August 3rd, 2015


Monday Update 8-3-15

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Thick Hair Hazards
New Crowdfunding Project: "Reading While Cooking"
As You Like It Bingo Card 8-1-15
Read "The Three Bouquets" by Capriuni
If humans had sex like animals ...
Good News

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, August 4 with a theme of "Friendship, Kinship, and Families of Choice." I hope to see you then!

Poetry in Microfunding:
"These Tiny Little Steps" belongs to Frankenstein's Family.  There are 12 new verses, in which Victor struggles with surrender.  "Never Laid Open" belongs to Polychrome Heroics, and is now complete.  "The Injury That Provokes It" belongs to Polychrome Heroics, and is now complete.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

Weather here has been hot and damp.  Sweet alyssum, torenia, blue lobelia, petunias, million bells, portulaca, ice flowers, clover, shasta daisies, echinacea, yellow coneflower, Queen Anne's lace, and naked ladies are blooming. 

Poetry Fishbowl Report for July 7, 2015

This time our topic was "The End of the World As We Know It."  I worked from 12:30 PM to 3 AM, so about 12 hours 30 minutes allowing for breaks.  I wrote 16 poems, and for the first time in a long time, finished everything on Tuesday.

Participation was slower, with 16 people sending prompts.  Welcome new prompter DW user Acelightning, whom you have to thank for the second freebie.

Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the June 2, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"And I Feel Fine"
"The Ends of the World"
"Habitat Foreclosure"
"Hope and Forgiveness"
"The Ones Who Set Fire to Omelas"
"The Shells of Her Memory"
"To the Bearer"
"Turtles All the Way Down"

"Growing Moss" (Polychrome Heroics, June 2015 Creative Jam)
"The Diadem of Dreams and Thorns" (Seeing Hearts, 2/3/15 Fishbowl)

Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, see the unsold poetry list for July 7, 2015. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.

All currently sponsored poems from April have been posted, and backchannel copies sent to the prompters of the rest. Per the $200 goal, "The Diadem of Dreams and Thorns" was the free epic. Per the $250 goal, that's one tally toward a bonus fishbowl.

There were five donors this time, all regulars: janetmiles, Anthony and Shirley Barrette, ng_moonmoth, and kestrels_nest.

The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.