I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #45

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fertiliser

poetic flowers
bloom deep within her soul from
social effluents


If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Rules

PLEASE follow them! I’d hate to not see your piece(s) represented in the recap the following week! Confused? Any questions – email me at sushibocks@gmail.com   

For more detailed information, read about this challenge here.

  • Create a standard three-line 5/7/5 syllable count haiku/senryu
  • Deadline to submit for this week’s challenge will be 11:59pm 12/7/19
  • Up to 3 pieces permitted
  • Link your piece to this “IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge” on your post
  • Always give photo credit if there is one
  • Complete entry form below

Above all else, have fun and be creative with this! 

Prompt: I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #45

Inspiration Call: Micropoetry Monday

Photo credit: © Pixabay.com

protective hands held on too long
the bird forgot the dreams of soaring

freely in the skies.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Inspiration Call: Micropoetry Monday – use this picture as inspiration for a micro poem (a short poem with no particular rules).

Publishing opportunity details for this writing prompt can be found at Open Publishing Projects.

Prompt: Inspiration Call: Micropoetry Monday

I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #41

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entangled

Charlotte’s silent stares
keep dreams of Eden at bay –
her webbed dream-catcher


While I would not have screamed bloody murder at Charlotte, that is really a huge spider!

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

PLEASE follow them! I’d hate to not see your piece(s) represented in the recap the following week! Confused? Any questions – email me at sushibocks@gmail.com   

For more detailed information, read about this challenge here.

  • Create a standard three line 5/7/5 syllable count haiku/senryu
  • Deadline to submit for this week’s challenge will be 11:59pm 10/19/19
  • Up to 3 pieces permitted
  • Link your piece to this “IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge” on your post
  • Always give photo credit if there is one
  • Complete entry form below

Prompt: I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #41

Ecological Museum – Great Machinery of Ancient Civilisation

Photo Credits: Tien | ArtScience Museum, Singapore (2019)

…All right, and if you would follow me, let’s step over this way.

We have just seen beautiful creatures of ancient times, flying in skies and swimming in waters. But what you are about to see next is a world of natural wonders. We are about to enter a lush world that is vastly different from what we have known and what we have seen so far.

It has taken a dedicated team of biologists, archaeologists and scientists to bring this ancient world into visualisation. A team of technicians and engineers have also spent months reconstructing every last detail of this visualisation from scratch. And with stunning attention too!

So ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, without further ado, I present to you, the latest Experiential Illusion™ of Amazon Prime Dot Com Waterforest!

Yes, what you are currently seeing is a virtual restoration of the legendary clustered trees of the current intergalactic corporation sector 2B-0-N0-2B, formerly known as Basil Federation of Republic Amerikas before the Old Tech Big Bang! Do take note, everyone, that what you are seeing is the actual dimensions of this waterforest.

Now, just a brief historical context before I continue with the introduction of Amazon Prime Dot Com Waterforest. As we all know, the collapse of ancient civilisations occurred during the Old Tech Big Bang, which is estimated to be about three hundred digital resets ago due to a brutal energy exchange among various allied federations. Not much about those dark days was recorded, as our ancestors were scrambling to salvage whatever Old Tech they could before fleeing to safety.

But before that, it was the Golden Data Age. The single most powerful invention during that time was the GlobalWeb. And our ancestors from different allied federations participated in communal sharing of any data, from science to art. It was also on this GlobalWeb that our archaeologists managed to uncover bits and pieces of data regarding Amazon Prime Dot Com Waterforest.

While there were millions of articles which faithfully documented a plethora of methods to cultivate various aspects of life in a succinct manner, our ancestors were, sadly, rather crude in documenting their methods of building this grand waterforest. The archaeologists believed that those records were kept in more perishable physical forms called “books”, which were made from the very waterforest they built.

Naturally, the knowledge of our ancestors is not to be underestimated and we have much to learn from them. Indeed, as mentioned earlier, our ancestors had the foresight of building the waterforest and then actually, harvest it into physical forms of record which allow their descendants to install, as well as to copy and paste what had been done previously. The very nature of this programming action is called “recycling”.

The archaeologists have also discovered that our ancestors, after building the waterforest, had left gaps in the knowledge. They realised that the GlobalWeb was replete with questions, incomplete information and even misinformation at times.

Our scientists are currently exploring the nature of this trickery but they believe that our ancestors were wise in the sense that these questions, incomplete information and misinformation were actually all an attempt to foster social co-operative learning called “research” among the allied federations. After all, they did not have the luxury of installing knowledge into their brains like we do now.

Of course, our scientists have recreated the GlobalWeb for your amusement. You may wish to replicate these programmes into your mind. Alternatively, you may also want to participate in some of the social co-operative learning methods in the same prehistoric manner as our ancestors did.

For those who are interested, I’ll leave you here to enjoy the immersive experiences of discovering and naming unknown species of the various plants and animals in the Experiential Illusion™ of Amazon Prime Dot Com Waterforest.

For those of you who wish to continue on with the journey to see how our ancestors survived the Old Tech Big Bang, as well as their subsequent return to the Original Earth in Milky Way for its rehabilitation, please follow me to the next stop, The Deep Space Survival.

Let’s teleport through this dimensional gate and you will see…


Originally published for Lit Up on Medium

I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #38

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hidden from the world
great eye silently observes
nothing escapes it


Sometimes, people don’t say anything to expose you doesn’t mean they don’t know what happen. They might just be preserving your dignity…

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

PLEASE follow them! I’d hate to not see your piece(s) represented in the recap the following week! Confused? Any questions – email me at sushibocks@gmail.com   

For more detailed information, read about this challenge here.

  • Create a standard three line 5/7/5 syllable count haiku/senryu
  • Deadline to submit for this week’s challenge will be 11:59pm 9/28/19
  • Up to 3 pieces permitted
  • Link your piece to this “IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge” on your post
  • Always give photo credit if there is one
  • Complete entry form below

Prompt: I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #38

Inspiration Call: Micropoetry Monday

Photo credit: © Pixabay.com

the moon calls for yearning —
my heart sings for beauty


If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Inspiration Call: Micropoetry Monday – use this picture as inspiration for a micro poem (a short poem with no particular rules).

Publishing opportunity details for this writing prompt can be found at Open Publishing Projects.

Prompt: Inspiration Call: Micropoetry Monday

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #45

A drop of ink dirties a glass of water, but not an ocean. And for some people, their human hearts are oceans which are not tainted easily. But even if a human heart can sail an oil tanker like an ocean does, there is still a limit.

He learns the hard way that the limit is during a low tide.

That is when what is thrown out during the day comes back to haunt him at night, when the ocean washes the trash back. What is washed back is even worse – rotten and smelly after being out in the sea for too long.

If there is such a thing call karma, then it must be the rubbish being washed back.

(121 words)


If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

Prompt: Crimson’s Creative Challenge #45

Inspiration Call: Tanka Thursday

Photo credit: © Pixabay.com

water colours

picturesque world
breathed into life through brush strokes
warm water colours

thankful of this given sight
i cherish what seems mundane


I have very bad eyesight. When I wake up in the morning, I usually move around the house without my glasses. After I have my breakfast and wash up, then I put on my glasses. By then, the sun has risen and every morning, I am amazed by what I see.

This is a thankful tanka. The simple things that I sometimes take for granted.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

A Tanka is a Japanese poem and similar to a Haiku, however it has seven lines. Tankas are nature, seasons, love, and other emotions. Line one has a five syllable count, line two is seven syllables, line three is five syllables, line four is seven syllables, and line five seven syllables. In total it has thirty one syllables. It uses simile, metaphor, and personification.


The pattern for Tanka is the following:

Line 1: 5 syllables

Line 2: 7 syllables

Line 3: 5 syllables

Line 4: 7 syllables

Line 5: 7 syllables


Writing tip from: Writing Tips – Exploring The Writer’s Path

Publishing opportunity details for this writing prompt can be found at Open Publishing Projects.

Prompt: Inspiration Call: Tanka Thursday

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

red cardinal bird on tree branch

Photo by Harvey Reed on Pexels.com

Northern Cardinal

The cardinal is on red alert now, searching for scarce supply of winter food. Its red appearance stands out against the white snowscape like a ripe strawberry waiting to be plucked.

Against all odds, the redbird survived.

But will it survive to see another day? The redbird does not burden itself with worries of the future. The worries of present is enough at the moment.


If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORD:  CARDINAL

Prompt: Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #39

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Territorial Chains

“Now children, how many times must I tell you not to go near the chains? It marked the boundary between us and what is dangerous,” their mother chided them.

“But what’s so dangerous?” one of the triplets piped. “They look harmless!”

“Oh listen to me,” his mother smacked his head. “They only look harmless. But they’re dangerous! They’re intelligent, cunning and manipulative; they make it seem all our fault so they’re justified to kill us!”

“Why are they justified to kill us when they come into our homes?” another triplet asked.

His head got smacked too.

“Haven’t you heard what I said? They’re very manipulative. They can make us out to be bloodthirsty killers even when they come swimming into our homes!” their mother scolded them again. “Now let’s swim deeper so they have trouble finding us.”

The mother shark led her three baby sharks deep into the ocean.

(149 words)


It’s a silly story and it took me a long time to write, but all in all, I really enjoyed writing this.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

If you post a link in the comments section of this post I’ll be able to find it
If you include Crimson’s Creative Challenge as a heading, WP Search will find it (theory)
by ‘Searching’ in the WP Reader (fingers crossed)

Prompt: Crimson’s Creative Challenge #39