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Unsold Poems from the July 1, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl
The following poems from the July 1, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my LiveJournal profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods.

There are still some verses left in the July linkback poem, "Look at Me." Link to this list to reveal new ones.



"All Crab Find Dey Own Hole" -- 156 lines, $78 (Polychrome Heroics) SOLD
I combined your prompt with several others to get the free-verse poem "All Crab Find Dey Own Hole." It's set on the island of Trinidad and includes a lot of creole. When a girl named Kanica gets kidnapped, the kidnappers wind up with a lot more than they bargained for.

"Bedroom Eyes" -- 48 lines, $20 (Schrodinger's Heroes)
From your Schrodinger prompt came the poem "Bedroom Eyes," which is written in unrhymed tercets. There are small glowing eyes in the compound, which only Schrodinger can see.

"Dance on the Table" -- 246 lines, $123 (Frankenstein's Family) SOLD
Meet the cats of Castle Frankenstein in "Dance on the Table." This poem is written in free verse, and shows how Victor and Igor come to have a family of kitties.

"Deceitful Looks" -- 30 lines, $15
thnidu sent a backchannel prompt about lying to cats. "Deceitful Looks" is a free-verse poem that shows how this can go both ways.

"Entanglement" -- 3 lines, $5 (Schrodinger's Heroes)
Yes, there is a gray Schrodinger who lies between good and evil! The poem about him is so tiny, I made a LOL_HEROES image of it. Sponsoring "Entanglement" releases the image too.

"Pine Cones and Pussy Tales" -- 40 lines, $15 (Polychrome Heroics) SOLD
This inspired the free-verse poem "Pine Cones and Pussy Tails." Lakia makes friends with a stray cat, admiring his tail but preferring to keep his presence a secret.

"Pussy Cats and Pussy Moths" -- 32 lines, $15
A Dreamwidth prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Pussy Cats and Pussy Moths." Strange aliens arrive on New Year's Eve and nobody wants anything to do with them except for the cats.

"The Quantum Uncertainty of Feline Solidity" -- 10 lines, $5
From Dreamwidth prompts, mulling the cats of all places, I got "The Quantum Uncertainty of Feline Solidity," written in unrhymed couplets. It explores how cats can go anywhere by being malleable.

"Qui Gatta Ci Cova" -- 48 lines, $20 (Fiorenza the Wisewoman)
Yes, Fiorenza has a cat, introduced in "Marchesa Micia." You really don't want to piss her off, as Otoniel discovers in the free-verse poem "Qui Gatta Ci Cova."

"Swing a Cat" -- 90 lines, $45 (Polychrome Heroics) SOLD
A Dreamwidth prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Swing a Cat." Lakia goes back to school, and some of the kids tease her about her tail. It takes a while to figure out what will make them quit.

"Underfoot" -- 66 lines, $33 (Hart's Farm)
A Dreamwidth prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Underfoot," in which a cat deposits her kittens in an unsafe place. Auduna has to figure out how to get them to safety -- but she has a baby of her own to think about.

"Waste Nothing" -- 96 lines, $48 (Torn World)
Your snow-cat prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Waste Nothing." When Tekura sees Tefein sneaking out of the village, he knows something is going on, and he's determined to find out what.

"Why Cougars Hunt Young Men" -- 27 lines, $15
The mythological prompt inspired the poem "Why Cougars Hunt Young Men," a feminist retelling of the Wampus Cat legend. It's written in unrhymed tercets.


Also available is another poem that I wrote today in response to comments on "Not the Absence of Fear."

"Jack Union's Apology to Dr. Infanta" -- 125 words, $10 SOLD
This is one of my rare prose poems.  It's the inside message of an apology card that Jack Union sent to Dr. Infanta after Granny Whammy scolded him for his unheroic behavior.

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