Monday, March 4, 2013

Overcoming Adversity and more

Cover designed by D.R. Cartwright (DRC) from a concept by Ella Wilson
A collection of seventy moving and uplifting original pieces - real life, flash fiction, and poetry - about battling against the odds and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. The contributors include Amazon bestselling authors Alex J. Cavanaugh and Kyra Lennon, and the cream of upcoming talent.

The anthology is part of a fundraising effort to send the editor's stepson, Andrew McNaughton, to a specialist college in England. Andrew has cerebral palsy, and is a remarkable young man with a promising future. However, the free further education options offered in his own country of Scotland will not challenge him and allow him to progress. In order to access the education he deserves, Andrew will have to pay exorbitant fees, thus creating a situation of discrimination.

Help us get Andrew to college by buying a book that runs the full gamut of human emotions, ultimately leaving you inspired and glad to be alive. Whatever struggles you are going through, our sincere hope is that this book will help.

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Editor Bio: Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction. When not writing he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. He has four short stories published in Writer’s Muse magazine. Nick is also co-running a campaign to get a dedicated specialist college built in Scotland. Visit him at

March 4th prompt - fire

southern winds bringing
a burning sun on the sky
once again in spring

Carpe Diem

March 4th, #212 prompt - first gust of spring

awaking the trees 
from their winter coma state,
just the southern wind


  1. Thank you, Elena for helping to spread the word (and for BOTH your entries!)

    Great haikus as usual. Very atmospheric - I can hear that wind whistling in the trees...

  2. lovely written traditional haiku ~ love the line of ...waking from their coma state ~ ^_^

  3. Welcome wind from the south!!!

  4. Best wishes to Nick and Andrew!

  5. Nicely done and love the poetry :D

  6. Good one on 'first Spring gust', thank you for your every day effort to write and share haiku with Carpe Diem.

  7. Best wishes to both Nick and Andrew!
    Such a wonderful anthology and for a worthy cause!