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Monday Update 10-21-13

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "I'm Not Siri" by Chordatesrock
Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
Crowdfunding Creative Jam
Human Variation
Villains and Enemies
Read "Miller's Speculation" by Chanter_greenie

The Creative Jam was largely dead this weekend. I only had one person prompting me, although I got a great poem out of that; and chordatesrock wrote a couple of fabulous stories from my prompts.

Also falling flat -- presumably due to me screwing up my records and having to switch series -- was the half-price poetry sale.  I did get a last-minute donation so I've got stuff to post, but mostly it was inactive.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Picking and Pecking" belongs to the series Fledgling Grace.  Feathers cause an uproar in the Middle East as they reveal historic mingling across cultures.  "Landfather" belongs to the series Path of the Paladins.  Johan and Larn talk about their connections and the future.  There is one new verse.

Torn World writing update:
Currently posting: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal" (fiction).  Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3) (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" "The Slow Hunt" "Summer Wine" "False Papers, True Words" "The Button Box" "Hand-Me-Downs" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

Weather here has been cooler, with a bit of rain.  I think everything has quit blooming except the petunias and some dandelions.  Most of the harvesting is done, although there are still some crops left standing.  The squirrels are out.  I have the suet cakes up for the birds -- which I hung about a week ago -- but so far, no activity.  I'll probably start putting out birdseed soon.
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