The Circle Continues

The Circle Continues

I’ll bet you were expecting a microstory weren’t you?  YeahWriteMe has decided to move in another direction and won’t be providing weekly prompts for my 42-word microstories any more. So, while I look for another project, I’ll jump in with a haiku this week using the haikuhorizons prompt “spring”. Nature’s cycle spins. Winter winds become Read More

Poetry

Poetry

The prompt on haiku horizons today is “poem”.  It got me to thinking about what makes good poetry. To write a good poem You must express emotion In lyrical form. Want Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click here to join our mailing list or follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Bloglovin for the latest Read More

Name Your Fear

Name Your Fear

Conventional wisdom suggests that naming your fears will help you to conquer them.  While I have few remaining vestiges of the mental health trauma I experienced after the accident, I have discovered that I have developed a fear of enclosed spaces.  Specifically – I have a fear of long underwater tunnels.  I discovered this fear, Read More

Politics

Web of Lies

After an eventful weekend, I’m in the mood to put a political spin on today’s prompt from haiku horizons. The prompt is “spider” and “spin” is certainly the operative word. Weave, little spider Spin the message to deceive Tallest tale wins race. Want Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click here or follow Live by Surprise on Read More