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NaHaiWriMo 2018: the rub-a-dub of a washboard

jug band!

the serious washboard player

cracks a grin


NaHaiWriMo 2/19 prompt = the rub-a-dub of a washboard.

Prompts, posts, and participant submissions: https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo/

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NaHaiWriMo 2018: obi sash

once a geisha . . .

she stands before her mirror

obi sash at her feet


NaHaiWriMo 2/18 prompt = obi sash.

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NaHaiWriMo 2018: washing a car to make it rain

the things we do

to get what we want . . .

reverse psychology


NaHaiWriMo 2/17 prompt = washing a car to make it rain.

Prompts, posts, and participant submissions: https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo/

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NaHaiWriMo 2018: chickadee

it says its name

again and again:

chickadee


NaHaiWriMo 2/16 prompt = chickadee.

Prompts, posts, and participant submissions: https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo/

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NaHaiWriMo 2018: daffodils in a breeze

breezy day —

a crowd of daffodils

bowing


NaHaiWriMo 2/15 prompt = daffodils in a breeze.

Prompts, posts, and participant submissions: https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo/

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Sunrise glow

sunrise glow . . .

a woodchuck peeks out

from its burrow


Published in Modern Haiku 49:1 (winter-spring 2018 issue), February 2018.

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NaHaiWriMo 2018: pulling taffy

pulling taffy

from my hair . . .

mean girls


NaHaiWriMo 2/14 prompt = pulling taffy.

Prompts, posts, and participant submissions: https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo/

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NaHaiWriMo 2018: the little store on the corner

we called it

“The Little Store” . . .

memories of ice cream


This place was a cramped little mom-and-pop deli that also served ice cream. They’d hand-pack it — maple walnut, mint chocolate chip, vanilla fudge, cherry vanilla — into Chinese food take-out containers so high that the flaps wouldn’t close. (They’d stick a piece of waxed paper on top to cover them.)

NaHaiWriMo 2/13 prompt = the little store on the corner.

Prompts, posts, and participant submissions: https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo/

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NaHaiWriMo 2018: the button at the top of a baseball cap

just like that!

snipping the button

from his baseball hat


NaHaiWriMo 2/12 prompt = the button at the top of a baseball cap.

Prompts, posts, and participant submissions: https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo/

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NaHaiWriMo 2018: pilsner glasses

in Pilsen

the lager . . .

summer afternoon


NaHaiWriMo 2/11 prompt = pilsner glasses.

Prompts, posts, and participant submissions: https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo/

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