: What do you do with your old journals? I have piles and piles of pages ranging from my early 20s to my now almost over 40s. I've always hesitated to throw them out or otherwise … Continue reading Tanka: Impermanence
Good Morning Go Dog Go Cafe Followers and Readers, I am excited to announce that one of my short stories, is in the following anthology! I am honored and as you may guess, emotional. Every author dreams of their words to be shared with others. Although this is not my first time (Last year I … Continue reading Exciting News!
Plain and simple, I love Bukowski. I love poets who say things others do not or will not. I love writers who cross the line--because they can. This poem strikes me because in this hectic, fast-paced, immediate gratification world, if we do not pause--"walls will close in." the area of pause by Charles Bukowski … Continue reading the area of pause–Poetry by Charles Bukowski in honor or NaMoWriMo
For National Poetry Month in 2003, American poet Maureen Thorson pledged on her blog to write a poem a day for the month of April and invited other poets with blogs to join her. Thorson continues to sponsor this annual project and the amount of participating poets continues to grow. National Poetry Writing Month or NaPoWriMo … Continue reading NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2018 Challenges on the Go Dog Go Cafe