Haiku Friday – Amuse & Irate

14 Jul

“If your work isn’t exciting, doesn’t stir the emotions, where’s the challenge? Where’s the progress if you always play it safe?”

~Michael Douglas

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All pictures are from my ‘Dream Writing Spaces‘ Board on Pinterest

I’m a writer of horror, thriller and epic/dark fantasy. From the time I was a young kid, writing has been my passion. I’ve always been a writer—I just didn’t know it until much later. For me, it is easier to express my thoughts on paper than through the spoken word. I enjoy making people feel an array of emotions with my writing. I like my audience to laugh one moment, cry the next and clench their jaws after that.

When I write I feel alive. I feel like I am being my true self. I love to entertain with my writing and stir the soul and for some reason a lesson or two will always creep up at the end for my readers to learn.

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#WritersLife

by Vashti Q

I write to amuse

I write to touch and change moods

Sometimes I provoke

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“I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony.”

~Peter O’Toole

Amuse and Irate are this week’s prompt words chosen by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes.

Ron hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is an author and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

Happy Friday and great weekend everyone!

 

36 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Amuse & Irate”

  1. magarisa July 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

    You inspire me, Vashti! 😊❤

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    • Vashti Q July 14, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

      Aw, that’s a great complement, Magarisa! I can’t wipe the smile off my face now. 😀 ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Annette Rochelle Aben July 14, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

    There are times, one has to poke the sleeping bear!

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  3. coldhandboyack July 14, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

    I want to hang out in your dream writing spaces.

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  4. Gayl July 14, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

    I love your dream writing places! Your haiku is perfect! It really describes the writing life well with all the different emotions our writing can bring out in others.

    Blessings to you and have a great weekend!xo

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  5. John W. Howell July 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

    Loved this. I also enjoyed the photos of the dream writing places.

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  6. Janice July 14, 2017 at 4:04 pm #

    I enjoyed reading about your writing aspirations…in prose and haiku…and the photos are enticing as well :))

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    • Vashti Q July 14, 2017 at 4:39 pm #

      Hello Janice! It’s always wonderful to hear from you. Thank you so much! I’m happy that you enjoy it. ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  7. olganm July 14, 2017 at 4:14 pm #

    Happy Friday, Vashti! What higher aspiration for a writer, indeed! ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q July 14, 2017 at 4:40 pm #

      Hi Olga! I’m so glad you agree. Thank you, my friend! ❤ xx

      Like

  8. robbiesinspiration July 15, 2017 at 4:23 am #

    Your haiku was absolutely superb, Vashti.

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    • Vashti Q July 15, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

      Hi Robbie! Thank you! I knew most writers would be able to relate. 😀 xx

      Like

  9. Natalie Ducey July 15, 2017 at 10:18 am #

    Another lovely piece, Vashti! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q July 15, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

      Hello Natalie! I’m happy you enjoyed the post. Thank you very much.
      🙂 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Denis1950 July 16, 2017 at 4:17 am #

    A haiku for your now and future Vashti. Very interesting images.

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  11. Tina Frisco July 16, 2017 at 6:08 pm #

    Love the Haiku, Vashti. I have an image of you as a little sprite tapping shoulders of the unsuspecting with your magic wand of paradoxical wit 🙂 ♥

    Liked by 1 person

  12. mihrank July 16, 2017 at 6:15 pm #

    wow – this is such beautiful inspiration, great motivation and vision. Deeply impressive!!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. dgkaye July 16, 2017 at 10:36 pm #

    Loved the Douglas quote, your haiku and most of all your honesty in your writing. ❤ 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Jane Sturgeon July 17, 2017 at 5:57 am #

    ❤ Vashti, thank you. X

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q July 17, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

      Hi Jane! Thank YOU for stopping by. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Teagan Geneviene July 17, 2017 at 8:32 am #

    What fun! I love all the “writing spaces.” They were certainly “amusing,” but that kayak worries me a little! LOL. Look for “Desert Firesong” to make her debut in Thistledown this Friday. Mega hugs.

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    • Vashti Q July 17, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

      No worries––a good kayak is very stable. 😉 Yay! I’ll look forward to reading about her. ❤ xx

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