Author Archives: pedometergeek

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.

The Collection: Remote

Charli Mills’ prompt for this week’s 99-word (no more, no less) story at Carrot Ranch was as follows: August 1, 2022, prompt: Write a story that features someplace remote in 99 words (no more, no less). It can be a … Continue reading

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BP: Haiku Dialogue–Literary Devices (Personification)

This week’s prompt at the Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, was to write haiku which used the literary device known as personification. Briefly, according to the guest editor Alex Fyffe, personification is attributing human qualities to inanimate objects, animals, … Continue reading

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BP: Presence #73

The British haiku journal, Presence #73, has finally arrived in my mailbox. Edited by Ian Storr, the journal is jam-packed with haiku, tanka, haibun (a combination of prose and haiku), other haiku-related forms, and a few reviews of haiku books. … Continue reading

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BP: Haiku Dialogue–Literary Device (Alliteration)

The Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, which is being edited by Alex Fyffe, is all about using literary devices in the context of haiku. This week the haiku was to use alliteration. Alex added in assonance or consonance. For … Continue reading

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The Collection: Sweet as Cherries

The previous week’s prompt provided by Charli Mills to the Word Wranglers was to write a story in 99 words about cherries. From the site: July 25, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story sweet … Continue reading

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BP: Stardust Haiku: Poetry With a Little Sparkle

Valentina Ranaldi-Adams’ monthly journal, Stardust Haiku: Poetry With a Little Sparkle, is now online for July 2022. This is the sixty-seventh monthly issue. Haiku poets from Canada, India, Italy, Nepal, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America … Continue reading

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BP: Haiku Dialogue–Literary Device (Onomatopoeia)

This week’s prompt, set by guest editor Alex Fyffe, at the Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, was to write haiku with onomatopoeia. Haiku poets from across the globe wrote noisy haiku, and twenty-one different nations are represented. This pedometer … Continue reading

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Not The Collection: Floating

The previous week’s prompt at Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch writing blog was to write a 99-word (no more, no less) piece about floats or floating. Here is the prompt from the site: July 18, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no … Continue reading

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BP: Haiku Dialogue–Literary Devices (Synecdoche & Metonymy)

This week’s Haiku Dialogue column at the Haiku Foundation is all about the use of the literary devices known as synecdoche and metonymy. Quoting from the guest editor, Alex Fyffe: “Synecdoche and metonymy are two similar literary devices that are … Continue reading

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The Collection: For a Day

This week’s prompt, set by Charli Mills, for the Word Wranglers at Carrot Ranch was as follows: July 11, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by the idea, “for a day.” It doesn’t … Continue reading

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