Sunday, March 3, 2013

Overcoming Adversity, NaHaiWriMo, Haiku Heights, Carpe Diem - March Blend 3

Nick Wilford's anthology, Overcoming Adveristy, is online. Buy it to discover 70 inspired pieces of flash fiction and poetry from established and new authors, trying to help a sweet boy continue his education.

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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March 3rd prompt - pressure

urgent spring matters 
the pollination process
awaiting garden

Haiku Heights
#135 prompt - breeze
spring winds from the West
caressing the verdant fields -
I'm holding my breath

Carpe Diem
#211 prompt - HinaMatsuri (Doll Festival)
watching over March
grandma's collectable doll
wrapped in their old boxes


  1. Looks a wonderful book, I myself have had to overcome adversity over the years.
    Will certainly get a book from Amazon.

  2. I've never understood collectible dolls. I think dolls are made to be used, and then thrown away when they're worn out.

    China Doll

    1. I completely agree (you should have seen my choldhood toys - no reason to keep them)! But I do have to respect each person's preference.

  3. Collectible dolls are weird in a way. Both dear friends but still a little sad I think.

  4. I always enjoy your haiku. The last one is my favorite today.

    Happy Sunday!

  5. My Gandma used to keep every gift she got in it's box and store them safely. Her way of cherishing it, but to the giver it gave a different message. Release the Doll and give it a life!

  6. I hold my breath waiting for spring too!!

  7. Very honored to be part of Nick's book!

    1. It's a beautiful collection of inspiring stories with a noble motivation. I'm honored too.

  8. The breath that you hold may be replaced by the spring breeze!

    No Ruffling Breeze

  9. These are wonderfully written haiku. Good job.:-)