Monday, March 28, 2011

Kick start Monday - April Showers

When it rains, it pours!
I'm taking on not one, but two daily challenges in April! As you might have noticed on my side board. I plan to apply one to the other =) if the prompts work out. Should be fun and productive. Can't wait for April!

The poetry one will be tougher. Each morning we get a prompt, so no advance poems. I'm looking forward to it! The link is on the bunnies.

The A to Z one is crazy big - I was #690!! Our task is to write something to do with each letter of the alphabet every day in April, except Sundays. And then check out the other blogs. Unfortunately it will be impossible to visit everyone. I will visit those who stop by here, plus as many as I can each day. Those with the most intriguing titles, or random clicks, will be the lucky visitees (who am I to talk? TTT?) Thanks to Holly who introduced me to it. And she made her blog newbie friendly for the occasion! Aww!

Lastly, here is my short and sweet AW Flash Fiction entry - "dawn"

Dawn

It starts with a twinkle.

The twinkle sprouts into a spear of light. It is joined by more, piercing and pulsing to life along a dark horizon.

Under the fan of spears, the brightest sliver peaks out yellow, barely an arc, turning blackness to gray around it. Slowly it intensifies, growing bolder and broader. The sky is now slate, yearning for its blue haze.

Birds sing to it. Time to catch that worm. The sparkly green blades drink it in for their breakfast.

BANH, BANH, BANH, BANH – hit the snooze one more time and roll over as it touches your eyes, creeping in through a crack in the drapes…

…warning you that you’re LATE FOR WORK!

4 comments:

Holly Ruggiero said...

That was a jarring ending to a relaxing story. You’ve joined the ranks of the crazy. Well, I guess you went even crazier with two challenges! Good luck.

Tara Tyler said...

Didn't mean to startle you, were you sleeping? ha ha. yes, I'm a crazy. A crazy who loves a challenge! (it's late...)

C R Ward said...

Wow! I'm impressed that you're doing both challenges in April. I did the PAD challenge a couple of years ago and it led me to exploring a different poetry form every week since. :-)

Tara Tyler said...

Thanks, C.R.
I like to multi-task...Hope it's not more than I can chew!