August 27th, 2018


Monday Update 8-27-18

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Infinity War
Today's Adventures
Teambuilding Gone Wrong
Poem: "Raw Deal"
How to Do Emotional and Spiritual Triage in an Emergency
Neanderthals and Denisovans
Emotional Intimacy Question: What You Like
Art and Social Media
Hard Things
Poem: "Only in Acceptance"

The half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics ran last week.  It had a little activity.  I still have some things to post.

Poetry in Microfunding:

There are three open epics. We're full until at least one of these concludes.

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Now Shiv flibbers over being unable to earn ALL the pretty colors at once.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask. In which a supervillain and a cop argue over donuts.

"When You Strike and Overcome Him" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink and is now complete.  Watch the raid on the Umsetzung Complex.

"In the Depths of Your Grief" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink.  It's the next poem in the raid series, after most of the fighting has stopped.  Turq finds out what happened to one of his cohort.

The weather has been variable here, sometimes mild and other times warmer or cooler. It rained off and on. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, several cardinals, house finches, and a squirrel. In bloom: marigolds, gazania, zinnias, torenia, salvia, cleome, petunia, million bells, snapdragons, lantana, dianthus, peppers, begonia, morning glory, cup plant, echinacea, gladioli, bellflowers, and sundry others. Crabapples, apples, and pears have green fruit.

Feathering the Nest

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer is hosting Feathering the Nest today. Ask for anything on the theme of cuddles and comfort. Leave prompts, get ficlet!

"If I reach the magical $50 in tips, I’m not at home to grab finished stories, so I will expand one of the prompt fills into a story between 5,500 and
6,000 words and post it as quickly as possible."

Poem: "The Oldest Associations"

This poem is spillover from the October 4, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Anthony Barrette. It also fills the "WILD CARD: earthquakes" square in my 6-16-15 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest and the "North America (continent)" square in my 9-4-15 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem belongs to the Big One, and Granny Whammy and SPOON threads of the Polychrome Heroics series. It happens on Saturday, May 28, 2016 (Memorial Day weekend).

WARNING: This poem contains intense material that may upset many readers. Highlight to read the warnings, many of which are spoilers. I highly recommend reading them, unless spoilers completely ruin literature for you. The poem features challenges of culture and idealogy, complicated relationships, bickering on a renovation project, earthquake, which is actually a moderately bad one on the San Andreas fault under San Bernardino triggered by a much worse one in the Cascadia Subduction Zone echoing around the Ring of Fire, psychospatial disorientation of a teleporter during an earthquake, emergency response, severe building damage, evacuation, acts of heroism, injuries, mass casualty incident, messy medical details, news of massive cataclysmic event, superpower overstrain, people parts, aftershocks, building collapse, inadvertent self-injury during rescue efforts, MAJOR CHARACTER DEATH, watching someone die, major psychological injury, traumatic guilt, extreme stress, emotional meltdown, voluntary protective bondage connecting two people together in case of reflexive teleportation, lots of crying, distressed breathing, light sensitivity, dissociative symptoms due to exertion and trauma, asking for help and getting it, emergency travel, and other mayhem. HANKIE WARNING! Anyone who has issues with earthquakes or other disasters, losing people in a rescue effort, and/or complicated grief may want to think twice about whether or when to read this. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before deciding whether this is something you want to read. It's a major plot point, though, so skipping it would leave a big gap.

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