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Monday Update 9-5-11

These are some posts from the later part of last week, in case you missed them:

Futuristic Fridge
Fuzzy Fireworks
Updates from Kajones-writing
Read "Your Friend the Stick"
Torn Tongue: Verbs Beginning with "M"
Reprints and Derivative Works from the Poetry Fishbowl
The Inelasticity of Demand
Read "Cutting Time" in Torn World


The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, September 6 with a theme of "pets and livestock." Drop by tomorrow and give me some prompts! There will be a linkback perk allowing you to see verses of "The Picket Fence Committee" posted by minor_architect too.

There are four epic poems in microfunding: "Restoration" tells how the radiator dragon came to live in Monster House.  It got some new verses posted last week.  "The Accidental Hero" follows Aldornia and Zenobia when one of Aldornia's relatives unexpectedly appears in the Temple of Golden Light.  "Igor's Creature" is a mix of horror and science fiction with a large helping of sociology and a wry twist of humor.  The epic poem "A Periodic Table of Elementals" is ahead of production.

Overall, August was a tremendous success for poetry.  We actually managed to pay the household bills and have a little left for things like taking advantage of Borders going-out-of-business sale.  Thank you all for your continued support.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," "On the Rocks," (fiction).  Back to me for edits: "Catch and Release," (fiction), "Seafoam Fashions," "Hide Away," "Red Glass, Green Glass," "Bitter Herbs" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board:  nothing.  Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "Breaking the Ice," "From Dark to Bright," "Beached Fish," (fiction) and "The Hearsay Cafe," "The Colors of the Rainbow," "On the Road to Inoram," "Storm Season" (poetry).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "The Green Speech," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," (fiction).  Currently writing: "Raining Kittens," "Catch of the Day," "Reaching for the Moons" (fiction).

The weather is still mostly hot and dry, though it sprinkled rain a couple nights ago and temperatures this week are supposed to be moderate.  I should have a chance to get out and plant some fall bulbs.
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