Another month, and everything I have to say has
probably been said on last month's Blender Board...
it's been interesting times there, partially
Fake Chinese Proverb sense of the phrase.
Some really great works this month for the 'Front Page Picks', and a good if dark novel for the Featured Artist Review.
Front Page Picks
- The wrong way home
Submitted by deevaa. Raw, wonderful.
- I Want the Moon!
An intriguing little ramble, well-crafted.
- In Praise of Sharks
By Tanqueray Cowboy.
We had some shark infested waters last month. The final stanza
is a brilliant response to some of that.
- Gate 2B
Kind of rough prose piece, but with details that make it work, especially
if you've waited up with "someone" at the airport.
By the guppy.
- Look at me, I'm a cowboy! Howdy Howdy Howdy!
(Sorry guppy, it's actually a terrific little work.)
By Toklas firstname.lastname@example.org.
This isn't a tribute to the little dots... sometimes we
use them too much... kind of lazy of us... luckily this
work is able to complete its thoughts.
- We hardly ever fought
By Christopher D. Lake.
A little scratchy in places, I like the last few lines.
- 'Aint Got No Firewood Blues
- Ties into a fine old tradition of songs.
- Valentine Ridge
By Lisa Shields.
Submitted by Galadrial60.
You know, an old romance of mine and I used 'pasta' as a metaphor as well.
- Link to the Envelope
Submitted by Michael.
I'd like to encourage more people to submit links to good romantic works, like
this odd sweet little japanese tale.
The search for revelation.
Such an elegant ending.
- Silent All These Years
By Tori Amos.
Submitted by Misti Lake.
Personally I've always grooved on the "jeans of his with her name still on it" line though I'm not 100% what it means.
- First kiss
By Me aka Niki.
Story of a Smooch.
- Fade to Grey
Nice mood set here.
Ending with a brief letter with quite an ending.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.