Genre Haiku Roundup 2013.12: Epic Fantasy

The long-awaited genre haiku roundup for December 2013 is finally here! Better late than never, I always say – I have my reasons but no excuse to hold it off for any longer, so without any further delay, here goes:

To date, the December challenge has received an epic 51 responses from a variety of talented haiku hackers, old and new. Haikus are so brief, I bet you could get through them all in one sitting! This month, Lathrop Preston of Laith’s Ramblings even went so far as to paraphrase The Hobbit in nineteen haiku, with a guest submission by Cimmy of Cimmy’s Stories. That is an epic read unto itself, and I’m so glad he stuck through and finished the project.

  1. HAIKU: FRAGILE | ROB’S SURF REPORT
  2. LUCY | WORDS ON A PAGE
  3. HAIKU: POWER | ROB’S SURF REPORT
  4. TRILOGY | WORDS ON A PAGE
  5. HAIKU: FROZEN | ROB’S SURF REPORT
  6. HAIKU: DESCENT | ROB’S SURF REPORT
  7. HE DARED SAY IT : RSRGENREHAIKU : EPIC FANTASY | AN HONEST DAY OR TWO
  8. SCIFI HAIKU: BABYLON 5 | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  9. GENRE: EPIC FANTASY HAIKU | JED’S PLAYHOUSE
  10. HAIKU: CHAMPION | ROB’S SURF REPORT
  11. A HERO EMERGES | JED’S PLAYHOUSE
  12. DROP-PUDDLE-POND: #RSRGENREHAIKU : FANTASY | AN HONEST DAY OR TWO
  13. GENRE HAIKU-EPIC FANTASY: FORGING BONDS | WRITING TO BE NOTICED
  14. GENRE HAIKU CHALLENGE-EPIC FANTASY: FAE | WRITING TO BE NOTICED
  15. CHRISTMAS EVE | SANDRABRANUM’S BLOG
  16. GENRE HAIKU CHALLENGE–EPIC FANTASY: FAIRIES DANCE | CONSCIOUSCACOPHONY
  17. STATE OF THE WRITER | N. E. WHITE
  18. GENRE HAIKU CHALLENGE-EPIC FANTASY: SACRIFICE | WRITING TO BE NOTICED
  19. HAIKU: SURREAL | ROB’S SURF REPORT
  20. HAIKU: SURREAL II | ROB’S SURF REPORT
  21. RSR GENRE HAIKU CHALLENGE-EPIC FANTASY: WHAT’S LEFT | WRITING TO BE NOTICED
  22. HAIKU: VORPAL | ROB’S SURF REPORT
  23. RSR GENRE HAIKU CHALLENGE-EPIC FANTASY: PATH OF POWER | WRITING TO BE NOTICED
  24. RSR GENRE HAIKU CHALLENGE-EPIC FANTASY: TOP OF THE FOOD CHAIN | WRITING TO BE NOTICED
  25. HAIKUS REVEAL A HIDDEN HEROES’ JOURNEY | THE TAO OF JAKLUMEN
  26. HAIKU: START | ROB’S SURF REPORT
  27. RSR GENRE HAIKU CHALLENGE – EPIC FANTASY: ONLY RECOURSE | WRITING TO BE NOTICED
  28. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  29. IT MIGHT BE RANDOM BUT.. | THE INDECISIVE EEJIT
  30. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – UNEXPECTED | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  31. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – MOONBEAM | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  32. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – TREES | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  33. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – SUNSET | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  34. CIMMY’S POETRY: PRAYER HAIKUS | CIMMY’S STORIES
  35. HAIKU: TRANSITION | ROB’S SURF REPORT
  36. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – ARKENSTONE | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  37. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – STORM | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  38. HAIKU: COMMUNITY | ROB’S SURF REPORT
  39. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – TROLLS | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  40. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – MIRKWOOD | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  41. LOOKING BACK/LOOKING FORWARD: 2014 | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  42. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – BACK AGAIN | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  43. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – STING | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  44. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – BARRELS | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  45. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – THIEF | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  46. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – TREASURE | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  47. GUEST EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – BATTLE | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  48. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – RETURN | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  49. GUEST EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – ARROW | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  50. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – BESIEGED | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS
  51. EPIC FANTASY HAIKU: THE HOBBIT – LAKE-TOWN | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS

The complete Hobbit Haiku is posted here:
HOBBIT HAIKU, THE JOURNEY ENDS? | LAITH’S RAMBLINGS

With a little more than two weeks to go, this month’s Genre Haiku Challenge is biography, and we already have ten submissions. A biography haiku is so simple, and the person can be anyone in the world; who could you haiku?

Also, a note on submission: I’ve recently changed the settings on this blog so that comments can post for up to ninety days from the date of posting, so feel free to link up to any previous challenges.

5 thoughts on “Genre Haiku Roundup 2013.12: Epic Fantasy”

  1. I was honored that Laith included some of my wife Cimmorene’s work in his Hobbit series of haikus.

    And this reminds me that I’ve still got to work on some more haiku for The Redemption of the Four Kingdoms! I’ll link back to this page this time, if that’s okay with you.

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