August 25th, 2014


Monday Update 8-25-14

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Sanja's Discovery" by Dialecticdreamer
Poem: "My Tears in Your Bottle"
Story: "Trouble on the Line"
Meet the Heliodrax!
Describing Skin Tones
Asexual Plots
Feminist Science Fiction
Ancient Music

Last week's half-price sale in Frankenstein's Family sold three poems, which you can find via links on the sale page.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, September 2 with a theme of "Healing & Growth."

Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Impractical Cat" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Damask and Farce continue the fight in the bar.  "A Cat May Look at a Queen" belongs to The Steamsmith series.  Maryam and Farasat see the Queen at the alchemy ball.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Waste Nothing" "With a Bow" (poetry), "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). 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), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  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," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

Weather has been warmer and wetter here.  Currently blooming: shasta daisies, yellow coneflowers, echinacea, marigolds, portulaca, petunias, zinnias, sweet alyssum, torenia, motherwort,  morning glories, wild sunflowers.  Green fruit: pears, apples.  Ripe fruit: blackberries.

Poem: "Je Ne Regrette Rien"

This poem came out of the August 5, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl and is the second freebie for Twitter user Harriet Clough as a new prompter. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] chanter_greenie. It also fill the "je ne regrette rien" square in my 7-30-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

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Poetry Fishbowl Report for August 5, 2014

This month's theme was "flexible truths."  I worked from 12:30 PM to 6:15 AM, so about 15 hours 45 minutes, allowing for lunch and supper breaks (the longest yet).  I wrote 13 poems on Tuesday and another 12 later.  They covered the whole range of sizes again.

Participation was high, with 51 comments on LiveJournal and another 45 on Dreamwidth.  Thanks to new prompter Twitter user Harriet Clough, there's a second freebie poem, "Je Ne Regrette Rien."

Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the August 5, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:

"Bending the Arc Toward Justice"
"The Best Government Money Can Buy"
"Closing the Score"
"Cuantos Niños"
"Give Her a Mask"
"Je Ne Regrette Rien"
"Miracles and Other Lies"
"Of the Line of Danu"
"Off Fire"
"A Perspective, Not the Truth"
"Politics, Cartoon Physics, and the Elasticity Factor"
"Porcelain Perceptions"
"The Taste of Rust"
"The Things We Tell, the Thongs We Don't"
"Threatening Rain"
"To the Least of My People"
"Weapons of Mass Instruction"
"Written by the Winners"

"A Stranger's Way" (4/1/14 fishbowl, Beneath the Family Tree)
"A Walk in the Park" (Frankenstein's Family)

Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, read the unsold poetry list from August 5. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.

All currently sponsored poems have been uploaded.  Backchannel copies of the rest have gone out to sponsors.  Per the $200 goal, "A Walk in the Park" is the free epic.  Per the $250 goal, that's two tallies toward a bonus fishbowl.  Per the $300 goal, there was a half-price sale in Frankenstein's Family.

The donor perk isn't written yet.  Donors this month included ng_moonmoth, laffingkat, janemiles, the_vulture, DW user Stardreamer, Anthony & Shirley Barrette.

The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.