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Joy Renee
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That old kindergarten song harassed me all morning until I surrendered to the words playing in my brain.

The Old Woman Who
by Joy Renee

There was an old woman who swallowed a sigh
I don't know why she swallowed a sigh
she just might cry

There was an old woman who swallowed her pain
to stop it infecting her kith and kin--but all in vain
for she's gone insane

There was an old woman who swallowed her pride
it squirmed and burned and pricked her inside
there's nowhere to hide

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there's more
This afternoon that old song was playing in head relentlessly and I couldn't resist playing with the words. I suspect it isn't finished as a few more concepts have arisen I might play with but mostly I've been tweaking word choice, punctuation, rhythm and verse order for hours and I'm still not ...
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Musing on how what writers read influences their stories and a snippet of my story Blow Me a Candy Kiss showing how my current reread of  Donaldson's Thomas Covenant series is influencing the rewrite.
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My goal for the weekend is to have the front panel joined to the Möbius strip before Mom gets home Sunday evening. 
I finally got all of the yarn markers woven into the mesh of the Möbius Strip. One marking the middle of the bottom. One marking the opposite side of the hoop where the twist will be trapped inside a wrap. And two on each end where the pockets will be formed by the wrap-around the front/sides ...
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Friday Forays in Fiction: Winging It
Ravens Gathering in the Fog by Alice Popkorn flickr Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon is tomorrow.  It really snuck up on me.  I discovered it late last evening just as I was heading to bed and then had to be away from home all day today. Away from WiFi!  Horrors...
Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon is tomorrow. It really snuck up on me. I discovered it late last evening just as I was heading to bed and then had to be away from home all day today. Away from WiFi! Horrors. :) Now I must get to sleep! It starts for me in 8 hours. I made no plans. No prep.
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Friday Foray's in Fiction: Quote
Visions by Alice Popkorn -flickr “The great Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa said that to be an artist means never to avert your eyes. And that's the hardest thing, because we want to flinch. The artist must go into the white hot center of himself, and...
“The great Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa said that to be an artist means never to avert your eyes. And that's the hardest thing, because we want to flinch. The artist must go into the white hot center of himself, and our impulse when we get there is to look away and avert our eyes.” ...
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Toes in the Water (ROW80 Check-In)
This pic of my sister at the surf's edge last Saturday is a good depiction of my current stance toward my writing goals one week after returning from a 2 month hiatus. I made significant progress since last week when I finally broke my posting hiatus and ju...
I made significant progress since last week when I finally broke my posting hiatus and jumped back into ROW80. My round 3 goals as stated last Wednesday were: Define my intent for round 4 and work to recover the story dream for Blow Me a Candy Kiss so I can return to the structural rewrite that ...
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I frilly kneaded the these belie loafs two dais. 
Deicide it wood make a good Fryday Four raze posed to. Knaw I'm free to watch snore Tailor Molly.
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It took me a week and dozens of hours of experimenting.  Putting stitches in and taking them out.
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Dewey Read-a-Thon.  Updated. Still going strong approaching hour 18. #readathon  
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Read Me (ROW80 Check-In)
Read Me by Alice Popkorn - flickr Another unintended hiatus.  12 days this time.  *Sigh* The last one was grief-driven following two severe losses-- the Rainbow Bridge crossing of my furbaby Merlin and the realization that it was unlikely a move back to the...
Another unintended hiatus. 12 days this time. *Sigh* The last one was grief-driven following two severe losses--the Rainbow Bridge crossing of my furbaby Merlin and the realization that it was unlikely a move back to the Rogue Valley Oregon to join my husband would take place before the fruit ...
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Block, Blocked, Blocking
Too soon to crow, but... I started crocheting again last week.  Picked up the Rooster Filet that was my Secret Santa project last year.  Still not done tho its been in the stage of nearly done for six months. As always I'm having issues with the finishing. ...
I started crocheting again last week. Picked up the Rooster Filet that was my Secret Santa project last year. Still not done tho its been in the stage of nearly done for six months. As always I'm having issues with the finishing. Not just getting it finished but with the finishing techniques ...
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Sunday Serenity #404
August 31 Sunday 4400 Titles Song: Amanda Abizaid -- A Place in Time I've been watching 4400 episodes on Netflix this weekend as a reward for excellent progress in the sorting and organizing project. I love the theme song.  It speaks to me on so many levels...
I've been watching 4400 episodes on Netflix this weekend as a reward for excellent progress in the sorting and organizing project. I love the theme song. It speaks to me on so many levels. Especially to the ongoing, unwanted separation from my husband. So lonely... Such longing.
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Phoenix OR
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Sunnyvale CA - Longview WA - Medford OR
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Story is my joy.
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Reading, writing, watching story of all kinds is my primary passion.  Fiber arts runs a close second and actually plays a role in the other as the stories and reviews I write are often born as my needles or hooks are in motion.  The common denominators of them all are imagination and creativity.
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Blogging about story and fiber arts since 2004
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  • Southern Oregon University
    English, 1985 - 1987
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Joy Renee Davis nee Coon