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A Tomb and its Park

A tomb and its park Trees cast shade on its soft grass Why don’t I go there?

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Stupid Ideas: Culinary International

Gourmet chef is actually international spy! “No, no, not that CIA. I work for the Culinary Institute of America.” I could write a whole series! Rising Agent: Crime Brulée Spoiled Broth Globally-Sourced …and when the author gets cynical and sloppy… The Spy … Continue reading

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Five Factor Warriors: Karim

(Previous) “Cloudraker Cloudraker, share your finds All your wonders at my demand.” — Vienna Teng, “Landsailor” Karim Narimani found the answer to his prayers in a pile of trash. In this case, the prayer was, “please, God, give me something … Continue reading

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New Rose Buds Open

New rose buds open Above the fallen petals That the kids tore up

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The Lands by the Waters – An Ucaptian Myth (1)

I had a very rough week, and you know what that means! Conlanging! This week, it’s finally time for the next chapter in the Saharan Seas Story. We followed the Hurrians from their homeland in Anatolia down to the Nile … Continue reading

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A Fir Tree’s New Growth,

A fir tree’s new growth, A bumblebee rests on it. Give me a moment.

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My Little Pony

You might remember last week when I made up a language for My Little Pony. The process taught me a lot, but what matters is I got a pretty good grammar and lexicon for the Proto-Pony language. In any case, … Continue reading

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How to make a conlang

You might remember last week when I made up a language for My Little Pony. The process taught me a lot – I think I have A Method now for quick-and-easy language creation. Note that I haven’t actually done this yet, … Continue reading

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Clouds Pile on Mountains

Clouds pile on mountains. Poppies float among the grass. Soon there will be seeds.

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The Rain on My Grass

The rain on my grass Gives it what it needs to grow And keeps the kids off

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