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Slavery in Star Wars (18 comments)
The half-price sale for Fiorenza the Wisewoman is now complete. Two out of the three poems sold, and those are linked from the sale page and the series page so you can read them.
The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, July 2 with a theme of "unlikely heroes and implausible villains."
Poetry in Microfunding:
"Landfather" belongs to the series Path of the Paladins. Johan and Larn talk about their connections and the future.
Torn World writing update:
Currently posting: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal" (fiction). Approved as canon: "The Wander Tent" (fiction), "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" (poetry). Back to me for edits: "Winterheart (Parts 1-3)" "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," (fiction) "Stinging Like Nettles" (poetry). Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction), "Wandering the Heights" (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" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders" (poetry). Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).
We've had a mix of sunny and rainy weather, mostly mild. A lot of the grass seed I've been sowing has turned into lovely little threads of green. That's basically my main outdoor accomplishment for this rather mucked-up growing season. Last year everything baked to death, this year it was chilly and wet so long that I got almost nothing done. Oh well. There is now actual lawn instead of bare dirt or weeds in more places. So yay. I've been picking mulberries and black raspberries, fruit as far as the eye can see. Pie cherries are also ripe but I may not bother with those this year. We don't eat them as much as the others. The yuccas are in full bloom, as are daylilies. Echinacea, gaillardia, yellow coneflower, and some other stuff is just starting to bloom.