ysabetwordsmith: (Fiorenza)
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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "Cimaruta"
Story: Fiorenza the Wisewoman
Characters: Fiorenza, Otoniel, Vanna
Colors: Moonlight #20 Glisten
Supplies and Styles: None
Word count: 412
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: Fiorenza disperses malocchio from the village.
Notes: Feedback is welcome.

I need a story tag for Fiorenza the Wisewoman, please.

The following poem belongs to my series Fiorenza the Wisewoman. This is historic fantasy set in Renaissance Italy. Fiorenza excels at gardening, cooking, and herbalism. She also deals with most magical complaints in the village. Themes include rural life, fairytales, plant lore, communal living, practicality, and Italian culture.

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ysabetwordsmith: (Karavai)
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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "Dreams of War and Peace"
Story: Torn World
Characters: None named
Colors: Moonlight #19 Sidereal
Supplies and Styles: None
Word count: 138
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: Warsailors sleep and dream.
Notes: Feedback is welcome.

The following poem belongs to the shared world of Torn World. This is science fantasy in a setting where temporal technology has had severe negative impacts. There are two main cultures, the snow-unicorn riders in the north and the Empire in the south.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "The Grey Nomads"
Story: Stand-alone
Characters: None named
Colors: Moonlight #16 Halcyon
Supplies and Styles: None
Word count: 154
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: Some elders like to live on the road.
Notes: Feedback is welcome.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "Barbara's Technicolor Dreamhouse"
Story: Stand-alone
Characters: Barbara, Catherine
Colors: Moonlight #18 Idyll
Supplies and Styles: None
Word count: 807
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: Barbara finds her way home.
Notes: Feedback is welcome.

This poem came out of the June 4, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] zianuray and [personal profile] wyld_dandelyon. This poem has been sponsored by Shirley Barrette.

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ysabetwordsmith: (Schrodinger's Heroes)
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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "Equal and Opposite"
Story: Schrodinger's Heroes
Characters: Alex, evil!Midge, good!Schrodinger, evil!Schrodinger
Colors: Moonlight #17 Hoary
Supplies and Styles: None
Word count: 152
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: Heroes and villains come in pairs.
Notes: Feedback is welcome.

This poem has been sponsored out of the general fund for the July 2, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LiveJournal user Technogeekslass a[profile] technogeekslassnd also reminded me of a LOL_HEROES image I made some time ago, which I've included below.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "Electric Dreams"
Story: Stand-alone
Characters: None named
Colors: Moonlight #15 Ephemeral
Supplies and Styles: None
Word count: 280
Rating: PG
Warnings: Nightmares
Summary: A nightmare encounters an artificial intelligence.
Notes: Feedback is welcome.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "Sometimes a Cigar"
Story: Stand-alone
Characters: Sigmund Freud, Rainbow Serpent
Colors: Moonlight #14 Antediluvian
Supplies and Styles: None
Word count: 236
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: Symbolism and dreams are complicated.
Notes: Feedback is welcome.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "Once You Have Touched Her"
Story: Stand-alone
Characters: None named
Colors: Moonlight #12 Sibilant
Supplies and Styles: None
Word count: 392
Rating: R
WARNING: This poem contains rape, graphic violence, torture, mystical horror, revenge, and other touchy topics. If you are sensitive to these matters or horror writing in general, seriously consider reading something else. For those of you who like seeing the bad guys Get Theirs, however, that also happens.
Summary: A ship-captain taken prisoner lashes out at her enemies in unexpected ways.
Notes: Feedback is welcome.

Could someone please remove the "author: amber" tag?  That's incorrect, and the settings won't let me delete it.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "Watching the Baby Sleep"
Story: Monster House
Characters: None named
Colors: Moonlight #11 Billow
Supplies and Styles: None
Word count: 364
Rating: PG
Warnings: Nightmares
Summary: Having a new baby makes for restless sleep.
Notes: Feedback is welcome.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "Kindred Dreams"
Story: World Walkers
Characters: None named
Colors: Moonlight #10 Noctilucent
Supplies and Styles: None
Word count: 127
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: A sister seeks to aid her injured brother by magic.
Notes: Feedback is welcome.

I need a story tag for World Walkers.

This poem came out of the June 4, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by [personal profile] kajones_writing. It is posted here in barter for the stories "First Feed," "Exploring Charlotte's Room," and "Talking to Anna" by [personal profile] kajones_writing.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "The Ballad of Zaavan's Revenge"
Story: A Conflagration of Dragons
Characters: Zaavan, Ladah
Colors: Moonlight #9 Ember
Supplies and Styles: None
Word count: 542
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Large-scale violence, mass population death, homelessness, refugees
Summary: Upon waking from centuries of sleep, the dragon Zaavan destroys Demas, capital city of the Beneberak people.
Notes: Feedback is welcome.

This is the freebie for the May 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] meepalicious. You can read more about the six races and the Shu.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "The Terrible Fascinating Power"
Story: Stand-alone
Characters: Henry Johnson, Netta of Sierra Leone, Ezra, Macon, Chung-Cha
Colors: Moonlight #7 Scintillate
Supplies and Styles: None
Word count: 1,128
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Slavery, torture, violence, revolt, death of enemy characters
Summary: Kidnapped from various parts of the Earth, captive humans stage a rebellion on an alien slave ship.
Notes: Feedback is welcome.

This is the freebie for the June 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] alexconall, who wanted to read about "La Amistad  in space."  It also fills the Whipping/Flogging square in my card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest.

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ysabetwordsmith: (Schrodinger's Heroes)
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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: Schrodinger's Heroes
Colors: Moonlight #6 "Enigma"
Styles/Supplies: None
Word Count: 480
Rating/Warnings: PG; no standard warnings apply.
Summary: Tim the Tentacle Monster dreams differently than humans do.
Note: Schrodinger's Heroes is a shared world featuring an apocryphal television show. It's about quantum mechanics, alternative dimensions, and saving the world. The cast is ethnically and sexually diverse.

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ysabetwordsmith: (Karavai)
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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: Torn World
Colors: Moonlight #4 "Seashore"
Styles/Supplies: None
Word Count: 239
Rating/Warnings: PG; no standard warnings apply.
Summary: Taryo watches the delivery of a new display at the Museum of Mortality.
Note: Torn World is a science fantasy shared world setting. The Southern Empire is a science-heavy society with some temporal technology ... which they depend on but do not understand fully, and which is causing problems they also do not really recognize yet.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: Fledgling Grace
Colors: Moonlight #3 "Moonrise"
Styles/Supplies: None
Word Count: 778
Rating/Warnings: R; no standard warnings apply. Violence, vulgar language, homelessness, alcoholism, prostitution.
Summary: Changing wings lead to a changing life.
Note: Fledgling Grace is a spiritual fantasy series. It explores what would happen if everyone suddenly started sprouting wings. This deals in matters of identity, faith, compassion, healing, history, and divinity.

I need a story tag for Fledgling Grace, please.
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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: Stand-alone
Colors: Moonlight #2 "Half-asleep"
Styles/Supplies: None
Word Count: 331
Rating/Warnings: PG; no standard warnings apply.
Summary: People band together around an ideal to found a new colony.
Note: This poem belongs to my main science fiction setting, but doesn't attach to an established storyline. It's just the backstory for one of the colonies.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: Aether Dancer
Colors: Vellum #20 "Authority"
Styles/Supplies: None
Word Count: 293
Rating/Warnings: PG; no standard warnings apply.
Summary: Sesha Fulbright prepares for her first adventure.
Note: Aether Dancer is a steampunk shared world, set in a post-apocalyptic future. My character Sesha Fulbright is a traveling scholar.

This is the final fill for the Vellum list!  I need a story tag for Aether Dancer.

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ysabetwordsmith: (Karavai)
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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: Torn World
Colors: Vellum #19 "Sigla"
Styles/Supplies: None
Word Count: 786
Rating/Warnings: PG; no standard warnings apply. Verbal intimidation.
Summary: Livana starts a new club for people who want to explore weird events and objects, but discovers that her people skills are a little shy of the mark.
Note: Torn World is a science fantasy shared world setting. The Southern Empire is a science-heavy society with some temporal technology ... which they depend on but do not understand fully, and which is causing problems they also do not really recognize yet.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: An Army of One
Colors: Vellum #18 "Hand"
Styles/Supplies: None
Word Count: 335
Rating/Warnings: PG; no standard warnings apply.
Summary: Sam the Gardener thinks back to growing plants on a planet, and thinks ahead to growing them in space.
Note: An Army of One: The Autistic Secession in Space is about a group of neurovariant people who establish a society of their own between the galactic arms. This is sociological science fiction with some crossover into military SF.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: An Army of One
Colors: Vellum #16 "Recension"
Styles/Supplies: None
Word Count: 1,340
Rating/Warnings: R. This doesn't map exactly to human labels because the target is not human; but for me, the content overlaps issues of past rape and child abuse, dealing with the violation of memory and identity. Current environment is safe.
Summary: Babs and Miles discover false memories in the files of the OCS-397.
Note: An Army of One: The Autistic Secession in Space is about a group of neurovariant people who establish a society of their own between the galactic arms. This is sociological science fiction with some crossover into military SF.

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