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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: An Army of One
Colors: Vellum #15 "Decipher"
Styles/Supplies: None
Word Count: 538
Rating/Warnings: PG; no standard warnings apply
Summary: Shakespeare sends a warning of a Carinan attack.
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: Sunlight #18 "Rift"
Styles/Supplies: None
Word Count: 385
Rating/Warnings: PG; no standard warnings apply
Summary: The people of the Lacuna discuss some ideals for their society.
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: One God's Story of Mid-Life Crisis
Colors: Sunlight #6 "Opulent"
Styles/Supplies: None
Word Count: 530
Rating/Warnings: PG-13; no standard warnings apply
Summary: Zargon tries to duel Shaeth. It does not go well for Zargon, but not for the usual reasons.
Note: One God's Story of Mid-Life Crisis follows the adventures of Shaeth, former God of Evil, as he takes up a new practice as God of Drunks. Being good is far more challenging than Shaeth imagined, but he is slowly starting to get the hang of it. This would be easier were it not for certain individuals from his past who keep trying to relate to him based on his previous sphere of influence. This series has a lot of dark or wry humor.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: Path of the Paladins
Colors: Sunlight #4 "Scourge"
Styles/Supplies: None
Word Count: 291
Rating/Warnings: PG-13; no standard warnings apply
Summary: When their divine patron loses status, paladins react in different ways.
Note: Path of the Paladins follows Shahana and Ari in the service of Gailah as they try to make the world a better place. Since the world is currently a wreck due to divine squabbles, that's a lot of work.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: An Army of One
Colors: Sunlight #3 "bacchanalian"
Styles/Supplies: None
Word Count: 446
Rating/Warnings: PG; no standard warnings apply
Summary: The people of the Lacuna have their own ways of expressing themselves, including music.
Note: An Army of One: The Autistic Secession in Space tells about some unusual people who decide to make a home for themselves between the galactic arms. This is neurovariant sociological science fiction.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: An Army of One
Colors: Sunlight #2 "Mercurial"
Styles/Supplies: None
Word Count: 303
Rating/Warnings: PG; no standard warnings apply
Summary: In the Lacuna, people explore wordplay as a form of humor.
Note: An Army of One: The Autistic Secession in Space tells about some unusual people who decide to make a home for themselves between the galactic arms. This is neurovariant sociological science fiction.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: Schrodinger's Heroes
Colors: Sunlight #1 "first blush"
Styles/Supplies: None
Word Count: 347
Rating/Warnings: PG-13; no standard warnings apply
Summary: Tim the Tentacle Monster discovers something that reminds him of erotica, which is totally different from the human idea of erotica.
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.

I need a story tag for Schrodinger's Heroes, please.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: None
Colors: Sunlight #7 Perilous
Supplies and Styles: None
Word Count: 378
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: This poem contains domestic abuse, slavery, demonology, and moderate description of violence. Readers sensitive to those topics may wish to skip it.

This poem came out of the May 7, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] ellenmillion, Janet Miles, and my partner Doug. It has been sponsored by Janet Miles.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: None
Colors: Sunlight #14 Bodacious
Supplies and Styles: None
Word Count: 395
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: No standard warnings apply. However, this poem is political satire; if that's not your cuppa tea, you may wish to skip it.

This poem came out of the May 7, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by LiveJournal user Laffingkat. It also draws on Alice in Wonderland and uses a lot of linguistic humor.  

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: none
Colors: Sunlight #20 Dazzling
Supplies and Styles: None
Word Count: 102
Rating: G
Warnings: No standard warnings apply.

This is the freebie for the May 7, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] ellenmillion.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: Torn World
Colors: Sunlight #11 Sheer
Supplies and Styles: None
Word Count: 607
Rating: G
Warnings: No standard warnings apply.

This poem came out of the April 2013 Muse Fusion in Torn World. It was inspired by a prompt from LiveJournal user Vaerys, along with continued discussions about touch aversion as an everyday challenge rather than something that has to be "cured." It is a sequel to "Stinging Like Nettles."

In the Northern culture of Torn World, children are raised collectively rather than by pairs of parents. Here Lekeeth shows sympathy for someone with a similar challenge to her own touch aversion. If you're new to the science-fantasy setting of Torn World, you might want to start here.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Story: Torn World
Colors: Sunlight #17 Onslaught
Supplies and Styles: None
Word Count: 642
Rating: G
Warnings: No standard warnings apply.

This is the freebie for the April 2013 Muse Fusion in Torn World. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] ellenmillion, along with some requests I've gotten for showing touch aversion as an everyday challenge rather than something that has to be "cured." In the Northern culture, children are raised collectively rather than by pairs of parents. If you're new to the science-fantasy setting of Torn World, you might want to start here.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "Hallowing"
Colors: Sunlight #13 Consummate
Supplies and Styles: None.
Word Count: 783
Rating: PG
Warnings: This poem deals with recovery from rape/PTSD, including some parts that suck extra much on account of the survivor being a goddess. It is positive unto itself, but the background may be more than some readers wish to deal with. There is no Magical Healing C*** of any kind in this poem, just a good support network, a well-designed ritual, and some nonsexual loving touch.

The following poem belongs to my series Path of the Paladins. This is spiritual fantasy about the followers of a deposed goddess. Themes include faith, perseverance, recovery from trauma, nonsexual love, and making the world a better place. If you want some of the background for what happened to Gailah, I recommend "Shine On," "A Night More Full," and "The Weight of the Day."

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "An Impetuous Presence"
Colors: Sunlight #10 Impetuous
Supplies and Styles: None.
Word Count: 764
Rating: G
Warnings: No standard warnings apply.

The following poem belongs to my series Path of the Paladins. This is spiritual fantasy about the followers of a deposed goddess. Themes include faith, perseverance, recovery from trauma, nonsexual love, and making the world a better place.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "Manifest Concern"
Colors: Sunlight #12 Manifest
Supplies and Styles: None.
Word Count: 103
Rating: G
Warnings: No standard warnings apply.

The following poem belongs to my series Path of the Paladins. This is spiritual fantasy about the followers of a deposed goddess. Themes include faith, perseverence, recovery from trauma, nonsexual love, and making the world a better place.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "Enlighten the Dark Corners"
Colors: Sunlight #16 Enlighten
Supplies and Styles: None.
Word Count: 1,353
Rating: G
Warnings: No standard warnings apply.

The following poem belongs to my series Path of the Paladins. This is spiritual fantasy about the followers of a deposed goddess. Themes include faith, perseverence, recovery from trauma, nonsexual love, and making the world a better place. This poem is a juncture of different plotlines. It will make more sense if you have already read "Grit and Grace," "Swimming Against the Tide," and "With Its Head Cut Off."

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "Two Good Hands"
Colors: Sunlight #9 Promontory
Supplies and Styles: None.
Word Count: 1,167
Rating: G
Warnings: No standard warnings apply.

The following poem belongs to my series Path of the Paladins. This is spiritual fantasy about the followers of a deposed goddess. Themes include faith, perseverence, recovery from trauma, nonsexual love, and making the world a better place.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "The Epicurean Caravan"
Colors: Sunlight #5 Epicurean
Supplies and Styles: None.
Word Count: 604
Rating: G
Warnings: No standard warnings apply.

The following poem belongs to my series Path of the Paladins. This is spiritual fantasy about the followers of a deposed goddess. Themes include faith, perseverence, recovery from trauma, nonsexual love, and making the world a better place.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "Mortal Coils"
Colors: Sunlight #8 Mortal
Supplies and Styles: None.
Word Count: 380
Rating: G
Warnings: No standard warnings apply. One of the two characters has just died and crossed into the next world; that's what the poem is about. It's actually quite sweet, not dark.

The following poem belongs to my series Path of the Paladins. This is spiritual fantasy about the followers of a deposed goddess. Themes include faith, perseverence, recovery from trauma, nonsexual love, and making the world a better place. This is a direct sequel to "This Beaten Drum" so it won't make much sense unless you've read that one first, but you probably don't need the whole series if you're new to it.

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Name: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Title: "Divergent Paths"
Colors: Sunlight #19 Divergent
Supplies and Styles: None.
Word Count: 381
Rating: G
Warnings: No standard warnings apply.

The following poem belongs to my series Path of the Paladins. This is spiritual fantasy about the followers of a deposed goddess. Themes include faith, perseverence, recovery from trauma, nonsexual love, and making the world a better place. Some of the poems in this series are light, others dark; this is one of the lighter ones.

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