NaBloPoMo November 23

An Instagram Life isn’t Real

It’s Wednesday, and #OnWednesdaysWeHaiku. The prompt for today wonders if Photoshop makes me ashamed of my body. Wow, I could write a page an a half about what Photoshop can do to a woman’s self-esteem. But luckily for you, it’s time to Haiku. An Instagram life Full of Photoshopped fiction And lacking verity. And lacking Read More

Nighttime Snack

Nighttime Snack

The prompt today is fears and phobias. And Wednesdays are Haiku days on Live By Surprise for the entire month of November. So I’ve added the two together—because one of my phobias relates to the urban legend that suggests that you eat eight spiders every year while you’re sleeping. The Backstory When we were in Holland Read More

My To-Do List

My To-Do List

The prompt for this week on haikuhorizons is “remember”. As a mom, I’m always finding that there are long lists of things I need to remember to do. I’d like to think I can recall them all, but sometimes I need a little help. Things to remember Milk, butter, eggs – pick up kids. To-do Read More

Time for Rest

Time for Rest

Well…the haikuhorizons prompt this week–“rest”–begged me to jump in.  Although it’s been a lovely and finally warm weekend, my mother’s family has, in the space of four days, lost two men still in the prime of their lives.  My mother’s cousin lost her (STBX) husband and the father of her three children to a heart Read More

Twice the Blessing?  Twice the Curse...

Twice the Blessing? Twice the Curse…

The haikuhorizons prompt this week is “match”.  Of course…I went a bit dark. The twins clothing matched Mother insisted on it They weren’t very pleased. It was cute in youth But they aged – mom got them bows. The neighbors would stare. When she disappeared Mom’s absence was notable – They no longer matched. Want Read More

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