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This video got to the multicolored pot made from layered glazes, and one of my artisan characters went, "Oh! I see what he did there! I want to go try that!"
Yeah, there's gonna be exploding pots for a few weeks over in Waterjewel, and then something stunning will come out of the kiln. I have up years ago trying to believe that anything was impossible, after the original Insanity Pot made from a whole bunch of different clays in layers like an agate.
From My Prompts
"Find You Lost, Keep You Found" is a story by thebonesofferalletters about a brother and sister getting back together after a long separation.
"Saving the World Is Like Driving Stick" by alexconall is a microfic about activism. So very true!
"Clutching at the Future" by dialecticdreamer is an adorable family ficlet, set in Polychrome Heroics although it's not obvious from just this snippet. ALL THE FEELS.
"Changing to Light and Smoke" by dialecticdreamer is a creeptastic story about environmental apocalypse.
What I Have Written
"Paradigm Shifting Without a Clutch"
A Polychrome Heroics poem about gaining a very disturbing superpower.
70 lines, Buy It Now = $35
"Believing What You Know Ain't So"
From this I got the free-verse poem "Believing What You Know Ain't So." While working a summer job at the Tef, Eric and TeJay discover that some of the ideas they got from their respective families aren't as accurate as they used to think.
69 lines, Buy It Now = $34.50
"Over the Misty Mountains"
This session's freebie is about when the barrier falls between Slunai territory and the Lichenwold in Torn World.
"The Sounds You Can't Unhear"
This inspired the free-verse poem "The Sounds You Can't Unhear," which is a direct sequel to "A Voice from Beyond." Seth thinks about the jumbled sounds of Noc's speech and the challenges of human-cetacean relations. It's sad, but hopeful, and it very much focuses on paradigm shifts caused by hearing things that suddenly make a lot more sense than they used to.
58 lines, Buy It Now = $20
"Dr. Doohickey and the Smile Machine"
Backchannel prompt from chordatesrock inspired the free-verse poem "Dr. Doohickey and the Smile Machine." Therapy doesn't work for everyone, but everyone needs coping skills to deal with paradigm shifts. Some people just like to build their own.
71 lines, Buy It Now = $35.50
Other Awesome Entries
"Spinward" by dialecticdreamer is a story about a positive relationship between human and AI. Some relationships don't fit neatly into boxes.
"She Called Me Mel" by mdlbear is a gorgeous ace love story, matched with a filk song. Bring kleenex though, it's a bit of a tearjerker.
"Culture Shock" by dialecticdreamer is another Polychrome Heroics piece, mainly visible in construction workers doing the opposite of what's expected. I love this fic; a surprise is something you didn't know you wanted until you got it.
Also, I'm intrigued by the subtle, probably inadvertent, but extremely powerful riff on male!Thor battling depression. There's a discussion about how every day he struggles with wondering whether he'll be able to pick up the hammer, and how tired he gets, wanting someone to carry it for a while. It's just not something that comics usually deal with at all, but I like the hints of it in Thor's storyline.
From My Prompts
dialecticdreamer has written to my prompt about an alien helping an injured man. Click to read an excerpt now, and watch for more to appear on her website later. So far this looks like pretty awesome science fiction.
"Illegal Stop" by dialecticdreamer is a surprisingly touching dystopic SF story about a flat tire and an important package.
What I Have Written
"Dreams into Space" -- this session's freebie.
"An Inconvenient Proposal" -- 132 lines, $66
This inspired the free-verse poem "An Inconvenient Proposal." Victor has never been good at dissuading unwanted suits, but he's not alone anymore.
Damask interface between their housemates and Mallory, offering her at least a temporary place to stay, and suggesting ways to fill in the gaps of what she's missing in her life. "Part of Your New Life" is written in free verse.
That's why I write diversity and, especially, pay attention to the mix of heroes and heras in Polychrome Heroics. Danso is there to provide a positive, nurturing example of a young black man. He's very powerful; mess with his family and he'll fuck you up. But he'd rather not have to.