Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge August 20, 2019

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Devereaux 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,… Continue reading Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge August 20, 2019

Change of Seasons

Autumn whispers as I hang the moon just so to mark the edge of summer and promised dreams and waxing dreams and those promised dreams Borrowed from nothing built on everything being in the sky, somehow being of the sky intentions wait Autumn whispers, it beckons as I release old seasons and soar Image by Jonny Lindner from Pixabay prompts: Go Dog Go Tuesday Writing … Continue reading Change of Seasons

Sunlight Through Shadows

If I could see my way clear of endless shadows if I could silence these echoes of yesterday if I could embrace up and coming challenges and summon strength that is never too near if I could, I’d imagine the riches I’d find Fear, a fine emotion Fear, a friend and if I fail, Fear will remind me I’m not flawless Image by Helmut Strasil … Continue reading Sunlight Through Shadows

Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday | August 1, 2019

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Welcome to Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday! This is the day of the week where all members of the Go Dog Go Café Community are invited to introduce a Poet or Writer they enjoy reading. Participating is really fast and simple- in the comments below, post the link for the Home Page of the Poet/Writer you are introducing to… Continue reading Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday | August 1, 2019

Exciting Things Happening at the Go Dog Go Café

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The Baristas have spent the month of July brainstorming how we can continue to make the Go Dog Go Café a dynamic and interactive community for writers to gather. Starting August 1st, we will be introducing new features, giving an old favorite an update, and introducing new Baristas. New Features Throwback Fridays Most of the Go Dog Go… Continue reading Exciting Things Happening at the Go Dog Go Café

Now Recruiting: Baristas for the Go Dog Go Cafe

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It is the mission of Go Dog Go Café to provide a warm, inviting and inspiring gathering space in order to build a healthy and supportive writing community.  We are committed to providing the Go Dog Go Community with a mix of weekly and special features that explore the writing life and writing from a diverse group of… Continue reading Now Recruiting: Baristas for the Go Dog Go Cafe

If We Were Having Coffee, July 21st

If we were having coffee today, July 21st, I’d invite you to sit on the patio with me. We’ve been having a heatwave with temperatures reaching 100+ but with my huge umbrella and a fan, it’s bearable. This week promises to bring more reasonable weather. I’d rather sit in this heat than take winter’s cold anyway. Would you? If I had to summarize this summer … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee, July 21st

Rainy Days

There’s humility in the rain that visits in the whispering shallows Here where the world is quiet and still, I listen I draw comfort from the steady drone that sounds like a heartbeat, here where drops of water weigh heavy on fragile petals They glisten like diamonds, like kaleidoscopes swirling And those tender blossoms? They accept the weight without effort, knowing it helps them to … Continue reading Rainy Days

Dragonflies and Promises

A dragonfly soared on duality’s wings and landed on the branch of contemplation, not understanding the impossibility of flight Water shimmered as it found its course and beat the stone beneath until its scars were polished to perfection I whispered a short oath that day as I stood still in the woods, bells chiming in the distance, to appreciate the difference between intention and accomplishment … Continue reading Dragonflies and Promises

Second Chances

We almost discarded it, the rickety dresser that couldn’t quite find its center It was covered in a fine layer of dust, the grime a testament to years of neglect Each drawer was more stuck than the last as if it knew salvation was out of reach, as if it understood there were better offerings, shiny and new, out there in the world somewhere Still… … Continue reading Second Chances

On Second Thought

A moment to be wistful to linger in the in-between, caught by spectacular vistas and rising tides Searching for solace by sunflower petals, faded and tristful tenuous steps shaken by sorrow’s onslaught a moment to be wistful Releasing rainbows, the god’s hand abides with wisdom to reach a soul destined to linger in the in-between, caught Burdens lifted by simple beauty a chance to renew, … Continue reading On Second Thought

Strength Claimed

  And when magic is lean and your mantra seems tarnished and messy, when courage is desperate for a way to escape and dreams are filled with regret, when being headstrong and proud leaves you sort of wishing for reasons to abdicate your throne, whatever that may be, remember… a vulnerable soul has power Stories of struggle exist to strengthen and even as crooks and … Continue reading Strength Claimed

Conservation

wind-driven waves crash against the shore shooting salt spray high above jagged rocks gulls cry and seem to tumble from angry skies they swoop into the swirling surf to snatch silvery fish I watch them, not yet dead as they wriggle in the bird’s claws a sight that fills me with dread the chill refuses to dissipate even as the sun shoots broken beams of … Continue reading Conservation

Breaking Memory

I awoke to a breaking memory caught somewhere between layers of haze and impending storms I tried to hold it, to capture the edges before they dissolved back into nothingness My mind bent and curved as if it were a porcelain cup While the vision dissipated layer by layer, a release of emotion oozed from beneath Each harnessed the power of an elemental existence Fire … Continue reading Breaking Memory

Spring

Spring wriggles free of Old Man Winter’s grasp like a taste of lime and honey in afternoon tea. The perfect elixir to chase away those blues I see. Her warriors, the fuzzy yellow bumble bees, make sweet music in the garden over by the sea. Humming, buzzzzzzzing workers in groups of two and three. Oh Spring, Spring. She anoints the trees with gentle rains until … Continue reading Spring

If We Were Having Coffee, April 20, 2019

If we were having coffee today, April 20th, I’d invite you to sit in the backyard with me. The weather has finally turned and even though it’s has been a bit rainy, the fresh air feels refreshing. As we sipped our coffee and enjoyed this delicious cinnamon bread, I’d tell you how very busy I’ve been and ask what you’ve been up to lately. We … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee, April 20, 2019

Daffodil Queen

All or nothing on a bright afternoon Crowns of daffodils, each fanning out in glorious green and heavy with ivory yellow blossoms Juxtaposed against hedges kept just so, those bushes that long to be free while locked in a manicured cage, the daffodils dance Nestled neatly by the ordinary house which, while offered as perfection, are proof of a querulous life — somehow restless in … Continue reading Daffodil Queen