These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:A Slash Card GameZabernismCall for Commissions
The Crowdfunding Creative Jam
had some lively input from other folks. I only got one poem done, because I was making spaghetti sauce this weekend and also uploading tons of stuff for the half-price sale. But I may find time to double back for an extra prompt or two. In case you're curious, I started with the "Beefsteak Tomato Sauce
" recipe, added a couple pounds of browned ground beef, and tweaked up the spices a bit to account for the extra volume. Pretty tasty.
The half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics
was a huge success! Thanks everso to everyone who participated. There were 19 poems sponsored, and another on hold. Visit the sale page for links to all the posted poems. I still have several freebie things I was meaning to post, and never found time between all the sponsored stuff. Some problems are nice to have.Poetry in Microfunding:
"Uncounted Colors of the Stars
" belongs to the series An Army of One
. A freetrader with an atypical identity grows interested in the culture of the Lacuna. "The Impractical Cat
" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics
. Damask encounter an unusual cat around campus. "A Cat May Look at a Queen
" belongs to The Steamsmith
series. Maryam and Farasat go to an alchemy ball at the palace.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" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders" (poetry). Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).
Here the weather has been mild. It was gorgeous when we went to the farmer's market on Saturday morning. Currently blooming: shasta daisies, yellow coneflowers, echinacea, marigolds, portulaca, petunias, zinnias, sweet alyssum, torenia, motherwort. Green fruit: blackberries, pears, apples. Ripe fruit: mulberries.