Posted in Haiku

The Hunt Is On


Full moon is rising

Hunters stare in eyes of prey

Winter on doorstep



photo: Pixabay


Most of our monthly full Moon names come from Native American and early American folklore, and were originally used to mark the progression of the seasons.

The first full Moon to occur after the Harvest Moon (which is the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox) is the Full Hunter’s Moon. Some folks believe that this full Moon was called the Full Hunter’s Moon because it signaled the time to go hunting in preparation for winter. Since the harvesters had recently reaped the fields under the Harvest Moon, hunters could easily see the fattened deer and other animals that had come out to glean (and the foxes and wolves that had come out to prey on them).

Figments photography duTch haiku
My entry in Frank J. Tassone‘s Haikai Challenge #108


Posted in Six word story challenges

Six Word Story Challenge: Astronomical Object

The Six Word Story Challenge of this week is all about ASTRONOMICAL OBJECTS  or CELESTIAL BODIES.

Astronomical objects or celestial objects are naturally occurring physical entities, associations or structures that current science has demonstrated to exist in the observable universe.

The term astronomical object is sometimes used interchangeably with astronomical body. Typically, an astronomical (celestial) body refers to a single, cohesive structure that is bound together by gravity (and sometimes by electromagnetism).

Astronomical objects are gravitational bound structures that are associated with a position in space, but may consist of multiple independent astronomical bodies or objects. These objects range from single planets to star clusters, nebulae or entire galaxies. A comet may be described as a body, in reference to the frozen nucleus of ice and dust, or as an object, when describing the nucleus with its diffuse coma and tail.

Just a few examples: stars (like the sun), planets (like our dear earth), moons, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, meteoroids, galaxies, you name it and it’s out there. And plenty of unnamed ones too!


So here’s the challenge for you: step outside and stare upwards until you can

write a story about an ASTRONOMICAL OBJECT in just six words. Let a photo or image inspire you to write a story. Or first write the story, and then make or search for a picture to go with it.

Here’s a Six Word Story by Ernest Hemingway.


Such an impact and unseen images in only six words…

Publish your Six Word Story on your own website/blog and paste the link to that post in a comment to this one here at Figments. I will include your contribution in this post, forming a list of stories.

Will you join me? Will you? Say you do. And share the challenge news!

I look forward to your stories.



Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar Verhaal in zes woorden met beeld: Hemellichaam.

Older stories:
130226 – Poverty
130313 – Spring
130327 – Writing

130410 – Light
130424 – Music
130515 – Transport
130529 – Pets
130612 – Regret
130616 – Inspiration
130703 – Commercials
130814 – Vacation
130829 – Memory
130911 – Terrorism
130925 – Youth
131030 – The Weather
131113 – Film
131127 – Art
131211 – Food
131229 – Retrospect
140122 – Puzzle
140205 – Shopping
140219 – Dilemma
140312 – Daredevil
140326 – Friends
140513 – Garden
140529 – Elections


Posted in Animals, Haiku, Photo, Photo challenge, Poems

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes

Share a picture of the world through your eyes, Cheri Lucas Rowlands says. And yesterday at midnight, this was the only world I saw – distant, hazy, mysterious:


a gentle dragon

attempts to swallow the moon…

but she shines on through



for a larger image, click the photo


Posted in Border hopping, Nature, Personal, Photo, Photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

Share a picture which means SURPRISE to you! is Sara Rosso’s challenge today.

Can you imagine my pleasant surprise when I first saw this photo? My two sons in a suit, dancing! They are the ones right after the lady with the handkerchief. They went to Turkey with their dad a couple of weeks ago, to celebrate the wedding of their stepbrother and his lovely bride. When my ex-husband sent me this picture, I was delighted. My boys are growing into men. I know the quality of the photo is not good, but it’s the thought that counts, right? At the next party I’m going to drag them to the dance floor! 😉


Something else that never fails to surprise me is the moon in clear daylight.


And… surprise!


~ click the photos for a larger image ~


More Surprising Photos at WordPress!

Posted in Haiku, Nature, Photo, Poems



your silver face calls

draws the blood tide through my veins

and I gaze, for hours


Posted in Art, Photo

Playing with the Moon

Beautiful and imaginative pictures are to be found in Laurent Laveder‘s head. Fortunately he knows how to get them into the open, so we can all enjoy them. I will post a couple of his pictures:


You can find other Playing with the Moon pictures and more on His professional website is LaurentLaveder.

Laurent Laveder is a landscape astrophotographer and astronomy journalist. His photographs have appeared on NASA sites and international astronomy magazines, and he is part of an international collective of astronomy photographers called The World At Night.

A big thank you to creative minds all over the world!!! 🙂