To and Fro ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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To and Fro

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Swish swash, swish swash,

To and fro they go,

Backwards, forwards,

To and fro they go…

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Smearing, clearing,

To and fro they go,

Squeaking, scratching,

To and fro they go…

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Faster, slower,

To and fro they go,

This way, that way,

To and fro they go…

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Left, right, left, right,

To and fro they go,

From blurry to clarity,

To and fro they go…

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I compare my mind to a rainy day,

Then breathe steadily,

Wipe clean my mind,

Now I can see they way…

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By Carol Cameleon for #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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I should like to be a bird ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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I should like to be a bird – poem

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I should like to be a bird,

Flying high up in the sky,

Soaring here, dipping there,

Watching the world go by…

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The freedom of flight,

From a pair of wings,

I could go where I liked

And see lots of things…

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Would I have a ‘flock’

Or be an independent bird?

I’m not sure how it works,

It all sounds quite absurd!…

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Perhaps for just one day then

I’d like to be a bird,

Maybe a little Jenny Wren

Then I’ll come back down to earth!

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By Carol Cameleon for #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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Without books, where would we be?

 

books blog poem

Simply ‘books’

Books come in all shapes and sizes,

Different genres and many guises;

In paperback they can be found,

And in hardback, perfectly bound.

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Or how about the ebook era

In black and white on a ‘reader’?

Some don’t like them, some folk do;

I’m quite partial and have written a few…

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However you prefer to read,

Books spread knowledge, help us succeed;

Help us relax, de-stress the mind,

Help us escape and unwind.

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Reading is the perfect pastime,

From true romance to a gritty crime;

Without books where would we be?

Let’s grab a book and cup of tea!

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By Carol Cameleon

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Prose for Thought
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How to write flash fiction ~ #WonderfulWorldofWriting

How to write flash fiction blog #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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One of my favourite blog posts to read as a blogger is flash fiction.  I just love the bite-sized stories and reading the different interpretations of the same photo.

And one of my favourite blog posts to write as a blogger is flash fiction!  I just love seeing a photo and going with the flow.

Sometimes an idea comes immediately.  Sometimes it doesn’t come at all.  It’s not writer’s block (in my ‘book’ anyway), it’s simply meant to be for me.

If it’s too forced, I don’t enjoy it and therefore I don’t get the buzz.  And my readers quite possibly won’t enjoy it either.  I see it as wasted time and energy.

So here’s how I write flash fiction – feel free to give it a whirl yourself!  I see the photo, I get the idea, I’m cookin’ on gas!

I tend to work backwards and start at the end.  Then decide how I get there, which gives me the middle.  Then I find myself at the beginning!

If my notes are quite comprehensive, I find the story is often nearly written.  It’s just a case of expanding a little to make it flow and being clever with punctuation (and sentence structure).

But if my notes resemble a skinny skeleton, I expand by setting more of a scene, more description, more emotion.

What I do find with both basic and comprehensive notes is this:

If the idea comes quickly, I enjoy writing by both methods.

And here are some I wrote earlier!…

He had started off with good intentions

and then

Never let it be said that a stone heart holds no emotion

to

The blood was like…

and then

No one knew when it going to happen

not forgetting

A man took a stroll through a deep, dark wood

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Are you a flash writer?  How do you approach your story?  

If you’re not into flash, what’s your favourite genre to write?

Let me know in the comments below.

 

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So, what is thunder?

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So, what is thunder?

It’s something to ponder
To muse and wonder
Crash, bang, wallop
What is thunder?
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Is it my banging head?
Time to sleep it off, get me to bed
Like the shrill of a pneumatic drill…
What is thunder?
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Is it my heart?
Why did we part?
Laying so heavy
What is thunder?
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Is it my tummy
Needing something yummy?
Time for a snack
What is thunder?
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Or is it nature’s new dawn
Brewing up a storm?
Invigorating, refreshing
That is thunder…
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By Carol Cameleon
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How to find blogging inspiration from other blog posts ~ #WonderfulWorldofWriting

How to find inspiration from other blog posts #WonderfulWorldofWriting

How to find inspiration from other blog posts #WonderfulWorldofWriting

I recently saw a blog post from Tales of the Motherland called “Alone in a hotel room”.

From the title I assumed it would be a sad post full of soul-searching.  While I write this (very rarely do I type and go!), I haven’t read the blog post, as I don’t want to be swayed by the content.

It struck me how much just one word can convey.

To a busy parent it could mean 5 minutes of peaceful me-time

Or it could be someone travelling for work with only wifi and/or satellite TV and/or mini bar for company.  (Not exactly alone then!…)

‘Alone’ can mean so many things to so many people.

It can mean a deep, empty feeling of being on your own.

It can mean shutting a door on an intrusive world.

It can mean time to free your soul by putting pen to paper in letter writing or any kind of writing.

It can mean absorbing yourself in a book (bliss!)

What does it mean to me?  Well, from past experience, alone is a black place to be.  Being alone can mean too much time to wallow.  I used to feel ‘too’ alone when I experienced depression (which was, thankfully a good while ago now).

I used a journal to record something positive each day and when I recovered, I vowed I would never, ever go there again.

Along with focussing on all things literary and writing, I try very hard to keep my Virtually All Sorts blog positive and to that end, this post will finish on a positive slant.

For me, ‘alone’ has to be indulging in a bath of the perfect temperature, candles on and a good book afterwards (don’t want it getting soggy or the ereader falling in the bath!!)

So what was the point in me writing this post?  It struck me how just from reading a title containing a single word can provoke thoughts and feelings and inspire a whole new blog post.  Do read Dawn Landau’s post at Tales from the Motherland to see why she wrote the post that inspired this post…

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What would you do if you had some ‘alone’ time?

Tell me in the comments below.

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“He had started off with good intentions…” ~ Flash Fiction

He had started off with good intentions... flash fiction blog

Picture source and copyright: Dawn Q. Landau

Flash fiction

He had started off with good intentions.  But the world had changed and so had the company; into a big, money-greedy corporate.

No matter.  The time had come anyway.  He had made his choice to retire.  And there he was, a figure in his likeness, on top of his retirement cake.  Complete with the old tools of the trade.  No machinery.  The nuts and icing sugar looked authentic, just like the layers of salt plains he had worked on but he would still leave with a bitter taste in his mouth…

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Main picture source: Dawn Q. Landau via FridayFictioneers

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with Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt

Please do feel free to comment but likewise, please do note that I would prefer not to

receive constructive criticism.  

(This time anyway…)

Thanks in advance…

Carol Cameleon

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The double meaning of ‘any way’ ~ poems #WonderfulWorldofWriting

My wonderful world of writing ~ The double meaning of 'any way' ~ poems #WonderfulWorldofWriting

My wonderful world of writing ~ The double meaning of ‘any way’ ~ poems #WonderfulWorldofWriting

‘Any Way’

All the things you can do,

All the things you can say,

All the things that you might

One day want to be

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Don’t just sit and wait,

Build the dream every day,

Start right here, right now,

Don’t push your dream away

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We’re all too busy

With this and with that;

We’re all so conditioned with,

“Oooh you can’t do that!”

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We need to question,

We need to say,

“Why not? No one can stop me, I’ll do it

Any way.”

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By Carol Cameleon

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What do you doodle ? ~ (#WonderfulWorldofWriting)

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Do you doodle?

Doodles are pretty universal and can be universally pretty.

I’m making my doodles universal by featuring them on my blog.

Doodles are a procrastinator’s best friend, a day dreamer’s comfort blanket…

I love doodling!  I find it’s part of my creative process.  I very often doodle eyes, often in detail with the little nobbly bit drawn in too!  Trees are also a firm favourite, as are spirals and linked squares.  Another thing I do regularly, as I let my ideas wander, is retrace my letters.

I’d love to know what my doodles mean…

What do you doodle?  Take a pic, tweet it, 

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“Something glistens…” ~ poems (#WonderfulWorldofWriting)

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My wonderful world of writing Something glistens… poems blog #WonderfulWorldofWriting

Something glistens…

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My photography skills, at best, need work,

Yet how much beauty is in this here tree?

It stands tall and solid and focal,

The light dappling through beautifully…

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The photo was taken mid-Summer,

While warmth was on the breeze,

Before long though, it was Autumn,

The leaves fell to the ground with ease.

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For how long it’s stood rooted so strong, so tall,

I could guess but do not know,

The fairies that flutter to and fro

Perhaps they’ll share its secret though…

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I like to think of it as a whispering tree,

Letting the breeze pass its words on,

Lingering in the air, hovering til they fade

To nothing, til they’re gone…

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The tree will be here to keep watch,

For years and years to come,

Homing the birds, fairies and elves,

Encouraging mischief and fun!

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So let’s once more see our majestic tree,

Let’s stand firm in complete awe

Wait, something glistens at the foot of the tree…

A fairy going through the door?…

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By Carol Cameleon

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