The Insectoid from Eleus

Still trailing by a day, oof. Yesterday’s prompt was to use a word from the Classical Dictionary and a word from the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction, then create a poem out of it. The words I used were Eleus defined as a “city of Thrace – A river of Media – A king of […]

Dearest Rushil

Late post, but yesterday’s prompt was to write a letter to yourself or a fictional character and write the response letter. I wrote a pair of limericks (well, the rhyme scheme at least). Dearest 2051 Rushil, You better still be skiingAnd hopefully still be peeingVacations galoreYour kids shouldn’t be boresAnd your wife, she better not […]

La Jolla

Going off prompt today – also, I don’t have a junk drawer. A little almost summer haiku: With the sea lionswatching, the waves crashing, we stroll on the boardwalk

To do, or not to do

I’m a day late on this one, but found a nifty WordPress feature that lets me pretend this was published yesterday. The prompt was to write a poem in the form of a “to-do” list, ideally from an unusual character. Here’s Elon Musk’s to do list (no harm intended, ofc) – My extremely important task […]


Today’s prompt was to write a poem in the form of a monologue of a dead person. I struggled to come up with someone so thinking about the type of message a generic boomer may want to send to the doomers today. Free verse for this one, not the greatest but I can’t stay awake: […]

Redbull…and Jager

Today’s prompt was to write a shadorama or Fib (I’d never heard of either style). Decided to go with the shadorama and been burning the midnight oil quite a bit last couple weeks for work, so this one’s on some of our favorite staying awake tools. When the hourarm strikes midnight andpixels turninto blurTchkk! The […]


Today’s prompt was to take a book you love, find a line, write a poem based on it then change the title. I chose The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Not to give it away or anything, but my original line was “There is a way to be good again”. Wrote a short ghazal – […]

Garba out West

Today’s prompt was to find a poem and write one that maintains the shape of the original where every line starts with the first letter of the corresponding line in the original poem. I decided to use the feature on, but the April 5th feature was structured like prose so went back a day […]


Today’s prompt was to write a poem inspired by the @SpaceLiminalBot. I chose the following photo: Anyway, spent most of the day skiing then had to work for a few hours at night so was a bit short on time today and went with a Haiku. Virtual we toilBut why, a wise one may probe?With what, […]

Half bloom

Off prompt today – spent most of the day at the Tulip festival with my sister & her boyfriend so penned a Tanka about flowers. We ambled about through the garden in half bloompetals drawn for rays where bees sung in unisonwith light hearts and full spirits