November 16th, 2020


Poem: "Only to Be Understood"

This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls. It fills the "Distance" square in my 2-5-19 card for the Fluff Bingo fest. It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. This poem belongs to the China's Mistake and Kraken threads of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains intense and controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes the aftermath of mass deaths, a (willing) body-double, refusal to acknowledge sapient artificial intelligence as a form of life, mockery, speciesism, schism, bailing out of college shortly before graduation due to sudden and extreme ethical differences, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Monday Update 11-16-20

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "In Search of a Sanctuary"
Poem: "Of Gold and Standards"
Poem: "Dort Vu S'iz a Roykh"
Hippie Cookbooks
Today's Smoothie
Moment of Silence: Ken Spears
Creative Jam
Another Superpower
Self-Awareness Question: Attracted
Warming Spices
Good News

There will be a bonus fishbowl in Not Quite Kansas on Tuesday, November 17.

Poetry in Microfunding:

There is one open epic at present.

"The Best Understanding of Their Differences" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Calliope. Calliope and Vagary start on couple exercises.

The weather has been colder, and we got some rain the other day. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a flock of mourning doves, a flock of cardinals, a flock of sparrows, several dark-eyed juncos, a Bewick's wren, a downy woodpecker, and a squirrel.  I saw the owl flying around in the yard one morning, and I saw a hawk once when I went out to feed the birds.  :D

Unsold Poems for the November 3, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the November 1, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my Dreamwidth profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods. There are still verses left in the linkback poems "A Lively Feast," "Always Carry Your Goodness," "The Arc of the Mental Universe," "So Often Alone," "Everything That Blooms," "In the Shade of the Mighty Oak," "Let the Children Lead Us," and "Autumn's Palette."

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Poetry Fishbowl Report for November 3, 2020

Our theme this time was "Crossing Cape Lines." I wrote from 12:30 PM to 5:30 AM, so about 15 hours allowing for lunch and supper breaks. I wrote 2 poems on Tuesday and another 5 later on.

Participation was lower, with 10 comments on LiveJournal and another 42 on Dreamwidth. A total of 13 people sent prompts, also down. There were no new prompters.

Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the November 3, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"Continuities and Changes"
"The Future of This Republic"
"An Overflow of Your Heart"
"Well Served by a Cosmopolitan Attitude"

"Autumn's Palette" (standalone, October 27, 2020 outside fishbowl) (linkback perk)
"Dort Vu S'iz a Roykh" (Polychrome Heroics, October 6, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl) (free epic)
"In Search of a Sanctuary" (Polychrome Heroics: China's Mistake, September 19, 2020 outside fishbowl)
"Only to Be Understood" (Polychrome Heroics: China's Mistake, September 21, 2020 outside fishbowl)

Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, see the unsold poetry list from November 3. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available. All sponsored poems have been posted.

This month's donors include: [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, [personal profile] janetmiles, [personal profile] fuzzyred, [personal profile] technoshaman, and Anthony & Shirley Barrette. There were no new donors. There are four tallies toward a bonus fishbowl, so there will be a bonus fishbowl on Tuesday, November 17 featuring Not Quite Kansas.

The Poetry Fishbowl has a landing page.

Magpie Monday

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer is hosting Magpie Monday with a theme of "unexpected moments." Leave prompts, get ficlets!

If I reach a total of $150 in tips, I’ll post a story tangentially related to the “China’s Mistake” series. It follows Leo after his discussion with Boss Finn in ’s poem, “Their Need for Our Disciplinary Assistance.” Leo is far more affected by their talk than Elisabeth realizes, and after he leaves the Finns’ house, Bennett helps put him back together. Lots of fluff and cuddles, intimacy without sex. I am hoping that readers will get to see it very soon!