Mindful Writing Day

orange shreds and white shell shards
drooping faceless Jack-o’-lantern
fat squirrel looks for another victim

My offering for  Mindful Writing Day, hosted by Fiona Robyn and Writing Our Way Home.

There is still time to join in.  Post your stones on Twitter using the #smallstone hashtag, send one to Fiona (instructions here) or post them on your blog. How do you write a small stone? Notice something. Really notice it. Then polish your observation and write it down.

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About Chris

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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6 Responses to Mindful Writing Day

  1. Quirina says:

    I enjoyed reading this Haiku, especially the “shreds” and the “shell shards”. 🙂

  2. kolembo says:

    bubbled a laugh within me!
    surprising rhythm, surprising fun.
    Love it!

  3. chris says:

    Thanks, Kolembo and Quirina, for taking the time to leave a comment.

  4. marousia says:

    Haha – love the squirrel 🙂

  5. helen moat says:

    Lovely. I hope you don’t mind Chris. I’ve nominated you for a bloggers competition. Don’t have to take it up if you are not interested – but have a look.
    http://www.theworks.co.uk/page/travelbloggercomp

    • chris says:

      Thanks for the nomination, Helen! Unfortunately, I see that the deadline for entering is today. The contest sounds interesting! Best of luck to you!

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