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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer wrote the story "Brittle Words" based on my prompt from the Creative Jam, set in Polychrome Heroics.  It's about dealing with a lack of superpowers when your siblings have them.
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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted a fascinating essay about rights management, collaboration, and crowdfunding.  Try not to get completely lost in the Helidrax  example and do think about the creative rights situation.

But yeah, now I want me some Helidrax.
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This poem came out of the June 17, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] thnidu, [personal profile] janetmiles, [personal profile] rix_scaedu, and LJ user kelkyag. It also fills the "Old Things: Heirlooms, Antiques, Nostalgia" square in my 6-1-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest.  This poem belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family.


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 [personal profile] clare_dragonfly has written the story "Lettered" about Morgan learning to read and write, and the community of scholars in a monastery.  It's based on a prompt I gave for the Creative Jam, and belongs to the Ursulan Cycle.
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 [personal profile] aldersprig has a giraffe call open for one week on the theme of "Animalia."  Leave prompts, get ficlets!
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The August Crowdfunding Creative Jam is open on Dreamwidth and on LiveJournal.  Our theme is "Communication & Community."  Come give us prompts or claim ideas to write!

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer is offering 100-word snippets in exchange for prompts.  You may have seen some of her demifiction or fiction floating around.


What I Have Written

"The Wind Traders" -- this month's freebie features sentient trees who communicate over the ocean.

"Father Sun, Mother Moon" / Pætair Sowel, Mater Mehin -- 16 lines, $10 (Polychrome Heroics)
It's taken me over an hour, but I managed to hack out a morning and evening prayer in Proto-Indo-European. It should resemble the reconstructed roots and some later words, but it's not identical -- this would have been one tribal dialect out of many. The verses are in English and PIE, and I counted both because of how long it took. "Father Sun, Mother Moon" is written in free verse, but if you look closely you'll see some alliteration and assonance, and cadence, that helps tie things together.  It's something from Aidan's history.

"The Other Way Around" -- 106 lines, $53 (Schrodinger's Heroes)
Your prompt about Vic inspired the free-verse poem "The Other Way Around," coping with differences in identity and communication between the dimensions. Fortunately he has Quinn to help. 


From My Prompts

"Brittle Words" -- [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has written a snippet about Drew Finn, one of her characters in the Polychrome Heroics setting, as they talk about a wedding.  In the illustration, Drew is the young man in the blue sweater.

"The Green Book" -- [personal profile] dialecticdreamer wrote this snippet about women mercenaries in King Uthyr's court, for the Ursulan Cycle.

"Foreign Perspective" -- [personal profile] dialecticdreamer posted the beginning of a story about Aidan and Hadyn learning to interact with each other.  This is another Polychrome Heroics story.

"Lettered" -- [personal profile] clare_dragonfly wrote this story about Morgan's education and the community of scholars in a monastery.  It belongs to the Ursulan Cycle.
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This is the freebie for the August 2014 Crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] clare_dragonfly. It also fills the "trade winds" square in my 6-1-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest.

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[personal profile] clare_dragonfly  has written another Ursulan Cycle story, "The New Queen."  So far an opening excerpt has been posted, and the rest is available for sponsorship.  Also she presents this illustration for Sir Gwanwyn.
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Here is the last of the recently sponsored Schrodinger's Heroes stories written by [personal profile] chanter_greenie.  "Keeping a Logbook" puts a human face on refugees and the people who help them flee in hope of a better life.  That's something we need more of in today's world.
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[personal profile] clare_dragonfly has written a story to my prompt about Morgan raising Morwenna, and Morgause being pushy.  I just adore seeing a well-written teen father!  Read the part of "Fatherhood" that I sponsored.  There's still about half of it looking for funds, if anyone wants to chip in.

You can also read "Recruitment Day," about Sir Electra and Sir Brandigen joining the court of King Uthyr.
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 [personal profile] chanter_greenie has posted "Dual Path Echo," a story in the Schrodinger's Heroes orange!verse.  It's a characterization piece about Helen, and different ways of perception.
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This poem is from the August 5, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "confession in desperate situation" square of my 7-31-14 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family.

Warning:  This poem features a child getting lost and adults talking about lack of faith.  If these are sensitive topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.



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The second general fund poll split the money between the two open epics.  "The Impractical Cat" has 10 new verses with more fighting between Farce and Damask in the bar.  "A Cat May Look at a Queen" has 4 new verses, in which Victoria arrives.
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[personal profile] aldersprig has written a fascinating piece of Reiassan demifiction, "Book Review: The Ideztozhyuh Strode Out of the Mountain."  I wanted to read about the history of their giant goats, and here it is.  <3
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This poem is from the August 5, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] brushwolf, [personal profile] rix_scaedu, LJ user Moriwen1, and Twitter user Harriet Clough. It also fills the "undeserved reputation" square in my 7-31-14 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Dr. Infanta thread of Polychrome Heroics.

Warning: This poem touches on some tense points in civil rights history, with some offensive language to match.

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I have put the background material and content list for the Ursulan Cycle on my website. 
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Based on an audience poll, there will be a half-price sale in Frankenstein's Family, running from August 18-24. 
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 [personal profile] clare_dragonfly has posted a quiet, creepy piece of science fiction, "A Watery Grave."  Someone foraging for food  makes a disturbing discovery.

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