Book Review – “Bad Mommy Stay Mommy” by Elisabeth Horan

I'm so thrilled to share the first-ever book review I have written for a dear friend of my mine Elisabeth Horan. The book has been published by UK based Fly on the Wall Poetry Press on May 10,2019. Elisabeth Horan is an Editor at Animal Heart Press and has several chaps and collections coming out this … Continue reading Book Review – “Bad Mommy Stay Mommy” by Elisabeth Horan

Christine’s July 2019 Children’s Book Title Writing Prompt Challenge

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Month of Prompts

Throughout the month of July, I will be providing a daily writing prompt based on the title of a beloved Children’s book. They are designed to inspire you to write a poem, prose piece, or a piece of flash fiction in 30 minutes of less.

Let your creativity go wild!  The only rule is that you use the book title as your piece title OR integrate all the words in the title into your piece somehow

If you would like to have your piece considered for publication on Brave and Reckless, email your prompt inspired pieces to me at her.red.pen.wordsmithing@gmail.com .

  • You can also participate on Facebook by tagging your writing with:
    • # # the daily book title
    • #kidsbookchallenge
    • @braveandreckless66

    or on Instagram by tagging your writing with:

You can also share your response pieces in the comments below the Daily Prompt.

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Poetry published on the Visual Verse Vol 06 Chapter 8- “Sustenance”

So delighted to see my poem making the cut for this month anthology at Visual Verse. A London/Berlin-based poetry journal has been challenging the writers with their visually appealing prompts for years. So thankful to the editor Lucie for helping me get through a technical glitch during this month's submission. Please read my poem here … Continue reading Poetry published on the Visual Verse Vol 06 Chapter 8- “Sustenance”

Rouge Desire – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Come read this gorgeous love poem from Paul and do visit the website for his amazing collection of poems

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dVerse Poets – Poetics – Alchemy with Laurie Lee

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“That first long secret drink of golden fire, juice of those valleys and of that time, wine of the wild orchards, of russet summer, of plump red apples, and Rosie’s burning cheeks. Never to be forgotten, or ever tasted again.”    ‘Cider With Rosie’ by Laurie Lee

The challenge by Laura Bloomsbury of dVerse Poets is to take a piece of prose by Laurie Lee and work it into a poem.

Rouge Desire

I drank of you that secret drink,
that juice of wild valleys
that moistened your ruby lips
of apple red seduction.

I sat with you in those russet hallways
of sun marked scapes of wonder,
and counted cotton candy clouds
that sugared us with joy.

Memories like clocks who ever know
how we loved each other like a
baroque lilting of romantic flow,

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Poetry published in the Dual Coast Magazine Issue #7 ( Prolific Press)

So happy to be part of this gorgeous magazine with a retro look.So thankful to the EIC Glenn Lyvers for accepting and supporting my work. The magazine is brimming with poetry, fiction, arts and photography from a multitude of talented writers. Dual Cost Magazine is a showcase for excellent fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and so much … Continue reading Poetry published in the Dual Coast Magazine Issue #7 ( Prolific Press)

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge June 25, 2019

Come join the fun of the writing prompt . Here is my response, what’s yours?
Summertime ( Poem)

Those giggles and laughter
warms my soul
those innocent jumps
in the puddles
sets the joyful effect
spreads like a pleasurable sensation

those soft fingers laced with the mud
and those carefree guffaws
the park comes alive in the summertime
breathing a new life

when the kids with their laughter
and carefree smiles
rolls in the fresh cut green grass
and the apricity
of the warm summer sun
reaches our quaint town.

–Megha Sood

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TUES PROMPTDevereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.

The prompts are designed to be quick challenges that can be written in 10 to 15minutes,  inspire you creatively, are fun, and get everyone interacting.  Please post your response to the prompt in the comments below and show your fellow posters some love and support.  All members of the Go Dog Go community, including Baristas, are welcome to participate.  Feel free to share this post on your own blogs and/or Facebook.

Today’s prompt:  

Summer is a time for the laughter and light hearts of children.  Write something to make us smile using that a theme.

(Yeah summertime!☀️)

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Promote Yourself Monday, June 24th, 2019

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Promote yourself Mon

Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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Belief

“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” – E.A. Bucchianeri I've always been looking for empty spaces spaces in your heart spaces in your fleeting glance to adjust mine space next to you in the library, an empty cozy corner in the party, where the deafening noise … Continue reading Belief

Poetry published in the Vita Brevis -“Mother is humming. Can you hear?”

So grateful to the EIC of Vita Brevis Literature Brian Geiger to published yet another poem of mine and complementing it with a beautiful piece of art. Please visit the revamped website of Vita Brevis to check out new changes Brian has brought to the website. You can read my poem here. Happy Blogging! Megha … Continue reading Poetry published in the Vita Brevis -“Mother is humming. Can you hear?”

Final Call For Submissions: This is What Love Looks Like. Poetry By Women Smitten with Women

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Indie Blu(e) Publishing will be accepting submissions of poetry and art for This is What Love Looks Like. Poetry by Women Smitten with Women until midnight on Sunday, June 30th. This Anthology will celebrate love, attachments, and attraction between women.

  • The maximum number of pieces for submission per writer/artist is FIVE (5).
  • Writing can be uploaded as a Word or PDF attachment. If you are submitting a graphic poetry meme, the meme must be accompanied by the text in Word or PDF version.
  • Artwork submitted for the Anthology must be able to be reproduced clearly in black and white.
  • You will be notified if your work is accepted. Please do not consider non- acceptance as any diminishment of your experience, but as with any publishing venture, we must try to fit the individual pieces together into a strong whole.
  • Submission of previously published pieces is acceptable if you…

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Poetry feature in Literary Heist-Religion

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And here comes the day I have been waiting for months ever since the day they have announced the acceptance of my poem in their summer edition. Literary Heist online quarterly magazine is published every March 21st, June 21st, September 21st, and December 21st. The yearly electronic book is published every year on February 1st.

Do read their summer edition on their website and get a taste of the finest in the Articles, Art, Short Story, and Poetry. Do read my poem Religionand please leave your precious comments. This poem is written around the feeling of ignorance, deep seeded in humanity, even after reading holy books and verses.

Happy Blogging!

Megha Sood

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Poetry published in the Adelaide Magazine no 24, May Issue

I'm so thrilled to see my three poems published in the Adelaide Magazine Issue no 24.I'm really thankful the EIC Stevan V. Nikolic for giving my poems a home. The Adelaide Literary Magazine is an independent international monthly publication, based in New York (US), and Lisbon (Portugal). Founded by Stevan V. Nikolic and Adelaide Franco Nikolic in 2015, the … Continue reading Poetry published in the Adelaide Magazine no 24, May Issue

Poetry award function for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)- State Level 3rd Position

I'm so elated to share the details of the Annual Meeting and Awards luncheon Program which happened on 17 June at the Pines Manor, New Jersey. The day was to celebrate the efforts of the affiliates and the program coordinators all through New Jersey. They also celebrated the top 3 winners of the state level … Continue reading Poetry award function for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)- State Level 3rd Position

Two poems published in the Ariel chart-“Original Sin” and “Coexistence”

Really excited to be published in the Ariel Chart, a signatory of Pw.org. Really thankful to the editor Mark Anthony Rossy to have given me the chance to be featured. Please read my poems  “Original Sin“ and  “Coexistence” and share your precious comments. A much-awaited publication. Happy blogging! Megha Sood

Pink Tint

Do read this beautiful poem by the poet Rumi shared by the blogger Maverick on his site.

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Patty Carroll – American

What was said to the RoseWhat was said to the rose that made it open was saidto me here in my chest.What was told the cypress that made it strongand straight, what waswhispered the jasmine so it is what it is, whatever madesugarcane sweet, whateverwas said to the inhabitants of the town of Chigil inTurkestan that makes themso handsome, whatever lets the pomegranate flower blushlike a human face, that isbeing said to me now. I blush. Whatever put eloquence inlanguage, that’s happening here.The great warehouse doors open; I fill with gratitude,chewing a piece of sugarcane,in love with the one to whom every that belongs!~ Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi ‘Rumi the Book of Love – poems of ecstasy and longing’.Translated…

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Poetry published in “An elephant never”-“The day begins again”

So thrilled to receive the acceptance of two of my poems for the poetry journal " An Elephant Never". So thankful tot he EIC Andre Lepine for supporting my work. An elephant never is a journal inspired by our favorite pachyderm and each week, they offer truncated tales (flash fiction), rumbling rhymes (poetry), elephant art, … Continue reading Poetry published in “An elephant never”-“The day begins again”