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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.

Carrot Tops: A 99-Word Flash Fiction

One of the blog prompts over at Carrot Ranch was to write a 99 word (no more, no less) about tools, either using the word itself or mentioning different kinds of tools. This pedometer geek writer had difficulty with this … Continue reading

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BP: Wales Haiku Journal: Autumn 2021

The autumn edition of the Wales Haiku Journal has just been released. Thanks to the editor, Paul, this pedometer geek writer had a haiku selected for inclusion. It is as follows: nature hike our footsteps silenced by pine needles ~Nancy … Continue reading

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Carry On, My Wayward Son: A 99-Flash Piece

This week over at Carrot Ranch ( http://www.carrotranch.com ) the prompt Charli Mills set for the Word Wranglers was to write a 99-word (no more, no less) story using the phrase “carry on.” It can be an expression of perseverance … Continue reading

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The Dream: 99-Word Flash Fiction

The prompt that Charli Mills set for the Word Wranglers over at Carrot Ranch http://www.carrotranch.com was to write a story about a film festival in 99 words (no more, no less). She also suggested that a writer might want to … Continue reading

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BP: Prune Juice Journal

One of the more prestigious international senryu journals, Prune Juice Journal of Senryu and Related Forms, has just published Issue #35, November 2021. The journal was founded in 2009 by Alexis Rotella, and it has had several editors. The current … Continue reading

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BP: Haiku Dialogue–Finding Peace and Contemplation

…in meeting old friends. This week’s Haiku Dialogue column at the Haiku Foundation was about finding peace and contemplation in meeting old friends. Considering the last couple years of lock-down because of the Covid-19 pandemic, this was basically a nostalgic … Continue reading

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BP: Stardust Haiku #58 (October 2021)

Valentina Ranaldi-Adams’ Stardust Haiku: Poetry with a Little Sparkle, Issue #58 was just published. Once again the haiku were written by a global community of poets. There were haiku by poets in Bulgaria, Canada, India, Italy, New Zealand, Pakistan, the … Continue reading

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BP: Haiku Dialogue: Finding Peace and Contemplation…

…in the city. This week’s Haiku Dialogue column at the Haiku Foundation had a prompt of finding peace and contemplation…in a city. Guest editor Marietta McGregor chose haiku from haiku poets from around the globe including choosing a haiku from … Continue reading

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BP: Haiku Dialogue–Finding Peace and Contemplation…

This week at the Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, the photo prompt was finding peace and contemplation…exercising in a park. From walking, jogging, biking, yoga, and tai chi, haiku poets from around the globe flexed their poetry muscles. This … Continue reading

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Embracing the Mud: A 99-word Flash Fiction

This week’s Carrot Ranch prompt, which actually has been extended until October 26, was to write in 99 words (no more, no less) about mud, whether actual or metaphorical mud. The writers were to embrace the mud since writing can … Continue reading

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