Big developments on the techie front here on the Blender.
"loveblender ii" I called it, and while that's a bit of an
exaggeration, there are some fairly important changes:
everyone is as welcome as ever to
submit new works
our discussion board, but now
we ask require you to
sign up for an account-- but that's
free and easy. Then there will be a link to your personal contact page
on the comments and posts you make. Also, each new post gets a permanent URL as well as a code to link to it from the message board.
We made these changes to deal with some bozos abusing the previous anonymity of the site, but I think they add a lot, and more improvements are on the way.
This month's ramble is by our own
It's an interesting
piece on writing erotica and more. I agree with some points,
disagree with others, but overall it's a good read.
BTW, credit for the top quote goes to firstname.lastname@example.org
who submitted it as a new piece.
Front Page Picks
- If You Were King Kong and I Were Fay Wray
- I Live On A Lake, Drop in Sometime!
- Two by B.K.. email@example.com.
The first was fun, with a great last line as well. The second ha a really interesting metaphor.
- cherish you
- Two by delilah. Both display a great amount of
care taken with imagery and words.
- out of the arms...
By Charles Bukowski.
Submitted by Echolocation, who also suggests
I appreciate the proselike aspect of his work.
- Mildly amused
By Michael T (beatifcally abused).
The artfully used repetition in this piece really adds to the emotional content.
- Excerpt from "Sparks"
By Max Stalling.
Submitted by Tanqueray Cowboy.
By Pinkerton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
One time an ex-girlfriend started wearing the perfume of another ex.
It was very confusing to my lower brain.
- If You Let Me
Simple and elegant.
- It's So Easy to Fall In Lust
By Misti Lake.
Result of a challenge
to write a story containing:
butter, a bowl of lemons, leather jacket, bright pink highlighter, a coffee shop, dead tree, gravel, a broken cell phone, ice and Vegas.
- Unsent Love letter
Very honest and direct prose piece.
By Pinky, submitted by email@example.com.
Plaintive. Seemingly heavily cropped from
"If" by Janet Jackson.
- Bedtime Stories
Where to write, where to read.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
- 453 remaining heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.