These are some posts from the later part of last week, in case you missed them:Sunday Fic Meme: "The Bones of Need"Understanding Native American ArtWhat I'm doing with my Kajones_writing creditsMaking Cover Art HappenWhat is "Poke a Bigot in the Eye" ...?Poem: "What Matters"
(now revised)Poem: "New Eden"Poem: "Hawk in the Night" Updates from Kajones_writingRead "Fireworks" by Ellen MillionWildlife at Fieldhaven Read "The Symbolism of 'Stained' " by The_vultureActual Representation Would Look Like ThisRead "Prosy: A Conversation of Thought & Mind"
The October Poetry Fishbowl is coming up next Tuesday, with a theme of "Ghosts." I'll make the detailed announcement tomorrow.
There are five epic poems in microfunding. "From the Free City
" covers the aftermath of a siege on Fermo as it affects Fiorenza's village. "Will Not
" follows Johan as he contemplates the conflicts of his past and present. "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. "Igor's Creature
" is a mix of horror and science fiction with a large helping of sociology and a wry twist of humor. I'd rather not open any new epics until at least one of these concludes. "Restoration" is closest, with just $15 left until it's fully funded.
I posted a new verse, Sulphur, in the retired epic "A Periodic Table of Elementals
." This catches up with where the donations were, so I have at least met my outstanding obligation there.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: "Pull Your Ropes," "Jugglers," "The Majestic View" (poetry). Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "Breaking the Ice," "From Dark to Bright," "Beached Fish," "The Bones of Need" (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).
Fall weather continues to be temperate with occasional rain. I finished planting the bulbs that I had, though there's still time to pick up more if the budget allows. The goldenrod is blooming all over the butterfly meadow. The monarch butterflies are starting to migrate; we saw a small cloud of them today when we went outside. I'm hoping for a sunny day so I can try photographing them. A fair bit of the local corn has been harvested, and the soybeans are starting to come down too.