For decades, alien visitors to our planet have captured readers and audiences. How would you envision an encounter with extraterrestrials coming to earth? Would their intent be peace, discovery and enlightenment, or conquest and annihilation?
Intimidated by the prospect of writing poetry? Don't worry! Aside from a few basic guidelines governing certain forms, no hard and fast rules exist to hamper your creative spirit.
The origin of the challenge... I've participated in a few Hubpages challenges in the past, yet haven't had the time or opportunity to create one of my own. Nor could I think of any...that is, until I came across two videos. I was compelled to...
I wrote this poem in answer to Bill Holland’s writing challenge, and in honor of poetry month.
It’s no secret that much of the US has struggled against the winter of 2015. This true short story reminds us that even in winter, flowers bloom.
This poem is in answer to Bill Holland’s challenge. The shadows of the Tenderloin are everywhere...in a world of back alleys and dumpsters, beneath windows and doors that are forever closed.
I was honored to participate in Jackie Lynnley’s fun challenge to write about winter memories. You can read her official challenge by following this link. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “The Lord protects...
A poem and tribute to the great, timeless Joe (John Robert) Cocker; May 20, 1944 – December 22, 2014.
Universal love. When it is true, it is the shape-shifting force that is the miracle of humanity.
An introduction to a mystery story that centers on the mystical; how all things exist in relationship; and questions that which we do not yet understand in an uncertain universe.
Welcome to the final installment in a series of hub articles dedicated to music in film.
Welcome to the sixth installment in a series of hub articles dedicated to music in film. Each article focuses on the collaboration between the director and the composers/song writers who create the film soundtracks.
Welcome to the fifth installment in a series of hub articles dedicated to music in film. Each article focuses on one director, and the composers and songwriters he or she has collaborated with over the years.
Welcome to the fourth installment in a series of hub articles dedicated to music in film. Each article focuses on one director, and the composers and songwriters he or she has collaborated with over the years.
Welcome to the third installment in a series of hub articles dedicated to music in film. Each article focuses on one director, and the composers and songwriters he or she has collaborated with over the years. The link to the introduction of this...
Welcome to the second installment in a series of hub articles dedicated to music in film. Each article focuses on one director, and the composers and songwriters he or she has collaborated with over the years.
Welcome to the first in a series of hub articles dedicated to music in film. Each article will focus on one director, and the composers/songwriters he or she has collaborated with over the years.
"Seeing the field."
To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man. ---- Marcel Marceau
An alternate ending to Frank Atanacio’s compelling Jenny Camacho thriller; Frank's writing challenge.
Sometimes when worlds pass by our own, they graze the edges before moving on. All that remains are mysteries that linger in the mind.
This hub is written in appreciation of the members of this wonderful community who have contributed their talents, valued friendship, support and encouragement.
Whether searching for answers, redemption or an inner peace, we are often drawn to nature’s liquid infusion with an irresistible longing.
A mystery story that is the result of a collaborative writing effort among several members of the HubPages community.
Relaxing winter haiku written with music.
An in-depth review of the 'Breaking Bad' finale and series. ("You Are The Critic" opinion poll is featured.)
The final short story from the Maggie series.
The third short story from the Maggie series.
The second short story from the Maggie series.
This is the first short story from the Maggie series.
'Music in the Trees' is a poignant story about a woman who lost her mother to cancer, the struggles she overcame in her grief, and the bittersweet journey that led to an astonishing gift.
Poetry that expresses what freedom in America means.
'Neptune's Cradle' ... an introduction to an intriguing murder mystery committed at an isolated beach house.
Transformations, misunderstandings and sensitivity are not confined to the human world. Animals are amazing teachers. At the very least, they help to expand our consciousness.
Symbolism is part of the language of our dreams. If we are to interpret these symbols, we must first learn how to maintain a dream journal.
In honor of Valentine's Day, several hubbers have recently written wonderful hubs and poetry about finding love; recognizing love and building upon it. This lyrical poem speaks to why we may lose love, and poses the question, "Was it ever love to...
"Looking for Shakespeare, An Ode to Critics of Rhyme" is written in response to critics who feel that rhyming poetry is mundane and immature.
A true story about an altercation that occurred at a local Dunkin Donuts franchise.
This photo shows the heart-shaped leaves of Basswood trees that once grew near a riverbank. Progress has since uprooted them. We know what we gain through such advancements, but do we recognize what we have lost?
A poem expressing impressions of Georgia O'Keeffe's artistry, written in Haiku style with music.
A thriller poem written in the spirit of Halloween.
"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature." ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Haiku written with music.
The cold was relentless, as was I in my battle of wills with mother winter and her volatile moods. She had been here many times before, and I was new and brief by all accounts of those who had left. One by one, we would slip away as...
"Learn the rules, and then forget them." -- Basho
"Her mind rests not where pillows lie, for angels mend the dreams that sigh. 'Neath bonnet silk and flaxen hair, those gentle eyes may find me there ..."
Free prose poetry.
An article that speaks to why it is time for many Americans to wake up and smell the proverbial coffee.
Many indivduals volunteered to help the families, loved ones and friends of victims of 9/11. This article is dedicated to one such individual, and others, who continue to help others in need.
Haiku written to music.
The Maggie and Papa short stories and short story poems that mark one of four solstice interludes that begin with the autumn season -- The Falling Year: The Falling Year, The Taddy Year, The Robin Year, and the concluding summer segment, The...
A poem written to music. The rate of deforestation is alarming. Nature is part of us...who we are. We cannot survive without its very aspects we seem compelled to destroy.
Poetry about the lucid dreaming of a lost love...and a promise.
"The jester laughs and mimics grace to join the house of fools, where candor pales in clichéd tales and self-indulgence rules..."
A poem set to music that explores the mystic qualities of the ocean...why we are so fascinated with its power and beauty.
"The critics beckoned, soul for soul, through centuries unbound, the poet’s gift to judge their words and measure pound for pound..."
Even as a child, I was always afraid of the circus. The clowns with their frozen, manic expressions and noisy high jinks were never to be trusted. (Just ask Stephen King.) I wasn't coulrophobic, but pretty close. The alarming rumors concerning how...