November PAD Challenge 1

If you haven’t already seen it, be sure to check out “Tea with Trolls”. Consider it a substitute for my October 31st post.

I hadn’t planned on doing anything for November, then I stumbled across the 2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge and figured it was a good excuse to keep writing. I’ve put off doing a month of tanka on my blog for no real good reason (I just enjoy being difficult). But here we are. Will also be sort of dabbling with strings and sequences, depending on the prompts, since I’m considering doing something along those lines for one of my creative writing classes.


Without further ado: Challenge 1


All Hallow’s Eve
the streetlights flicker
once, twice
then go out
someday, I’ll say goodbye

with the first
of November
comes the first frost
the binary code
for heartbreak

November PAD Challenge 1

3 thoughts on “November PAD Challenge 1

  1. Yay! Glad to be see you’ll be doing the November PAD Challenge too, Aubrie. I haven’t decided what I’m going to write for it yet. Last year I tried all sorts of new forms, including my first triolet, blitz poem, Fibonacci, reverse Fibonacci, pantoum, and some other rhyming form whose name I forget. When inspiration just plain failed, I fell back on the good old prose poem. Of course, I could always write haiku, but that would be just too easy. 😉

    Nice tankas, btw. I particularly like the “binary code” part, as I was a programmer once upon a time…

    1. I think it was through one of your Facebook posts that I actually found out about it in the first place—so thank you! I never have the opportunity to NaNoWriMo and always sit through November twiddling my thumbs, but not this year!

      It’s 11 01 11 today… how could I resist?

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