December 11th, 2013


Poem: "Its Very Existence"

This poem came out of the December 3, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from kelkyag.  It also fills the "vulnerability" square on my 11-26-13 card for the Origfic Bingo fest.  This poem has been opened for microfunding based on an audience poll.  It belongs to the series Path of the Paladins.  It is a direct sequel to "Grit and Grace," and it follows some audience decisions regarding Nahum and Kalad.

This microfunded poem is being posted one verse at a time, as donations come in to cover them. The rate is $.50/line, so $5 will reveal 10 new lines, and so forth. There is a permanent donation button on my profile page, or you can contact me for other arrangements. You can also ask me about the number of lines per verse, if you want to fund a certain number of verses.
So far sponsors include: general fund, technoshaman, Anthony & Shirley Barrette

220 lines, Buy It Now = $110
Amount donated = $51.50
Verses posted = 25 of 53

Amount remaining to fund fully = $58.50
Amount needed to fund next verse = $.50
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $2

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Ladiesbingo Card 12-11-13

Here is my card for the [community profile] ladiesbingo fest. This bingo challenge celebrates the various shades of relationships amongst female characters. It's intended to raise the amount of female-centric literature available. All modes are welcome here: het, slash, femslash, poly and gen. All media/formats are welcome, including poetry; fanfic and original material are both acceptable. Some of the content may be NSFW. Read the FAQ and rules first. The signup post is here. Anyone thinking about contributing to Plunge, but not sure what to submit? Get a card for inspiration.  (See all my bingo cards.)

I thought this might be an effective way to attract some new readers. It's also useful for developing some of my series with female leads or other characters as a prevailing feature. Consider The Adventures of Aldornia and Zenobia, Hart's Farm,Path of the PaladinsSchrodinger's Heroes, and Walking the Beat. In other series such as An Army of OneFledgling Grace, and Monster House there's at least one F&F or F/F relationship amongst a more widely scattered cast and plot.Polychrome Heroics is kind of a unique case because 2/6 of Damask (Mira and Maze) are female; and of course it has other kick-ass superheras.

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I'll still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Underlined prompts have been filled.

Row 1 Bingo: five poems

Exhaustion Backstory Fairy Tales & Folklore Religious and other festivals Darkfic
Relative values: Families Fork in the Road AU Food, cooking and mealtimes Vampires / supernatual AU Day-in-the-life
Epistolatory fic: Emails, letters etc. Sensory Deprivation Wild CardPhysical imperfections Diaries and Journals
Pretending to be married Another year older: Birthdays Bad sex Secret Admirers Magical Creatures
Freeystyle crossover Character Death Secret Identity Yentas and Matchmakers Domestic bliss


Read "False Papers, True Words"

You can now read my poem "False Papers, True Words" on Torn World.
Drellin learns something about Licensing Inspectors.

If you like this poem and want to see more like it, please consider sending me credits or karma through Torn World's crowdfunding options. Not a Torn World member, but still want to support the work? I have a permanent PayPal button on my LJ profile page.