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This poem came out of the May 2016 [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by the "refuge" square in my 5-1-16 card for the Solo Celebration Bingo fest. It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. This poem belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series, immediately following "Through Weakness and Vulnerability."


Warning: This poem deals with the morning after an intense upheaval, so there is some angst. It's mostly comfort, though.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the March 1, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and [personal profile] technoshaman. It has been selected in an audience poll as the free epic for the June 7, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl meeting its $200 goal. This poem belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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[personal profile] siliconshaman has posted the story "Surprise" in which Ashley deals with the unexpected. 

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has done "Monday Morning Rush" in which Heidi continues to poke around with her new empathic sense.  Part 1, Part 2.
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This poem came out of the June 7, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Anthony Barrette.


"The Great and the Small"


Shared birthdays
are a family thing,
one special day in
the year times two.

In my family, it's
Grandpa Barrette
and Uncle John with
the same one on June 7.

Dad tells stories about
those celebrations,
so much in common
within the family and yet
so different across the ages,

the great and the small together.

ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of the June 7, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] janetmiles, [personal profile] ari_the_dodecahedron, [personal profile] sweet_sparrow, [personal profile] alatefeline, [personal profile] chanter_greenie, [personal profile] lone_cat, and LJ user Moonwolf1988. It also fills the "playing with hair" square in my 6-1-16 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted the story "Gifts in Kind" about Graham helping Verne prepare for an important visit.  Read Part 1 and Part 2
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of the March 1, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Paantha. It also fills the "love" square in my 2-29-16 card for the Villain Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by EdorFaus. It belongs to the Cassandra thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Note: Yona's having a baby! Offstage childbirth, male mothering, minor angst, and baby-typical chaos ensue. But it's mostly fluff. :D

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This poem is spillover from the March 1, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl and was inspired by discussions with [personal profile] siliconshaman regarding Adalina's reaction to what happened in his stories about her kidnapping. It has been sponsored by EdorFaus. It belongs to the Berettaflies thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains things that may be squicky for some readers. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It's in the aftermath of a nasty fight, so there are messy medical details and a lot of closeup attention to Facet's insect eyes. Adalina has mostly gotten over her uneasiness about his face by now. Also they're not being very sympathetic to the downed enemies. It's basically a lot of hurt/comfort. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward. It's a major turning point for the team, though, so skipping it would leave a gap.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls, to fill the "superpowers" square in my 6-1-15 card for the Relationship Bingo fest. It has been sponsored by EdorFaus. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

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This poem came out of the January 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] shiori_makiba. It also fills the "chosen family" square on my 1-4-16 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by LJ user book_worm5. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

Warning: This poem contains some touchy topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It has children in danger, threats of human trafficking, and canon-typical violence. Unsurprisingly the villain gets his ass handed to him, and is left unconscious on the ground without immediate attention because the only adult is busy taking care of the kids he just terrorized. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of the February 2016 [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] alexseanchai. It also fills the "someone reads a story to you" 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 Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem is mostly fluff, with a few rocky bits. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. Shiv takes turns reading and being read to. Because of his past trauma, this is sometimes angsty for him and sometimes fun. The rough stuff concerns Shiv's memories of crappy past experiences regarding both education and child abuse/neglect, and his astute but unexpected interpretation of Max in Where the Wild Things Are. I was impressed by it, but some people whose favorite book that is may not feel the same. As a teacher, my stance is we got the kid to read a book, let's call that a win. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before moving onward.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls. It fills the "shopping together" square in my 4-19-16 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. This poem belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem is mostly fluff, but Turq is still carrying a lot of damage and is trying to stretch his limits. So there are periodic angsty moments, but no major meltdowns. Think carefully if mental issues are touchy territory for you.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the April 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] moongoddessgirl. It also fills the "food and cooking" square in my 10-1-15 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Danso and Family thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Lb_lee. It also fills the square in my 1-23-16 card (Romantic) for the Valentine's Day Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Danso and Family thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: Although generally sweet, this poem contains references to prejudiced and unsupportive behavior by some people around Danso and Noah. Think before you click.

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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has written "Convoluted Convention" in which Aidan and Saraphina meet the Finns at Soup to Nuts.

"Brainstorming and Building Ideas" follows it with more about Aidan's ideas for day care.
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This poem is spillover from the April 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] capriuni, [personal profile] mama_kestrel, and LJ user Paantha. It also fills "The Broken One" square in my 4-1-16 card for the Archetypal Characters Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series, and is a direct sequel to "When Someone Is Vulnerable."  They are immediately followed by "A Safe Refuge from the World."

WARNING: This poem contains some intense material. Highlight to read more detailed warnings, some of which are spoilers. This is heavy-duty hurt/comfort with emotional angst, messy medical details, awkward discussions of present and future care preferences, trying to take care of a traumatized person, struggling with traumatic stress, impaired consent, assisted decision-making, difficulty balancing conflicts between Turq's mental and emotional needs, complications and challenges of soup care in general, minor misfire of a superpower with unpleasant but not damaging effects, trying to figure out ways of minimizing or compensating for triggers, mentions of past abuse (current environment is safe and supportive), worrying about an injured friend, and other mayhem. On the whole, though, it's sweet to see Ansel and Ethan working so hard to take care of Turq as best they can, and despite the upsetting context Turq is actually making a lot of progress. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before deciding whether you want to read this right now. However, it contains some major plot developments, so skipping it may make subsequent poems seem more confusing or less justified.

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This poem came out of the May 3, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Shirley Barrette.

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This poem came out of the May 3, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Shirley Barrette.

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