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This poem came out of the September 2, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] lynnoconnacht[personal profile] stardreamer, and [personal profile] helgatwb. It also fills the "curry night" square in my 12-8-13 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo  fest.  This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of my Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem was written outside the prompt calls, inspired by conversation with [personal profile] lynnoconnacht.  It also fills the "Wild Card: food, cooking, & mealtimes" square in my 12-8-13 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo  fest.  It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  This poem belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
Thanks to a donation from Anthony & Shirley Barrette, "What a Precious Privilege" is now complete!  See how Stan and Lawrence work out the rest of their compromises now that Lawrence is feeling better enough to articulate at least some of his needs without giving Stan that stomped-puppy look.

Watch for more about Stan and Lawrence, as the next four poems will be going up over the next several days as I have time to post them.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
"Outnumbered and Outclassed" is up on LJ, the next poem in the Damask thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem was written outside the prompt calls. It was inspired by the "sports and games" square in my 9-29-14 card for the origfic_bingo fest. It has been sponsored by an anonymous donation. This poem belongs to the Danso & Family thread in the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of the October 7, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from Siliconshaman. It also fills the "coma" square on my 7-31-14 card for the hc_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette and an anonymous donor. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the March 17, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] chanter_greenie  and [personal profile] rix_scaedu. It also fills the "vulnerability" square in my 3-6-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest.  This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette and an anonymous donor.  It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series and features Savoir Faire and the Rescuer.

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This is an advance announcement for the Tuesday, November 4, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl. This time the theme will be "winning without defeating anyone." I'll be soliciting ideas for friends, family, best enemies, friendly opponents, good sportsmen and gamesters, fighting fair, playing by the rules, turning enemies into allies/friends/lovers, agreeing to fight for a common cause, thinking outside the box, conflicts, old arguments, rules of engagement, cooperation, teamwork skills, playgrounds, sporting fields, battlegrounds, board rooms, cooperative games, different goals, game boards and pieces, and poetic forms in particular.

I have a linkback poem, "Underfoot" (179 verses, Hart's Farm). [personal profile] dialecticdreamer will be hosting this.

If you're interested, mark the date on your calendar, and please hold actual prompts until the "Poetry Fishbowl Open" post next week. (If you're not available that day, or you live in a time zone that makes it hard to reach me, you can leave advance prompts.) Meanwhile, if you want to help with promotion, please feel free to link back here or repost this on your blog.
 

New to the fishbowl? Read all about it! )

 

ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of the October 2014 Creative Jam.  It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] chordatesrock.  It has been sponsored by an anonymous donation.  This poem belongs to the Dr. Doohickey thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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This poem came out of the August 5, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Rhodielady_47. It also fills "the mind's eye" square of my 7-30-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo  fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] chanter_greenie, Anthony and Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

Note: This poem is written in dialect using references for Grenadian Creole English.  The unfamiliar grammar, spelling, and vocabulary are not mistakes but rather follow rules different than those of mainland American English.

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Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, there are 8 new verses in "What a Precious Privilege."  Lawrence points out some of what has gone wrong in his life, or could in the future especially if Stan isn't careful about the situation.
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This poem came out of the October 7, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] moriwen1  and [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart. It fills the "internet / social media" square in my 9-1-14 card for the [community profile] ladiesbingo  fest, and the "Epistolary fic: Emails, letters, etc." square in my 7-30-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo  fest.  This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer.  It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] chanter_greenie, there are 6 new verses in "What a Precious Privilege."  Lawrence and Stan begin the difficult conversation about what happened between them yesterday.  

I am still in the process of posting stuff, and for this poem, figuring who's helping cosponsor it because there were some overlaps in requests to sponsor other stuff.  But new verses!  Yay!
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 [personal profile] thebonesofferalletters has written "Safe Within These Walls" based on my prompt.  You know that motif I love where somebody swoops in and rescues an abused person?  In this story, the victim is a living house.  Aww!  I am filled with squee.  Also now imagining abuse victims as houses that are thought to be haunted but really just in need of not having rocks thrown through their windows anymore.  This story can be extended if people donate.
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 [personal profile] perfectworry is hosting a call for prompts in preparation for NaNoWriMo.  Leave some ideas and character names, get worldbuilding fiction.  If you boost the signal and anyone mentions coming from your link, then you get a character name of yours used in the story.  So go leave prompts, and say that I sent you!  There are some other perks and options available too.
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[personal profile] thebonesofferalletters is holding a prompt call on the theme of "Language and writing, BDSM and erotica."  Leave prompts, get ficlet.  Donations and signal boosts get perks -- in particular, 5 signal boosts and a whole free story will get posted.  Go prompt and link!
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem was written outside the prompt calls, inspired by a remark from [personal profile] gingicat. It also fills the "primary colors" square in my 9-1-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo  fest.  It has been sponsored by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer.  This poem belongs to the Dr. Infanta thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Nina Paley has posted two GIFs of Hebrew slaves in Egypt, one of men and one of women.  And look!  They're brown, with curly black hair, not whitewashed.  I love the stylized geometric body parts too.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The Polychrome Heroics sale has SOLD OUT!  Thank you for your generous support.  I do not have all the poems posted yet, so I have marked them as sold with notes about the respective sponsors.  Watch for new poems to appear; you have a ton of goodies in progress.  It is likely to take quite a while for me to finish uploading all this stuff and updating appropriate listings, etc.

Special thanks to my partner Doug for the wildly popular and successful quarter-price sale.  It seems to be the runaway innovation of this year.  :D


Personal Service Announcement:

Due to some household factors, I am overloaded and falling further behind.  It's nothing bad; some of it is great, like having houseguests for Samhain.  But it means I have a drawerful of time-sensitive obligations and a handful of spoons to meet them with.  Things are starting to get dropped that really should not be dropped.

How you can help:

1) If you email or private-message me about something and I don't get back to you in my usual 2-3 days, it has probably fallen out of my attention.  If it is trivial, I probably won't get back to it and I hope that's okay.  If it is important, please check back with me so I do not forget about it indefinitely.  (This includes the work I'm supposed to be doing reorganizing my website for Polychrome Heroics.)  You're not nagging, you're tracking.  It just may take me a while, and more than one reminder, to get the most important stuff actually done.

2) Be patient with the fact that I'm falling behind, losing stuff, and making mistakes because I am busy-cubed and my brain is kind of fried.  If you point out mistakes, I will fix them as best I can.  Thank you!

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