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2013 Holiday Poetry Sale - The Wordsmith's Forge
The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
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2013 Holiday Poetry Sale
The holiday sale is now CLOSED. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm.

A silver lantern glazed with cobalt glass panes sends a flickering blue light over the snow ...

Welcome to the 2013 Holiday Poetry Sale! Today through Sunday, December 22, my remaining fishbowl poems from 2013 are half price. This year I've included poems from the Creative Jam, Muse Fusion, and bingo fests since some of the fishbowl sessions already sold out. Especially check out the epics; $8.13 to $133, so if you've been yearning for an epic of your very own, now's the time!  For those of you with just a few dollars to spend, there are plenty of poems in the $2.50 to $5 range.  Also you can open an epic for microfunding; there's only one currently open, in Path of the Paladins, so any one-shot or other series is eligible.  Epics keep the price they're opened at, even if they don't finish during the sale.  Thumbnail descriptions of the individual poems mostly appear on their respective unsold poetry pages, as linked, and I've added brief summaries of the poems that don't have those because they were written outside of prompt calls.

The linkback poem "No One to Greet the Season" is still open, so if you participate in the Holiday Poetry Sale, you can reveal a verse of that; just remember to tell me what you did.  Linking to this post from any venue counts.  So does sponsoring a poem.

If you want to buy a poem as a gift for someone, let me know; I can dedicate it to anyone you wish, with or without naming you as the giver. Both the giver and the recipient count as donors for the purpose of reading the perk-posts, and both get nonexclusive reprint rights. That means if you buy a poem for someone else, you can post it on your blog or website for them, or they can post it on theirs, in addition to it appearing here. Here is a PayPal button for your convenience, or you may contact me for other payment options. (I'm just offering prewritten poetry this time, not scrapbook pages this late in the season.) Please specify which poem(s) you want and the SALE price.






The following poems are left over from projects throughout 2013 (plus December 2012). If you don't see a poem that you remember fondly, it may have been submitted to another market, but you can ask me to double-check. The same applies to poems from previous years; just ask if you want one.


FISHBOWL POEMS

November 5, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl (family gatherings)
"Printing Errors" -- 108 lines, was $54, sale price $27 SOLD
"Sucked In" -- 163 lines, was $81.50, sale price $40.75
"Gathering Family" -- 226 lines, was $113, sale price $56.50 SOLD
"Sins of the Mother" -- 266 lines, was $266, sale price $133

October 1, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl (tricksters)
"Turning the Brush" -- 22 lines, was $10, sale price $5 SOLD
"What Cityfolk Don't Know" -- 12 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Law and Disorder" -- 40 lines, was $15, sale price $7.50
"Maneki Neko and Her Suitors" -- 74 lines, was $37, sale price $18.50
"Mouse and Chatter Help the Bees" -- 95 lines, was $47.50, sale price $23.75

September 3, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl (conflict resolution)
"The Lost Souls" -- 142 lines, was $71, sale price $35.50
"Making Waves" -- 168 lines, was $84, sale price $42
"Needled" -- 194 lines, was $97, sale price $48.50
"The Needs of the Many, the Flesh of the One" -- 196 lines, was $98, sale price $49
"Their Blood Is Upon Them" -- 270 lines, was $135, sale price $67.50 SOLD

August 20, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl (One God's Story of Mid-Life Crisis)
SOLD OUT

August 6, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl (nomads)
"The Space Traders" -- 41 lines, was $20, sale price $10

July 2, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl (unlikely heroes & implausible villains)
"The Lotus Warriors" -- 114 lines, was $57, sale price $28.50

June 4, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl (sleep & dreams)
SOLD OUT

May 7, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl (homonyms, puns, & wordplay)
"The 12 Days of Fantasia" -- 17 lines, was $10, sale price $5

April 16, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl (Path of the Paladins)
SOLD OUT

April 2, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl (fantasy in other eras)
SOLD OUT

March 5, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl (houses & homes)
SOLD OUT

February 5, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl (mature & old adults)
"The Last Rose of Winter" -- 160 lines, was $80, sale price $40   SOLD

January 22, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl (Fiorenza the Wisewoman)
"Her Crystalline Voice" -- 113 lines, was $56.50, sale price $28.25

January 8, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl (military science fiction)
"Oxidizing Agents, Reducing Agents" -- 75 lines, was $37.50, sale price $18.75
"Disembattled" -- 78 lines, was $39, sale price $19.50
"One Acquainted with the Night" -- 83 lines, was $41.50, sale price $20.75
"Conduct Unbecoming an Officer" -- 186 lines, was $93, sale price $46.50 SOLD
"The Sweet Sound of Signaling Loreleis" -- 186 lines, was $93, sale price $46.50
"The Integrity Engagement" -- 267 lines, was $133.50, sale price $66.75

December 4, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl (games & toys)
"Quinn's Nursery" -- 76 lines, was $38, sale price $19
"Playing the Field" -- 70 lines, was $35, sale price $17.50

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CREATIVE JAM POEMS

November 16-17, 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam (seasonal changes)
"A Joy Forever" -- 286 lines, was $143, sale price $71.50 (Available for posting after "No One to Greet the Season" is published)

October 19-20, 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam (AI & noncorporeal entities)
SOLD OUT

September 14-15, 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam (emotions)
"Disdain" -- 10 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"Earthman" -- 10 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"Grounded" -- 10 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"Passing Fancy" -- 10 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"Seeing Red" -- 10 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"(un)enlightened" -- 6 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"Ambivalence" -- 24 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Arrogance" -- 21 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Dejection" -- 20 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Fingerwings" -- 22 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Greener with Envy" -- 19 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"In Want Of" -- 23 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"The Lamentation of the Women" -- 21 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Melancholia" -- 14 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Rooted in Place" -- 20 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"The Speakers" -- 21 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Tongue Twisted" -- 20 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"The Circumannular Nature of Faces" -- 39 lines, was $15, sale price $7.50
"Perpetration" -- 34 lines, was $15, sale price $7.50
"Self-Bullying" -- 27 lines, was $15, sale price $7.50
"The Sum of Her Parts" -- 35 lines, was $15, sale price $7.50
"Gezelligheid" -- 63 lines, was $31.50, sale price $15.75 SOLD
"Woman's Best Friend" -- 63 lines, was $31.50, sale price $15.75 SOLD
"Psychological Corsetry and Other Commissions of Sin" -- 100 lines, was $50, sale price $25
"The Freedom Machine" -- 175 lines, was $87.50, sale price $43.75
"A Haven in a Heartless World" -- 191 lines, was $95.50, sale price $47.75

August 17-18, 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam (technology)
SOLD OUT

July 20-21, 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam (families of choice)
"Unsettling" -- 45 lines, was $20, sale price $10 SOLD

June 15-16, 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam (space travel)
"Ahead Warp Factor One" -- 41 lines, was $20, sale price $10

May 18-19, 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam (magic)
"Liminal Gifts" -- 31 lines, was $15, sale price $7.50  SOLD
"The Field of Phantasmagoria" -- 16 lines, was $10, sale price $5 SOLD
"Mask of the White Demon" -- 97 lines, was $48.50, sale price $24.25

April 20-21, 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam (conflict)
SOLD OUT

March 16-17, 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam (memory)
SOLD OUT

February 16-17, 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam (twisted tropes)
SOLD OUT

January 19-20, 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam (nonviolence)
"A Choice of Three" -- 57 lines, was $20, sale price $10
"Listening to the Lifebeat" -- 30 lines, was $15, sale price $7.50

* * *
MUSE FUSION POEMS

August 30-September 2, 2013 Torn World Muse Fusion
"Sweet Nothings" -- 44 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Packet Permission" -- 82 lines, was $20.50, sale price $10.25

July 2013 Torn World Muse Fusion
"The Button Box" -- 22 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"Hand-Me-Downs" -- 27 lines, was $7.50, sale price $3.75
"Summer Wine" -- 26 lines, was $7.50, sale price $3.75
"The Slow Hunt" -- 44 lines, was $10, sale price $5

May 17-19, 2013 Torn World Muse Fusion
"A Clever Jab" -- 12 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"Something Bigger and Hungrier" -- 21 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"Seashore Superstitions" -- 20 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50 SOLD

April 26-28, 2013 Torn World Muse Fusion
"Swift Travelers" -- 14 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50 SOLD

March 23-25, 2013 Torn World Muse Fusion
"Spruce Deer" -- 65 lines, was $16.25, sale price $8.13
"Avorel's Adventure" -- 90 lines, was $22.50, sale price $11.25

February 22-24, 2013 Torn World Muse Fusion
"The World According to Rai" -- 36 lines, was $7.50, sale price $3.75

January 11-13 Torn World Muse Fusion
"Working for It" -- 76 lines, was $19, sale price $9.50

* * *

BINGO FEST POEMS

Origfic Bingo Card 11-26-13
"A Question of Class" -- 155 lines, was $77.50, sale price $38.75 SOLD
Damask picks out classes for next semester.

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Origfic Bingo Card 10-6-13
"For Your Own Protection" -- 55 lines, was $20, sale price $10
A robot applies the Three Laws in an unexpected way.

"The Hardest Part" -- 124 lines, was $62, sale price $31 SOLD
Damask learns one of the downsides to being a hero.

"Until It's Done" -- 213 lines, was $106.50, sale price $53.25 SOLD
Damask begins to learn about their new superpowers.

*
Origfic Bingo Card 8-13-13
"The Hall of Mirrors" -- 106 lines, was $53, sale price $26.50
Damask creates a superhero lair.

"Time to Be Home" -- 150 lines, was $75, sale price $37.50 SOLD
Dale and Kelly celebrate Christmas.

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Hurt/Comfort Bingo Card 8-12-13
"One Man at a Time" -- 132 lines, was $66, sale price $33
Damask helps Dace, and thinks about saving people.

*
Wordsmith Bingo 8-29-13
"Favorite Flavors" -- 251 lines, was $125.50, sale price $62.75
Damask goes out for ice cream, revealing more than they realize.

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OTHER POEMS

"Traumatic Inertia" -- 7 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
Damask has a hard day after recent challenges.

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POEMS BY PRICE

$2.50 Poems
"The Button Box" -- 22 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"A Clever Jab" -- 12 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"Disdain" -- 10 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"Earthman" -- 10 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"Grounded" -- 10 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"Passing Fancy" -- 10 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"Seashore Superstitions" -- 20 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50 SOLD
"Seeing Red" -- 10 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"Something Bigger and Hungrier" -- 21 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"Swift Travelers" -- 14 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50 SOLD
"Traumatic Inertia" -- 7 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50
"(un)enlightened" -- 6 lines, was $5, sale price $2.50

$3.75 Poems
"Hand-Me-Downs" -- 27 lines, was $7.50, sale price $3.75
"Summer Wine" -- 26 lines, was $7.50, sale price $3.75
"The World According to Rai" -- 36 lines, was $7.50, sale price $3.75

$5 Poems
"The 12 Days of Fantasia" -- 17 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Ambivalence" -- 24 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Arrogance" -- 21 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Dejection" -- 20 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"The Field of Phantasmagoria" -- 16 lines, was $10, sale price $5 SOLD
"Fingerwings" -- 22 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Greener with Envy" -- 19 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"In Want Of" -- 23 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"The Lamentation of the Women" -- 21 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Melancholia" -- 14 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Rooted in Place" -- 20 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"The Slow Hunt" -- 44 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"The Speakers" -- 21 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Sweet Nothings" -- 44 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Tongue Twisted" -- 20 lines, was $10, sale price $5
"Turning the Brush" -- 22 lines, was $10, sale price $5 SOLD
"What Cityfolk Don't Know" -- 12 lines, was $10, sale price $5

$7.50 Poems
"The Circumannular Nature of Faces" -- 39 lines, was $15, sale price $7.50
"Law and Disorder" -- 40 lines, was $15, sale price $7.50
"Liminal Gifts" -- 31 lines, was $15, sale price $7.50 SOLD
"Perpetration" -- 34 lines, was $15, sale price $7.50
"Self-Bullying" -- 27 lines, was $15, sale price $7.50
"The Sum of Her Parts" -- 35 lines, was $15, sale price $7.50

$10 Poems
"Ahead Warp Factor One" -- 41 lines, was $20, sale price $10
"For Your Own Protection" -- 55 lines, was $20, sale price $10
"The Space Traders" -- 41 lines, was $20, sale price $10
"Unsettling" -- 45 lines, was $20, sale price $10 SOLD

Epic Poems
"Spruce Deer" -- 65 lines, was $16.25, sale price $8.13
"Working for It" -- 76 lines, was $19, sale price $9.50
"Packet Permission" -- 82 lines, was $20.50, sale price $10.25
"Avorel's Adventure" -- 90 lines, was $22.50, sale price $11.25
"Gezelligheid" -- 63 lines, was $31.50, sale price $15.75 SOLD
"Woman's Best Friend" -- 63 lines, was $31.50, sale price $15.75 SOLD
"Playing the Field" -- 70 lines, was $35, sale price $17.50
"Maneki Neko and Her Suitors" -- 74 lines, was $37, sale price $18.50
"Oxidizing Agents, Reducing Agents" -- 75 lines, was $37.50, sale price $18.75
"Quinn's Nursery" -- 76 lines, was $38, sale price $19
"Disembattled" -- 78 lines, was $39, sale price $19.50
"One Acquainted with the Night" -- 83 lines, was $41.50, sale price $20.75
"Mouse and Chatter Help the Bees" -- 95 lines, was $47.50, sale price $23.75
"Mask of the White Demon" -- 97 lines, was $48.50, sale price $24.25
"Psychological Corsetry and Other Commissions of Sin" -- 100 lines, was $50, sale price $25
"The Hall of Mirrors" -- 106 lines, was $53, sale price $26.50
"Printing Errors" -- 108 lines, was $54, sale price $27 SOLD
"Her Crystalline Voice" -- 113 lines, was $56.50, sale price $28.25
"The Lotus Warriors" -- 114 lines, was $57, sale price $28.50
"The Hardest Part" -- 124 lines, was $62, sale price $31 SOLD
"One Man at a Time" -- 132 lines, was $66, sale price $33
"The Lost Souls" -- 142 lines, was $71, sale price $35.50
"Time to Be Home" -- 150 lines, was $75, sale price $37.50 SOLD
"A Question of Class" -- 155 lines, was $77.50, sale price $38.75
"The Last Rose of Winter" -- 160 lines, was $80, sale price $40   SOLD
"Sucked In" -- 163 lines, was $81.50, sale price $40.75
"Making Waves" -- 168 lines, was $84, sale price $42
"The Freedom Machine" -- 175 lines, was $87.50, sale price $43.75
"Conduct Unbecoming an Officer" -- 186 lines, was $93, sale price $46.50 SOLD
"The Sweet Sound of Signaling Loreleis" -- 186 lines, was $93, sale price $46.50
"A Haven in a Heartless World" -- 191 lines, was $95.50, sale price $47.75
"Needled" -- 194 lines, was $97, sale price $48.50
"The Needs of the Many, the Flesh of the One" -- 196 lines, was $98, sale price $49
"Until It's Done" -- 213 lines, was $106.50, sale price $53.25
"Gathering Family" -- 226 lines, was $113, sale price $56.50 SOLD
"Favorite Flavors" -- 251 lines, was $125.50, sale price $62.75
"The Integrity Engagement" -- 267 lines, was $133.50, sale price $66.75
"Their Blood Is Upon Them" -- 270 lines, was $135, sale price $67.50 SOLD
"A Joy Forever" -- 286 lines, was $143, sale price $71.50 (Available for posting after "No One to Greet the Season" is published)
"Sins of the Mother" -- 266 lines, was $266, sale price $133


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thesilentpoet From: thesilentpoet Date: December 17th, 2013 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Linked on Livejournal, Dreamwidth and Twitter (username @srmaclin).
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 17th, 2013 02:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I have posted your three new verses of "No One to Greet the Season."

Edited at 2013-12-17 03:43 am (UTC)
thesilentpoet From: thesilentpoet Date: December 28th, 2013 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

I posted links to my two favorites of this season's sale - Turning the Brush and Their Blood is Upon Them. You can see these entries at Dreamwidth and Livejournal.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 29th, 2013 06:07 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

Your four new verses are up.
From: technoshaman Date: December 20th, 2013 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Posted to FB; also sent in my donations and picks.
mdlbear From: mdlbear Date: December 21st, 2013 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just sent you $40 for "The Last Rose of Winter".
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 21st, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

W00T!

Thanks everso. I still have one more poem from technoshaman and then yours is next in line. We're doing Yule today, so there may be some posting delays, but I'll do the best I can.
mdlbear From: mdlbear Date: December 21st, 2013 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: W00T!

Cool! I also just linked on FB and Twitter.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 22nd, 2013 06:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: W00T!

Thank you! Your verses of the linkback poem are up, along with a bunch of others.
mdlbear From: mdlbear Date: December 22nd, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 22nd, 2013 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I have posted your two new verses. Check your posts, though -- it looks like the code is broken.
mdlbear From: mdlbear Date: December 23rd, 2013 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

Fixed -- thanks!
meepalicious From: meepalicious Date: December 23rd, 2013 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I posted a signal boost on my Twitter (here)!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 23rd, 2013 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

Your new verse is up.
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