Growing Our Twiglets

“A Twiglet is a short phrase. Or a word. Maybe two. Its aim is to “prompt” a flow. A thought. A memory. If something comes to mind, write. A polished piece isn’t the goal; creativity is. Poetry. Prose. Short lines. Whatever you create is a success.” ~ Misky

Several friends (and some strangers) have asked if I would consider hosting weekly fiction, poetry, or just writing prompts. The simple answer is… no. I will not. But worry not, my Wicked Luvs, for there are some wonderful places already offering what you’ve been asking for. Here is my short list:

Imaginary Garden with Real Toads – “a place that always welcomes Followers and Visitors ~ every prompt and challenge is open to anyone…” Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays (poetry, and the occasional fiction prompt). I host a poetry and flash fiction prompt at The Garden about once a month.

Prompt Nights – a different topic every week. Writers should “feel free to take the subject in whichever direction [they] desire. Previously written work is more than welcome.” Fridays (fiction and poetry).

The Twiglet – as stated in the opening quote, “a Twiglet is a short phrase. Or a word. Maybe two. Its aim is to “prompt” a flow. A thought. A memory. If something comes to mind, write. A polished piece isn’t the goal; creativity is. Poetry. Prose. Short lines. Whatever you create is a success.”  Tuesdays.

Poets United – “a community for poets who blog.” All week (poetry prompts, interviews and more).

dVerse – “a place for poets and writers.” Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays (poetry prompts and a bit more).

I shall continue hosting Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month, in April… and Witches in Fiction, in October. However, if twice a year doesn’t satisfy your Magaly-hosting needs, come and visit the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads—you will find me there once a month, hosting Poetry and Flash Fiction with Magaly. Yep, I’ve just written “hosting” 4 times and “Magaly” 3 times in the same paragraph. I must love to Magaly and to host. Fine, make that 5 and 4 for a deliciously uneven 9.

So, my Luvs, here is to growing our twiglets together… in the friendliest of word-gardens.

“Little Prince”, by Su Blackwell
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We’ll Always Have Smoke Signals

She was doing just fine. And then the fainting spells began… She’s an old gal and all, but I hoped we would be together at least until my 40th birthday. I know she is trying. So I don’t blame her… Time is hard on all of us (the insufferable bastard). I must learn to let her go…

…especially since she has fainted at least 8 times in the last 30 minutes. Maybe she fears this note. Perhaps the word hiatus is too scary for her. I understand that. Still, we all have our limits… and my enough-is-enough seems to go nuts in the presence of constant Victorian cyber-swooning.

So, my Wicked Luvs, I’ll write you in a week or so… My household is rather busy at the moment. I need to wait a bit… computer shopping is more fun when I do it with my Piano Man *cough*.

Until then, I shall see you on Facebook and Instagram. And if my phone also fails, we’ll always have smoke signals… and shouting… really, really, really loud shouting… and ellipses, obviously…

hammered-socksThese awesome socks were made for writing (by hand?)
and for getting hammered, it seems…
but since I don’t drink, for writing by hand they will be.

Spelling Healing into a Rotting World… Witches in Fiction 2016

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Welcome to the 6th year of Witches in Fiction, my Luvs. Today, storytellers, painters, crafters, sculptors, potion makers, ninjas, gardeners, photographers, potion drinkers, knitters, poets, doll makers… have brought their arts together in order to Spell Healing into a Rotting World.

If you have posted something for the party, please leave me a comment with your name, your post title, and the direct link to your entry. I’m adding my own information as an example:
– “Dance Old Bones”, by Magaly Guerrero – http://magalyguerrero.com/dance-old-bones/

I will add your links to the Party Day List (see below) as they come in. Please visit other partiers—it’s wicked fun, it’s polite, and it’s the main reason behind this healing party.

If you’ve yet to enter this year’s giveaways, please take a moment (or three) to do so now. All the giveaways will remain open until October 24th at 10:13 pm, EDT. Here are the goodies:
– 1st Giveaway – Groovy Crow, sponsored by Little Gothic Horrors
– 2nd Giveaway – Herbal Healing Salve, Love the Girls (breast massage oil), Florida Water, Prosperity Spray, and Rue Water, sponsored by Three Cats and a Broom
– 3rd Giveaway – A Circle of Healing and Love (bracelet), sponsored by Eliora
– 4th Giveaway – Avalon Eau de Parfum, sponsored by Alchemy & Ashes
– 5th Giveaway – Painting, Notebook and Pen, sponsored by SunshineShelle
– 6th Giveaway – The Basket (“Dancing around the Healing Cauldron”)
• A painting, by Magic Love Crow
• A tarot reading and a past life regression, by Touch of the Goddess
• A doll, by Olde Baggs & Stuffed Shirts
• Books, a $31.07 gift card, a tote bag, and a framed blackout poem, by Magaly Guerrero

Wishing you had more chances to win the giveaways?
– Some of our sponsors are also party participants. Anyone who comments on their posts (and has commented on the original giveaway) will get an extra entry to the specific giveaway.

Do enjoy yourselves, my Wicked Luvs. I wish we breed nothing but wonderful things out of this art-filled exchange. May we all get to smile happily… and wickedly, of course. 😉

Party Day List

– “Dance, Old Bones” – Magaly Guerrero
– “Peace Potion” – Pen and Feather (Sharon)
– “Heart Shape” – Witchcraft and Literature (Anna)
– “Healing Gaia (The Spirit of the Earth)” – Holly’s Horrorland
– “Smelling the Rot…” Moon Daisies, part 7 – Daydream Believers (Gina)
– “The Darkest Kiss” – Kestril’s Rhythms and Groove (Rommy)
– “Hope” – Ms Misantropia
– “Ribbons Dripping Healing” – Emotion (Sometimes) Recollected in Tranquility (Esther)
– “Healing Wish” – A Dash of Sunny (Sanaa)
– “Kindness” – Incipient Wings (Marfi)
– “Witches in Fiction 2016” – Little Gothic Horrors (Emma)
– “The WoMan with a Book” – Khaya Ronkainen
– “Healing from the Otherside” – Laura and Her Favorite Things
– “An Exuberant Song” – Cackle and Hoot (Lora Mahaffey)
– “Releasing The Power Of Gen 7” – Gypsy Spirit Rising (Holly)
– “We’re gonna need a Bigger bandaid!” – SunshineShelle
– “The Veil Keeper and a spell… WiF 2016” – Olde Baggs & Stuffed Shirts (Oma Linda)
– “Hekate” – Anima ex Manus Art Dolls (Ioanna Tsouka)
– “The Basket” – Magic Love Crow (Stacy)
– “Witches in Fiction 2016: Narcisa the Witches Wonder Cat” – Foreigner in My Own Backyard
“For Witches in Fiction 2016 – Spelling Healing into a Rotting World” – Rasz Art Designs