Cal for Submissions – personal.

Ok. I am doing this as a personal project. I am putting together my grandmother’s stories and poetry my boyfriend’s grandmother wrote. But I want it to reflect the wisdom of all grandmothers. So here is my request.

Do you have a story that you remember your grandmother (abuela) telling? Or a bit of poetry they wrote that you would love to see in print? Try submitting it for this anthology. I am busier than I have any reason to expect – so I am setting the deadline for December first with a expected publishing date of the first of January.

I am also accepting art. I only ask that it is from your grandmothers. And that you are able to give consent for me to publish it.

To submit email the creation and a small introduction (preferred with a picture) of your grandma who created it. The address for this is authorpoetpatriciaharris@gmail.com

The above image will be the cover. I realize that this is gender biased. I feel like I have more from the amazing women who I am decended from than I do the men. And since I have been wanting to honor my maternal grandmother… This was born. Maybe I will someday do a call for grandfather lore… But first I need to do this.

Also… Notice that this is not a Fae Corps Inc project. There is a couple of reasons. One – this is a very personal project. I have been wanting to do it for a little while. Two – Fae Corps Inc has projects planned for the next two years. I will be posting the next call for submissions for them in November. The deadline for it will be after the first of the year. I want to release this with the new year.

Tuesday Tunes

A day for me to discuss music

Lyrics Hello? (Hello? Hello? Hello?)Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone home?
Come on now
I hear you’re feeling down
Well I can ease your pain
Get you on your feet again
Relax
I’ll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts?There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying
When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I’ve got that feeling once again
I can’t explain you would not understand
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numbI have become comfortably numbOkay (okay, okay, okay)
Just a little pinprick
There’ll be no more, ah
But you may feel a little sick
Can you stand up?
I do believe it’s working, good
That’ll keep you going through the show
Come on it’s time to goThere is no pain you are receding
A distant ship, smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying
When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown
The dream is gone
I have become comfortably numb

My 2Cents
the weather is changing, so I am fighting a seasonal cold. That includes meds that make my head feel like it is filled with cotton. This song has always seemed extra trippy to me. So since I am trippy on cold meds regardless of my desire to have a functional head….I figured it was a good one to share with you.

Books That Matter: Hood Feminism (Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot) by Mikki Kendall

Indie Blu(e) Publishing

Reviewed by Candice Louisa Daquin

I would not want to debate Mikki Kendall. Because unlike other authors who write from their perspective, Kendall is aware of all the perspectives and can reduce them down and go back to her point effortlessly. This isn’t easy to do given the complexities of feminism as a canon. Typically, feminism is one of the most impenetrable subjects at higher levels because it seems the canon has been deliberately complicated to justify itself. Kendall doesn’t do that; she talks plainly and eloquently without having to hide behind metaphor or create new words to codify feminism. For that I appreciate her.

It was with trepidation I reviewed this book. The subject dear to my heart, but I knew I would struggle with anger and recriminations Kendall was bringing up. That of intersectionality and the duality of the feminist experience depending upon race. For me, this is…

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Ephemera

Every story has a lesson…

…Every lesson has a story

Edited by Cait Marie and published by Unicorn Nightporium, LLC., Ephemera: Life Lessons Learned is an anthology like you’ve never seen before!

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Blurb

Every story has a lesson.

People constantly learn throughout their lives. It creates history. It defines the future.

Is the grass greener on the other side? Do the ends justify the means?

Eleven authors have come together to bring you tales of adventure and romance, loss and gain, family, friends, and everything in between. From arranged marriages to dates in haunted houses to androids infused with human memories. Fairy tales, dystopians, apocalyptic worlds.

Every lesson has a story.

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Available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CSWBHLN/


Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54448027-ephemera

The Authors and Prompts

Cait Marie

Genre: Steampunk

Lesson: You don’t have to win every argument

Random word/phrase: Park bench

Heather Dowell

Genre: Fantasy

Lesson: The grass isn’t always greener on the other side

Random word/phrase: Waterfall

Victoria Anders

Genre: Enemies to lovers

Lesson: The truth always comes out

Random word/phrase: Snow

Marissa Allen

Genre: Dystopia

Lesson: Good things never come easy

Random word/phrase: Poppy

Charles Kelley

Genre: Apocalypse

Lesson: Respect is earned not freely given

Random word/phrase: Nuclear

Abigail McCarty

Genre: Near future sci-fi

Lesson: Don’t take anything for granted

Random word/phrase: cat

Steph Wyatt

Genre: Post apocalypse

Lesson: Every storm has a silver lining

Random word/phrase: Mother

Najela Carter

Genre: Cyberpunk

Lesson: Be true to oneself

Random word/phrase: Memory

Xander S. Lee

Genre: Murder mystery

Lesson: The ends don’t always justify the means

Random word/phrase: Gruntled

Rebekah Olson

Genre: Paranormal romance

Lesson: Family isn’t just shared DNA

Random word/phrase: Trampoline

B.L. Koller

Genre: Fairy tale

Lesson: Befriend someone a little different than you

Random word/phrase: Rose

Release Party

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Join the authors of the anthology and several guest authors all day as they share about their books, play games, and do some giveaways! There will be a big grand prize with a gift card and around a dozen ebooks as well! The event is taking place in Cait’s Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/caits.inner.circle

oVERLOad In PrOGress

I normally juggle the balls in my life reasonably well. Author, blogger, editor, formatter, artist, friend, CHW poet, poet, game master, cover designer, mom, teacher, housewife, publisher….

These hats all are comfortable. I can deal with the multiple things happening at once. Not Today. this week has been one nightmare after another. Me making mistakes that I normally avoid.

Including missing posts on my blog. And then realizing that I am too stressed to know what to post all week. Fae corps has 4 volumes coming out at once(fae dreams, and 3 volumes of Nightmare Whispers) and one of the volumes is causing Technical difficulties.(Fae Dreams). Said difficulties are because I missed details, so I am being extra hard on myself. I am fighting those gremlins that come from it. However I am dropping balls because of it. I will try to get a couple of things back on track and figure out something to post. So please stay tuned…this may be an unusual week….but bear with me.

I may just post a couple of reviews to get me through the rest of the week….