April 28th, 2015

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New Verses in "The Inheritor of Our Fear"

Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] janetmiles, there are 12 new verses in "The Inheritor of Our Fear."  That Guy tangles with Mallory and Heron.  As you can imagine, it does not go very well for him.

The sequel to this poem, "The Right and the Responsibility," has already been sponsored and can be published after "Inheritor" is fully posted.  Price for the current poem remains locked at $.25/line even though the sale has concluded.
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Poem: "Racing the Whirlwind"

This poem is spillover from the December 2, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] rosieknight. It also fills the "bets / wagers" square in my 1-2-14 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

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Poem: "The World Keeps Spinning"

This poem is spillover from the March 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, [personal profile] balsamandash, and [personal profile] librarygeek. It has been sponsored by EdorFaus. This poem belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series, connecting with Danso & Family as Groundhog and Cassandra work through their challenges.

Warning: This poem contains some challenging topics. Highlight to read more detailed warnings, some of which are spoilers. Cassandra is still dealing with fallout from her overbearing parents, the suppression therapy, and the clipping. This time she latches onto alcohol as another symbol of adulthood, gets staggering drunk. and has a miserable time of it. Fortunately the people around her respond in helpful ways, but this is still likely to be a touchy read for people with substance issues. Consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, May 5

This is an advance announcement for the Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. This time the theme will be "gentlemen in distress." I'll be soliciting ideas for strong women, the role of the hera as female protagonist, men in need of rescue, the role of the heronet as male love-interest and plot complication, folks of other genders on either side of this equation, gender police antagonists, innocent bystanders, getting into trouble, deciding to help someone, getting out of trouble, asking for help and getting it, when help goes horribly wrong, proving yourself, heroic ladyfeats, epic failures of manhood, dungeons, creepy buildings, bedrooms that someone does not want to be in, gendered spaces, tertiary sexual characteristics, gendered artifacts, endings and beginnings, love polygons, hero teams, the challenges of not being a macho hero, the challenges of not being a delicate heroine, and poetic forms in particular.

Note: This is really about role reversal.  If you want to prompt for an alien or fantasy culture making some equivalent swap to "in human literature, men usually rescue women, so let's reverse that" then go right ahead.  I am fully fluent across a wide range of sex/gender dynamics.  As long as you're rocking boats or upsetting applecarts of gender role play, we're good.

I have a linkback poem, "Dangerous Refuges" (14 verses, A Conflagration of Dragons).

If you're interested, mark the date on your calendar, and please hold actual prompts until the "Poetry Fishbowl Open" post next week.  (If you're not available that day, or you live in a time zone that makes it hard to reach me, you can leave advance prompts. I am now.)  Meanwhile, if you want to help with promotion, please feel free to link back here or repost this on your blog.



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Poem: "Through the Loop"

This poem came out of the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] chanter_greenie, [personal profile] mama_kestrel, [personal profile] wyld_dandelyon, and LJ user My_partner_doug. It also fills the "Feb. 15 cheap chocolates day" square in my 1-31-15 card for the Valentines Day Bingo fest, and the "Asked to sign intimate body part on a fan" square in my Superhero Bingo card. This poem has been sponsored by LJ user Ng_moonmoth. It belongs to the Calvin/Calliope thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Poem: "A Reflection of Your Energy"

This poem came out of the April 7, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] kiramaru7. It also fills the "headaches / migraines" square in my 11-25-14 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

Warning: This poem contains intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. There are multiple crimes going on, dangerous chemicals, a lab incident, a one-sided firefight, significant injuries, harm to police officers (one human, one canine), epic stupidity on the part of the villain (also injured), messy medical details, traumatic manifestation of superpowers, a medic becoming another casualty, quarantine, and other stress. The heroic people are supportive of each other, and the villain is naturally a pain in everyone's ass. Heavy-duty hurt/comfort, no fatalities. If these are sensitive issues for you, consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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