June 25th, 2012


Monday Update 6-25-12

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "The Work" by Rix_scaedu
Poetry Fishbowl Report for June 19, 2012
Torn Tongue: Verbs Beginning with "A"
Strong Female Characters
Read "Northern Game: Bola-Ball"
MicroFic Fishbowl
Poetry for the Masses

A lively discussion sprang up, spawning other bits of writing, based on an essay that I linked an analyzed regarding evil races in fantasy.  I've written an epic poem, "A Hole in the Blanket," inspired by some ideas from there plus a prompt frommarina_bonomi.
Read "The Power of Light" by Siege
Not Always Chaotic Evil
Always Chaotic Evil (31 comments)

Sketch Fest ran this past weekend.  I've edited my announcement post to link the sketches based on my prompts.

My comp copies arrived for the Llewellyn annuals: 2013 Witches' Calendar, 2013 Witches' Datebook, 2013 Herbal Almanac, 2013 Moon Sign Book.  I have material in all of those, which should arrive in bookstores some time soon.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"An Amazing Carriage of Amber and Jade" belongs to the Steamsmith series.  Maryam experiments with combining two important alchemical materials.  "Behind the Red Robe" belongs to the Hart's Farm series.  Auduna and Rowen have a conflict over bathroom use.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," "Dusting Off the Green Speech," (fiction).  Back to me for edits: "Breaking the Ice," (fiction), "Patterns in the Grass" "The Colors of the Rainbow," (poetry), "Half-Leg," "Dolls in the Empire" (nonfiction). Currently in front of the canon board: "Imalye Fotolyi" "The Girl Who Wanted Too Much" (poetry), "Ghost Bat" "A Dryland Ecosystem" "An Avian Ecosystem" (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" "The Museum of Mortality" (fiction), "Packing for the Long Haul" (poetry).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "The Bones of Need" "Raining Kittens," (fiction), "Breeding the Perfect Fighter," "The Smallest Invaders" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "Reaching for the Moons" "Winterheart" (fiction).

It's been warm and dry here lately.  Good weather for starwatching most nights.  Yesterday we also saw fireworks on the horizon.  Some of the wildflowers are blooming: black-eyed susan, echinacea, milkweed, Queen Anne's lace.  The yellow coneflower is budding but the petals haven't appeared yet.