Challenge While Swamp

I took up the challenge this year to make a blog post every day. At first, it sounded like an easy task, but I soon discovered it more challenging than I ever imagined. For part of the year-long adventure, I explored different styles of poetry. I decided to revisit many of these styles in November. NaNoWriMo takes up most of my time during this month. Plus, the weather turns cold, making it hard to go on an adventure unless Rooster and I decide to visit our baby chick in New York City. Sometimes I get a hunger for the road. Christmas is right around the corner. I wrote this blitz poem because this is the time of year when I like to snuggle in bed where it is warm. I call it Challenge While Swamp.

Challenge While Swamp

NaNoWriMo is here

NaNoWriMo challenge

Challenge to write

Challenge of 50,000 words

Words made of letters

Worlds of consonants and vowels

Vowels with mouth open

Vowels add dimension to a thought

Thought and image

Thought of story

Story living in my mind

Story left to percolate

Percolate for months

Percolate until it boils

Boils in the heat

Boils in the back of the brain

Brain soaked in drama

Brian soaked in romance

Romance will be the dance

Romance my genre of choice

Choice for this year

Choice I had to make

Make for the challenge

Make a story from a fairytale

Fairytale of Beauty and the Beast

Fairytale with a twist

Twist that makes it modern

Twist I can write in a month

Month of passion and adventure

Month of tying it out clean

Clean plagued with errors

Clean as a pantster

Panster can get

Panster with a beauty

Beauty that falls for a beast

Beauty who id afraid to love

Love a beast with her whole heart

Love a beast with a secret

Secrets have a way of simmering

Secrets make for a good adventure

Adventure of love

Adventure of lust

Lust sparks passion

Lust between beauty and a beast

Beast who lives on a plantation

Beast from a Louisiana swamp

Swamp out on the bayou

Swamp filled with gators



Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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