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The Poetry Fishbowl went well last week. See the Unsold Poems from the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. Several poems have been sponsored and will be posted presently.
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Poetry in Microfunding:
"Grandmothers Moon" belongs to The Moon Door. What happens when Hilla's pack meets other werewolves? "Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Cheersquad helps a lot of people. "Like a Shag on a Rock" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. The Spectrum are not doing well in Australia.
"All You Can Do Is Feel" has been posted in full, and its companion poem "Vanilla Is a Spice" will appear next week. The first half of "Trash Day" has been posted and the second half will appear next month. Stan and Lawrence encounter Shithouse in the park, a meeting which has its ups and downs.
Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry). Back to me for edits: "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" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction). Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).
Weather has been mild this week, with some rain, but today there's a dusting of snow. Seen at the bird feeders this week: large flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a squirrel, and a downy woodpecker. Notably the downy woodpecker was on the fly-through feeder once instead of the suet cage.