Ligo Haibun Challenge

ligo_circle_of_appreciation2Welcome to this weeks Ligo Haibun Challenge – #13, open to all writers, everywhere.

For those Haibuner’s (my affectionate term here) who are already a part of our international writing group, you may be aware that the time when we publish our newest challenge each week varies. My apologies for this.

We (each of the hosts) live in three different parts of the planet (Interestingly, somewhat 13682519091 (1) equidistant from one another – spanning the globe.) and have been diligently working (via emails) on coordinating the timing for this. Please bear with us, as we continue to improve this and other aspects of our writing challenge.

For specific information on how to enter this challenge go to the top of the page and click on Haibun – The Challenge! Also check out the other hosts Nightlake and Ye Pirate!

The Prompts this week are photographs of two very different type of animals, Thanks to Ese Kļava of Ese’s Voice for providing the first photo!

hai two

Hai one

Pick one of the above photos and write! This should be fun – give it a try! After you’ve published your haibun post, do be sure and add yours to the collection below. Just click on the Link and follow the easy directions.

Have an excellent Friday and Weekend,

~ Penny

Fun Fiction from Friday Fictioneers

An international community of blogging writers, hosted by the gracious, Rochelle, come together once a week to share their creative talents, these are the Friday Fictioneers. They are given the challenge of writing a ‘hundred word’ (roughly) flash fiction story prompted by a photo. Some use the photograph for inspiration while others use it as an illustration.

  • Writers are encouraged to think outside the box.
  • The story should have a beginning, a middle and an end.
  • THE KEY: making every word count. As close to 100 words as possible.

If you are a writer, even an aspiring writer, have some fun this week and give them a try, tune up your writing skills and then share. Just click on the link above. This weeks photo prompt courtesy of Claire Fuller




My offering:


Reading Books – That’s What You Do With Them!

“Okay, so big deal, books!”
 ‘Yes, but these aren’t just any books. They’re special books!”
“What’s so special about them?”
“You don’t read them.”
“I said you don’t read them. You just pick one out, hold it in both hands and if there’s a picture on the cover you think about it.”
“Well that’s just stupid.”
“Why would you say that?”
“Because you’re supposed to read books, that’s what you do with them.”
“Are you sure?”
“Of course I’m sure. Otherwise what would be the point?”
“What point?”
“Of having books?”
“I guess there’d be no point, would there?”



Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this brief conversation on the purpose of reading a book. Reading is almost at the top of the list of things I love to do – as a child and then as an adult. Encourage children and others around you to read. That’s what books are for, after all!

Have a great day.

~ Penny

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