Sare Chafin

stumbling through life, poetically

Category: writing

Poetic Fridays (August Moon)

Another week has run away. I ran with it part of the time and hid from it in equal turn. Moody children and humid days can do that to a person. Fortunately my house is full of books and tea, just waiting for such moments as these.





August is not my favorite month. It’s hot. It’s not the beginning of anything. Something about it adds weight to everything I do. Usually. Today I loved August. The evening had a deep-blue glow about it. The sea breeze was strong enough to lift my hair from my neck. Everything was colored by the words “August Moon” because that is the writing prompt I was planning to write about tonight. Those words added possibility to an ordinary day.



Two words reshaped my outlook. They got me writing. I’m hoping they will keep working there magic so that I can write a piece or two for my upcoming book. Words can have an enormous impact on how we view the world and ourselves.


Use them often.

Use them sparingly.

Use them with care because

someone is listening,

even if that someone

is you.


May the right words find you and encourage you today. May you find the words to encourage others.

If you are looking for a fun poetry challenge to join check out #zopoinaugust hosted by @zoebfm on Instagram. August Moon is just one of the beautiful prompts!


Writing Lessons (IWSG)

A long time ago I used to take part in the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and it feels like it’s time to join in again. New blog. New writing focus. Same eclectic me.

The question IWSG posted for July is “What is one valuable lesson you’ve learned since you started writing?”


Insecure Writers Support Group Badge


This is what I’ve learned over the past year:

Write from where you are right now. Don’t be guilty if you change directions. Don’t be afraid to grow or try new genres, if that’s what you know you are supposed to do. Write authentically and don’t let change take your words away.


Change doesn’t mean you have to give up.

Shadows don’t mean the light won’t come back.

Stay you and keep writing.




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