April 9th, 2012


Poem: "The Garden of Shards"

This poem was written outside the fishbowls, filling in a gap in character development.  It has been selected in a poll as the free epic for the April 3, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl.  It belongs to the series Path of the Paladins, and you can read more about that on the Serial Poetry page.

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Monday Update 4-9-12

These are some posts from the later part of last week, in case you missed them:
Read "The Hearsay Cafe"
Poetry Fishbowl Report for April 3, 2012
First Week of "Couplets"
How to Hook People on Poetry
Torn Tongue: Verbs Beginning with "U"
Totem Art
Plans and Goals
The Passion According to Kink Bingo

The April 3, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl was a tremendous success.  I've posted the free epic, "The Garden of Shards."  The sale poll will be open until this evening; so far only a few people have voted on which poetic series should get the half-price sale.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Tunnel Vision" (The Steamsmith) is now complete.  "Storm Wrack" (Path of the Paladins) is a direct sequel to "Follow Your Heart" and brings Johan back into contact with Shahana and Ari.  It has 7 new verses.  "Salt from a Dead Woman's Table" is a pirate ballad about swashbuckling adventure and revenge.  "Peach Blossom Spring Village" (Kung Fu Robots) is about a robot who prefers gentler arts to combat.  The latter two poems also gained verses from the general fund, so check them out if you haven't done so recently.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," (fiction), "Hide Away," "Bitter Herbs" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Seafoam Fashions," (poetry), "Half-Leg," "Northern Game: Bola-Ball," "Dolls in the Empire" (nonfiction). Currently in front of the canon board: "Catch and Release," "Dusting Off the Green Speech," "Doing the Work," "Breaking the Ice," (fiction), "Unlicensed Dreams" "The Colors of the Rainbow," "Something Big Is Coming" "How Skycat Got Her Name" "The Unicorn Surprise" "Nutterjell," (poetry), "Wild Herbivores of the North" "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction).  Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "Beached Fish," (fiction).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "The Bones of Need" "Raining Kittens," (fiction), "Fish of the North" (nonfiction), "Breeding the Perfect Fighter," "The Smallest Invaders" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "Reaching for the Moons" "Winterheart" (fiction).

The weather here is cooler than it was last week but still nice.  Today is sunny and blustery.  My tree seedlings have arrived for spring planting, so I've been busy with that along with other yardwork.