Posted in Haiga, Haiku, Haiku Horizons Weekly Prompt, May 2016

Skipping Stones

skipping stones on the river--Haiku
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016
Image By Killy Ridols (Patagonia) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

I grew up in the Midwest, in the country, and my childhood home was very near to Des Plaines River.  My brother and I spent many of our youthful days at the river.   In the summer we would be fishing and skipping stones, and in the winter ice skating.
This week’s Haiku Horizon Prompt “skip” caused me to remember those fun times we had trying to skip stones across the river. 🙂

Haiku Horizons Weekly Challenge:  Week #117  Prompt: Skip

Little did I know that there are actually “Stone Skipping Championships”!
Visit this LINK to watch a man skip a stone 51 times across the water to win the world record!



A born and raised Midwesterner who traveled to Oregon in 2006 via the Oregon Trail route, fell in love with Oregon and now calls it home. I am retired and pursuing my life long dream of becoming a Freelance Inspirational Writer.

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