October 20th, 2018

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Poem: "Ten Minutes You Didn't Have"

This poem is spillover from the August 7, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] readera. It also fills the "surprise" square in my 8-7-18 card for the Fairy Tales fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some sensitive issues. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes social anxiety of various types, references to past misfortunes in foster care, social gaffes, references to pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting, arguing over how to decorate a nursery, and other challenges. Please consider your tastes and headspace if these are touchy topics for you.

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Poem: "In the Tremor of the Earthquake"

This poem is spillover from the September 4, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] siliconshaman. It also fills the "safe" square in my 9-1-18 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Big One and Mercedes threads of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem includes intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features an earthquake, stress, disorientation from emergency protocols in an area not badly hit while waiting to receive casualties from worse areas, interrupted therapy, Candy is alarmed by supervillains arriving to help, descriptions of damage elsewhere, casualties, messy medical details, vomiting, emotional injury, and other mayhem. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Poem: "Whose Qualities Are Thwarted"

This poem is from the April 2018 [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] alexseanchai and [personal profile] chanter_greenie, along with this Facebook post from [personal profile] gingicat (see the original).  It also fills the "weather" square in my 4-1-18 card for the Spring Fest bingo. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink and Marionettes threads of the series Polychrome Heroics.

Warning: This poem contains some sensitive and controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features poverty, bumping into people on the sidewalk, temporary theft of a computer wallet, work-related challenges, unexpected financial gifts, mixed feelings, seeking local advice, used car sales, surprise house, cultural and class differences, sudden discovery of Mob activity, and other challenges. If this is touchy stuff for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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