May 1st, 2011


Sunday Fic Meme: "Raining Kittens"

Each Sunday, post six sentences from a writing project -- published, submitted, in progress, for your cat -- whatever. (Ganked from DW)

Below is an excerpt from "Raining Kittens," a Torn World story that I'm currently drafting. It will eventually be submitted for canon board approval.

Something soft and warm landed on Rai's shoulder, startling him. Sharp points pricked through his clothes. "Mreew," the something protested as Rai carefully detached it from the nubbled silk of his vest. More small blurs drifted past Rai's hazy field of view.

"Eeee! It's raining kittens!" Alikara exclaimed.

"Skykittens," said Threlin, finishing his warning rather too late.

Sugar Farmers Sue Corn Processors Over HFCS

I was delighted by this article about an important lawsuit.  Sugar farmers are suing corn processors for fraud in marketing high-fructose corn syrup as a natural sugar.  (Link courtesy of my_partner_doug and janetmiles.) It's vital that people know what is in the food they choose to buy (or not buy) so they can make informed choices.  If HFCS is marketed as sugar, then people who object to it or are allergic to it will only be able to avoid it by avoiding all products that contain sugar.  Hopefully the sugar farmers will win.