January 14th, 2017


Crowdfunding Creative Jam

The January [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam is now live on Dreamwidth and LiveJournal.  Our theme this month is "laughter." Come give us prompts or claim some for your own inspiration!

What I Have Written

"The Earth Laughs" -- A grieving Demeter finds laughter and life again.

From My Prompts

[personal profile] alexseanchai wrote the lovely story "The Silent Laughter of Her Hands," about an autistic girl interacting with other students.

Poem: "So Much Worse in Its Consequences"

This poem is spillover from the January 3, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from lone_cat.  It also fills the "captive" square in my 1-1-17 card for the Dark Fantasy Bingo fest. This poem belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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: daisiesrockalot, lone_cat, general fund

129 lines, Buy It Now = $65
Amount donated = $26.50
Verses posted = 14 of 35

Amount remaining to fund fully = $38.50
Amount needed to fund next verse = $3
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $1.50

Warning: This poem contains some intense topics.  Highlight to read the more detailed warnings, some of which are spoilers.  It includes legal issues, alternative justice, sudden job loss for cause, emotional shock, temporary public housing, self-doubt, homophobia, confusion, and other angst. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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