August 24th, 2018


Poem: "Raw Deal"

This poem came out of the August 7, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] redsixwing, [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, [personal profile] helgatwb, and Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "cold" square in my 7-1-18 card for the Winterfest in July Bingo. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. It belongs to the Moon Door series.

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"When You Strike and Overcome Him" is now complete!

Thanks to a donation from Anthony & Shirley Barrette, "When You Strike and Overcome Him" is now complete.  Read about the big raid on the Umsetzung Complex.

In related news, the pool has opened the next poem in that sequence, "In the Depths of Your Grief."  Anyone wishing to contribute toward that is welcome to do so.  It is locked at the $.25/line sale price.  I hope to get it posted later today.  Be advised that this one is emotionally wrenching.

Poem: "In the Depths of Your Grief"

This poem is spillover from the July 3, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from Dreamwidth user Technoshaman. It also fills the "grief" square in my 6-23-18 card for the Hurt/Comfort Bingo Fest.  This poem belongs to the Officer Pink 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 $0.25/line, so $5 will reveal 20 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 Technoshaman, ng_moonmoth, zianuray, DW user Gingicat, general fund, pool run by ng_moonmoth

1129 lines, Buy It Now = $282.50
Amount donated = $106
Verses posted = 115 of 330 

Amount remaining to fund fully = $176.50
Amount needed to fund next verse = $0.75
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $1

WARNING: This poem contains material that some readers may find disturbing.  It continues the raid on Carl Bernhardt's mad science compound, as Turq finds out what happened to one of his cohort.  WARN ALL THE THINGS!  Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers.  It features the aftermath of a BASH raid, gore, messy medical details, reference to past mad science torture, schadenfruede, Turq struggling with emotionally complex responses as he helps the support crew, challenges of medical neutrality, legal implications, desecration of sapient remains with a murdereress wearing her victim's fur as a trophy, traumatic grief, extreme emotional distress with meltdown, reference to another past murder followed by psychological injury from incompetent staff, discussion of therapy, graphic violence, reference to unnamed characters killed in action, low food error, hypervigilance, collateral damage from supervillains in the local community, aftercare plans for communal trauma, and other mayhem. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.  However, this is a major turning point in the plot, so skipping it would leave a big gap.

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