Voting Your Conscience
Read "Neighboring Attractions" in Torn World
The Garden of Repose
SFPA Contest Winners
Poem: "Putting the Past on a Pedestal"
Wheelchairs on Television
More Poems from Fledgling Grace
Recipe: "Lemon-Pepper Salmon"
Read "A Light in the Darkness"
The next Poetry Fishbowl will be tomorrow with a theme of "influential women." If you expect to be unavailable due to voting or other conflicts, you may leave your prompts early.
There is a serial poetry challenge running this week, and I'm judging it. I heartily encourage you to try your hand at writing two or more linked poems as part of this. There is also a reader challenge that involves reviewing serial poetry, if you don't write but do enjoy reading it.
Poetry in Microfunding:
"Within the Wolf's Jaws" belongs to The Asgard Eddas. Read about some starfarers and their interrupted journey. There are two new verses; meet the aliens and learn a terrible truth.
Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," (fiction) "The Urge to Fly" "A Nap Under the Stars" "Autumn Gathering," (poetry). Back to me for edits: "Breaking the Ice," (fiction), "Patterns in the Grass" (poetry). Currently in front of the canon board: "Beached Fish" (fiction), "Breeding the Perfect Fighter," "The Charity Wall," "Flying in the Wind" (poetry), "Ghost Bat" "Half-Leg," (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).
It's drizzly here again today, cool and gray. Recently I saw two bluejays at the fly-through feeder.