Carpe Diem, Little Ones, writing challenge

Sweet Jelly Beans Thanbauk

Thanbauk, a Burmese poetry form, consists of three lines, four syllables each. Unlike the Japanese poetry haiku form, Thanbauk includes a rhyme pattern in each line.

The first line has a rhyme on the fourth syllable, second line on the third syllable and third line on the second syllable.

Thanbauk often includes humor.




Let me celebrate Halloween, Burmese style…

Alice Baber, Abstract art, thanbauk, writing challenge

sweet jelly beans
Halloween fright
mob screams for more

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Find other cool haiku forms and challenges here at Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem Haiku. Thank you!! 


Spooky Celebration…Eat, Drink and be Scary!

“Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October’s days.” ~Unknown

the Halloween witch

now is my time to make merry…eeeeeEEE

If you find yourself suffering from any sort of hang ups…

skeleton hanging


Then your only hope is to remove your eyeballs; stash it in some beetle juice,

The eyeballs swimming.

Er, anyone seen my contacts?!?

Head on over for a drink or two…

the halloween bar

“Eat, drink and be scary.” ~unknown

skeleton hang

I’m too busy to talk….tied up…sorry…

“Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world. ~William Shakespeare

Remember one thing when caught in a fright…

the scary face

Are you SCREAMING???

In the dark…
No one around except the screeching sounds…
Don’t lose your head

beauty without her head

Dang, I’ve got such a headache tonight…

Just stay calm as calm can be and remember these words by an unknown writer:

“On Hallowe’en the thing you must do
Is pretend that nothing can frighten you
And if somethin’ scares you and you want to run
Just let on like it’s Hallowe’en fun.”

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 Trick or Treat?

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This post combines two weekly bloggers this week:

 Island Traveler’s Weekly Image Of Life: Celebration  and Ailsa’s Where’s my backpack? Travel theme: Spooky 

*All photographs taken with iPhone and edited with InstaEffect app

Below features more creative contributors to both Celebration and Spooky themes: Enjoy!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

A BIG life-size mummy deserves a BIG creepy spider.

mummy, big, halloween, spider, photograph challenge

Excuse me, do you know what is currently playing on my playlist?
WRAP MUSIC!!!! mwahahaaaa….

Okay, just one more mummy joke and then it is your turn…guess what brand of underwear is BIG mummy wearing??

FRUIT OF THE TOMB–XXXtra Large size!!!!

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What is your BIG mummy joke for today? 

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As you can see, Halloween is the next BIG event for October, uh, on the 31st to be exact. What used to be a simple trick or treat event geared for younger children has suddenly become a BIG affair for adults! Everywhere I turn, it seems some creepy thing jumps out and yells, “take a picture of me!”

Nevertheless, this week over at the Weekly Photo Challenge: the theme  was/is Big. Below are some fantastic contributors to this challenge…enjoy!


Weekly Writing Challenge: Something Completely Different *EEK* BEWARE! A Halloween Ballad…

Here is a short ballad about a woman gone mad.
It happened because she fell in love with Cigam, the terrible nomad.
Molly, the charming sheriff’s wife
Found forbidden pleasures that altered her good life.

Cigum, Halloween, terrible nomad, seduction

I want your soul!! Bwahahaha…

No one could resist seductions from Cigum’s evil heart-light
An encounter Molly succumbed to while tripping in a house of fright
Bravely, the sheriff attempted protection to his Molly with a KA-BAR knife
But Halloween disabled his knife’s function and evil became Molly’s nightlife.

Molly now spends all her time drinking Cigum’s flowing poison
Contemplating how to rid of her lawman that keeps her idly frozen
For she desperately longs to live among the living dead
To be united with Cigum, the terrible nomad, and all his beautiful lunkheads.

This ends the short ballad about a woman gone mad.
Every year Cigum’s world grows stronger; soon the sinister world will be ONE!

skulls, halloween, ballad, photograph,

“We live for Cigum’s love…long live Cigum, the terrible nomad and all of his living dead!”

For here lies the sheriff, his wife Molly and god knows who
Now, how  eager are you to decorate and do up that haunted house for us to view?


* * * Reflections for, Weekly Writing Challenge: And Now For Something Completely Different:

>At the end of your post, take a minute to reflect on the experience of creating it. Was it easier than you thought? Harder? Did you learn anything useful? Will you incorporate the new style into your repertoire? Would you try this exercise again with a different style?<

Creating this ballad was harder than I thought because the Halloween/evil theme is not my usual subjects I like to write about. In addition, I learned that ballads have certain rhyming patterns like: AABB, ABAB, or ABCB.

Will I incorporate this new style into my repertoire? YES, and would like to try this exercise using a different style. Thanks!

Now, check below some wonderful and talented contributors to this challenge:

Halloween Fright…

I have a very pushy guest writer insisting I give her some post time. So without further interruptions here is…..


Vicks Kitty here….and I wrote this poem for a Halloween poetry challenge over at

Halloween Fright  by Vicks Kitty

Black n white,

Oh, what a fright….

I love to bite in the darkness of the night.

Treat me to a gourmet home-cooked kitty delight or beware, beware

I am a menacing blight.

Boheme Halloween



Everyday may be Halloween for some…..


 Androgynous could be charming when one’s image is as pretty as this top model Andrej Pejic. As defined in the Free Dictionary website (for those who may not be familiar with the term) androgynous is defined as …. being neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine, as in dress, appearance, or behavior.  What would you do if you were blessed as this 6’2″, 20-year-old male and your modeling agency felt your career should be in women’s fashion?

via Wikipedia

My take is this, if you have been blessed with beauty as Mr. Pejic has been why not create the illusion which is so sought after by many women (and men)…….picture perfect beauty. I guess “everyday is Halloween” for some and others it’s searching every year for that perfect costume! I will be seeing you at the Mall…. 

Everyday is Halloween


  1.  Andrej Pejic photo images: and Wikipedia
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