October 10th, 2012


Story: "Swallow the Sky"

This story fills a square on my card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This fest encourages the creation of boundary-pushing material that explores what happens when things go horribly wrong and people actually care  about each other. I'm hoping to attract some new readers for my writing.

The following story belongs to the setting of Quiar (which I designed) in the World Walkers collection by [personal profile] kajones_writing, so it counts as authorized fanfic and I get credits for it. World Walkers is about worlds created by the fae to keep magic available to them, after they ruined their homeworld by overusing magic. Quiar is one of the later worlds created, with a sophisticated magical structure and a great many anthropomorphic races in ever-shifting alliances. This project encourages audience interaction, and there are lots of ways you can get more of storylines you enjoy.

Fandoms: World Walkers: Quiar
H/C: Apocalypse
Medium: Fiction
Summary/Preview: The tiger shaman Adoni tells the last story of the Great War.
Content Notes: In this setting, "tiger" means "Tasmanian tiger," not feline tiger. Australian-inspired fauna.  Furry fiction.  Anthropomorphic drama. References to war and related atrocities. Cute fuzzy babies (who are not harmed).

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Hard Things

Life is full of things which are hard or tedious or otherwise unpleasant that need doing anyhow. They help make the world go 'round, they improve skills, and they boost your sense of self-respect. But doing them still kinda sucks. It's all the more difficult to do those things when nobody appreciates it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our accomplishments and pat each other on the back.

What are some of the hard things you've done recently?

Half-Price Poetry Sale: The Steamsmith

This is a carryover perk from September.  There will be a half-price poetry sale from Monday, October 15-Sunday, October 21. As selected in an audience poll, the featured series will be The Steamsmith.  It has a standard price of $1/line for epic poetry, reduced to $.50/line for this occasion.  See the Serial Poetry page for details about this series.  Feel free to boost the signal to friends who are into steampunk, ethnic studies, gender studies, class dynamics, or other themes central to The Steamsmith.

Read "Felting Together"

If you are a Torn World supporter, you can now read my poem "Felting Together."
Treg and some children from Itadesh do a fibercraft project together.

If you like this poem and want to see more like it, please consider sending me credits or karma through Torn World's crowdfunding options.  Not a Torn World member, but still want to support the work? I have a permanent PayPal button on my LJ profile page.