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 Here's a poignant look at what's happening to southern Louisiana.  A combination of climate change and attempts to control the Mississippi have caused large parts of the state to vanish underwater.
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 ... the radioactive wild boar.  Eat one.  Get gored by one.  Stress one enough that it mutates.  Instant superpower.

*laugh*  And some people think I make this all up from whole cloth.  No, really, it's amazing how much of my F&SF inspiration I get straight out of the news.
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This poem is from the September 2, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by Anthony Barrette, sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "We're all going to die!" square on my 9-1-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest.

WARNING: This poem talks about cancer; the original prompt was for cancer survivors. It's mostly in allegorical terms, but that's the main focus. If this is a squicky topic for you, skip it.

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 Meet the current biggest dinosaur, link courtesy of my partner Doug.  Imagine riding that into battle.
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 Creepy little predator.  Now imagine if it were big enough to threaten your characters ...

Ghost Trees

Aug. 1st, 2014 03:57 am
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 The actions of the past are visible, like ghosts, in the shapes of present trees.
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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has written a long, involved, utterly fascinating piece of demifiction for P.I.E.  "Conserving the Habitats of Unusual Species" starts with bigfoot and ends with werewolves.  Read Part 1 of 3; subsequent parts will post on following Sundays.  This is trade for "Favorite Flavors."

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