August 22nd, 2011


Read "Scars of Stone (Part 2)" on Torn World

If you are a Torn World supporter, you can now read my story "Scars of Stone (Part 2)."
Fala and Dareg investigate strange marks on a mountain near Itrelir.
This is the rest of the story begun earlier.

If you like this story and want to see more like it, please consider sending me credits or karma through Torn World's crowdfunding options.  Not a Torn World member, but still want to support the work? I have a permanent PayPal button on my LJ profile page.

Monday Update 8-22-11

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

Read "Rescue into Slavery"
Read "Scars of Stone (Part 1)" on Torn World
Protecting Earth from Asteroid Strikes
Torn Tongue: Nouns Beginning with "L"
Poetry Fishbowl Report for August 16, 2011
Crowdfunded Illustration: "The Henchmen's Hitch"
New Aether Dancer Video
Monster House Update

There are six epic poems in microfunding: "Restoration" tells how the radiator dragon came to live in Monster House.  "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.

Six open epics is a lot, folks -- it spreads out the attention and people's pocket money pretty far.  I'd like to see some of these finished off before opening any new ones.  "Fiorenza and the Witch-Son" is down to $11.50 outstanding, for instance.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," "On the Rocks," (fiction), "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)

This past week was cool and pleasant.  We got to the Farmer's Market, where we bought materials for the Golden Spaghetti Sauce and some salsas.  I finally saw my morning glories in bloom too, pink ones and purple ones in the barrel garden.