February 5th, 2012


New verses in "The Morose Mascot"

Thanks to a donation from westrider there are 10 new verses in "The Morose Mascot."  Our lesbian heras Aldornia and Zenobia protect Horace the porcupine from the fury of his erstwhile mistress, Aldornia's aunt Amaia.

According to the note with the donation, this is "a bit of a protest against the Romance Writers Association banning same sex romance."  I posted about that earlier, and this is one of the responses.  Yay! 

Worth mentioning is that, in this series, the lesbians go sane, run away from home, fall in love and live happily ever after (allowing for some continuing adventures).  It's the heterosexuals who are crazy and evil.  Not necessarily all of them, but the in-laws are pretty outrageous.  Fortunately Aldornia and Zenobia are up to the challenge, especially together. 

Rhysling Award Nomination

My Torn World poem "The Shipwright's Song" has been nominated for the Rhysling Award in the short poem category.  This poem has been released to the public so that more folks can see it and perhaps decide to vote for it.  I'm really pleased that a poem from a crowdfunding project got nominated.