Erlangen, Deutschland 1, 2
Praha, Česká republika 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Wien, Österreich 1, 2, 3, 4
Füssen, Deutschland 1
München, Deutschland 1, 2
Frankfurt, Deutschland 1


Joshua Tree National Park 1, 2, 3
Solvang 1, 2
Hearst Castle

The Valley of the Moon 1, 2


New York


2017 challenges

january – december

2017 Reading Challenge: Reading For Fun, put the oomph back in your reading life
via Modern Mrs. Darcy [ip]

Palm-of-the-Hand Stories by Yasunari Kawabata
Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Moon Woke Me Up Nine Times: Selected Haiku of Bashō by Matsuo Bashō
Fakebook: A True Story. Based on Actual Lies by Dave Cicirelli

Book Lovers by Shawna Kenney
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert Pirsig
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
I Am a Cat by Natsume Sōseki


30 Day Writing Challenge,
or Do a 30-Day Challenge During the One Month That Only Has 28 Days…Challenge
via klnikolova

Day 1 List 10 things that make you really happy.
Day 2 Write something that someone told you about yourself that you never forgot.
Day 3 What are your top three pet peeves?
Day 4 Write about someone who inspires you.
Day 5 List five places you want to visit.
Day 6 Five ways to win your heart.
Day 7 List 10 songs that you’re loving right now.
Day 8 Share something you struggle with.
Day 9 Post some words of wisdom that speak to you.
Day 10 Write about something for which you feel strongly.
Day 11 Something you always think “What if…” about.
Day 12 Write about five blessings in your life.
Day 13 What are you excited about?
Day 14 Post your favorite movies that you never get tired of watching.
Day 15 Bullet•point your whole day.
Day 16 Something that you miss.
Day 17 Post about your zodiac sign and whether or not it fits you.
Day 18 Post 30 facts about yourself.
Day 19 Discuss your first love.
Day 20 Post about three celebrity crushes.
Day 21 What three lessons do you want your children to learn from you?
Day 22 Put your music on shuffle and post the first ten songs.
Day 23 A letter to someone, anyone.
Day 24 Write about a lesson you’ve learned the hard way.
Day 25 Think of any word. Search it on Google Images. Write something inspired by the 11th image.
Day 26 Write about an area in your life that you’d like to improve.
Day 27 Conversely, write about something that’s kicking ass right now.
Day 28 Post five things that make you (lol).
Day 29 What are you goals for the next 30 days?
Day 30 Your highs and lows for the month.


30 days of gratitude

Day 1 What smell are you grateful for today?
Day 2 What technology are you grateful for?
Day 3 What color are you grateful for?
Day 4 What food are you most grateful for?
Day 5 What sound are you grateful for today?
Day 6 What in nature are you grateful for?
Day 7 What memory are you grateful for?
Day 8 What book are you most grateful for?
Day 9 What place are you most grateful for?
Day 10 What taste are you grateful for today?
Day 11 What holiday are you grateful for?
Day 12 What texture are you grateful for?
Day 13 What abilities are you grateful for?
Day 14 What sight are you grateful for today?
Day 15 What season are you grateful for?
Day 16 What about your body are you grateful for?
Day 17 What knowledge are you grateful for?
Day 18 What piece of art are you grateful for?
Day 19 What touch are you grateful for today?
Day 20 Who in your life are you grateful for?
Day 21 What song are you grateful for?
Day 22 What story are you grateful for?
Day 23 What tradition are you grateful for?
Day 24 What challenge are you grateful for?
Day 25 What moment this week are you most grateful for?
Day 26 What form of expression are you most grateful for?
Day 27 What small thing that you use daily are you grateful for?
Day 28 What small thing that happened today are you grateful for?
Day 29 What friend/family member are you grateful for today?
Day 30 What talent or skill do you have that you are grateful for?


act one. set out
act two. likewise
act three. local
act four. real world
act five. captive
act six. listen
act seven. undivided
act eight. pause
act nine. lean
act ten. shared spaces
act eleven. talent
act twelve. chocolate tuesday
act thirteen. first fruits
act fourteen. boss
act fifteen. influence
act sixteen. beyond
act seventeen. generation
act eighteen. pray
act nineteen. on time
act twenty. react
act twenty-one. refuge
act twenty-two. mother’s day origins
act twenty-three. boost
act twenty-four. date
act twenty-five. stuff
act twenty-six. grateful
act twenty-seven. 2:1
act twenty-eight. foolish
act twenty-nine. sign up
act thirty. step out
act thirty-one. gulp
act thirty-two. forgive (part i)
act thirty-three. forgive (part ii)
act thirty-four. flow
act thirty-five. against the tide
act thirty-six. habit
act thirty-seven. content
act thirty-eight. wash day
act thirty-nine. testimony
act forty. deliver
happy easter ♥

april + may

#napowrimo + April Prompt-A-Day via #writealm

i. 俳文 i.v "Kay-Ryan-esque" • 
1. SPREAD YOUR WINGS 1.5 flat on my back, arms
ii. recipe,
2. WHISPER 2.5 hammers tap on strings
iii. elegy,
3. COMING UP GREEN 3.5 resilient spines
iv. enigma •
4. A HAND TO HOLD 4.5 off-trail, clinging to
v. natural world •
5. HELLO MORNING 5.5 a crisp, salty bath
vi. same thing from various povs •
6. SUNNY SIDE UP 6.5 ancient granite face
vii. luck + fortuitousness •
7. BEAUTY IS... 7.5 on a country path
viii. repetition,
8. COFFEE | TEA 8.5 morning tea with fruit
ix. nine-line verse,
9. IT WAS A DREAM 9.5 señorita bread
x. portrait • 
10. THE RIGHT ANSWER 10.5 golden key or scroll?
xi. the bop, 
11. NOTHIN' BUT BLUE SKIES 11.5 above Drakes Bay, where
xii. alliteration + assonance • 
12. THIS GOOD EARTH 12.5 resilient forms
xiii. ghazal • 
13. DARE TO HOPE 13.5 pulses of light stream
xiv. clerihew, 
14. PLACE 14.5 at the cliff's bottom
xv. in between • 
15. GATHER 15.5 powdered sugar dusts
xvi. letter • 
16. WINDOW(S) 16.5 you capture my tears
xvii. nocturne • 
17. HOME IS... 17.5 I lay my sorrow
xviii. neologisms • 
18. SACRIFICE 18.5 although you wish so
xix. creation • 
19. A SUNNY SPOT 19.5 baked sand drifting off
xx. sport/game • 
20. RISE 20.5 meat sizzles on heat
xxi. overheard speech, 
21. SOMETHING CHANGED 21.5 colors explode on
xxii. georgic • 
22. THROES OF SPRING 22.5 a stray path of fresh
xxiii. (double) elevenie • 
23. FEATHER(S) 23.5 feathers + broken
xxiv. ekphrasis • 
24. ALL THAT GLITTERS 24.5 inscription
xxv. small space • 
25. WAKE LAUGHING 25.5 tumbling in shallows
xxvi. future aliens • 
26. 2 P.M. 26.5 foamy peaks of silk
xxvii. taste, 
27. SUNDAYS ARE FOR... 27.5 liberal smudges
xxviii. Skeltonic dipodic • 
28. DON'T BLINK 28.5 a figment of my
xxix. concrete noun • 
29. I WRITE... 29.5 like a 5 yr old
xxx. on repeat • 
30. FLIP SIDE 30.5 all you need is love

project dew drops

1 • m e d i t a t e
2 • c o m p o s e
3 • b r e a t h e
4 • m o n t e r e y
5 • l e a r n
6 • h o p e
7 • n u r t u r e
8 • c h e r i s h
9 • i m p r i n t
10 • m i c r o w a v e
11 • c o l o r
12 • s h a r e
13 • w o n d e r
14 • w a n d e r
15 • e x f o l i a t e
16 • v i e w
17 • t a s t e
18 • r e j o i c e
19 • f e e l
20 • c l i m b
21 • o p e n
22 • r e l e a s e
23 • f o c u s
24 • 花見
25 • t o u c h
26 • r e v i e w
27 • d e l i g h t
28 • l o v e
29 • h a i · k u
30 • c o n s e r v e
31 • e d i t
32 • t r u s t
33 • a c c e p t
34 • l e m o n a d e
35 • c h i l l
36 • p r e s e r v e
37 • w i l d e r
38 • w h i s p e r
39 • s u m m o n
40 • ( c l i m a t e ) c h a n g e
41 • e n c o u r a g e
42 • i n v i t e
43 • e x p e c t ( s h o w e r s )
44 • r e d i s c o v e r
45 • m u s e
46 • m é l a n g e
47 • w e a t h e r
48 • d r e a m
49 • c h a l l e n g e
50 • ( s u n ) b a t h e
51 • d e l e t e
52 • g a t h e r
53 • p e n
54 • s l e e p
55 • ( s p r i n g ) c l e a n
56 • b l o o m
57 • r i s e
58 • i n f e r
59 • e v a n e s c e
60 • f l o a t
61 • f l o c k
62 • s p i r a l
63 • s n u g g l e
64 • p e r s i s t
65 • s t e e p
66 • a l l o n s – y
67 • b e a m
68 • p a u s e
69 • r e s t
70 • s u s t a i n
71 • e s c a p e
72 • h o l d
73 • r e f r e s h
74 • s u r f a c e
75 • i m p r e s s ( i o n i s m )
76 • s i p
77 • t r e a t ( y o ‘ s e l f )
78 • p o n d e r
79 • ( w h a l e ) w a t c h
80 • b a l a n c e
81 • w i s h
82 • s w e e t e n ( s o u r )
83 • s i z z l e
84 • h a r v e s t
85 • p l o t
86 • s u r f
87 • p r o m i s e
88 • g i g g l e
89 • s a t i s f y
90 • b l u r
91 • d i v a g a t e
92 • t r a c e
93 • s m i l e
94 • w a n t
95 • s e i z e
96 • r e t r e a t
97 • s t r o l l
98 • c o n c e n t r a t e
99 • m e e t
100 • s p l a s h
101 • s o l v a n g
102 • e x t r a c t
103 • p l a y ( s t a t i o n )
104 • i m p o s e
105 • k n e a d
106 • a w a k e n
107 • s i p
108 • j o l t
109 • b i d e
110 • s p l i n t e r


cherry blossoms burst

the bunny burrows

greenery sprouting

heat fills the room

sunflowers from the

hidden tree frogs chirp / a stranger hollows

two felines hissing


the sakura king’s guard

the off-season lovers

the socks with sprinkled donuts


Sometimes anime fillers are good, but most of the time they’re not

Excerpt: “Ah—ah! Gin-san, what are you doing?!” Shinpachi interrupted Kagura’s tirade, “I just fixed tha—! Don’t—! Don’t chew on the furniture!” He had taken hold of one end of the coffee table; the other end was caught between Gintoki’s sharp incisors. Neither had paid attention to the bit of information Kagura had supplied, busy as they were in Shinpachi’s efforts to save what was left of the table and Gintoki’s instinct to demolish it. […]

Manga > Gintama + One Piece (eventual) Crossover – Rated: Fiction T – English (w/some rōmaji) – Humor/Friendship – Words: 2,754 – Status: In Progress