A World Cup Haiku

A World Cup Haiku

In celebration of France’s victory in the 2018 World Cup, here is a special haiku:

From penalty to tackle
The kick field goal
To the cup, kick!

Congratulations to Les Bleus and their 4-2 victory over Croatia.


A Collection of Simple Haiku

A Collection of Simple Haiku

I never really understood if it is haiku or haikus for the plural of haiku. Nevermind, here are many of them. Be at peace as your read them. Breathe in slowly.

sexless craven tame

sexless craven tame
samurai shivers, lazy warm
island unshackles

catatonic mint

catatonic mint
glistens, perch wanders, golden
gentle shy cane plods

jabbing blankly, orange

jabbing blankly, orange
laughing females give birth, dead
knobbly clouds giggling

barbaric waif seals

barbaric waif seals
fearful albatrosses race
idly, patient loose

All of these are inspired by books I have recently read about Zen Buddhism.

Winter Is Coming – A Haiku

Winter Is Coming – A Haiku

A short Haiku to celebrate the arrival of the darkest and coldest months of Winter.

Winter is coming
All shall perish, walls shall fall
White walks over all

What do you think of the Game of Thrones reference? I have not watched all the episodes and seasons. I am the only one of my friends who hasn’t seen every single episode. I’m still catching up but don’t have HBO and can’t find GoT on CouchTuner or any alternatives. I will keep looking.

Three Simple Story Ideas for Creativity

Three Simple Story Ideas for Creativity

Three simple story ideas to get the creative juices flowing. Remember that writing is easy once you commit to making it a daily practice.

  1. An mobile app developer makes an app that can do something magical. What can his app do, what kind of ethical dilemma does it raise, and what does he end up doing with it?
  2. A man starting to become intimate with a woman rents an expensive hotel room and they take a bath together, but the water turns pink as the woman has her period. What unusual reaction does the man have?
  3. Have your character attend a themed costume party where they can’t find the person that invited them, they know nobody else, and the people they meet are alternately hostile and friendly. What is the strange theme of the costumes, and does your character stay or run after a disaster happens?

Story Idea – Galactic Solid Knife Wars

Story Idea – Galactic Solid Knife Wars

A long, long time ago in a solid, solid galaxy…

After leaving the dirty planet Venus, a group of wizards fly toward a distant speck. The speck gradually resolves into a damp, space abbey.

Civil war strikes the galaxy, which is ruled by Kimberly Thunder, a scrawny zombie capable of vandalism and even violence.

Terrified, a chilly dragon known as Georgina Sparkle flees the Empire, with her protector, Stanley Smith.

They head for Upper Boggington on the planet Abydos. When they finally arrive, a fight breaks out. Smith uses her solid knife to defend Georgina.

Smith and Dragon Georgina decide it’s time to leave Abydos and steal a lorry to shoot their way out.

They encounter a tribe of wizards. Smith is attacked and the dragon is captured by the wizards and taken back to Upper Boggington.

Smith must fight to save Dragon Georgina but when she accidentally unearths a magical banana, the entire future of the solid, dirty galaxy is at stake.

A Few Different Gadgets from the Story

The tribe of wizards has very advanced technology and this is just a sample of the list of gadgets they have created.

  • Acid Rock Mutator
  • Charge Porter
  • Chemistry-Assaulter
  • Code-Bomb
  • Combat-Organism
  • Counter Luminator-Healer
  • Curing Transmutation Deflector
  • Current-Breeze Illuminator
  • Dark Water Bane
  • Detonating Launching Dominator
  • Dream-Portal
  • Explosive Regenerator
  • Healer-Unit
  • Hypnotizer-Probe
  • Igniter Enchanter-Tunneller
  • Mental Strategic Alterer
  • Moleculo Beguiler-Torch
  • Rejuvinating Soil Combustion Hammer
  • Screaming Beacon Screamer
  • Scything Road Processor
  • Soak Mobilizer-Unit
  • Street-Pollution
  • Tactical Luminator
  • Warp-Apparatus
  • Whirlwind-Mobilizer