May 16th, 2016


Half-Price Sale: Polychrome Heroics

This week, the poetry of Polychrome Heroics is on sale for half price from Monday, May 16 through Sunday, May 22. This series is superhero fantasy. It features themes of heroism, coming of age, diversity, identity kink, family of choice, friendship, and cultural engineering. Sale prices range from $10 to $254, so hopefully there will be something for everyone. There are three open epics at present, two of them in Polychrome Heroics, so I'd rather not open another unless you've totally got your heart set on it.

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Monday Update 5-16-16

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Sunday Yardening
Denmark Reclassifies Transfolk
Llewellyn Assignments
Thursday's Yardening
Captain America: Civil War

Posting the latest poems about Turq led to further discussions about consent, both under the poems and in a separate post "Spectrum of Consent."

This week there is a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics. Come shop for poetry!

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes, and has 4 new verses.  Folks discuss the good and evil Schrodingers.  "When Someone Is Vulnerable" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink and is now complete; the sequel has also been posted.  "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Aidan and Saraphina return to Easy City to visit Arlene and explore a Montessori school.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes," "Broken Hopes," "Brewing Beauty," "Little Paws in the Licenses" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

It's been raining off and on this week, with more due.  I am caught up on current planting, although there's a ton of other stuff to do.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, many grackles, and a cowbird.  Currently blooming: violets, honeysuckle, zinnias, petunias, marigolds, million bells, moss rose, johnny jump ups, columbines, poppies, iris, peonies. 

Poem: "Redwork"

This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls, based on the "surrender" square in my 1-23-16 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo fest. It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series, and directly follows "Blackwork."

Warning: This poem covers some intense territory. Highlight to read the more detailed warnings, some of which are spoilers. There is emotional angst, therapeutic art, bad tape in Shiv's head, because the inside of Shiv's head is always a warning, and so is his past, low sense of self-worth, confusion over people treating him decently now, asking for help and getting it, references to past incidents of child abuse and other child harm, references to self-injury and other negative coping skills, Shiv's teachers were moronic assholes, impaired memory, and other angst. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your taste and headspace before reading onward. However, this is the middle piece between "Blackwork" and "Whitework" so it's pretty important to that triptych.

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