August 12th, 2015


Poem: "Down New Paths"

This poem came out of the June 2015 Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "curiosity" square in my 6-1-15 card for the June Relationship Bingo fest and the "hypoglycemia / low blood sugar" square in my 6-16-15 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. An audience poll has selected this poem as the free epic for the August 4, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl reaching its $200 goal. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics. This is the first of the poems about Gray Agamau, so it unlocks the next and "The Breaking of the Shell" is now available for sponsorship. WARNING: This poem contains intense topics meant for mature readers. Highlight to read the spoilery warnings. When Gray's boss loans him out to a lady boss who is also a novice dominatrix, Gray decides to indulge his curiosity about kinky sex. This starts out with a lot of fun, with erotic activity and orgasms but no actual copulation, and ends with a miserable case of subdrop. They break a whole handful of "for your first scene together" rules, and these are some of the things that can go wrong when people do that. It's not malicious, just incompetent. So a bunch of physical and emotional distress ensues. Fortunately Gray has friends to put him back together again, which is really sweet. This is heavy-duty hurt/comfort. Please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward. Collapse )

Poll: Half-Price Sale for August 2015

The August 4, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl made its $300 goal, so there will be a half-price sale in one series from August 17-23.  Everyone is eligible to vote on which series to feature.  I will keep this poll open until at least Wednesday night.  If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  Otherwise I may keep it open a little longer.

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Hard Things

Life is full of things which are hard or tedious or otherwise unpleasant that need doing anyhow. They help make the world go 'round, they improve skills, and they boost your sense of self-respect. But doing them still kinda sucks. It's all the more difficult to do those things when nobody appreciates it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our accomplishments and pat each other on the back.

What are some of the hard things you've done recently?