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2016 Holiday Poetry Sale

The Holiday Poetry Sale is now CLOSED.  Thank you all for your support!

A silver lantern glazed with cobalt glass panes sends a flickering blue light over the snow...
Welcome to the 2016 Holiday Poetry Sale! Today through Friday, December 23, my remaining fishbowl poems from 2016 are half price. So are poems from the Creative Jam and other activities. Especially check out the epics; they range $16 to $187.50, so if you've been yearning for an epic of your very own, now's the time! For those of you with just a few dollars to spend, we're starting with four poems at $2.50 and eight at $5. We currently have four epics open, all in Polychrome Heroics, so I'd prefer not to open another. Thumbnail descriptions of the individual poems appear in the first section which is listed by price.


Linkback Perk: Here are some open linkback poems:
"Testing the Metal" (5 verses left)
"Dangerous Refuges" (4 verses left)
"From Silica to Silk" (NOW COMPLETE)
"Thinking River Thoughts" (NOW COMPLETE)
"The Marble and the Sculptor" (7 verses left)
"Picking Up the Litter" (8 verses left)
"The Golden Peaches of Peace" (9 verses left)
If you participate in the Holiday Poetry Sale, you can reveal a verse of any one; just remember to tell me what you did and which poem you wish to extend. Linking to this post from any venue counts. So does sponsoring a poem.

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.

Fair warning: Math is not my forte, and this event includes a lot of numbers. So don't be surprised if I scramble something. Just tell me, and I'll fix it as best I can.

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, it is extremely helpful, so please include that in your message. Otherwise I'll have to send you an email or private message and ask what you want to do.

Quarter-price Sale: If you spend $100 or more in this sale, you can cut the SALE price in half, buying poems at quarter-price instead of half-price. So for instance, a poem originally $20 would be $10 in the half-price sale and $5 in the quarter-price version. Yes, we can afford that; there is a huge heap of poems here, and the quarter-price option is proving quite popular in the big sales. 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.

Pools: A poetry pool is an open call for cosponsors to fund a poem or set of poems. It takes a minimum donation of $100 to open a pool. That first sponsor gets to stipulate which poem(s) the pool will be funding. (You can discuss desired poems with other fans if you wish.) Other people may then chip in as they wish. If there is more than one poem, they will be posted in the order laid out by the first sponsor, as donations come in to cover them. Advantages: You get the quarter-price rate and people really egg each other on for more donations. Disadvantages: Subsequent sponsors get less free choice than if you were choosing on your own. Matching is allowed: for example, a donor puts up $100 and will match up to another $100 from other people, so the total will range between $100-200. I am NOT going to try splitting everyone's donations across individual poems anymore, the math is a nightmare; I'm just going to credit pool poems to pool members collectively.

Holiday Gifts: If you want to buy a poem as a gift for someone, let me know; I can dedicate it to anyone you wish, with or without naming you as the giver. Both the giver and the recipient count as donors for the purpose of perks such as nonexclusive reprint rights. That means if you buy a poem for someone else, you can post it on your blog or website for them, or they can post it on theirs, in addition to it appearing here.

Shopping: Here is a PayPal button for your convenience, or you may contact me for other payment options. (I'm just offering prewritten poetry this time, not scrapbook pages this late in the season.) Please specify which poem(s) you want and the SALE price.








The following poems are left over from projects throughout 2016 (plus December 2015). If you don't see a poem that you remember fondly, it may have been submitted to another market, but you can ask me to double-check. The same applies to poems from previous years; just ask if you want one.

POEMS BY SEQUENCE
Some of the poems are in sequence of related action, 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.  I have also listed those poems in their sequential sets.

Poems that unlock sequels: "The Rare Elements of Grace," "Rise Above the Earth," "The Peter Pan Maneuver," "The Strongest Souls," "To Keep Your Balance," "Between Carefree and Careless," "The Best Place for Us to Be Now," "Securing Progress"

Poems with prerequisites: "Elevator Etiquette," "The Outside of a Horse," "The Peter Pan Maneuver," "The Strongest Souls," "To Keep Your Balance," "Between Carefree and Careless," "Just Over the Horizon," "To Protect the Most Vulnerable," "The Most Precious Right of Every Citizen"

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POEMS BY PRICE
Note: There are a few in here not listed in the sessions, as they were written outside the regular prompt calls.

$5 Poems SALE! $2.50 (4 poems, was $20, sale price $10)


"The Fluidity of Inspiration"
From this I got the poem "The Fluidity of Inspiration," which is written in unrhymed couplets. It's about liquids and solids, ideas and people.
10 lines, was $5, sale price = $2.50

"shinrin-yoku"
Riffing on Waldeinsamkeit got me thinking of a related concept, which led to the free-verse poem "shinrin-yoku." It's about forest-bathing.
10 lines, was $5, sale price = $2.50

"tsundoku"
A DW prompt inspired the free-verse poem "tsundoku." It explains one logical rationale behind this phenomenon.
4 lines, was $5, sale price = $2.50

"Waldeinsamkeit"
A DW prompt inspired "Waldeinsamkeit," a musing on the contradiction of solitude and connection.
8 lines, was $5, sale price = $2.50


$10 Poems SALE! $5.00 (8 poems, was $80, sale price $40)

"Acting to Type"
Villains get to do all kinds of things the rest of us wish we could.
13 lines, was $10, sale price = $5   SOLD

"A Flight of Kestrels"
A Dreamwidth prompt inspired the Waltz wave "A Flight of Kestrels." It's about their aerial courtship.
19 lines, was $10, sale price = $5

"Model Landscapes"
A DW ecosystem prompt inspired the free-verse poem, "Model Landscapes." It looks at permaculture concepts in nature and society.
20 lines, was $10, sale price = $5

"Stitching a World of Wonder"
Your embroidery prompt inspired the poem "Stitching a World of Wonder." It names the stitches as they form a forest.
22 lines, was $10, sale price = $5

"Terrible Choices" (series = Quiar)
Your Quiar prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Terrible Choices." It looks at the issue of chimerae.
17 lines, was $10, sale price = $5

"Three Days to Apex"
Talks about starting a detritus food web.
22 lines, was $10, sale price = $5

"Tocka"
A DW prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Tocka." It compares this emotion with anxiety as a formless misery.
13 lines, was $10, sale price = $5

"wabi-sabi"
I finally got around to writing a poem for "wabi-sabi," which uses tanka verses. In a bow to etymology, it examines the meaning of each half separately, and then what they imply together.
15 lines, was $10, sale price = $5


$15 Poems SALE! $7.50 (9 poems, $67.50)

"The Big Crunch"
A DW prompt about final endings piqued my interest. What do you do when your story is done, but the publisher wants MORE? "The Big Crunch" is written in free verse.
32 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50

"Crochet Is Memories"
"Crochet Is Memories" comes from childhood experiences. It's written in free verse.
36 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50   SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"Kindred Ways"
A DW prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Kindred Ways." It looks at different connections in Norse culture.
31 lines, was $15, sale price $7.50

"Of Fairies and Futures"
A bittersweet exploration of what happens as little girls grow up.
28 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50   SOLD

"Heads of Lead, Hearts of Gold"
Your Cupid prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Heads of Lead, Hearts of Gold." It explains the arrows of lead and gold in a more nuanced light incorporating the different types of love that the Greeks recognized, and the difference between sexual and asexual people.
27 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50

"A Little Spark of Which"
From a DW prompt I got the free-verse poem "A Little Spark of Which." Reality unmakes and makes itself, and it is beautiful.
29 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50

"Such Agreeable Friends" (series = An Army Of One)
For small furry animals, I wrote the free-verse poem "Such Agreeable Friends." People in the Lacuna start keeping pets.
33 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50 SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and ng_moonmoth

"Watered with Our Tears"
A DW prompt inspired the poem "Watered with Our Tears." It's written mostly in unrhymed tercets, about the life and death of pets. WARNING for references to animal death, obviously. Have kleenex.
28 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50

"When the Frame Comes Off"
Your prompt about social media inspired the free-verse poem "When the Frame Comes Off." It explores language evolution and what happens in a period of major changes.
39 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50   SOLD to lone_cat

$20 Poems SALE! $10.00 (2 poems, was $40, sale price $20)

"Passing Knowledge"
From Dreamwidth, an Audre Lorde quote reminded me of how I approach not just writing but also teaching. Because giving voice to the voiceless -- whether by writing about them, or teaching them to write -- is a profound act of subversion. "Passing Knowledge" is written in free verse.
49 lines, was $20, sale price = $10 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"An Unprecedented Duel with Nature"
I see your squid and raise you a mission to Europa and Titan. :D "An Unprecedented Duel with Nature" is written in free verse.
54 lines, was $20, sale price = $10


EPICS (prices next to title) (45 poems, was $6351, sale price = $3,175.50)
Sorted by SALE PRICE, then alphabetically if needed.


"The Nesting Urge of Aluzza" (series = A Conflagration of Dragons)
A DW prompt about building a nest of gold inspired the rubaiyat "The Nesting Urge of Aluzza." This is one of the Six Poems of the Fall, relating how the dragon Aluzza destroyed the desert city Zayd, capital of the Imran civilization.
64 lines, was $32, sale price = $16 SOLD to Nsfwords

"Three of Us" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra)
Summary: One month after Shay's birth, Yona and Troy and Bryony go on a date. Food, romance, and sexyfuntimes ensue.
Characters: Yona Carris, Troy Carris, Bryony Carris
Prompted by LJ user janetmiles, DW user shiori_makiba, and Halloween / Samhain Bingo Card 10-1-15
74 lines, was $37, sale price = $18.50 SOLD to Nsfwords

"Proving a Negative" (series = The Blueshift Troupers)
The uncomfortable meeting prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Proving a Negative." When explorers find a colony of asexual people, they don't handle it well, and shapeshifters have to come clean up the mess.
76 lines, was $38, sale price = $19   SOLD

"As We Have Created It" (series = A Conflagration of Dragons)
From this came the free-verse poem "As We Have Created It." Shalmaneser the dragon muses on his disapproval of the other dragons and his dreams of making peace with the Six Races.
84 lines, was $42, sale price = $21

"Los Despiertos" (series = Schrodinger's Heroes)
A little oblique, but this inspired the free-verse poem "Los Despiertos." There's a strange incursion in Waxahachie, Alex wants nothing to do with zombies, Kay insists they aren't zombies, and Chris' cousins get into trouble again.
100 lines, was $50, sale price = $25

"The Outside of a Horse" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Dr. Infanta)
Summary: Alicia and Judd spend more time at the pony club playing with water and soap bubbles.
Characters: Alicia Martins (Dr. Infanta), Judd (The Undertaker)
Guest stars: Officer Darelle Ardoin, Liam Birtwistle, Fionnuala Birtwistle, Siobhan, Hightower, Cloud, Snowflake, Spot, Proudfoot
Prompted by DW user redsixwing and Games and Sports Bingo Card 10-4-16
116 lines, was $58, sale price = $29   SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot, ng_moonmoth, and technoshaman

"When I Was Naked"
Summary: Turq’s concern for a homeless man impresses Leah Crenshaw.
Characters: Turq, Leah Crenshaw
Cameo appearance: Homeless Jesus
Prompted by Winter Fest in July Bingo Card 7-1-16
118 lines, was $59, sale price $29.50   SOLD

"Elevator Etiquette" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Starbright)
Follows "I Wish I Might"
Summary: Some superheroes don't know when to let well enough alone. Some do.
Characters: Christofor Allard/El Grullo, Render, Skink, Gimpy
Guest stars: Hubbub, Captain Valor
Prompted by DW user shiori_makiba, LJ user janetmiles and Survival Bingo Card 8-1-16
124 lines, was $62, sale price = $31   SOLD

"A Significant Threat" (series = Frankenstein's Family)
Victor and Igor learn of another hunter who is causing trouble.
Prompted by DW user alexseanchai, Villain Bingo 2-29-16, and
Halloween / Samhain Bingo Card 10-1-15
162 lines, was $81, sale price = $40.50 SOLD to technoshaman

"So Closely Allied" (series = Polychrome Heroics)
This inspired the free-verse poem "So Closely Allied." It introduces Phoebe and Floyd with their unusual connection and superpowers enhanced through touch.
164 lines, was $82, sale price = $41

"Shrovetide" (series = Frankenstein's Family)
Victor and Igor deal with the issue of overindulgence.
172 lines, was $86, sale price = $43 SOLD to technoshaman

"Friendships Are Like Clothes" (series = Schrodinger's Heroes)
Your third prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Friendships Are Like Clothes." After Eric rips his old shirt, Uncle Chris takes him and TeJay into town for new clothes. Eric realizes that he's outgrown more than just his shirt.
178 lines, was $89, sale price = $44.50 SOLD to technoshaman and ng_moonmoth

"Baroque Motives" (series = Polychrome Heroics)
Contretemps is in full display as the magnificent bastard that he is, manipulating everyone to create the future that he desires.
180 lines, was $90, sale price = $45 SOLD to DW user Librarygeek

"Honeybumping" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies)
This inspired the free-verse poem "Honeybumping." Adalina ponders the implications of her superpowers and what she can do with them.
180 lines, was $90, sale price = $45

"The Peter Pan Maneuver" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra)
Summary: Cassandra takes care of Groundhog and gets a flying lesson.
Characters: Cassandra, Groundhog, Highliner
Guest stars: Yona Carris, Shay Carris
Cameo appearances: Aidan
Prompted by DW user sweet_sparrow and Fall Festival Bingo Card 11-1-16
186 lines, was $93, sale price = $46.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette
[Available for publication after "Rise Above the Earth" has been sponsored and published.]

"Bad Hair Day" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Danso)
Summary: Lakia has challenges with hair care. Danso and Aidan help sort out some solutions.
Characters: Lakia, Hannah, Danso
Guest stars: Aidan, Saraphina
Prompted by LJ users lb_lee, rix_scaedu, Games and Sports Bingo Card 10-4-16
190 lines, was $95, sale price = $47.50   SOLD

"Between Carefree and Careless" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra)
Summary: Cassandra and Groundhog discuss gifts and community.
Characters: Cassandra, Groundhog
Cameo appearance: Gyre, Aidan, Saraphina, Piotr, Emerico
Prompted by DW user sweet_sparrow
190 lines, was $95, sale price = $47.50
[Available for publication after "Rise Above the Earth," "The Peter Pan Maneuver," "The Strongest Souls," and "To Keep Your Balance" have been sponsored and posted]

"Basking in the Light" (series = Polychrome Heroics)
Summary: Shane finds some accommodations to make life a little easier as a lizardman.
206 lines, was $103, sale price = $51.50

"Elbow Room" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Antimatter & Stalwart Stan)
Your queer prompt contributed to the free-verse poem "Elbow Room."
Antimatter and Stalwart Stan deal with a bigot in the park.
210 lines, was $105, sale price = $52.50 SOLD to EdorFaus and daisiesrockalot

"I Wish I Might" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Starbright)
When a severely injured little girl wishes to meet a supervillain, one volunteer is brave enough to track down Render and ask for a favor. Flangst ensues.
212 lines, was $106, sale price = $53
(previously posted)

"Between the Visible and Invisible" (series = Polychrome Heroics)
Summary: Flambeaux and Rougarou set out to stop Wanga from hexing people, but they need some help from a skull-and-bones gang.
234 lines, was $117, sale price = $58.50   SOLD to technoshaman and ng_moonmoth

"Times of Challenge, Moments of Comfort" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Dr. Infanta)
After the molestation incident, Alicia seeks comfort in Judd and Aidan.
274 lines, was $137, sale price = $68.50   SOLD

"The Day of Their Calamity" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Dr. Infanta)
When the perpetual strife between Israel and Palestine ratchets up the noncombatant body count, Dr. Infanta decides to provide a lesson in the gruesome and indelible consequences of their uncivilized behavior.
276 lines, was $138, sale price = $69   SOLD to DW user Librarygeek

"What You Think You Know" (series = Polychrome Heroics)
A DW prompt inspired the free-verse poem "What You Think You Know." It's an exploration of Callista adapting to her dizzy spells. I finally got around to writing the introvert party scene. \o/
294 lines, was $147, sale price = $73.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"Valence" (series = An Army Of One)
Your second prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Valence." It explores how Bexley and the Falconwing feel about each other -- and how a ship got feelings in the first place.
300 lines, was $150, sale price = $75 SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and ng_moonmoth

"Woodsmoke and Memories" (Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink)
Directly follows "Fresh Air in Your Brain"
Summary: Turq spends a quiet evening with some of Ansel's neighbors.
Characters: Turq, Eli, Linden
Guest Stars: Richard
Cameo: Ansel, Janie
Prompted by Games and Sports Bingo Card 10-4-16
308 lines, was $154, sale price = $77 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"Not Behind the Bars" (series = Frankenstein's Family)
When a traveling menagerie comes to the village, trouble ensues.
312 lines, was $156, sale price = $78 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"To Protect the Most Vulnerable" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Damask/Mallory)
Summary: Mallory joins Heron and others adding a garden to a local park.
Characters: Heron, Mallory
Guest stars: Whitney, Paige, Maisie, "Honeybee Dweeb"
Cameo appearances: Prof. Bonneville, Mr. Cummings
Prompted by DW users technoshaman and ari_the_dodecahedron, Fall Festival Bingo Card 11-1-16
316 lines, was $158, sale price = $79

"The Best of All Instructors" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Danso)
Hadyn and Mr. Grenade learn about camping, cooking, and Self-Detonation. They're both scared, for different reasons. They both get over it. This poem is fluff, lightly seasoned with angst.
332 lines, was $166, sale price = $83   SOLD to EdorFaus and daisiesrockalot

"Dinner at Donnie's" (series = "Polychrome Heroics: Danso")
Several prompts combined to inspire the free-verse poem "Dinner at Donnie's" in which the family goes out to eat at Donnie's Diner. Which is basically my fantasy of what a fully accommodating restaurant would look like.
342 lines, was $171, sale price $85.50

"The Rare Elements of Grace" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Dr. Infanta)
Summary: Alicia Martins and Judd invite Darelle Ardoin and Zigana to the pony club. A grand time is had by all.
380 lines, was $190, sale price = $95   SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and technoshaman

"As Is" (series = An Army Of One)
A social prompt inspired the free-verse poem "As Is." It's a look at a mixed family and the challenges that a neurotypical person faces moving into the Lacuna. Armelle is just generally having a hard time anyhow.
386 lines, was $193, sale price = $96.50   SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and ng_moonmoth

"The Strongest Souls" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra)
Cassandra has a few scars from self-injury, and still struggles with urges to hurt herself. Groundhog helps her cope.
386 lines, was $193, sale price = $96.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette
[Available for publication after "Rise Above the Earth" and "The Peter Pan Maneuver" have been sponsored and posted]

"Just Over the Horizon" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra)
Summary: Cassandra and Groundhog visit the community center in search of resources for her.
Characters: Cassandra, Groundhog
Guest star: Ethridge Ennis
Prompted by DW user sweet_sparrow, Games and Sports Bingo Card 10-4-16
390 lines, was $195, sale price = $97.50
[Available for publication after "Rise Above the Earth," "The Peter Pan Maneuver," "The Strongest Souls," "To Keep Your Balance," and "Between Carefree and Careless" have been sponsored and posted]

"On the Axle of Mindless Aggression" (series = Polychrome Heroics)
Mr. Grenade and Dvorak team up to destroy a cache of weapons belonging to Haboob. This would have gone smoother if Dvorak's nemesis Qwerty had actually believed that Dvorak was hitting a supervillain target this time.
394 lines, was $197, sale price = $98.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"Securing Progress" (Polychrome Heroics: Antimatter & Stalwart Stan)
Second in the "Voting" triptych
Summary: Stan and Lawrence attend a town meeting.
Characters: Stan, Lawrence
Guest Stars: Hefty, Mr. Marshall, Adriano Diaz, Jeremiah Jeck, Perry Winfield, Demetrius Bronson, Bernice Nielsen, Brynn Rheinschild, Arnold Oldaker, Simonie Parriott, Franko Nixon
Prompted by Group Dynamics and Character-Building Bingo Cards 8-1-16
396 lines, was $198, sale price = $99 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"The Best Place for Us to Be Now" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Damask/Mallory)
Summary: Mallory and Heron discuss their plans for the future.
412 lines, was $206, sale price = $103 SOLD to janetmiles

"The Easiest of All Hunting Expeditions" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Damask/Mallory)
Mallory meets some of the teenagers who hang out at the Finn house, and Jules takes a fancy to her. She does not look kindly on how the locals treat him as a scapegoat.
420 lines, was $210, sale price = $105 SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and technoshaman

"To Keep Your Balance" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra)
Summary: Aidan and Groundhog bring surprises for Cassandra.
Characters: Cassandra, Aidan, Groundhog
Guest stars: Marsha Farley, Yona Carris, Gyre
Cameo appearance: Jabez Christofferson
Prompted by DW users sweet_sparrow and shiori_makiba, Games and Sports Bingo Card 10-4-16
420 lines, was $210, sale price = $105   SOLD to janetmiles
[Available for publication after "Rise Above the Earth," "The Peter Pan Maneuver," and "The Strongest Souls" have been sponsored and posted.]

"The Outcome of Vulnerability" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Antimatter & Stalwart Stan)
Per your requests for Stan and Lawrence plus fluff, here they are having a very intimate conversation, which is about personal experiences and their futures rather than sex, but Stan being demisexual this is very arousing. It's for a school assignment, which requires some careful finagling from Lawrence so that Stan doesn't freak out over it. They learn a lot about each other. "The Outcome of Vulnerability" is written in free verse.
424 lines, was $212, sale price = $106

"Victory Conditions" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Antimatter & Stalwart Stan)
Summary: Stan finds himself thinking more and more in chess terms. Some stressful experiences after football practice make him reconsider how he wants to spend his time.
Characters: Stan, Lawrence, Jayce Owen, Bo Ray Petersen
Guest Stars: Brant Sullivan, Bruce Marshall, Florence Rosenbaum
Cameo appearance: Fortney Sullivan
Prompted by DW user alexseanchai and Games and Sports Bingo Card 10-4-16
426 lines, was $213, sale price = $106.50   SOLD

"The Most Precious Right of Every Citizen" (Polychrome Heroics: Antimatter & Stalwart Stan)
Third in the "Voting" triptych
Summary: Stan and Lawrence share the experience of their first voting day.
Characters: Stan, Lawrence
Guest Stars: Stuart, Mr. Wright
Cameo Appearances: Hefty, Fiddlesticks
Prompted by Fall Festival Bingo Card 11-1-16
598 lines, was $299, sale price = $129.50
[Available for publication after "Securing Progress" has been sponsored and posted]

"The Changing Face of Fear" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies)
Summary: Adalina speaks with her counselor about updating her therapy regarding Facet.
584 lines, was $292, sale price = $146   SOLD

"Rise Above the Earth" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra)
A DW prompt about learning to fly inspired the free-verse poem "Rise Above the Earth." Cassandra and Groundhog visit a favorite park, and superpowers make life a little more exciting.
654 lines, was $327, sale price = $163.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"The Fullness of Life" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink)
Summary: After being called to a scene of horrific trauma, Ethan seeks refuge and comfort from friends.
Characters: Ansel, Janie, Ethan, Turq, Jasper
Prompted by Survival Bingo Card 8-1-16, iPod Shuffle Music Fest Card 12-1-16
750 lines, was $375, sale price $187.50 SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and DW user Sweet_sparrow

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POEMS BY STORYLINE
Note: There are a few in here not listed in the sessions, as they were written outside the regular prompt calls. In this section, the poems are listed in series-chronological order.


AN ARMY OF ONE
"As Is"
386 lines, was $193, sale price = $96.50 SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and ng_moonmoth

"Valence"
300 lines, was $150, sale price = $75 SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and ng_moonmoth

"Such Agreeable Friends"
33 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50 SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and ng_moonmoth


THE BLUESHIFT TROUPERS
"Proving a Negative"
76 lines, was $38, sale price = $19   SOLD


A CONFLAGRATION OF DRAGONS
"The Nesting Urge of Aluzza"
64 lines, was $32, sale price = $16 SOLD to Nsfwords

"As We Have Created It"
84 lines, was $42, sale price = $21


FRANKENSTEIN'S FAMILY
"A Significant Threat"
162 lines, was $81, sale price = $40.50 SOLD to technoshaman

"Shrovetide"
172 lines, was $86, sale price = $43 SOLD to technoshaman

"Not Behind the Bars"
312 lines, was $156, sale price = $78 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette


POLYCHROME HEROICS: ANTIMATTER & STALWART STAN
"Elbow Room"
210 lines, was $105, sale price = $52.50 SOLD to EdorFaus and daisiesrockalot

"The Outcome of Vulnerability"
424 lines, was $212, sale price = $106

"Victory Conditions"
426 lines, was $213, sale price = $106.50   SOLD

"Securing Progress"
396 lines, was $198, sale price = $99 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"The Most Precious Right of Every Citizen"
598 lines, was $299, sale price = $129.50


POLYCHROME HEROICS: BERETTAFLIES
"The Changing Face of Fear"
584 lines, was $292, sale price = $146   SOLD

"Honeybumping"
180 lines, was $90, sale price = $45


POLYCHROME HEROICS: CASSANDRA
"Rise Above the Earth"
654 lines, was $327, sale price = $163.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"The Peter Pan Maneuver"
186 lines, was $93, sale price = $46.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"The Strongest Souls"
386 lines, was $193, sale price = $96.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"To Keep Your Balance"
420 lines, was $210, sale price = $105 SOLD to janetmiles

"Between Carefree and Careless"
190 lines, was $95, sale price = $47.50

"Just Over the Horizon"
390 lines, was $195, sale price = $97.50

"Three of Us"
74 lines, was $37, sale price = $18.50 SOLD to Nsfwords


POLYCHROME HEROICS: DAMASK / MALLORY
"The Best Place for Us to Be Now"
412 lines, was $206, sale price = $103 SOLD to janetmiles

"To Protect the Most Vulnerable"
316 lines, was $158, sale price = $79

"The Easiest of All Hunting Expeditions"
420 lines, was $210, sale price = $105 SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and technoshaman


POLYCHROME HEROICS: DANSO & FAMILY
"Bad Hair Day"
190 lines, was $95, sale price = $47.50   SOLD

"The Best of All Instructors"
332 lines, was $166, sale price = $83   SOLD to EdorFaus and daisiesrockalot

"Dinner at Donnie's"
342 lines, was $171, sale price $85.50


POLYCHROME HEROICS: DR. INFANTA
"The Rare Elements of Grace"
380 lines, was $190, sale price = $95 SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and technoshaman

"Times of Challenge, Moments of Comfort"
274 lines, was $137, sale price = $68.50   SOLD

"The Outside of a Horse"
116 lines, was $58, sale price = $29   SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot, ng_moonmoth, and technoshaman

"The Day of Their Calamity"
276 lines, was $138, sale price = $69 SOLD to DW user Librarygeek


POLYCHROME HEROICS: OFFICER PINK
"Woodsmoke and Memories"
308 lines, was $154, sale price = $77 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"When I Was Naked"
118 lines, was $59, sale price $29.50   SOLD

"The Fullness of Life"
750 lines, was $375, sale price $187.50 SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and DW user Sweet_sparrow


POLYCHROME HEROICS: STARBRIGHT
"Elevator Etiquette"
124 lines, was $62, sale price = $31   SOLD


POLYCHROME HEROICS (MISCELLANEOUS)
"Between the Visible and Invisible"
234 lines, was $117, sale price = $58.50 SOLD to technoshaman and ng_moonmoth

"So Closely Allied"
164 lines, was $82, sale price = $41

"Baroque Motives"
180 lines, was $90, sale price = $45 SOLD to DW user Librarygeek

"Basking in the Light"
206 lines, was $103, sale price = $51.50

"What You Think You Know"
294 lines, was $147, sale price = $73.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"On the Axle of Mindless Aggression"
394 lines, was $197, sale price = $98.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette


SCHRODINGER'S HEROES
"Los Despiertos"
100 lines, was $50, sale price = $25

"Friendships Are Like Clothes"
178 lines, was $89, sale price = $44.50 SOLD to technoshaman and ng_moonmoth

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POEMS BY SESSION

POETRY FISHBOWL DECEMBER 2015-NOVEMBER 2016


DECEMBER 2015
"The Big Crunch"
32 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50

"A Little Spark of Which"
29 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50

"Los Despiertos"
100 lines, was $50, sale price = $25

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JANUARY 2016
"On the Axle of Mindless Aggression" (series = Polychrome)
394 lines, was $197, sale price = $98.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

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FEBRUARY 2016

"The Nesting Urge of Aluzza"
64 lines, was $32, sale $16 SOLD to Nsfwords

"So Closely Allied" (series = Polychrome Heroics)
164 lines, was $82, sale price = $41

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MARCH 2016

"Baroque Motives" (series = Polychrome Heroics)
180 lines, was $90, sale price = $45 SOLD to DW user Librarygeek

"Friendships Are Like Clothes" (series = Schrodinger's Heroes)
178 lines, was $89, sale price = $44.50 SOLD to technoshaman and ng_moonmoth

"Of Fairies and Futures"
28 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50   SOLD

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APRIL

"As We Have Created It" (series = A Conflagration of Dragons)
84 lines, was $42, sale price = $21

"Model Landscapes"
20 lines, was $10, sale price = $5

"When the Frame Comes Off"
39 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50 SOLD to lone_cat

"As Is" (series = An Army Of One)
386 lines, was $193, sale price = $96.50 SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and ng_moonmoth

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MAY

"The Best of All Instructors" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Danso)
332 lines, was $166, sale price = $83   SOLD to EdorFaus and daisiesrockalot

"Passing Knowledge"
49 lines, was $20, sale price = $10 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"Rise Above the Earth" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra)
654 lines, was $327, sale price = $163.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

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JUNE

"A Flight of Kestrels"
19 lines, was $10, sale price = $5

"The Rare Elements of Grace" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Dr. Infanta)
380 lines, was $190, sale price = $95 SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and technoshaman

"Such Agreeable Friends" (series = An Army Of One)
33 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50 SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and ng_moonmoth

"Terrible Choices"
17 lines, was $10, sale price = $5

"Three Days to Apex"
22 lines, was $10, sale price = $5

"An Unprecedented Duel with Nature"
54 lines, was $20, sale price = $10

"Watered with Our Tears"
28 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50

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JULY

"The Outcome of Vulnerability" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Antimatter & Stalwart Stan)
424 lines, was $212, sale price = $106

"What You Think You Know" (series = Polychrome Heroics)
294 lines, was $147, sale price = $73.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

JULY 2016 (part two)

"shinrin-yoku"
10 lines, was $5, sale price = $2.50

"Shrovetide" (series = Frankenstein's Family)
172 lines, was $86, sale price = $43 SOLD to technoshaman

"Tocka"
13 lines, was $10, sale price = $5

"tsundoku"
4 lines, was $5, sale price = $2.50

"Valence" (series = An Army Of One)
300 lines, was $150, sale price = $75 SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and ng_moonmoth

"wabi-sabi"
15 lines, was $10, sale price = $5

"Waldeinsamkeit"
8 lines, was $5, sale price = $2.50

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AUGUST 2016

"The Changing Face of Fear" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies)
584 lines, was $292, sale price = $146   SOLD

"The Best Place for Us to Be Now" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Damask/Mallory)
412 lines, was $206, sale price = $103 SOLD to janetmiles

"The Rare Elements of Grace" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Dr. Infanta)
380 lines, was $190, sale price = $95 HOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and technoshaman

"Between the Visible and Invisible" (series = Polychrome Heroics)
234 lines, was $117, sale price = $58.50 SOLD to technoshaman and ng_moonmoth

"Basking in the Light" (series = Polychrome Heroics)
206 lines, was $103, sale price = $51.50

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SEPTEMBER

"The Easiest of All Hunting Expeditions" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Damask/Mallory)
420 lines, was $210, sale price = $105 SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot and technoshaman

"Times of Challenge, Moments of Comfort" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Dr. Infanta)
274 lines, was $137, sale price = $68.50   SOLD


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OCTOBER

"The Strongest Souls" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra)
386 lines, was $193, sale price = $96.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"Not Behind the Bars" (series = Frankenstein's Family)
312 lines, was $156, sale price = $78 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"Honeybumping" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies)
180 lines, was $90, sale price = $45

"The Day of Their Calamity" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Dr. Infanta)
276 lines, was $138, sale price = $69 SOLD to DW user Librarygeek

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NOVEMBER

"Bad Hair Day" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Danso)
190 lines, was $95, sale price = $47.50   SOLD

"Between Carefree and Careless" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra)
190 lines, was $95, sale price = $47.50

"Elevator Etiquette" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Starbright)
Follows “I Wish I Might”
124 lines, was $62, sale price = $31   SOLD

"Just Over the Horizon" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra)
390 lines, was $195, sale price = $97.50

"The Peter Pan Maneuver" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra)
186 lines, was $93, sale price = $46.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"Three of Us" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra)
74 lines, was $37, sale price = $18.50   SOLD to Nsfwords

"To Keep Your Balance" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra)
420 lines, was $210, sale price = $105 SOLD to janetmiles

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CROWDFUNDING CREATIVE JAM JANUARY 2016-NOVEMBER 2016

JANUARY 2016

"Crochet Is Memories"
36 lines, was $15, sale price = $7.50 SOLD to Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"Stitching a World of Wonder"
22 lines, was $10, sale price = $5


FEBRUARY
"Proving a Negative" (series = The Blueshift Troupers)
76 lines, was $38, sale price = $19   SOLD

"Basking in the Light" (series = Polychrome Heroics)
206 lines, was $103, sale price = $51.50


MARCH
"A Significant Threat" (series = Frankenstein's Family)
162 lines, was $81, sale price = $40.50 SOLD to technoshaman

"Acting to Type"
13 lines, was $10, sale price = $5   SOLD


APRIL
"The Fluidity of Inspiration"
10 lines, was $5, sale price = $2.50


JUNE
"Elbow Room" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Antimatter & Stalwart Stan)
210 lines, was $105, sale price = $52.50   SOLD to EdorFaus and daisiesrockalot

OCTOBER
"Victory Conditions" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Antimatter & Stalwart Stan)
426 lines, was $213, sale price = $106.50   SOLD


NOVEMBER
"The Outside of a Horse" (series = Polychrome Heroics: Dr. Infanta)
116 lines, was $58, sale price = $29   SOLD for pool by daisiesrockalot, ng_moonmoth, and technoshaman

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