December 18th, 2018

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How to Do a Giveaway Box

The holiday season comes with gift exchanges. These can be fun among people who know each other well, but without that, it's much less fun. Certain versions are downright nerve-wracking for some folks.

So I modified a custom from Native American culture -- the giveaway blanket, which exists in many variations -- to create the giveaway box. The box format makes it easy to store leftover items between events. Some useful parameters ...

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Poem: "The Girl Who Loved Bugs"

This poem is spillover from the November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] siliconshaman. It also fills the "write an open letter of support" square in my 9-1-18 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

Warning: This poem contains bugs and bullying.

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Poem: "Like a Road Through Mountains"

This poem came out of the February 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] erulisse, [personal profile] manglefox, [personal profile] technoshaman, [personal profile] mama_kestrel, and rix_scaedu. It also fills the "complex" square in my 1-31-18 You Are card for the Valentines Bingo fest. This poem belongs to the Damask thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Poem: "More Than Blood"

This poem is spillover from the November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] curiosity and [personal profile] chanter_greenie. It also fills the "adoption" square in my 11-5-18 card for the Family Ties Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Danso and Family thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Poem: "The Beginning of Love"

This poem is spillover from the November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] fuzzyred, [personal profile] erulisse, [personal profile] mashfanficchick, and [personal profile] curiosity. It also fills the "affection" square in my 11-5-18 card for the Family Ties fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Mallory thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains parental angst and fake smiles. It's mostly fluff though.

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Poem: "The Test of Freedom"

This poem is spillover from the November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] torc87. It also fills the "emotional abuse" square in my 2-28-18 card for the Slice-of-Life Bingo fest, and the "T-shirt with words / picture / tie-dye" square in my 11-5-18 card for the Family Ties Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features a sudden burst of temper, vulgar language, a bad foster placement in Shiv's past, dysfunctional family dynamics, scapegoating, self-recrimination, suspicion, Jules accidentally dyeing himself, attachment issues, unreasonable expectations, introvert issues, and other angst. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Poem: "Welcome to Wolfenoot"

This poem is spillover from the November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] alexseanchai and[personal profile] bairnsidhe. It also fills the "No Such Thing as 'Just' Friends" square in my 11-5-18 card for the Family Ties Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

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