March 9th, 2015


Monday Upate 3-9-15

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
What Women Want in Female Characters
Thinking About Spock
How Dirt Makes You Happy

This week's Poetry Fishbowl went well, on the topic of "surviving the worst."  Posting is in progress for sponsored poems.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Often Buried Deep" belongs to the series An Army of One.  It follows Astin on the trader's loop.  "Settled" is the third piece of the Polychrome Heroics triptych about the fight at SPOON, taking place the next morning as Aidan and Hannah help Danso cope with what happened.

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: "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," "Broken Hopes," "Brewing Beauty," "Little Paws in the Licenses" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders," "Raising the Future"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

Most of the snow has melted and the weather is warming considerably.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, male and female cardinals, a few mourning doves.  Rabbit pellets in nearly a solid layer under the hopper feeder.  Tracks everywhere.

Poem: "A Safer World and a Better Future"

This poem came out of the March 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] balsamandash, LJ user Wyld_dandelyon, and Anthony Barrette. It also fills the "American as Apple Pi(e)" square in my 3-2-15 card for the Pi(e) Bingo Fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the SPOON/Granny Whammy thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem mentions some historic conflicts and survival tactics which may not be to everyone's taste.

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