Friday, December 07, 2007

My Green Brother

The "Green Thing" in the previous picture is a young pine tree, but I'm not sure of what subspecies. It really looks like a person with green hair combed down over their face. Above is a picture of another of these young pines with another "long hair" standing next to it for comparison. We found these at a local state park.

In writing news, yesterday and today have been poetry submission days. I've got eight poems off so far, three to Abyss and Apex and five to Dreams and Nightmares. I have five more ready to go to Star*Line when the magazine's reading period starts in January. I'm off now to look for some more possible markets for other poems I still have. I've already gotten a rejection on a short essay I sent out, which did not come as a great surprise.

I also want to write an entry for Bernita's contest. She's giving away a copy of Weirdly, which she has a story in.


Sidney said...

It kind of reminds me of a creature from the old "Outer Limits" show too.

virtual nexus said...

...cousin It in the Adams family, if that made it over the pond....

Lana Gramlich said...

Good luck w/Bernita's contest, baby. I think that's a long leaf pine, btw. That would explain the long leaves, at any rate. <:O

ZZZZZZZ said...

I submitted a few of my poems but so far just rejections. I'm hoping though.

Bernita said...

Charles, thank you for the mention!
Weird tree.

Chris Eldin said...

(I left something for you on my blog)


Charles Gramlich said...

Sidney, it was definetely a kind of weird tree.

Julie, yep, I remember Cousin It. It's a look I've been striving for myself.

Lana, yes, I remember you saying that now.

Sheila, keep at it and good luck,

Bernita, I've got an entry about ready for your contest.

Church lady, I'm going to check it out now.

ivan said...

I am seriously out of practise in submitting stuff these days.

I used to have a sneaky methood of sending the same work to five
different publishers at once.
When the fifth submission was finally accepted the editor asked if any other house had published the stuff I had sent...Well, I knew for sure that the other four bits would be rejected anyway, and I had said no.
Living on the edge!

Good luck with the poetry. I have a feeling it's going to be taken.

Steve Malley said...

Shouldn't that tree be played by a young Michael Landon...?

(Ten points if you can tell me what movie!)

Good luck with the poems!!!

Travis Erwin said...

Great pics. We have nothing like that up here in the Texas Panhandle and even though I'v e spent some time in Louisiana I've never seen those.

I too hope to get a story in on Bernita's contest.

Travis Cody said...

Good luck with all the submissions.

Charles Gramlich said...

Ivan, you should send some more stuff out. Let the chips fall where they may. Thanks for stopping by.

Steve Malley, would that be "I was a Teenage Werewolf?" Thanks for the good wishes.

Travis Erwin, I hadn't seen these elsewhere before either so they are definitely a bit weird.

Travis, thanks.

Danette Haworth said...

Yes, Cousin It--exactly what I thought of. It must be some kind of weeping variety.

Good luck on your submissions!