December 17th, 2012


Poll: Poetry Fishbowl Themes for Early 2013

I have closed the previous poll about interest in themes.  There was a break close to the division between themes with a mean of 6 or better and those with 5 or better, so I took the top one from the 5s plus the 6s and up, for a total of 20 popular themes.    Hopefully this will keep people's votes from spreading out too much, while still giving you a good choice of options.

Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I will keep it open until at least Tuesday afternoon.  If the answers are clear then, I'll close it.  If not, I may leave it open a while longer.  I'll use the votes to help decide which themes to use in the fishbowls for early 2013.  Bear in mind that some of the supporters are not on LiveJournal, so not all votes may be visible.


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The Scholar's Mate

 Chapter Eleven of The Scholar's Mate by [personal profile] thesilentpoet is now up.

Read the perk poem "Revelations" inspired by my prompt in a Crowdfunding Creative Jam.

Read the perk poem "El Dia de los Muertos," a lovely bit of cultural expose.  This is one of my favorite holidays.

Read the perk poem "Home is where the heart is" about family of choice and healing from devastation.

Read the perk poem "Resurrection," about love and hate and family.

Monday Update 12-17-12

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
The Ai-Naidar and Paper
Single-Line Bingo: 2 stories, 2 poems, 1 image set
Read "Black Fox" Parts 1 & 2
Single-line Bingo: 5 poems
BINGO: Vertical Line
Tolkien's Mountains
Read "Gambit Number Three" by Rix_scaedu
Trademark Stupidity
Femme Cosplay vs. Crossplay
Poem: "Defaced"

See the 2012 Holiday Poetry Sale Results with links to all sponsored poems.

Read about the bird species referenced in the poetic series Fledgling Grace, and the implications of that plumage: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

In other news, I spent part of my holiday money on crowdfunding.  You can see my total list of crowdfunding activity for 2012 online.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Within the Wolf's Jaws" belongs to The Asgard Eddas. Read about some starfarers and their interrupted journey.  "Catching in the Rye" belongs to Hart's Farm.  Consenting adults play a sexy game after the harvest.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," (fiction) "The Urge to Fly" "Autumn Gathering," (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Breaking the Ice," (fiction).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Beached Fish" (fiction), "Drawing the Triangle," "Unicorns on Parade" (fiction), "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" (poetry), "Publishers in the Empire" (nonfiction).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction),  "The Smallest Invaders" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "Winterheart" "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

Weather here has been chilly and sometimes wet.  It's raining off and on today.  I had soggy little sparrows clinging to the suet cage on my office window.

Update from Kajones_writing

December has the advent story, set in Fae World. Remember that December is also half-price month for sponsoring stories, and double credits month for participation. Suggest themes for future prompt calls. Gaelom turns out unexpectedly complex. Sunday Raffle 2 asks about your favorite character, setting, or collection.

Fiction: Advent Story 2012: The Fae World: Willow: On Earth (part 10), Advent Story: The Fae World: Willow: On Earth (part 11), Advent Story 2012: The Fae World: Willow: On Earth (part 12), Advent Story 2012: The Fae World: Alder: On Earth (part 1), Advent Story 2012: The Fae World: Alder: On Earth (part 2), Advent Story 2012: The Fae World: Alder: On Earth (part 3), Advent Story 2012: The Fae World: Alder: On Earth (part 4).

Also, I have sponsored several stories that were written earlier. Sponsored Story: The Afterlife: Richard: First Conversation with Charis explores an important piece of background for Richard/Death in the Afterlife collection. Sponsored Fiction: The Donor House: Alice: Nick and Alice’s First Visit to Echoes of Alexandria introduces a local bookshop with a vampire-friendly owner.  Sponsored Fiction: The Donor House: Caleb: Entering the Donor House comes in three parts (read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) and explores how someone addicted to vampire bites can overcome that.