April 22nd, 2013


Story: "Squiggles" 1505.07.02

"Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal"


I'm finally starting to get a handle on Second Form. There are just so many more things to do!

Soon we're going to take a field trip to the Fall Horse Fair. Teacher Offamori wants us to choose a topic for an essay. I wanted horse genetics, of course, but he said no -- it has to be something new to us. So I am still thinking about that. I went to the library and looked up the history of the fair but it was mostly old news about how the first one got broken up by a riot. I did find one article about the challenges of getting travel licenses for all the horse breeders and their horses, though. I wonder, why is it so hard to get travel licenses?

See the landing page for "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal."

Update from Kajones_writing


Monday Update 4-22-13

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
New Crowdfunding Project: Goal-Fish
Read "This Was Not What I Set Out To Write"
Read "Niceties"
Future Employers
Adoptable Characters
Read a Creepy Fairytale

The April 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam ran this weekend. See what I wrote and what was written from my prompts.

The bonus fishbowl went well. There is currently a poll open to pick a new epic for microfunding, expected to close Monday evening.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Why Old Women Fall in Love with Linguists" explores language loss and preservation across cultures.

Torn World writing update:
Currently posting: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal" (fiction).  Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "A Thorny Problem" "Spruce Deer" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: nothing.  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction), "The Wander Tent" "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart (Parts 1-3)" (fiction),  "Travel, Transition, Transcription" "Avorel's Adventure" "Thus It Was Written" (poetry). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" "The Museum of Mortality" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

Weather here has been variable.  It rained buckets for a few days; the fields are still flooded in places.  Last couple of days have been sunny and warm.  I finally got outside and started some spring planting.  There is a mourning dove nesting on our porch.

Poem: "Landfather"

This poem came out of the April 16, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from janetmiles and the_vulture.  It belongs to the series Path of the Paladins. This poem was selected in an audience poll to be opened for microfunding.

This microfunded poem is being posted one verse at a time, as donations come in to cover them. The rate is $.50/line, so $5 will reveal 10 new lines, and so forth. There is a permanent donation button on my profile page, or you can contact me for other arrangements. You can also ask me about the number of lines per verse, if you want to fund a certain number of verses.
So far sponsors include: general fund, rix_scaedu, Tumblr user Axelerate13, janetmiles

209 lines, Buy It Now = $104.50
Amount donated = $94
Verses posted = 37 of 42

Amount remaining to fund fully = $10.50
Amount needed to fund next verse = $1
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $4

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