Shiny Alphabetic Poetry Petals

How’s that for a grabby post title? Yes, I’ve been blog hopping, and I’ll be hopping even more in April.

First, I have to tell you about this makeup site! Yes, I know I’m all Earth Mother and practically vegetarian and all, but what’s a cochineal beetle ever done for me? I mean lately? So here are these AWESOME cosmetics with a Firefly-themed eyeshadow collection: Sweet Libertine Mineral Cosmetics. I mean, how could MomGoth resist the urge to walk around wearing Too Pretty To Die or Mutated Cow Fetus? Not to mention This Food Is Problematic. Me want!

Last year and the year before, I spent April doing the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. That’s still going on, but it has grown and grown and grown and…. This year, darned near 1500 bloggers have signed up! In years past, I’ve found and retained friends and blogs through participating, but I felt guilty because I couldn’t begin to visit all my fellow participants. This year, I decided I’d eliminate the guilt and not sign up, but just pop onto the sign-up list or follow Twitter links to random posts. There’s still time to sign up, if you want to be part of the A-to-Z blogging madness!

30Days52-13This April, I’m going to be part of The 5-2: Crime Poetry Blog Tour. There’s probably still time to sign up for that, too. If you can’t or don’t want to sign up, you can always follow the tour. April is National Poetry Month, you know.

One of the people I met during a blog hop is the wonderful Sezin Koehler of Zuzu’s Petals, author of the American Monsters series. I’m one of the readers who couldn’t read her first book because I can’t stomach horror, but I’m looking forward to subsequent books, which she says are less horrific and more other stuff.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write a poem about makeup.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Shiny Alphabetic Poetry Petals

  1. Khadijah

    March 29, 2013 at 11:48am

    Marian, I wanted to do the A to Z Challenge as well, but I was intimidated by all the linking involved, and didn’t want to fall short in it. I think it’s a great idea, I am going to play along a bit just to see if I can do it. I need a bit of a push lately, that’s for sure. I loved the makeup,it’s cool to see someone having fun with a good product!

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      Marian Allen

      March 29, 2013 at 12:18pm

      I’m absolutely going to get some Firefly face powder! Or, as I think they call it, a veil.

      The A to Z Challenge is just too big for me. “Intimidated” and “overwhelmed” are how I felt about it this year. I do plan to look in on some of the participants, though. It’s always a good way to find intriguing blogs. 🙂

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