Monday, October 31, 2011


A 'spooky' Halloween sonnet for you today!

The Jackals Lantern

The dark mangy creatures moved through town
Snatching away the things that caught their scent
When the air was cold and the sun came down
The villagers were careful where they went

Each year the town's chances seemed to narrow
Their numbers seemed to grow every season
Until one man, lantern, bow and arrow
So set to fight, his family can't reason

The jackals came then with their snapping jaws
Cautious of the lantern along their path
Then in a flurry of arrows and paws
Too late to hide from the light and his wrath

Now the jackals still from light with fear
I will make my Jackal Lantern this year

Happy Halloween!! Turns out we're not making Jack-O-Lanterns this year. Now I'm wondering what to do with the three pumpkins we bought... Lol. What are you guys doing tonight? Whatever it is stay safe! :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Full of excuses...

And so I'm back. (From outer space. I just walked in to find you here.... What? No singing? Ok.)

I feel like I've been away for awhile. I could give you a list of excuses, real life things and such, but they are just that: excuses. But like I said before. I'm back. I'm trying to get myself on a schedule so that I can do everything without getting piled on.

With that being said, one thing that is being scheduled is a new writing goal. In my writer's group we made a goal challenge. Everyone gave themselves a goal that they wanted to finish by next week. Mine is to write at least a page a day on the story I started over the summer. That's about 3000-3500 words I believe. Not that big of a deal if I can do NaNoWriMo. (Which is another goal for another post.)

There will be more on that later though. I just felt like I was abandoning things here so here's a quick post! See you guys soon!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Let's do a Cinquian! Cinquians are kind of like haikus. They're made by counting syllables in the form of (2 4 6 8 2). We did some as a challenge in my writer's group and mine went something like this.

How cold is it?
Tell me what I should wear
If I came out today with your

Well, it's something anyways. Lol. That was the first time I've ever heard of a cinquian so I tried my best. Have you ever heard of a Cinquian? And do you find the word Cinquian as fun as I do?! Lol. Give writing one a try!