April On My Mind

April is coming which means there are almost too many choices for artistic expression. April is (inter)National Poetry Month and for the past few years, since I’ve started writing, I’ve participated in one if not more challenges for #NaPoWriMo (including @murisopsis’ wonderful poetry scavenger hunt).

April also features the #AtoZ blogging challenge. Last year I combined these two themes and created an A to Z of silly poetry — which I have since published as a family/children’s picture book (Apples Eating Zebras and other seriously silly poetry). That was a pretty ambitious project and I’m not sure I’m up to apply so much pressure on myself this year.

I’m definitely going to participate in @murisopsis’ poetry scavenger hunt again this year. She informed me that she is even going to include the Silver Lining form that I ‘created’ (it’s a miner modification on the Golden Shovel form). I encourage you to check it out and participate. I’ll share a link once she launches the challenge.

Given that I’ll get my ‘poetry fix’ through the above challenge, I’m thinking of going a different direction for the #AtoZ blogging challenge. My thought is to go back to my roots and doing some very short stories (#vss) using an alphabetical list of word prompts (either self-generated or something I find from the community). As a twist, I’m considering to go with fiction vs. autobiographical. I’d joke that I’m getting tired writing about myself, but that would be dishonest. I’m even thinking of possibly going with horror —- I did a small “Monty’s Dark Side” series a couple of years ago for a Halloween timed #vssmurder prompt and enjoyed it (almost disturbingly so).

I’ve still got my thinking cap on, so nothing is set in stone yet. I welcome any thoughts or suggestions on something that you would enjoy to see from me.

Be well,


1 Comment

  1. murisopsis says:

    Monty I’m tickled pink that you’re on board for the poetry month scavenger hunt! Your A to Z plans all sound intriguing no matter which direction you head.

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