Thursday, January 4, 2024

January 2024

 The New Year Brings so much to look forward to.

There will be more new poems and short stories added to this blog.

I have been in kind of a slump with my writing and blogging since I had Covid 2 years ago. I am finally starting to connect with my muse again. Hopefully I will be finishing the 3rd book in my The McCory Chronicles Series and writing new poems to celebrate the return of my muse.

Wishing all of you the best year of your life and many more ~ 

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

October Fun

October is Here
By Cathy Collar

October is here with all its delights,
Colorful leaves and scary dark nights.
Hot apple cider and cinnamon buns,
Witches and goblins out having fun.

A round harvest moon with its golden shine.

The witching hour, time between time.
Sweet pumpkin pie, peach cobbler galore.
Ghosts, bats and vampires knock at your door.


Hot dogs and smores roast on a campfire.
Demons and trolls slink through the mire.
Yes it’s the scariest time of the year.

Oh but what fun! October is here!

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Spring Has Sprung

         Has  Sprung!
                                   By Cathy Collar

The beautifully colored flowers
Suddenly burst into bloom!
Spreading the scent of sweetness,
Throughout Mother Nature’s room.

              The cheerful birds chirp a melody
As the leaves dance
 to their song.
The butterflies flutter 
from flower to flower
Throughout the whole 
day long.

The bees buzz by so busily,
Doing their very best
To make sure  they touch each tiny flower,
And spread its tenderness.

Mother Nature is pleased, all is well.
Again Spring has Sprung!
She kisses each worker with dew drops,
And tells them how well they have done.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

The Pursuit

Hello everyone! November is Here!
This week I am sharing one of my November short stories. I hope you like it!

The Pursuit

By C. L. Collar
“911, what is your Emergency?”
“You must come RIGHT NOW! HURRY!”
“Sir, please state your emergency?”
“I am being chased by a madman. He has a gun.     HURRY!”
“Okay sir, stay calm. What is your location?”
“I’m in the woods behind Clear Lake! I’ve been running for my life for at least an hour. Pant. Pant.  I just now got a signal on my phone. I can’t last much longer. You must hurry!”
“Okay Sir, stay on the line. I’m sending someone right now.”
“Attention all patrols in the Clear Lake vicinity. We have an emergency situation in the woods behind the lake. The suspect is a male carrying a gun in pursuit of another male. The suspect is armed and dangerous. Approach with caution. Sir, are you still there?”
“Yes, I’m hiding.”
“Can you see the man pursuing you?”
“N n n no, but I can hear him.”
“Did you get a look at him?”
“No, he was shooting at me! But I know who he is.”
“Calm down. Help is on the way.”
“I’m trying, but I can still hear him coming through the trees. He keeps calling for me!”
“So, it is someone you know, sir?”
“Oh yes, I know him all too well! He has been my neighbor for the past four years. Ever since I moved to the country.”
“Do you know why he is trying to kill you?”
“I have no idea.  He comes after me every year. Usually, I can just stay hidden from him, and after a few days he just gives up. I tell you this man is crazy! This time he found me and chased me into the woods. He is going to kill me!  Last year he had his wife with him. She had a knife and a gun! I wouldn’t be surprised if she weren’t out here too. They are both crazy people. I should never have moved to the country! The town was so much safer!”
“Please stay on the line while I advise the police of this possible other suspect.”
“Attention, all patrols in the Clear Lake area. There is a possible second suspect, a female, who could be carrying a gun and knife. She is thought to be the wife of suspect number one. Proceed with extreme caution.”
“Just try to stay calm the police are on their way.”
“That’s easy for you to say. You don’t have a maniac, chasing you through the snow in the woods!” 
“I know, but you must try to stay calm and hidden until the police get there.  I will stay on the line with you until you are safe.”
“You are so nice. I have gotten my breath back. Now I probably should run some more.”
“No! It’s best that you stay hidden. Just keep quiet and stay on the phone. Do you hear any sirens?”
“No. I’m really deep in the woods. They probably won’t find me in time. I really need to run now. I hear him calling and he’s close. I will keep my phone on, but I must move NOW!”
“This is unit 26.  We have arrived at the location. Be advised we have found an 1870 ford pickup. It is empty. The license plate is missing. We have found a box of shells for a 12 gauge shotgun inside. The registration is too faded to make out. Looks like E…something maybe Fud. Backup is here, and we are starting our pursuit into the woods.”
“Sir! Sir! Can you hear me?”
“Pant, pant… yes. I’m hiding again.”
“Good. The police are in the woods. Just stay out of sight and let them look for your assailant.”
“Okay. I can’t run anymore anyway.”
“While we are waiting sir, I didn’t get your name. I need it for my records.”
“It’s Tom ma’am, Tom Turkey.”

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Happy Halloween Witchy Whoo Style

Witches' Brew

           Witch's Brew
       By C.L. Collar

        “Witchy, Witchy, Witchy Woo, what should we put in the brew?”
asked Witchy One of Witchy Two.
            “I do not want to make the brew,” said witchy, witchy, Witchy Two.
“I want to make a nice beef stew.”
            “What has gotten into you?” asked Witchy One of Witchy Two.
“It's Halloween and we must brew.”
            “I have nice eye of newt, so blue. Green toes of toad, I have these too,”
said Witchy One to Witchy Two.
            “No, not one of those will do,”said witchy, witchy, Witchy Two.
“I want to try something brand new.”
            “New does not go in the brew,”said Witchy One to Witchy Two.
“That is one thing we NEVER do.”
            “Ahh. I know what we can do,” said witchy, witchy, Witchy  Two.
“We can and will make old cow brew.”
            “I do believe, that, we can do,” said Witchy One to Witchy Two.
              “It will be old and will be new. Witchy, Witchy, Witchy Woo!”

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

~~~~Star Dancing~~~~~~

Since the stars have been talking to me lately I have decided to share this poem about them. I am forever amazed by the night sky!

Friday, April 1, 2022

Spring is Here

Spring is Here and with comes National Poetry Month. Here is one of my favorite Spring Poems. I hope you enjoy it!

To Be a Butterfly

By C. L. Collar

I’d love to be a butterfly, so beautiful and free,
To float along with the clouds, all the world to see.
I’d like to be a butterfly, and flutter till I settle,
On a soft and colorful, velvet rose petal.
To drift from flower to flower and blend in beautifully,
With my many glorious colors, shining joyously.
If I could be as carefree as a butterfly,
I would not be afraid to live or afraid to die.
I would not have to worry of what was planned to come.
I would just be proud to know,
That God’s will was done.