Haiku Friday – Style & Fresh

22 Jan

Hi everyone! Welcome back! Happy Haiku Friday!


Ronovan is a writer and poet and he also does author interviews and much more. You can read some of his poetry and fiction pieces on his blog. He also hosts RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday. Anyone can participate. Check out his Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

This week’s prompt words are Style and Fresh.

Author-Vashti Quiroz-Vega-fantasy-stories


Words torn from the gut

A virgin sheet of paper

The birth of genre


(Style = Genre / Fresh = Virgin)


Have a great weekend! πŸ˜€

34 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Style & Fresh”

  1. Denis1950 January 22, 2016 at 12:12 am #

    Very creative Vashti, what a struggle you conjure up in the readers imagination

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 22, 2016 at 12:37 am #

      The struggle is real. I try to write at least 1000 words each morning. The segment in the story I was working on today was emotionally taxing for me. I’m still a bit shaken. Some people believe that fiction is easier to write than non-fiction because it’s ‘make-believe’, but this is not so, because while the story is being written it is completely true in your mind. Thank you Denis! πŸ˜€ xx

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  2. Frank January 22, 2016 at 1:41 am #

    I adore that first line.

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  3. olganm January 22, 2016 at 5:16 am #

    It does reflect well the work, for sure. You’re right about fiction. There are times, depending on how I feel that I wouldn’t dare to write in certain genres, because you get emotionally involved.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 22, 2016 at 10:38 pm #

      You do get emotionally involved. Certain scenes need to turn your guts otherwise they’re not written with enough passion. I’m glad you can relate. πŸ™‚ xx


  4. trentpmcd January 22, 2016 at 8:32 am #

    I really like the haiku but my main comment is on the picture. I really love it. Where did it come from? Did you make it?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 22, 2016 at 10:50 pm #

      This illustration is my concept brought to life by illustrator George Miltiadis. It’s a portrait of me with some of the characters from my Fantasy Angels Series. You can see more of his work on my ‘Gallery’ page. I should have labeled this image. I’ll do it as soon as I get a chance. I love this illustration too and am very grateful for George’s great work.

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  5. nagrij January 22, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

    I see what you did there. :p

    Liked by 1 person

  6. stacilys January 22, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    This is perfect Vashti. Right from the words coming out of the inner most parts to them being poured out over ‘virgin’ papers.
    Just wonderful, my friend.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    πŸ™‚ ❀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 22, 2016 at 11:38 pm #

      Thank you Staci!πŸ˜™I’m happy you enjoyed it. Have a great weekend too and stay warm.πŸ’•

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      • stacilys January 24, 2016 at 6:44 pm #

        Thanks Vashti. No problems staying warm here in Brazil. Even though our summer is somewhat rainy at the moment.

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 26, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

        I’m in south Florida but the last few days have been very cold, at least for us (40s and 50˚F). :O I’m glad you’re warm. Sending some sunshine your way. πŸ˜‰

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      • stacilys January 26, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

        Oooooo, that is cold. Thanks for the sunshine. It arrived. Hahaha.
        πŸ™‚ ❀


  7. Judy Martin January 22, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    Oh, I love this Vashti, so creative – literally! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  8. aranislandgirl January 22, 2016 at 6:15 pm #

    Very honest and gritty haiku. The picture is so sexy and incredibly captivating…great depth to it. Have a great weekend Vashti.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 22, 2016 at 11:49 pm #

      Thank you! The illustration is by artist George Miltiadis. I had a dream that I was writing my Fantasy Angels Series in the middle of a forest and the characters in my book came to life. I thought it was a great concept for an illustration. George did a great job bringing my concept to life.😊 xx


  9. specialk718 January 23, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

    where do you get great pics? great color!!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

      The illustration was done for me by an artist named George Miltiadis. That’s me writing in the woods with characters from The Fall of Lilith and Dracul. I’m glad you liked it! Thank you! πŸ˜€ xx


  10. Olga January 24, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

    Powerful haiku, Vashti. George’s illustration is stunning. Wonderful collaboration between words and image.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 26, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

      Hello Olga! Thank you. I love this illustration. I had a poster made and take it with me on Book Signings/Readings. I think the image just screams, ‘Fantasy writer!’ Ha, ha! πŸ˜‰

      Liked by 1 person

      • Olga January 26, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

        Very smart to have made a poster. Must be a magical attraction at your signings/readings. You’re totally right. It does scream ‘fantasy writer.’ Good-luck in your creative journey.

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

        Thank you Olga! People are drawn to it (no pun intended). πŸ˜‰ All the best to you too! ❀

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      • Olga January 27, 2016 at 1:45 pm #


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  11. JESS44903 January 30, 2016 at 7:32 pm #

    Hope you’re having a great weekend too!! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person


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