December 25th, 2017


Poem: "Said to the Four Winds"

This poem is spillover from the October 3, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, [personal profile] redsixwing, and [personal profile] mama_kestrel. It also fills the "nonsexual touch" square in my 5-29-17 card for the Pride Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by the pool with [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. It belongs to the Iron Horses thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: Kenzie is recovering from his injuries, getting tired of lounging around, and Blazing Grass comes back to check to on his progress. This entails some messy medical details. The tone is generally upbeat, though. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Monday Update 12-25-17

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "A Disease of Ignorance"
Poem: "Said to the Four Winds"
Poem: "For Any Creative Assignment"
Druze Dating
Poem: "The Things That Money Can't Buy"
Moment of Silence: Bruce McCandless
Poem: "What a Win Looks Like"
Today's Adventures
Abusive Society
First Snow
Poem: "Touching Someone's Pain"
Poem: "Climbing Through the Cracks"
Wheelchair Adventures
Poem: "A Fabric of Our Own Making"
Joyous Yule!
Poem: "The Black and the Red"
Poem: "Waxing Strong"
Poem: "The Retraction Factor"
Poem: "The Greatest Legacy"
Smør Bullar
Poem: "The Key to Everything"
Poem: "This Is How I Should Be"
Hard Things
Poem: "The New Beginnings of Soft Greens"
Poem: "A Little from the Heart"

The 2017 Holiday Poetry Sale did incredibly well, with a final tally of $1288.75. \o/ Thank you all for your generosity. I am still posting sponsored poems, and will be for some time. Here are the batch posts:
Poems Sponsored by [personal profile] daisiesrockalot
Pool Poems Sponsored by [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, [personal profile] technoshaman, and [personal profile] mama_kestrel
Berettaflies Poems plus Stories by [personal profile] siliconshaman
Poems for Mom & Dad

The NAACP in Terramagne curriculum originally went up without links, but I have been adding links per request.

Merry Christmas to those of you celebrating it. :D

Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Higher a Monkey Climbs" is now complete.  Enjoy the resolution of the scene in the food truck park.  Wow, we're out of open epics!  \o/ That hasn't happened in quite a while. 

It snowed here!  The second batch of snow is actually sticking around, too.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a large flock of mourning doves, at least two pairs of cardinals, several dark-eyed juncoes, a temporally confused starling, and a hawk.  The birds have been mobbing the feeders due to cold and snow now.  It's really fun to watch them squabbling over the food, or sitting on branches fluffed into little balls of feathers.

Poem: "What Makes the Feast"

This poem is spillover from the October 3, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "feast / celebrate food" square in my 10-1-17 card for the Fall Festival Bingo. This poem belongs to the Calliope thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem features some intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes social anxiety, Calliope and Vagary being awkward together, trust issues, a housing project run by supervillains, reference to homelessness, food sharing issues, a store full of creepy things, an intimidating former-supervillain-now-security-head in a wheelchair, reference to nude modeling, transgender and transpecies issues, discussion of Vagary's past counseling experiences, differences between Calliope and Calvin, food deserts, public vs. private space, disabilities, dissonance between past and present observations, exuberant hugging, past abuse and running away from home, past prostitution with forced drug use which caused superpowers, reference to discrimination against soups with animal traits, vulgar language, Calliope has a panic attack over the similarity between how transfolk and soups with animal traits are treated, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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