My short story "On the Rocks" has been reprinted in Torn World, visible to everyone.
Eshra keeps watch over the snow-unicorn herd, tending this year's foals.
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Here is the guest post by Carol Berg as part of the "Couplets" project for National Poetry Month. I sent her a copy of my book Prismatica: Science Fiction Poetry Spanning the Spectrum and this is her response.
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Torn Tongue: Verbs Beginning with "V"
Read "Harvest" by Aldersprig
Read "Revision in Science Fiction Poetry"
50 Things To Do
The April Muse Fusion was this weekend on torn_world. My freebie was "Patterns in the Grass." You can read more about what I've written.
The April Crowdfunding Creative Jam is still running on crowdfunding with a theme of "blood" and you can read about what I've written for it.
The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, May 1 with a theme of "anti-heroes and anti-villains."
Poetry in Microfunding:
"Storm Wrack" (Path of the Paladins) is a direct sequel to "Follow Your Heart" and brings Johan back into contact with Shahana and Ari. "Peach Blossom Spring Village" (Kung Fu Robots) is about a robot who prefers gentler arts to combat.
Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," (fiction), "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," "Imalye Fotolyi" (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," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Patterns in the Grass". 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).
Weather has been chillier here this week. I'm planting herbs and flowers now. The barrel garden is partly done, the goddess garden has the statue back, and I've filled several decorative pots as well.