A blushing orange autumn leaf quivers in the cherry tree like a toddler’s bottom lip before a single sparkling tear trickles down a perfect cheek and drops onto his mother’s hand, and she doesn’t wipe it away, making me smile on a windy day. Kim M. Russell, 21st October 2019 My response to dVerse Poets […]
My slim anthology of flash fiction and short stories is now available on amazon.com, amazon.co.uk and, I believe, the rest of the world, in paperback and e-book. Please take a look and, if you like your stories quirky, strange or just plain eerie, I would appreciate your support.
Two of my haiku have been included in the latest Poetry Pea Podcast Series 2 Episode 20: Spirits, in which I’m in the company of excellent haiku poets, including the wonderful Isabel Caves. They are read by Patricia and you can read along with the notes that accompany it on the Poetry Pea website. You can also listen […]
We walk along the blustery beach, embraced by towering arms of rock laced with white foam cuffs. Falling sheer to shore, sombre cliffs, banded with distorted strata of basalt, rusty iron, brown and buff, are broken by moss-cloaked boulders, moist with silver sea mist and rain, and crowned with gnarled oak, wind-blasted, salt-stunted limbs leaning […]
companionable scratching behind the wainscot little harvest mouse Kim M. Russell, 21st October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1766 mouse This month we are celebrating Carpe Diem’s 7th birthday and the smaller creatures of nature. Today we are creating haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry forms on the theme of the ‘mouse’.