Welcome to the Third Sunday Blog Carnival! I hope the reading and writing is going well for everyone. If this month’s entries in the blog carnival are any indication, the level of creativity out there is through the roof.
But here’s a reminder before we go on to the posts: Look out for the Reader’s Choice special issue, which will go live right here on February 28. It will feature your favorite posts of 2012. So far, some great posts have been nominated but voting has been light. So I’m extending the deadline for submissions to Monday, February 25.
If there is a post from last year that stands out in your mind–or as many posts as you want–use the search tool on the right or browse the archives to find them. Leave a comment here, email me, @ mention me or direct message me on Twitter, or leave a comment on the TS Blog Carnival Facebook page. Be sure to mention the name of the poster, the name of the post and the issue of the blog carnival it was in (example: “Carl Smith’s Jabberwocky in the June carnival”). Any post from January 2012 to December 2012 issue is eligible.
This month’s edition is brought to you by 28 bloggers: 5 in the Poetry category, 11 in the Fiction category, and 12 in the The Writing Life category.
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Robert Gibson (PassionPoet) presents Disconnected posted at Passion’s Pleasure, saying, “Has anyone ever felt the disconnect of being separated from someone you love? You know you will see each other again, but … there’s that disconnect … the empty space? Yeah, you know the one. This poem is based on that feeling.”
Vicki Hudson presents Entry for LitStack Flash Fiction Challenge #5 posted at Vicki Hudson, saying, “‘Roses and Water Lilies’ is a flash fiction piece from a challenge with photo prompt posted at Lit Sack. I wanted it to be something that would serve as counterpoint to the visual drama of the landscape.”
Scott Livingston presents Service with a Smile posted at Surrealistic Pillowtalk, saying,”Claude Adams seeks answers in the present for troubling events of the past, and his quest takes him to a most unusual place to receive them.”
Rooster Smith presents Shit Creek Episode I: Good Christian People and Godless Sodomites posted at Tales Of The Awesomeverse.
Stephanie Force presents Home for Lunch posted at An Organized Mess (My Life), saying, “This short story was inspired from a writing exercise where had to I think of a specific character (such as a doctor who just saved his patient’s life, a wizard fighting a war, a princess getting crowned, or a child turning 10) and describe that person during a lunch time scene without giving away who the person is.”
Alex Clermont presents Dark Places posted at The (Official) Website of Alex, saying, “This is a short story about race and humanity told through the eyes of a retail pharmacy worker in a bad neighborhood.”
Anna Mussmann presents Short Story: A Leftover Prince posted at Stories I Tell, saying, “This is a story that developed as I was writing a collection of original fairy tales. It’s about a an enchanted character who must wait a long time for his story to begin.”
Mary Jeddore Blakney presents Science Fiction Story: Amalgam: Gene Pollution posted at Mary Jeddore Blakney, saying, “It’s the 28th century. We’ve terraformed Mars and turned humanity into a population of genetically modified organisms. But all our learning and technology is still no match for human error.”
Lorinda J. Taylor presents The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars: Chapter 6: Crisis and Decisions, posted at Ruminations of a Remembrancer, saying, “In Chapter 6, the young Robbin Nikalishin and his mother Sterling face the first major crisis of his adolescent years.”
Jim Liston presents The Tourists Attraction posted at Jims Got Web, saying, “Everyday a bus parks over at the Walmart and a group of tourists walk to a nearby house to stare at the couple sitting on the front porch.”
David Schoffman presents Semitic Philoxenia posted at David Schoffman: Painter by Currado Malaspina, saying, “This post is from a blog chronicling the life and times of fictional artist David Schoffman as seen from the perspective of his good friend, the French painter Currado Malaspina.”
R. E. Warner presents Unreal City posted at Troped, saying, “I am writing my current novel entirely online as it forms (like most of the fiction threads on Troped.com). This post, ‘Unreal City,’ is the opening post to the latest novel, The Hunger Engine.”
Cathleen Bailey presents The River Flowing Out My Heart posted at Cathleen Bailey, saying, “This is an interview with DJ Older (Salsa Nocturna). He talks about language, writing, and preserving the integrity of our community stories.”
Laura Moe presents The Next American Author? posted at Laura Moe’s Writing Blog, saying, “As I watched the news about Lance Armstrong’s performance enhancement controversy, it made me wonder if there are ways writers can ‘juice’ to have advantages.”
A. D. Joyce presents Confessional Poet posted at Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World, saying, “When people think of ‘confessional poets,’ most likely they think of Sylvia Plath. I think that my own writing falls somewhere within that tradition. But do confessional poets exist today and if so, what does that term mean in the 21st century?”
Kayfey” “Inprettyprint” & “Angry Goblin” presents Notes From the Sketchbook posted at In Pretty Print – A Writing and Artist Life…, saying, “In this post is a description of my two dog protagonists in the story I’m writing and what they say about being human.”
David Leonhardt presents Wordy Wednesday – Hagrid moonlights posted at A Ghost Writers Blog, saying, “I can’t really tell you how it started. One of my daughters is a huge Harry Potter fan. One day, she stumbled upon Potter Puppet Pals…and now it’s come to this!”
Dana Sitar presents 5 Weird Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing [Infographic] posted at DIY Writing, saying, “This is a brainstorming boost for your next writing project.”
Rolando Garcia presents Self-publishing: is there too much cheerleading going on? posted at Rolando’s Website.
Sydney Bell presents 35 Blogs for Those that Aspire to Become Writers posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “Do you want to become a writer but you don’t know where to start. First and foremost, you need to write something, even if it’s just a journal or a blog. That way, you can get the creative juices flowing.”
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