Linkback perk: The following poems have verses left to reveal. Boost the signal for this half-price sale and tell me which poem you want to extend.
"To Choose a Direction"
About characters and storylines: The storylines feature multiple characters, so if you want poems about ONE specific character, look closely. The thumbnail descriptions here give some indication who features in each poem. The storyline pages are adding precise, complete information about which characters appear in each poem. If you need more than what's already visible, you can ask me.
About timing: If you want maximum choice, shop early. Sometimes people who like a particular character or size of poem will stock up, and that kind may sell out.
Before placing your order, please check this sale page to see what is still unsold! I will try to update the page as things sell, and it's likely to be the case that some poems will be marked SOLD before appearing in posts. People often buy things in batches, which means that selling gets ahead of posting. Also sometimes people ask for the same thing at the same time, so that not all overlaps are preventable. If you have alternate instructions in case you request something that has just sold, please include that in your message; otherwise I'll email you back and ask what you want to do.
Currently available are the following poems. Some are in series chronological order, and others are just kind of stuck wherever, because sequencing Polychrome Heroics 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 and thread pages for Officer Pink and Shiv.
9 poems, was $1862, sale price $931
"Hostage to the Character"
Calliope and Hyperspaceman are called in to deal with a supervillain who is holding hostages in a bank.
OFFICER PINK (2 poems, was $741, sale price $370.50)
"From the Deepest Parts of Ourselves"
A couple of backchannel prompts from Shirley and Anthony Barrette combined to inspire the free-verse poem "From the Deepest Parts of Ourselves." Ansel takes Turq on a tour of Bluehill's downtown neighborhood, Cambridge Commons, to show him where the local resources are. There's some angst, because Turq is still skittish, but it's mostly fluff, and they're at it for hours. This is one of the longest poems I've written, and there is just no breakpoint. *headdesk*
"Who Overlooks Your Broken Fence"
An embroidery prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Who Overlooks Your Broken Fence." Ansel and Turq plant daffodils, and Turq gets to meet Ansel's girlfriend Janie. When Turq rips his jeans, Janie offers to repair them -- a little more elaborately than necessary.
SHIV (6 poems, was $1034, sale price $517)
"Moments When the World Is Made Whole"
An "outside" prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Moments When the World Is Made Whole." Travis takes Shiv out to the exercise yard. They have some ups and downs, but it mostly goes well.
"Devil May Care"
A DW prompt about withdrawal inspired the free-verse poem "Devil May Care." Dr. Bloch deals with the aftermath of Jimar using drugs and having a bad reaction.
528 lines, was $264, sale price $132
Shiv finds a way to draw without anyone noticing his work, using black ink on black paper, to explore some of the dark parts of his past.
Shiv continues to explore art therapy, both on his own and with his support network. Now he's working more in red, and a different set of difficult memories.
(This poem is available for posting after "Blackwork" has been sponsored and published.)
Shiv moves on to pale colors on pale paper, and a slightly more positive outlook.
(This poem is available for posting after "Blackwork" and "Redwork" have been sponsored and published.)
A backchannel prompt from DW user Lynnoconnacht about Shiv inspired the free-verse poem "Jarred." Getting out of prison shakes him up more than he wants to admit, but he has a few coping skills now -- and an unexpected source of support.
(This poem is available for posting after "Blackwork," "Redwork," and "Whitework" have been sponsored and published.)