December 19th, 2018


Cuddle Party

Everyone needs contact comfort sometimes.  Not everyone has ample opportunities for this in facetime.  So here is a chance for a cuddle party in cyberspace.  Virtual cuddling can help people feel better.

We have a
cuddle room that comes with fort cushions, fort frames, sheets for draping, and a weighted blanket.  A nest full of colorful egg pillows sits in one corner.  There is a basket of grooming brushes, hairbrushes, and styling combs.  A bin holds textured pillows. There is a big basket of craft supplies along with art markers, coloring pages, and blank paper.  The kitchen has a popcorn machine. Labels are available to mark dietary needs, recipe ingredients, and level of spiciness. Here is the bathroom, open to everyone.  There is a lawn tent and an outdoor hot tub. Bathers should post a sign for nude or clothed activity.  Come snuggle up!

In honor of the season, there is Pear Ginger Apple Cider mulling in a crock, a loaf of gingerbread on the platter, and many tins of holiday cookies.  The fruit bowl includes apples, pears, persimmons, and pomegranates.   
monster house

Poem: "The House Behind the Gate"

This poem came out of the September 2018 [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by an image prompt from [personal profile] mdlbear. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] zianuray. This poem belongs to the Monster House series.

"The House Behind the Gate"

The sky is clear and blue,
dotted with fluffy white clouds.

Below, the street is darker,
and shadows cling like cobwebs
to the leaves of the trees.

A single streetlamp
lifts the darkness a little,
and the windows of the houses
gleam with golden light.

Toward the middle of the block,
though, there stands a tall stone gate,
guarding the low wall that divides
the sidewalk from the yards.

In the house behind the gate,
there is no light at all.


Poem: "Those Who Have Suffered"

This poem is spillover from the July 3, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] technoshaman. It also fills the "experiments by evil scientists" square in my 6-23-18 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. It immediately follows "On the Other Side of Fear," so read that first or this won't make much sense.

WARNING:This poem contains intense topics that some readers may find disturbing. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features continued rescue efforts, survivors of mad science torture, graphic injuries, messy medical details, mobility issues, impaired consent, fear, anxious body language, frequent triggering due to past abuse, discussions over what to do next, superpower issues, implied abuse of laboratory animals, soul/mind death of domestic animals, loss of original human reproductive parts and fertility, mention of laboratory restraints, the importance of taking no for an answer, tail wrapping and holding, physical time constraints, collection of potential physical evidence, fear of photography, trust issues, and other angst. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before deciding whether this is something you want to read.

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