September 3rd, 2017


Poem: "Pebbles in the Path"

This poem is posted as a belated birthday present for [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It came out of the March 7, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, [personal profile] technoshaman, [personal profile] callibr8, [personal profile] alatefeline, [personal profile] redsixwing, [personal profile] alexseanchai, and [personal profile] librarygeek. It also fills the "peacemaking" square in my 2-1-17 (Platonic) card for the Valentines Bingo fest. This poem belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series, and directly follows "Ruts in the Road."

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Poem: "A Haven in a Heartless World"

This poem is spillover from the September 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam.  It was inspired by a sculpture from Choi Xoo Ang.  It has been sponsored by DW user Kengr.  This poem belongs to the series Diminished Expectations.

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: DW user Kengr, Shirley Barrette

191 lines, Buy It Now = $95.50
Amount donated = $5
Verses posted = 3 of 40

Amount remaining to fund fully = $90.50
Amount needed to fund next verse = $1
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $2

WARNING: This poem contains many disturbing topics.  Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers.  It contains references to past warfare leaving a devastating wake of birth defects along with disability, abuse, neglect, sexual exploitation, medical issues, homelessness, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Ladiesbingo Card 9-3-17

Here is my card for Round 5 of 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 tired of womenless mainstream entertainment, but not sure what to make? Get a card for inspiration. (See all my bingo cards for 2017.)

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 Paladins, Schrodinger's Heroes, and Walking the Beat. In other series such as An Army of One, Fledgling 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. Among the sweeter examples is actually the relationship between the supervillain Fortressa and her minion Socket, plus all the rest of the Pit Group are also women.

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.


Magical Creatures Spells and Geases The Writing on the Wall Northern / Southern Lights Orgasm
Daily Rituals (Morning Routines / Nightly Prayers / Meal Times) Love without Hope Documentation Something is Concealed Fission
If only you'd notice me: Yearning and obliviousness Wonder Wild CardUnrequited Love Push and Pull
Rape / Non-Con Something is Destroyed / Demolished Poetry Teacher Icy Politeness
Fuck or Die The Company of Strangers Laughter Opposite Sides of the Track Betrayal