Read "Marshmallow Hearts" by Dialecticdreamer
Writing, Money, and Skill
Character: Ilyana Cherenkov
Quick Greek Chicken
Valentine's Day Bingo Card
Heroes and Villains
Moment of Silence: Suzette Haden Elgin and Poem: "Soulsounds"
Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, January 6
Clothing as a Handicap
The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, February 3 with a theme of "What makes a wo/man?" Please drop by then to give me prompts, or watch for the poetry to start appearing.
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Poetry in Microfunding:
"Stretched" is now complete. Aidan helps Danso with the aftermath of overstraining his superpower. With no open epics currently, any unsponsored epic is eligible for microfunding.
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" (poetry). Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).
The weather has been moderate here, with a little snow and some wind. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, mourning doves, male and female cardinals, and the squirrel upside down on the hopper feeder.