a strange green tale


The hurricane along the Florida coast is confusing the forecasters. The ocean is bubbling and green froth covers the eastern seaboard. The school children are sent home early. They discover that the green froth is tasty compared to limp french fries and cold hot dogs.
Twittering Tales #118 — 269 characters

Kat Myrman provides a photo prompt; the character limit is 280 and includes spaces.

Who am I?

Certified junkie
get high on thrift stores’ treasures
Seek and I will find.


RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #234 Seek&Find (or synonyms of these words)

I am happy to have found two new-to-me E. Annie Proulx books today as I was  pursuing my addiction.

Gray Day

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #231 Goal&Cup


Gray Day

Weather goes to town

Raining ’til the job is done,

a tankard-gray day.

I lived and thrived along the east coast for nearly 70 years.

I live now in sunny, dry Arizona.  On this year’s visit in the east with family I had  some notable gray days.

Goal = job
Cup = tankard

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge #231 Goal&Cup

A child’s sadness

alone child children close up
Photo by Matheus Bertelli on Pexels.com

Distraught and sobbing,

an unknowable future,

the child feels no hope.


When a child experiences unexpected sadness, it is fortunate if he or she can voice feelings and be listened to.  Recently I was able to furnish real hope to a sobbing nine-year-old.  The smile returned.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge #228 Future and Hope.  I used the actual challenge words.

Canyon Haiku

Items packed, repacked

Second thoughts in my night world

Okay by morning.

hiker at switchback

This haiku fits in concept Ronovan Writes Challenge using Question and Resolve.

I planned a Grand Canyon hike to commemorate my 80th birthday in November 2018.  It was a challenging 4.7 mile hike into the canyon, an overnight in a tent (it was 30 degrees) and a hike out the next day.  I questioned if I had been too ambitious.  In the end my resolve along with training and reading and being coached won the day.