New Year’s Eve Haiku

Parties and fireworks – People celebrate worldwide. It’s Jenny’s birthday! Dedicated to all my friends and family who have birthdays between 15th December and 8th January and who get a raw deal, year in and year out.  Jenny confessed to me that she didn’t realise until she was about eleven that everyone wasn’t celebrating her […]

Tuesday haiku #27

Acts of terrorism Recalled by burning Guy Fawkes? It’s just Bonfire Night. “Remember, remember, the fifth of November – gunpowder, treason and plot…” In my youth we had a bonfire at the end of the garden, and my dad set off a few fireworks like Roman Candles, Volcanoes and Helicopters.  I remember my brothers making […]

Tuesday Haiku #12

My fourth week at Summer Camp. The weather’s been hot, very hot for us wilting roses in England, but I still got into the spirit with my Camp Nano tee shirt. This week’s haiku is a kind of plot summary: Flying boats and spies; Mysterious females turn Victor from his task. ~~~ Only one more […]

Tuesday Haiku #11

My third week at Summer Camp, and the new version of the story is going – well, ok, slowly – choose your adverb. I’m now about a week behind schedule, but that’s largely due to my flu.  Still time to catch up. This week’s haiku: The keyboard rattles. The fingers fly across it: The writer […]

Tuesday Haiku #10

My second week at Summer Camp, and things are not going well. My target is 1615 words a day and I was already one day behind when I fell sick with a virus.  I haven’t written anything since.  Hopefully the medications will work and I’ll get back on track.  So this week’s haiku: Feverish body; […]