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Monday Update 9-12-16

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Off the Street"
Poem: "Rather Delicate Creatures"
Popeye Character Trail
Poem: "Planned Obsolescence"
Poem: "Glorified Apes"
The Ongoing Mission
Poem: "Spotted Dick"
Poem: "Tales Out of School"
Read "A Letter to a Young Fan from a Super Hurrah" by Siliconshaman
Martian Poetry
Poem: "Brothers, Equals"

Last week's Poetry Fishbowl had modest prompting but more activity among donors. I am still struggling to finish the last poem.

Today has been a raft of computer problems. My monitor refused to activate its display. Getting a new cord didn't help. I'm currently working with an older monitor that is barely legible and cuts off part of the display. Getting a new monitor will be a nightmare if it can be done at all. I am exhausted and have accomplished almost nothing. *headdesk*


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.  Aidan and Saraphina wrap up in the Wood Room.  "Bearers of Witness with Justice" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  See the whale toys.

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 variable with some rain.  Currently blooming: petunias, marigolds, million bells, moss rose, pansies, echinacea, morning glories,  chicory, compass plant.  Thistles are going to seed and turning the savannah and prairie garden into the cloud garden.  Hazelnuts and crabapples have green fruit.
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