September 24th, 2012


Poem: "Scarlett Bond"

This poem fills another square on my card for the [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo fest.  It may make more sense if you read "Getting a Room" first.

The following poem belongs to Schrodinger's Heroes, featuring an apocryphal television show supported by an imaginary fandom. It's science fiction about quantum physics and saving the world from alternate dimensions. It features a very mixed cast in terms of ethnicity and sexual orientation. This project developed with input from multiple people, and it's open for everyone to play in. You can read more about the background, the characters, and a bunch of assorted content on the menu page.

Fandom: Original (Schrodinger's Heroes)
Prompt: Wild Card: 307. Magical/Soul Bond
Medium: Poetry
Summary: Pat's connection with his car gets considerably closer.
Content Notes: This is what amounts to an interspecies relationship.

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Monday Update 9-24-12

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "Ohana"
My poems in Silver Blade
Read "The Commission" by Rix_scaedu
Poem: "Getting a Room"
Disabilities in Torn World
New in Torn World
Call for prompts from Kajones_writing
Online Serials

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, October 2 with a theme of "Horror: Demons."

Voting is now open on the "Create a Fat Female Superhero" contest. It's broken down into batches of 10 entries, one poll every day. The gallery of entries is here.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Forging of Brisingamen" belongs to The Asgard Eddas. It is being funded in sections by DW user jb_slasher.  This is mythic science fiction.  Three new verses were added recently, so if you haven't read those, catch up.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," (fiction) "The Urge to Fly" "Neighboring Attractions" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Breaking the Ice," (fiction), "Patterns in the Grass" "A Nap Under the Stars" (poetry), "Half-Leg," (nonfiction). Currently in front of the canon board: "The Bones of Need" "Beached Fish" (fiction), "Five Red Beads" "Sparkles in the Sky," "Smoke and Grass," "Felting Together," "A Light in the Darkness" "Purist Rights" (poetry), "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction).  Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" "The Museum of Mortality" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" "The Urge to Fly," (poetry), "Publishers in the Empire" (nonfiction).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" "Reaching for the Moons" (fiction), "Breeding the Perfect Fighter," "The Smallest Invaders" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "Winterheart" "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

The weather here has been temperate with occasional rain.  Leaves are starting to turn.  There's more brown this year because of the drought.  The monarch butterflies are migrating; we haven't seen them chaining up yet but there are definitely more in the air.

Read "Elegant and Fine"

Here's a wonderful fanfic about Susan's relationship with Narnia, "Elegant and Fine," as bittersharp as cider apples.

It is  possible to live a whole life outside of time, and then double back to one's current life, pick up the pieces and go on.  But it's a thing best done by experts, by people who already remember other lives.  You learn how to deal with it.  Four novices?  It would've been a wonder if even one  of them had managed.  That always snagged at my attention, reading Narnia.  When I write about things like that, the results tend to be much darker, although similarly sublime.