Fantasia is Portuguese for costumes. When we put on a costume we enter a fantasy world. Before Halloween, I would bring out the sewing machine and make costumes for my children. One year they were unicorns, a shark and a penguin, Spider-Man, a green dragon (that won a best costume prize), a wizard and an alien. The dog wore a tutu.

Now my children are grownups. I find myself wanting to wear a costume, wanting to enter a fantasy. As soon as I finish writing, I will bring out the sewing machine and go make my fantasia.

let go of myself

find a place where I can dream

a different world


dVerse haibun prompt on Halloween


Dogs with Cats

all dogs are good

cats are beautiful

dogs are color blind

cats are grey in the dark

all dogs are therapy dogs

cats are german

dogs are worthy

cats are better with dogs


dVerse prompt to google— I googled all dogs are……. and all cats are My dog is not color blind.

Dogs with Cats