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This will be master index for my writing so those looking for pieces can more easily find them.

Updated Frequently (Hopefully)

Original

'Ohana / The Garden - Snap-shots of the lives of the 'Ohana family, an interracial, cross-orientation polyfamily along with their large community of The Garden. A community that desires and works to make themselves to a safe place for all kinds of people.
Contemporary Romantic Slice-of-Life Hurt/Comfort.

Capes and Masks - Adventures of the heroes, villains, the inbetween, and various assorted none of the aboves who reside in alternate Earth where super powers exist. Sometimes people use said powers to fight crime, others to commit crimes, others do neither with their powers, and some people do any of that without super powers.
Super Hero Science Fantasy.
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Florida, or at least the section of it I live in, is usually ranges from warm to hot, often with high humidity for added flavor. But during the winter time, it does what I like to call our Winter Week. Just a week - sometimes shorter, sometimes longer, in the winter months were it gets cold. Actually cold. Most people here consider it cold if the outside temperature drops below 80 or 70. But this morning when I got up it was 46 degrees F. Which is actually cold. It's supposed to warm back up over the course of the week.

Because it is cold and I like it, I making chili in the crockpot. Chili is good for cold days. And hot days.

People living in Florida aren't used to cold and most of them don't have the clothes for it. They have to layer. I kept some of my winter clothes from Colorado because I'm often cold so I do okay. But I've seen people having to double and triple layer light jackets. To be fair to those people, it's not like they need a thicker coat most of the time. Not in this section of Florida. Northern Florida gets colder more regularly - it's winter can actually be called a winter. The rest of the Florida, winter generally gets means its drier.

Note for anyone who comes to Central Florida during the months between May and September, remember that while that is where it is nice and hot here, it also when it rains. Afternoon thunderstorms are an almost everyday occurrence. And hurricanes, even if they don't directly hit the area you are in, can still dump a lot of water in the surrounding areas. So be prepared for rain.

September and October might be better times to come in terms of weather. It isn't quite as hot and humid and it isn't usually raining every day. Of course, that's when most people can't come. Because the little ones have school. But still and since not everyone has kids, something to think about.

Well, ta-ta for now.
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Late again but still going to boost the signal for [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith 's Poetry Fishbowl. The theme is families of choice.

Go, leave prompts, get poetry.

Also read some of the rest of her work. Especially if like me, you could do with some cheering up.
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith  is doing the Poetry Fishbowl with the theme of monsters. Unfortunately my days got away from me and I am very, very late boosting this. But better later than not at all.
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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer  is doing her Magpie Monday session - continue a current story or prompt for a new one.
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The comic Robot Hugs talks about consent. It's interesting and informative. Go read it.
Warning for occasional but frank mentions of sex and sexual acts.
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Today, my family lost one of ours. Lancelot was one of the four-footed members of the family but none the less loved.

He was a cat of four years of age. He lived up to his name, being a bold, adventurous sort from the day he was born.

Unfortunately today he was attacked by two stranger dogs. I don't know how they came to be in our yard. I just know the end result was a badly injured cat. Care was given but his injuries were too severe and Lancelot crossed the rainbow bridge at 7: 48 PM. I am sad to see him go - I would have liked many more years with him - but happy that it means he is no longer in pain.

Lancelot is survived by his brother Gallahad and his mother Boot along with the rest of the family. 

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dialecticdreamer has completed her version of Beauty and the Beast. Go give it a read.
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Squirt, my sick feline friend, is continuing to improve. She is already a lot more energetic and alert than she was. Of course, this also means she is energetic enough to make giving her the medicine interesting. I think it is mostly the messing with her mouth that she doesn't like.

A heartfelt and grateful thank you to everyone who donated toward her vet bill and expressed well-wishes and prayers. They were all very much appreciated. Thank you.

Just in case anyone was curious, Squirt is an 11-year-old domestic shorthair. She is black and white in patches, like a Holstein dairy cow. I adopted her as a kitten when my dad found her after her mother had either abandoned her or had died.

She was tiny so I started calling her a little squirt and it soon stuck. She apparently likes that name because any attempt to change it has meant with abject failure.

Squirt is an indoor kitty and seems to prefer seeing the great outdoors from the window to experiencing it directly.

Once again, thank you everyone for your help.

Help

Aug. 4th, 2016 08:48 pm
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Last night my feline friend Squirt start getting sick and today we had to take her to the vet. They gave her some antibiotics and some fluids but are also running some blood work to make sure it isn't something more serious. She is perking right up so fingers crossed.

But as most of you know, the vet isn't cheap and unfortunately we don't have a lot of money. We paid the current bill but that does leave us flat broke until payday and w
e are tapping the relatives to get through until then. But if she needs anything further, I won't be able to pay for it.

I would be extremely grateful for anything you all could kick my way. If all you've got are well-wishes for Squirt, that's cool.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


UPDATE 8/5/2016: Squirt is continuing to perk up and her lab work came back all good. So looks like she needs is this course of antibiotics. So yay!






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 While looking at someone's tumblr feed, I found some pretty pictures of ladies with butterfly and moth wing fashions. And I just had to save and share those pictures into the Tsubasa inspiration folder. Plus who knows what else this might inspire. Check it out.


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 [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith 's Poetry Fishbowl is now live. This time the theme is "unexpected SCIENCE occurs."
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Poem: Manners

by shiori_makiba / Ashley Weyer

Word Count: 576 words in 98 lines


Part of the Berettaflies thread of Polychrome Heroics. Inspired by a prompt from 
[personal profile] thnidu during the July 2016 Thank Muse It's Friday session.


Warning: Reference to soup bigotry

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First all, let me give heartful thanks to the following –
  • ng-moonmoth.livejournal.com for prompting (also a first time prompter – thank you!),

  • [personal profile] alatefeline
  • Thnidu for prompting, boosting the signal, and a donation.


Results

  • 7 poems with a total count of 4584 words.


'Ohana / In The Garden

  • “To Be A Parent” – Being a parent wasn't easy. 707 words in 130 lines. Inspired by a prompt from alatefeline.

Capes and Masks

  • “Fetch” – Xyr was no hero. 619 words in 102 lines. Inspired by a prompt from siliconshaman.

  • “A Decent Streak to Match the Mean Streak”– Sometimes you are just in the right place at the right time. 795 words in 132 lines. Inspired by a prompt from thnidu.

  • “Shield” – Some heroes are born, others are made. 568 words in 108 lines. Inspired by a prompt from siliconshaman.

  • “Invisible” – She used to think being invisible was awful thing. 404 words in 102 lines. Inspired by a prompt from alatefeline.

Berettaflies

  • “Manners” – Sora Inoue had good manners. 576 words in 98 lines. Inspired by thnidu.

Other

  • “A Good Neighbor” – Sophia was just trying to be a good neighbor. 915 words in 158 lines. Inspired by LJ user ng-moonmoth. 


Reminder: I sent out a copy to each prompter but anyone can make a mistake and sometimes DW eats messages. Or the internet in general so let me know if you haven't gotten your copy.
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THANK MUSE IT'S FRIDAY OPEN!

Thank Muse It's Friday is now closed for prompts. Thanks to everyone who participated. I'm still working on your pieces and I will send them to you as soon as I'm done writing them and doing one last check for errors.

What is Thank Muse It's Friday?

In a similar vein to ysabetwordsmith's Poetry Fishbowl, Thank Muse It's Friday is a prompt-and-writing session. It is one part writing exercise, one part audience builder, and hopefully one part money maker.

This month the theme is “I Need A Hero.”

How does it work?

It's very easy. Leave me a prompt or prompts in the comment section below. I'll pick one and give you some words in the form of a poem, prose, or demi-fiction. Primarily I use the PM system here on Dreamwidth for that but that is not avaliable or not working for some reason, I will e-mail it to you. I promise not to keep anyone's e-mail address afterward.

The prompt call lasts at least twenty-four hours from time of first posting at about 8 AM US Eastern Time on 7/29/2016.

Which universes to I do write in?

{A} I have a number of imaginary friends who are hoping for some time on stage in front of a non-me audience. Prompts that don't specify a setting will feature one of them.

{B} So far my original series include: 'Ohana, about an interracial cross-orientation polyfamily, the Garden which features the larger community that 'Ohana live in (currently listed with 'Ohana), and the newest Capes and Masks, a superhero setting.

{C} The Berettaflies thread for Polychrome Heroics.

{D} I'm open to writing fiction or demi-fiction for Ysabetwordsmith or Dialecticdreamer's open settings. The resulting pieces will be sent to them as well as the prompter since it is their sandbox.

{E} Fan Fic prompts are also welcomed. I have too many fandoms to list here. Ask anyway and if's not one I've seen/read, I'll need either a good premier and some extra time or an alternative. We'll work it out.

The Theme

As aforementioned, this month's theme is “I Need A Hero.”

I'm soliciting ideas for superheroes, superheras, capes of no particular or both genders, ethical supervillains, ordinary folks doing heroic things, everyday heroes, doing the right thing, standing up for others, standing up for yourself, saving the world, saving others, saving yourself, and anything else that fits the theme.

Anything else?

{1} For the first time, I'm set up for donations. Note that donations are NOT required nor is any particular amount. But any funds you want to kick my way are very much appreciated.









 

{2} I'd still like constructive feedback. It is not required but appreciated since one of the points of these sessions is to improve and expand my writing skills.

{3} Signal boosting is also very much appreciated.

{4} Please let me know if you have donated or boosted the signal or both because you have earned yourself a second prompt fill.

{5} To help prevent me from missing anyone and keeping track of needed thank yous for signal boosts and such, I make a list of prompts, boosters, etc. If I managed to miss you despite this precaution, please send me a message.

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 [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith  is hosting a second Poetry Fishbowl this month but this time it is anything goes.

Dyslexia

Jul. 14th, 2016 03:37 pm
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I was trying to think of a way of describing the experience of dyslexia.

Based on my own personal experience and observations, this is what I have got.

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 [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith  is doing a call for themes on her blog for the Poetry Fishbowl project.
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith  is doing her monthly writing prompt session The Poetry Fishbowl on Dreamwidth and Livejournal. The set up is simple – leave prompt, get poetry. Donations and signal boosts are appreciated but not required.


The theme is "Is there a word for that feeling?"

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Poem: Freedom

by shiori_makiba / Ashley Weyer

Word Count: 52 words in 10 lines


An attempt at writing tanka.


“Freedom”

Freedom, it was

something different to

many people.

It could be a grand thing.

It could be a small thing.


Size did not matter.

It was not the important

thing to freedom.

It was choice that mattered.

Having it and making it.

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Poem: Friends

by shiori_makiba / Ashley Weyer

Word Count: 852 words in 145 lines

Inspired by a prompt made by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith during the June 2016 Thank Muse It's Friday session.

Part of the Berettaflies thread of Polychrome Heroics.

WARNING!: Use of one swear word, references to racism and sexism. Characters' current environment is safe.

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