Inspired by my recent Working Title podcast with poet Hope Whitby and in honor of National Poetry Month, I thought I’d challenge myself to write some haikus this month.
But I need focus. What can I base these brief poems on? Vampires, certainly. Hmm. Guess I should start with Dracula. Warmer. Ah-ha! How about a haiku summarizing each chapter of the eponymous novel?
So that’s what I will be posted below. Each day I will add a haiku for the next chapter. Let’s see how it goes.
Continue reading “Vampire Haiku: A Quick Bite of Dracula”
Thoroughly enjoying the conference this year, which is no surprise. It’s my favorite time of year on my literary calendar. The best part is meeting wonderful, creative, supportive fellow writers.
Looks like Shadows Within is in good company!
The longest grammatically correct English sentence using the same word is:
“Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.”*
This, according to Mark Forsyth in his book, The Etymologicon, which I have read with delight.
Continue reading “The Etymologicon”
How are we already in the final year of the decade? Well here’s to a great 2019.
I’ve re-read my 2018 New Year post and the goals therein. How’d I do? Continue reading “Happy New Year 2019”
I recently searched “vampire” on YouTube and found this video. I quite enjoyed it and wanted to share. Lots of candles. Hope she has a fireproof lair.