ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This is the linkback poem for the April 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl, originally hosted by DW user Dialecticdreamer.  It's spillover from the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was prompted by [livejournal.com profile] kestrels_nest and DW user Redsixwing.  It also fills the "nonhumans don't think like humans" square in my Wordsmith Bingo card.  This poem belongs to the Aquariana thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.  So far, 7 of 16 verses have been posted.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
This poem is spillover from the March 1, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by comments from [personal profile] capriuni, [personal profile] thnidu, and LJ user Lone_cat regarding "The Conduit for Influence." It also fills the "fear" square in my 2-29-16 card for the Villain Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. The two poems overlap somewhat, but "The Conduit for Influence" is from Ansel's perspective while "All Hopes for a Better World" is from Turq's perspective.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: (Schrodinger's Heroes)
This poem is spillover from the August 5, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "thoughtful" square in my 7-29-14 card for the Birthday Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to Don't Try This at Home series of the Schrodinger's Heroes project.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the March 1, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] ari_the_dodecahedron. It also fills the "integrity" square in my 2-29-16 card for the Villain Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains more angst about Turq's past, along with his present situation of resource scarcity and emotional flux. It's mostly an upbeat look at ways in which Ansel reaches out to him, though.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This is the linkback perk for the March 1, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl which was originally hosted by DW user Dialecticdreamer.  It came out of the February 2016 Creative Jam.  It was inspired by a prompt from DW user Chanter_greenie and fills the "unexpected friendship" square in my 10-1-15 card for the Trope Bingo fest.  This poem belongs to the Danso and Family thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

All 16 verses have been posted.  Linkers include: DW users Alexseanchai, Shiori_makiba, Capriuni, [livejournal.com profile] siliconshaman, [livejournal.com profile] technoshaman, [livejournal.com profile] rix_scaedu, [livejournal.com profile] kestrels_nest, [livejournal.com profile] eseme, [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith, [livejournal.com profile] wyld_dandelyon, [livejournal.com profile] my_partner_doug, and Norma on Facebook.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted the story "Definition of Family" as a perk for reaching her $40 donation goal.  \o/  Kristen visits her mother and they talk about upcoming plans.
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
This is the second freebie for the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. You have new prompters [personal profile] sweet_sparrow , LJ user Draggon_flye, and LJ user Paantha; plus new donor Draggon_flye to thank for it. This poem was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] stardreamer. It also fills the "first time / last time" square in my 1-4-16 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. It belongs to the Moon Door series which you can find on my Serial Poetry page.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem was the linkback perk for the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl, originally posted by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It came out of the January 2016 Creative Jam. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] chanter_greenie, [personal profile] alexseanchai, and [personal profile] technoshaman. This poem belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

Warning: This poem is mostly positive, but contains some sensitive topics. Highlight to read the spoilery warnings. There is an unplanned pregnancy in a "friends with benefits" relationship, along with mild angst and surprise as the characters cope with it -- but they handle it really well. If these are issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the January 2016 Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] alexseanchai. It also fills the "respect limits" square in my 11-3-16 card for the Disaster Bingo prompt. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of the December 1, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "trust someone" square in my 11-3-15 card for the Disaster Bingo fest, the "autumn" square in my 6-10-15 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest, and the "tentative" square in my 12-1-15 card for the Defining Character fest. This poem belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem is mostly fluff, but parts of it get into some very deep emotional territory and trust issues. Turq is a wreck, and much of his past is appalling. The more time he spends with Ansel, though, the more glimmers of hope begin to emerge.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
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.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
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.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Victor Frankenstein in his fancy clothes (Frankenstein)
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.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by LJ user Draggon_flye. It also fills the "Love Without Limits" square in my 1-23-16 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo fest. This poem belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

Note: This poem is actually quite positive in tone and actions, but it contains things that not everyone enjoys reading. Highlight for the details, some of which are spoilers. Liborio and Olympia are supervillain mobsters in what amounts to a polyamorous relationship with their boss. The two of them are kinky and he is not, and everyone is okay with all of that. Liborio and Olympia also use power exchange and pain -- in this case, spanking -- to achieve other things besides sexual gratification, including access to pent-up emotions and behavior modification. This poem explores the subjective sensations and emotions of using high-impact activities for personal enrichment, and being in a very deep trusting relationship. That makes it NSFW in most contexts, even though this is actually a nonsexual poem. It may also raise issues for people who enjoy this sort of thing but currently lack the opportunity. Please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

Also worth mentioning is that this poem features Liborio and Olympia. I couldn't very well pair them up without giving Ruggiero a turn, and Draggon_flye has reserved the companion poem "Vanilla Is a Spice" for sponsoring next week.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted Part 1 of her story "Alchemy of Spirit," in which Haruko tries to map his relationship with Abraham in retrospect.  There is a tip button at the bottom, so if you're enjoying these stories, please drop something in.
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
This poem is spillover from the January 19, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] mama_kestrel, [personal profile] siliconshaman, and LJ user Ng_moonmoth. It also fills the "fork in the road" square in my 1-4-16 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest, the "breathing exercises" square in my 8-1-15 card for the As You Like It fest, and the "lesser evil" square in my 5-18-15 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to The Moon Door series.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
This poem came out of the January 19, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] shiori_makiba, [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, and LJ user Ng_moonmoth. It also fills the "Alexithymia (obscured emotions)" square in my 9-4-15 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to The Moon Door series.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of the January 19, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and [personal profile] redsixwing. It also fills the "rainstorm" square in my 9-4-15 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest, and the "love without hope" square in my 10-2-15 card for the [community profile] ladiesbingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to The Moon Door series.

Warning: This poem contains some intense material. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. There are canon-typical references to messy medical details, post-partum depression caused by new disability, difficult decisions, worrying about the future, discussions of necessary confinement, difficulty breastfeeding and bonding, dietary issues, and other challenges. On the whole, though, the tone is positive and plenty of support is available. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

Note: This is the first half of a two-part piece, because the original poem was so long that divided it. "The Strength of the Wolf: Howling" is still available for sponsorship.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (neutral)
This poem is from the January 19, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from [livejournal.com profile] kestrels_nest and DW user Librarygeek.  It also fills the "gen fic" square in my 10-2-15 card for the Ladiesbingo fest.

This microfunded poem is being posted one verse at a time, as donations come in to cover them.  The rate is $.50/line, so $5 will reveal 10 new lines, and so forth. There is a permanent donation button on my profile page, or you can contact me for other arrangements. You can also ask me about the number of lines per verse, if you want to fund a certain number of verses.
So far sponsors include: DW user Librarygeek, general fund, [livejournal.com profile] ng_moonmoth

FULLY FUNDED
112 lines, Buy It Now = $56
Amount donated = $26
Verses posted = 12 of 27

Amount remaining to fund fully = $30
Amount needed to fund next verse = $3.50
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $1.50


Read more... )

Profile

ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
ysabetwordsmith

April 2016

S M T W T F S
      1 2
3 4 56 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 2930

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags