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Half-Price Sale: Polychrome Heroics

The fishbowl sale is SOLD OUT! Thank you for your enthusiasm.

This week, the poetry of Polychrome Heroics is on sale for half price from Monday, October 20 through Sunday, October 26.  (Sorry it's starting so late in the day; I meant to post it this morning, but we're having some schedule challenges here.)  This series is superhero fantasy.  It features themes of heroism, coming of age, diversity, identity kink, family of choice, friendship, and cultural engineering.  Sale prices range from $7.50 to $157, so hopefully there will be something for everyone.  We currently have two epics open for microfunding, neither in this series, so there is room to open one new epic in Polychrome Heroics if you wish to do so.

We are repeating the special discount for purchases of $100 or more, in which you get poetry at 25% of its original price instead of 50%.  (Note that this increases the amount of poetry you get, rather than reducing the amount of money spent; the point is to get this stuff off of my desk.  Yes, I can afford it.)  That size of donation also makes you a k-fan which comes with some other perks, like a year-end collection of a poetic series.  If several folks want to bundle their orders to make the $100 threshold and have one person send it all, that's okay; you'll get the discount and I'll list all your names as donors, but you'll have to decide amongst you who gets the k-fan credit.

Some of the poems are in sequence, so in places there are prerequisites before a poem can be published.  They can be sponsored at any time, just might have to wait for publication until something else gets posted first.  Those are marked accordingly.

Currently available are the following poems. Some are in series chronological order, and others are just kind of stuck wherever, because sequencing this series is like trying to sequence a dozen different comic book titles from the same publisher.  I have fans working on touching up the organization; for now, see the rough draft of the Storyline Guide.


"Part of Your New Life"
Damask and Mallory discuss plans for fitting Mallory into the household.
290 lines, was $145, SALE $72.50 SOLD
(Sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.)

"Outnumbered and Outclassed"
Mindflare tangles with Damask again.
212 lines, was $106, SALE $53 SOLD
(Available for posting after "Part of Your New Life" has been published)
(Sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.)


"Before the Fever Breaks"
Lawrence feels crummy but thinks he can conceal it from Stan while they study.
628 lines, was $314, SALE $157 SOLD

"What a Precious Privilege"
Stan and Lawrence deal with the aftermath of Lawrence's illness.
566 lines, was $283, SALE $141.50 SOLD

"Easy to Do the Right Thing"
Stan tries some new things to shore up Lawrence's home life.
142 lines, was $71, SALE $35.50 SOLD
(Available for posting after "What a Precious Privilege" have been sponsored and published.)
(Sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.)

"When Words Are Inadequate"
After studying together at Lawrence's house, Stan helps Lawrence make supper.
406 lines, was $203, SALE $101.50 SOLD
(Available for posting after "What a Precious Privilege" and "Easy to Do the Right Thing" have been sponsored and published.)
(Sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.)

"Board Vision"
Stan explores Lawrence's chess club.
358 lines, was $179, SALE $89.50 SOLD
(Available for posting after "What a Precious Privilege" and "Easy to Do the Right Thing" have been sponsored and published.)
(Sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.)

"What We Call Chaos"
Lawrence finds Stan's family delightful but overwhelming.
238 lines, was $119, SALE $59.50 SOLD
(Available for posting after "What a Precious Privilege," "Easy to Do the Right Thing," and "When Words Are Inadequate" have been sponsored and published.)
(Sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.)


"Pine Cones and Pussy Tails" (previously posted)
Lakia plays with a stray cat.
40 lines, was $15, SALE $7.50 SOLD

"Climbing the Family Tree"
Danso and his found-family meet Rosita's birth family for the first time.  (This is a missing poem in the middle of the already-published stuff.)
385 lines, was $192.50, SALE $96.25 SOLD

"Finding the Tears"
Hannah helps Danso observe his late mother's birthday.
94 lines, was $47, SALE $23.50 SOLD

"Running Rings"
Lakia burns off energy by practicing with her tail.
130 lines, was $65, SALE $32.50 SOLD
(Sponsored by Anonymous.)


"Facing Justice"
A survivor of an acid attack gets a super-gizmotronic prosthetic face.
72 lines, was $36, SALE $18 SOLD
(Sponsored by Anonymous.)

"Simple as a Glass of Chocolate"
Señora Cocoa uses her chocolate powers to help people feel better.
85 lines, was $42.50, SALE $21.25 SOLD

"Dr. Doohickey and the Smile Machine"
Therapy doesn't work for everyone; some people cope by making stuff instead.
71 lines, was $35.50, SALE $17.75 SOLD
(Sponsored by Anonymous.)

"Inside the Lines"
Ansel, Variel, and Erion -- and Alicia -- enjoy the colorful markings typical of Terramagne playgrounds.
60 lines, was $20, sale $10 SOLD
(Sponsored by Dialecticdreamer.)

"The Tallest Poppy"
Savoir Faire and the Rescuer deal with the aftermath of a bullying incident.
150 lines, was $75, SALE $37.50 SOLD
(Sponsored by Anonymous and Anthony & Shirley Barrette.)

"Pulling the Strings"
The Puppetmaster is a powerful crime boss, but you'd never know it to look at him.
36 lines, was $15, SALE $7.50 SOLD

"Shifting Perceptions Without a Clutch"
Let's play Poke a Bigot in the Eye!  This is what happens to the guy the who hassled people in "Look Both Ways."
70 lines, was $35, SALE $17.50 SOLD

"The Sounds You Can't Unhear"
Seth finds himself more drawn to cetaceans and activism, and thinks of a memorial for Noc.
58 lines, was $20, SALE $10 SOLD
(Sponsored by Dialecticdreamer)

"Nancy Stories"
Aliens crash-land in a nutmeg farm and give someone superpowers.
98 lines, was $49, SALE $24.50 SOLD
(Sponsored by Chanter_greenie and Anonymous.)

"Calling for Backup"
An astute mobster understands when the situation has just gone above his pay grade.
120 lines, was $60, SALE $30 SOLD
(Sponsored by Dialecticdreamer.
Will be posted after a story by Dialecticdreamer is published)

"Good Minions Are Hard to Find"
If you can't find good help, make your own!
95 lines, was $47.50, SALE $23.75 SOLD
(Sponsored by Anonymous.)

"Mad Scientesses"
A bunch of supervillains chat about things that annoy them.
32 lines, was $15, SALE $7.50 SOLD
(Sponsored by Dialecticdreamer.)

"Bending Forks"
Sometimes when you are nice to bigots, they don't know how to handle that.
60 lines, was $20, SALE $10 SOLD

Tags: cyberfunded creativity, ethnic studies, fantasy, fishbowl, gender studies, poetry, reading, shopping, weblit, writing

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