Hi everyone. Exciting news today! After my amazing first-place win on the Vocal platform, I’ve written a fictional piece for the Fantasy Prologue competition. This is based on the opening line, There weren’t always dragons in the valley. The story is entitled: The …

Harmony is Vocal again! The First Dragons of Kawn @Vocal_Creators #WritingCommunity #ReadingCommunity Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on a Photograph provided by David, from the Skeptic’s Kaddish, for this month’s challenge.   Colleen’s comments for this week’s …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #274 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt @ColleenChesebro Read more »

Hi Everyone! I hope this finds you all well. I’m super excited to announce I have a new book of poetry coming out! I was so shocked to discover it is seven years since I published Slices of Soul: Book …

#NewBook: Life & Soul by Harmony Kent @harmony_kent #Poetry Read more »

Hi everyone! I’m over at Sally Cronin’s place today to talk about things I know now I wish I’d known then. We’d be delighted if you could pop over and check it out. You’ll even get to see me in …

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Hi everyone. Exciting news today! After quite a long absence from the Vocal platform, I wrote a fictional piece for the Ship of Dreams competition. This was based on the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic. Guess what???!!! 🎉Lifeboat …

Harmony won on Vocal! Lifeboat Seven came 1st place! @Vocal_Creators #WritingCommunity #ReadingCommunity Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a specific syllabic poem based on the Butterfly Cinquain.  As ever, we need to avoid ‘ing’ ending words if at all possible. You can …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #273 #SpecificForm @ColleenChesebro #ButterflyCinquain Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on colour.  As ever, we need to avoid ‘ing’ ending words if at all possible. You can find Colleen’s post …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #272 #TasteTheRainbow @ColleenChesebro #Diablo Read more »

Hi everyone. Exciting news today! After quite a long absence from the Vocal platform, I’ve written a fictional piece for the Ship of Dreams competition. This is based on the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic as its 110th …

Harmony is Vocal again! Lifeboat Seven @Vocal_Creators #WritingCommunity #ReadingCommunity Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, my poetry is doing double duty: it is a fit for both Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge and also for Day 5 of the NaPoWriMo April 30-Day challenge. I had some good fun with this! SO: from …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #268 #TasteTheRainbow @ColleenChesebro and #NaPoWriMo Day 5 #MertailPentetope #poetry created by Harmony Kent Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on our day. We were asked to take a snapshot and write a poem. As ever, we need to avoid …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #267 #ShareYourDay @ColleenChesebro #Pi-Ku #poetry created by D Avery @daveryshiftn Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on the themes of Fire and Water, picked by Donna Matthews from last month’s challenge. As ever, we need to …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #266 #ThemePrompt @ColleenChesebro #DropDrip poetry created by @YvetteMCalleiro Read more »

Hi everyone. Today is International Day of Awesomeness, and we at Story Empire wanted to pay tribute to a special lady, who does so much to support authors. And that lady is none other than Sally Cronin! Of course, the …

#InternationalDayofAwesomeness Celebrating #Author and #Blogger Sally Cronin @sgc58 Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create our own syllabic poetry. As ever, we need to avoid ‘ing’ ending words if at all possible. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I’ve …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #264 #Create Your Own @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #TheHarmonyTripytch Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for any syllabic form based on “Taste the rainbow—colour poetry”. The colour is “Green”.  Colleen gave us some extras too … “You’ll receive bonus points if you don’t …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #263 #Tastetherainbow @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Tanka Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for any syllabic form based on a theme prompt. Ken Gierke (Rivrvlogr) from last month’s challenge picked the theme: TRANSITIONS You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I’ve chosen …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #262 #ThemePrompt @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Haiku Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for any syllabic form based on a photo prompt. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. Diana Peach chose this week’s image … I’ve chosen an inverted Etheree as …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #261 #PhotoPrompt @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Etheree Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a series of Abhanga verses. Colleen explains: We write Abhanga in any number of 4-line stanzas with 6-6-6-4 syllables each. L2 and L3 rhyme. The end rhyme …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #260 #SpecificForm @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Abhanga Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, it gives me great pleasure to have fellow author, Story Empire contributor, and friend, Jan Sikes come over for a visit. Jan has some exciting news, and here she is to tell you all about it >>>  …

#NewBook: Jagged Feathers by Jan Sikes @JanSikes3 @WildRosePress Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for poem based on colour. I’ve written a Diatelle, which has fifteen lines in the following syllable count … 1-2-3-4-6-8-10-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1, and a rhyme rhythm of abbcbccaccbcbba. You can find …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #259 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Colour #TasteTheRainbow #Diatelle Read more »

Hi everyone. Today, it gives me great pleasure to share my review for fellow author, Story Empire contributor, and friend, Staci Troilo, for her latest book, Pour It On. I’ve posted this on a Monday because all my Thursday review slots …

Pour It On! #NewBook by Staci Troilo @stacitroilo Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for poem based on the concepts of Memories: Sweet and Sour. I’ve written a stacked (or double) Etheree, which has ten lines in each stack in the following syllable …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #258 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #ThemePrompt #Etheree Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for an Ekphrastic poem, which today, uses a photo prompt as the art form. I’ve written a stacked (or double) Etheree, which has ten lines in each stack …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #257 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt #Etheree Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a Haiku. I’ve used sunshine as my Kigo, as it can appear in any season. You can find Colleen’s post HERE.   I’ve chosen a Haiku in …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #256 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #SpecificForm #Haiku Read more »

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a Syllabic poem of the author’s choice, featuring a colour. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I’ve chosen a Senryu in three lines of …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #255 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #TasteTheRainbow #Tanka Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a Tanka Prose. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I wanted to bracket my prose paragraph with a Tanka either side. It’s entitled: PAINSTAKING  When you feel grumpy …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #254 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #SpecificForm #Tanka Read more »

Hi everyone. Today, it gives me great pleasure to host fellow author, friend, blogger, and Story Empire contributor, Jan Sikes, who wants to tell us about her new book. Take it away, Jan >>> It has been said many times …

#NewBook: Mountain Laurel Christmas by Jan Sikes @JanSikes3 Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a verse using metaphor and allegory from a photo supplied by Lisa – The Versesmith. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I have chosen a Tanka, which has …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #252 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #PhotoPrompt #Tanka Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a butterfly cinquain on the theme of “Taste the Rainbow”. Pat (wildchild47) chose this week’s theme. Unfortunately, Pat’s websites are all deleted. I sure hope she’s okay. You …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #251 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Cinquain #ButterflyCinquain Read more »

Hi everyone. Today, it gives me great pleasure to host fellow author, Story Empire contributor, and friend, Staci Troilo, with her latest book: No Such Luck! I’ll let Staci tell you all about it 🙂 >>> Take it away, Staci! …

No Such Luck! #NewBook by Staci Troilo @stacitroilo Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge and have written an Acrostic verse. An Acrostic poem is a form not requiring rhyme, but requiring letters or words to form word(s) or messages when read from consecutive lines. You can …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #POETSCHOICE @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Acrostic Read more »