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Based on an audience poll, this poem has been sponsored out of the general fund. It came from the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl and was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] ellenmillion. It is an acrostic poem.


"TAPIOCA"


Texture more than taste creates the
Appeal of tapioca, tiny balls in
Pudding or beverages,
Incredibly soft and springy
On the tongue, rolling
Carefully over the teeth
And down the throat, so good.

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 [personal profile] siliconshaman and I just got into an interesting discussion because he lives in Britain but has been writing Berettaflies stories set in Easy City, Louisiana, USA, Terramagne.  So now we're talking about him writing things set in T-Britain.  

If anyone else writing in Terramagne has experience with other locations that I haven't detailed yet in my own writing, it's okay to set things in your own backyard.  Ask me if you want to do that.  I have a ton of notes for background material and some of that stuff relates to things outside America.  I even have some characters who haven't been deployed yet, some of them foreign.  I can give you whatever I've got on your locale, and help figure out how it fits with what I've been doing.  I have the complete list of top-ten and bottom-ten countries for soups; everything else is somewhere in the middle.

EDIT 2/11/16: [personal profile] thnidu  adds the recommendation that if you are writing about an unfamiliar place, try to find a native who is willing to check your work for accuracy of local details.  I do this when I can, like inviting my Aussie fans to suggest problems for the Spectrum down under.
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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted the story "Kitchen Demolition Derby," in which Ashley has more challenges with her superpowers.  Complete in one installment, and now with a followup entry by [personal profile] siliconshaman in which Ashley vents her spleen at persons responsible.
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Based on an audience poll, the half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics will feature the threads of Officer Pink, Shiv, and Calliope.  It will run Monday 15-Sunday 21.
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Based on an audience poll, this is the free epic for the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl meeting its $200 goal. It came out of the January 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Rhodielady_47 and also fills the "against all odds" square in my 1-4-16 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. This poem belongs to the Astin thread of the series An Army of One.

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This is spillover from the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Paantha. It also fills the "first kiss" square in my 1-23-16 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes consensual romantic activity that abruptly goes awry due to nobody's fault, nonverbal revocation of consent and prompt halting of activity, a minor panic attack, sexual confusion, some very awkward conversation trying to figure out what's going on, and other challenges. They do make up quickly, but don't go back to kissing in this scene. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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This poem is spillover from the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] shiori_makiba, [personal profile] janetmiles, LJ user Paantha, and Anthony Barrette. It also fills the "platonic" square in my 1-23-16 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo fest, the "injury" square in my 1-1-16 card for the Spies, Secret Agents, and Noir fest, and the "nonsexual intimacy" square in my Wordsmith Bingo card. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem includes some intense topics.  Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers.  There are trust issues, emotional angst, physical abuse, other hints of past trauma, delicate interpersonal negotiations, messy medical details, ambivalent feelings about touch, and other challenges.  If these are sensitive matters for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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This poem came out of the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] aldersprig and Anthony Barrette. It also fills the "candlelight" square in my 1-23-16 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Walking the Beat.

Note: This poem consists entirely of hawt lesbian action. If that's not something you're into, you can skip it without missing any of the serial plot. They're married, everyone already knew they're having sex.

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This poem is spillover from the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from LJ user Paantha and Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "trusting" square in my 12-1-15 card for the Defining Character Bingo fest, and the "vampires" square in my 10-1-15 card for the Halloween / Samhain fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family.

Warning: Although the tone of this poem is largely sweet, it is also quite intense and contains some things that not everyone enjoys. Highlight to see the details, some of which are spoilers. Two sections explore relations between Igor and Victor, then Csilla with Dénes and Dorottya. There are messy medical details, radical trust, deep intimacy, emotional surrender, some internal and interpersonal angst, demisexual challenges, vampire feeding, and other interesting stuff. Please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer is running Magpie Monday today with a theme of "disaster or opportunity."  Drop by and leave her some prompts!  Donations are also encouraged, as she has some major ongoing medical expenses to cope with.
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This poem is spillover from the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] sweet_sparrow and [personal profile] rix_scaedu. It also fills the "sharing a bed" square in my 1-4-16 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest, and the "talk with a friend" square in my 1-23-16 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by LJ user Book_worm5. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

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This poem is from the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] chanter_greenie, [personal profile] janetmiles, and Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "runaway pet" square in my 11-3-15 card for the Disaster Bingo fest, and the "hurt/comfort" square in my 1-4-16 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

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This poem is spillover from the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] kyleri, [personal profile] janetmiles, and LJ user Ng_moonmoth. It also fills the "nonsexual touch" square in my 1-23-16 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Ng_moonmoth. It belongs to the Astin thread in An Army of One.

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"What the Scissors Have Cut Asunder" has been sponsored and will be posted as soon as I have time.

"Massaging the Heart," "How People Always Get Close," "Touch and Come," "The Power of a Touch," and "Wonderful in Its Own Way" have been sent for consideration and are on hold.
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This poem came out of the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] mdlbear and [personal profile] kelkyag. It also fills the "Our Special Place" square in my 1-23-16 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

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Just so you know, "Pull on the Smallest of Holds" has been sponsored and will get posted after supper here.

"Vanilla Is a Spice" has been reserved, to be sponsored and posted some time next week.

I have finished at least one poem for every prompter.  I am trying to wrap up the last few extras, so that I can stop writing tonight and leave tomorrow for the folks who want to browse all the thumbnails before deciding what to sponsor.

Must ... Write ... Faster!
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 See the end in "Part 3" as Haruko finishes his memorial sculpture.  Given T-America's much greater interest in miniatures such as toy soldiers, I suspect this sort of memento is more popular there.

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