April 4th, 2011


Read "Words Between Brothers" in Torn World

If you are a Torn World supporter, you can now read my short story "Words Between Brothers."  It features my character Rai and ellenmillion's character Bai as boys, playing a game at home.  This story has a far more objective focus than most of what I've written about them.  It's a good glimpse of family life, the challenges and compensations they deal with.

This story came from the February 26, 2011 Muse Fusion. It was inspired by a prompt from vaerys. It can be sponsored for $5.50 or 6 Torn World credits.

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Monday Update 4-4-11

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

April 1 Weblit Swap: A Monster House Poem by Aldersprig
Photography: Flowers & Herbs 3-30-11
Torn Tongue: Verbs Beginning with "I"
The Value of Bats
Torn World Writing Update
Poem Sold
Read "Shrine of the Stone Lions" in Torn World
Poem: "Icewater"
Grass-fed vs. Grain-fed Beef

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be Tuesday, April 5 with a theme of "Mad Science."  Hopefully both our Internet connection and LiveJournal will be functioning properly tomorrow.  I look forward to seeing you then.  We'll be testing out a new perk!

The epic poems "The Truth in the Tower" (a Fiorenza poem) and " Paper, Scissors, Stone" (a Monster House poem) are currently in microfunding.  "The Truth in the Tower" has 13 of 23 verses posted, and the next can be revealed for $1.  "Paper, Scissors, Stone" has 9 of 17 verses funded, and you can have the next one for $2.  One other epic is currently open for sponsorship. "A Periodic Table of Elementals" is ahead of production.  This is science fantasy.  Bear in mind that the April Poetry Fishbowl is approaching, so now is a good time to drop a couple bucks into an epic here before you fall in love with something new.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "One-Tick Literature."  Back to me for edits: "One Toy for Three."  Currently in front of the canon board at Torn World: "Clouds in the Morning," "Cutting Time," "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," "On the Rocks," "Lookbacks," "The Ties We Twine," "Forbidden Love," "Scars of Stone" (fiction) and "The Sugar Mouse," "Steam Power," and "Cage of Hope" (poetry).  Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands" and "Like Ash Before the Wind" (fiction).  In revision at home: "Water Dance."  Currently writing: "From Dark to Bright" and "Raining Kittens" (fiction).

You can now see the results of the Rose & Bay Awards followup discussion and poll.