Morality of Culture
Read "Guido" by Siliconshaman
The Runaway Robot
The air conditioning is not fixed, nor does it have any estimate on when it might be fixed, but I have a window unit in my office now so at least I am able to work.
The half-price sale in An Army of One did well last week. Visit the sale page for links to the newly published poems.
Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia. "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and has 34 new verses. Aidan and Saraphina visit the nursery and the Wood Room in the Montessori school. "The Love We Give Our Fragile Craft" belongs to An Army of One and has 73 new verses. Bexley and the Falconwing decide to team up.
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).
The weather has been sweltering. However, we got some much-needed rain yesterday. \o/ Currently blooming: zinnias, petunias, marigolds, million bells, moss rose, pansies, pink things in the wildflower garden, comfrey, daylilies, echinacea. Black raspberries are done, still a few mulberries left but probably not worth chasing. Blackberries are beginning to ripen. Crabapples and apricots have green fruit. Fireflies are active now.