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J and I went to see Murder by Death in Des Moines and It. Was. AH-MAZING. Along the way, I deployed poetry cards of stealth. I came home to find my story "The Pearl in the Oyster and the Oyster under Glass" sold to the Fungi anthology coming from Innsmouth Free Press. Last night I woke up to write three related moon ku. And now I am off to Effigy Mounds National Monument to do some research for a story. And probably deploy some more poetry cards.


Date: 2012-04-07 04:41 pm (UTC)
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YAAAAYY!!!! I've been thinking all this past week, I-hope-her-story-gets-in-I-hope-her-story-gets-in. Yaaaaaayyy!!

Plus now I have an idea for a fungus story. Doesn't it just figure? I might write it anyway.

I hope you took some pictures of your poetry cards left places!

Date: 2012-04-08 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for rooting for me, asakiyume. You know it's mutual, right? So I hope you DO write your fungus story, and you get it out there. I might have to write another myself. Fungi's suddenly everywhere I look. :)

I've been tweeting pics of the poetry cards when I can. I left one in Guttenberg yesterday, when we stopped for lunch before the Effigy Mounds. (speaking of Twitter, you left me an article link there, that I haven't had a chance to check out. Will do soon.)

Date: 2012-04-08 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Take photos take photos take photos!

And as for that Twitter article, it was about that grandmother who was convicted, then had her conviction overturned, and then the supreme court was going to send her back to prison--for shaken baby syndrome, but her grandchild had none of the symptoms... it was a terrible story. Anyway, she's had her sentence commuted, so she's spared the threat of being returned to prison, so that's good. The link in Twitter is to a blog post and a Washington Post story, but you can find probably equally good or better coverage at NPR if you search on Shirley Ree Smith

Date: 2012-04-08 03:12 pm (UTC)
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Oh my. No, that story wasn't even on my radar. Ten years in prison she'll never get back, and then that time waiting for the Supreme Court to decide...All that on top of the original tragedy. I hope things get better for her and her family now.

Date: 2012-04-07 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
YAY for all the good news. Glad you enjoyed your outing and glad you had a sale! And writing!

My husband and I had a fantastic time at Effigy Mounds - except for all of the mating snakes. A little creepy... We decided maybe we'd hiked far enough....

Date: 2012-04-08 02:36 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Brenta! I think it was too early this time to see mating snakes, or maybe we were on the easy, too-busy-for-romance trail. :) Now I've been there in summer and spring.

Date: 2012-04-07 05:21 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations on the fungi acceptance!!

Date: 2012-04-08 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you much! I'm looking forward to seeing the Table of Contents.

Date: 2012-04-07 06:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're having a good weekend! Go you!

Date: 2012-04-08 02:45 pm (UTC)
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I AM! At the park, the rain even held off until we were heading back to the car. My brain is so full of new stuff!


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