Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

A dose of fetish. Good friends. An incomparable muse.


Yves aka Mindlovemisery


“I live in Sweden with my husband and my daughter. Mindlovemisery reflects the subjects most extensively explored in my poetry. Mind- philosophy, psychology, mental illness, society Love- loss, unrequited, infatuations and obsessions, sex, true love, new love, relationships of all sorts both dysfunctional and sublime Misery- childhood trauma, Depression, living with PTSD, the search for meaning, loneliness, spiritual dilemmas grief, social ineptitude etc. I started Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie in order to expand the weekly prompt I was hosting at my personal blog. I love inspiring others!”

Yves cohosts the Writing Prompt on Sunday and hosts The Wordle on Monday



He lives in Mumbai and works as a Business Analyst/Developer in the fields of Automation and Machine Learning with an IT giant. He is passionate about both coding and writing. He has been blogging since 2012 and has also self-published a novel – “Together Never” in 2017. He is long due to start working on his next novel – “The Idea of You” but is really tied down with his real-life aspirations. Yet he hopes to bounce back soon.

NEKNEERAJ hosts the Photo Prompt on Tuesdays.



“Hi all,

This is Kristjaan I am a haiku poet living in The Netherlands. I am married and father of four and granddad of seven. I write haiku since the late eighties and in 2005 I wrote my first English haiku. Since then I became a wellknown haiku poet around the globe and in 2011 ten haiku were included in a worldwide anthology.

In 2012 I started Carpe Diem Haiku Kai a daily haiku meme. And now 2015 I will become part of Mindlove misery’s menagerie and be your host for a weekly prompt on Fridays.

I am looking forward to a great time and I hope to inspire you all.”

Kristjaan hosts The Haiku Prompt on Wednesday


Jim Adams

linkedin pic.png

Jim Adams is a retired electrical engineer who specialized in control systems and instrumentation.  Jim is the creator of A Unique Title For Me aka Newepicauthor here on WordPress and he participates in many prompt challenges.  He is the current host of a popular music challenge called Song Lyric Sunday and here on Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie he is the host of the MM Music challenge which he does every other Friday.



“Dylan here. Currently residing in the Pacific Northwest, I spend a lot of time missing the sun. The rain is good for writing though, which helps as I am a PhD student in North American History. When I am not pouring over dissertation drafts, I write short fiction, play tabletop games, and work on my very amateur drawing skills.
My love of the Gothic, Americana myth, general spookiness, and pulp fiction is reflected over at Machete Diplomacy where I post fiction and the occasional poem.”
Jim and Dylan host the Music Prompt/First Line Fridays

Sarah Whiley 

Sarah (aka Weejars) hosts the Saturday Mix every Saturday. She is a teacher with a passion for writing and all things quirky! Sarah started blogging over seven years ago and since then has enjoyed pursuing a range of poetry forms and short stories. Sarah is fascinated with language and the nuances contained within it – and her prompts attempt to reflect this. The Saturday Mix provides a rotating roster and range of challenges from homophones, synonyms, and antonyms to a “lucky dip” of poetry forms. Please join in – Sarah is looking forward to having you on board.


41 comments on “About

  1. CC Champagne
    May 5, 2014

    Maybe I’m presumptuous having only attended the past few prompts, but why don’t you have a ‘badge’ type thing participants can put in their sidebars? It’s the first place I look when I’m sniffing around for new prompt-sites on other people’s blogs, and I’d love for others to find these amazing prompts!


    • mindlovemisery
      May 5, 2014

      That is a great idea but I am not savvy enough with the computer to produce one haha I will ask Oloriel though she has incredible design skills XD


  2. Prajakta
    November 6, 2014

    Ah! I had no idea how to contact you, hence posting here. Januz Miralles – I love his work! Maybe you can use his photographs as a photo prompt 🙂 Just a suggestion!

    You can delete this comment btw.


  3. Beth Ayer
    March 20, 2015

    Hi all,

    These are great prompts. I post weekly found poetry prompts at foundpoetryreview.com, and am always looking for new ideas. Let me know if you’d like to guest post! beth.ayer@foundpoetryreview.com.

    http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/category/poetry-prompts/ will give you a sense of the types of things I post.



    • mindlovemisery
      March 22, 2015

      Hi this is Yves =)

      Thank you for your wonderful offer and your encouragements. We have several authors here at MLMM was there someone in particular you were interested in? Or a specific prompt that appealed to you?


  4. Paris Carter
    June 26, 2015

    Hey, I’m Paris Carter owner and operator of The Bibliomaniacs, a writing/book review site. We’re launching our new magazine in the Fall. And I was wondering if you were interested in submitting a short story, essay, or poem. Please contact me if you’re interested!


    • mindlovemisery
      June 26, 2015

      Hi thank you so much for contacting me and for your generous offer =) My mom is coming from overseas to visit and I am about to go pick her up from the airport. She will be staying for a week, after that I will look through my poetry and send something =) Are there any restrictions/requirements?


      • Paris Carter
        June 26, 2015

        We’re looking for short stories, poetry, and essays. We have a 8,000 word count for the short stories and essays, but for the poetry we’re a more lenient as long as it excessive of over 45 lines. The name of our magazine is Catharsis Literary Magazine. As the name suggests, we’re looking for emotional heavy works dramas, realistic fiction, or experimental fiction. Even though we lean more towards realistic work, we still love to hear works of other genres science fiction, romance, dystopian as long as they have a focus on character and emotion. Same goes for poetry. Emotionally charged poetry.

        Liked by 1 person

      • mindlovemisery
        August 2, 2015

        I wasn’t sure how to submit

        Title: Cradle
        Author: Yves K. Morrow

        I snatch your angels

        From the waves

        Of a treacherous silence,

        A box apart from

        The residual graves.

        As simple as a moon

        Fashioned of clay

        My self recriminations

        Spring up helter-skelter

        In moments overcast.

        How could I have lost you

        When I held on with all my might?

        What can fix perfection

        And if not you

        Then what can I alter

        Without covering up

        These essential lies,

        These transparencies

        Which distinguish

        One void from the next.

        We were quite the pair

        Miscreants starved for reason,

        Two perfects eggs

        In a cycling bath.

        My courage no longer raw

        I cling to a barren science.

        Your kisses thieving worms,

        Your eyes retracted halos

        How can I die in the cradle

        Of such a gorgeous silhouette?


  5. Fae Little
    October 15, 2015

    Perhaps it is one too many things, but we of Team Netherworld were hoping you might consider adding a Haibun prompt on occasion. We really like them! I created this one recently and am hoping it might inspire you to bring back the Haibun! I don’t know if you ever did Haibun prompts on this blog, but I am remembering the Haibun Thinking blog that you used to have.



    • mindlovemisery
      October 15, 2015

      I have never done a Haibun or hosted a Haibun prompt though some of the members at MLMM do have experience with the Haibun. I had actually thought to add it with the haiku prompt as an option because it is a great form.
      Kristjaan Panneman hosts the haiku prompt I will mention it to him and see what he thinks XD


  6. tjparis
    January 16, 2016

    Just discovered your blog and am looking forward to reading you poetry and enjoying the images you choose to augment the writing. Best wishes from Western Australia. TJ Paris

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Pingback: Long Distance – A Reading Writer

  8. Pingback: Writer’s Note – A Reading Writer

  9. sharingiscaring00
    June 16, 2016

    Hey it’s a pleasure to meet you and know more of you and your talents. Keep up the great blog and writing. ~Jackie


  10. Pingback: About Him – A Reading Writer

  11. Pingback: Cling – A Reading Writer

  12. C thehappymeerkat
    September 22, 2016

    You have such wonderful prompts. I came here through the recommendation of Oloriel from http://olorielmoonshadow.wordpress.com/ . I write poetry, though only recently became confident to publish it. I look forward to reading more of your blog, if you’ll have me :).


    • Oloriel
      September 23, 2016

      Welcome, and feel free to jump right in and create! Trust me, once you get inspired, there is no stopping! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • C thehappymeerkat
        September 23, 2016

        🙂 I will, feeling inspired already. It’s like a recent creativity door that’s been locked for some years, has opened and creativity has started pouring out of me. I hope it never ends :).!!

        Liked by 2 people

      • mindlovemisery
        September 24, 2016

        How exciting!

        Liked by 1 person

  13. pure2core
    November 2, 2016

    I am 43 year old Indian moved in recently to america with my husband . i have been reading your poetries long since i’ve known Jingle poetry entries. I would love to attempt the word prompt when ever i have leisure time.. i love improving on my poetic skills. please let me know how and where do i find the poetic prompts.


  14. Sasha
    December 5, 2016

    Hi!I have started something to let people know each other.Click here to know more https://sasha1010blog.wordpress.com/2016/12/05/lets-know-each-other-4/

    Liked by 1 person

  15. writeshewill
    May 26, 2017

    Why do I always find these wonderful places in the middle of the night when my brain is on empty? Be back tomorrow.

    Are you guys on Twitter?

    Liked by 1 person

    • mindlovemisery
      May 27, 2017

      As individuals some of us do have a Twitter accounts/Facebook accounts but the group doesn’t formerly have one. I look very forward to seeing you at group!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. James
    January 12, 2018

    I’ve been trying to post a comment (with and without a link) on this writing challenge page but they keep disappearing. Can you have a look in your spam filter? Thanks: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2018/01/12/music-challenge-20-way-down-we-go-by-kaleo-amwriting-musicchallenge-mlmm/


  17. tedstrutz
    September 20, 2018

    Well, I am intrigued with your group. I came via my friend Susan,The Abject Muse, and love to write 100 word flash. Looking forward to a prompt that starts my fingers clicking on the keys. (I guess in the old days I would have said ‘starts my pen flowing) Still thinking about the spider-web one I saw.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mindlovemisery
      September 20, 2018

      Welcome =) We are thrilled and honored to have you with us! I used to write poems myself with a pencil, awful handwriting I could never read them once I’d written them alas lol


  18. James
    January 24, 2019

    I just gave you all a shout out on my blog, since one of the stories I wrote in response to a collage prompt was accepted into an anthology: https://poweredbyrobots.com/publications/

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Pingback: What Came First – A Unique Title For Me

  20. Pingback: CHANGES COMIN’ TO ‘SPARKS’ – Sparks From A Combustible Mind

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: