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Monday Update 3-23-15

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Native Americans in F&SF
First Flowers
Older Women in Urban Fantasy
Read "News Bulletin: The Massacre of Cascabel" and "The Conscience of the War"
Unsold Poems from the March 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl
Karma Tribbles
Read "Urgent Business" by Dialecticdreamer
Today's Yardening: Wood Pickup
Meltdown vs. Tantrum

The March Torn World Muse Fusion was this past weekend. I wrote two poems, and two sketches were made from my prompts.

The half-price sale in Frankenstein's Family has sold out.  Woohoo!  Thank you all for your enthusiasm.  Posted poems have been linked from the sale page.  The triptych is slated to begin posting after Dialecticdreamer's story "Urgent Business" concludes, of which the last chapter is slated to appear tomorrow.  Today's Part 5 is up, if you've been reading along.  So you'll have some big chunks of poetry to enjoy.

I have some other stuff going on this week that's likely to reduce my time online, though.  I'll stay on top of stuff as best I can.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Often Buried Deep" belongs to the series An Army of One.  It follows Astin on the trader's loop.  "Settled" is the third piece of the Polychrome Heroics triptych about the fight at SPOON.  Aidan and Danso discuss nightmares.

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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

The weather has turned nippy, though not freezing.  Tulips and daffodils are well up.  Naked ladies and daylilies are sprouting, and maple buds are swelling.  My snowdrops are blooming!  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, male and female cardinals, a few mourning doves. 
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