August 15th, 2011


Monday Update 8-15-11

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

Fiction by Kajones_writing
Meme: If I wrote Cinderella...
Three stories from my prompts
Lolly, Lolly, Lolly...
Capitalism Can Destroy Itself

There will be an extra Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, August 16 focused on the serial Monster House.  It will probably run for about half a day, afternoon and evening.  This is a perk from the August 2 fishbowl.

There are five epic poems in microfunding: "The Accidental Hero" follows Aldornia and Zenobia when one of Aldornia's relatives unexpectedly appears in the Temple of Golden Light.  "Stained" finds Johan, a former paladin of Gailah, in trouble in front of the last person he ever wanted to see again.  "Fiorenza and the Witch-Son" features Fiorenza the Italian herbalist musing about social roles and gender dynamics, at a time when there is NOT a major preternatural crisis going on.  "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.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," "On the Rocks," "Scars of Stone"(fiction), "The Ibabesh Bridge," "Scrimshaw,"  (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Catch and Release," (fiction), "Seafoam Fashions," "Hide Away," "Red Glass, Green Glass," (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board:  "Cutting Time,"  (fiction) "Bitter Herbs" (poetry).  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, (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 here has cooled off slightly.  My naked lady lilies are blooming.  The echinacea around the barrel garden has gone to seed, much to the delight of the goldfinches and indigo buntings, who are busily teasing out the seeds to eat.