First Signs of the New Season – Fall 2016

September has come, days cooling down

We often feel a breeze now, wafting through town.

Sunlight gets weaker and the trees lose their leaves

We start wearing boots and our T-Shirts get sleeves.

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Grass turns brown and often it rains

Autumn cools the blood in our veins.

Nature changes colors, green turns into red

Yellow, brown and orange are the colors ahead.

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Soon enough towards end of the summer

We start staying inside, what a bummer!

The green grass replaced by pumpkin patches

Candles and lamps are lit up with matches.

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Halloween draws nearer, is just ahead of us.

We search for hoods, caps and gloves no reason for fuss.

As fun this season gets, the heat is amiss

To keep us warm very often, is only a kiss.

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And on one day, before we’re even aware,

Towards the end of the year, we’re sure getting there.

Families prepare, laugh and steer

To the Thanksgiving feast, how quick it was here!

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(Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, September 2016)


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October/November Writing Contests

If you feel like participating in a writing contest October or November this year, you might find one here on Rachel’s blog. Thank you Rachel for your hard work to show us these!

Rachel Poli

October November Contests

Here is a reminder for the October 2015 contests. Below are contests for November 2015.

October 2015:

Type: Poetry
Hosted by: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: October 1, 2015
Entry Fee: $15

Type: The Joy of Less
Hosted by: Chicken Soup
Deadline: October 30, 2015
Entry Fee: None

Type: Alzheimer’s and Dementias Family Caregiving
Hosted by: Chicken Soup
Deadline: October 30, 2015
Entry Fee: None

Type: Very Short Fiction
Hosted by: Glimmer Train
Deadline: October 31, 2015
Entry Fee: $15

November 2015:

Type: Short Short Story
Hosted by: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: November 16, 2015 (early-bird)
Entry Fee: $20

Type: Angels and Miracles
Hosted by: Chicken Soup
Deadline: November 30, 2015
Entry Fee: None

Type: Military Families
Hosted by: Chicken Soup
Deadline: November 30, 2015
Entry Fee: None

Type: The Spirit of America
Hosted by: Chicken Soup
Deadline: November 30, 2015
Entry Fee: None

Type: Short Story (New Writers only)
Hosted by: Glimmer Train

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