When Jiji Sent Me a Chocolate Colored Buddha

Hotei-sama looks like he’s covered in glossy chocolate ganache He found me at a silent auction My favorite of the seven gods Fat Buddha, Happy Buddha, Hotei-Sama, Budai These are all his names Laying on his side holding his sack of gold in his right hand Prayer beads in his left Head to toe with rolly-poly-ness: Bald atama Chubby cheeks and earlobes…

Writing Prompts (to Potentially Ignore) for the November Year of the Ox Bamboo Shoots Writing Contest

Hmmm, let try something new.  How about this.  Look around where you are right now and choose something to write about.  Just don’t write about Christmas yet, okay?  Hold back for now, just like the retailers do. That’s right.  You get to choose your own topic. All entries must be between 100 words minimum and…

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