What A Month
What a packed month this has been...
and on top of all that, it was a great month for writing
in general and prose in particular... especially considering
I only looked at the first 3 weeks or so, since I wanted to
get the Blender out early... so enjoy!
The Blender hit a solid million frontpage
hits-- taking a lesiurely 4 1/2 years to do so, but hey.
- A computer glitch caused many of this month's works
to lose their auxilary information.. submitted by,
category, etc, though the works themselves were intact.
- I'm off to Germany for a week with Mo. We're going to
visit a good friend, who also happens to be "her" in
Cafe at Night
- This month we feature a guest ramble by the amazing Gala.
- There's also this little sportsy thing going on in Australia...
Front Page Picks
- Love is better a stream
By Angel firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angel resubmitted this piece with a slight different ending,
but I prefer the slyness of these final words.
- Venus amongst the daffodils
By deevaa (email@example.com).
A combination of image and poetry, celebrating the return of spring to the
- Dancing Down 6th Street
This poem reminds of my the poetry class I took in college, in a good way.
It has a stronger use of nouns than most works on the Blender...
- I'm Tired
A work of weariness.
By the guppy
The Guppy wrote a series of works, each about a different
woman it would seem. I thought that this one was particularly
- The sports bar
- Missing you...
- Two by Akash. Akash, a newer presence on the Blender,
graced us with some really excellent
pieces this month. "Missing you..." is particularly poignant.
- she stops
Thoughtful little prose piece.
- Sun Sets over Summer
By Jenna Holland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deevaa paints the coming of Summer, Jenna writes about its passing.
Border conditions are always some of the most interesting.
- Step Back
- A sweetly mystical piece.
- the other girl
A point of view uncommon in love poetry.
- Brief Conversations with Seven Lovers
By Moira Hardy
- Warmth No More
By sadness on a swing
What an appellation. It's been a good month for prose.
- Portrait of a Woman (As Seen Thru the Bramble)
To end with, a collaboration-- rated PG13 or maybe a touch more, but well done.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
- 321 heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.