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Unsold Poems from the January 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Unsold Poems from the January 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl
The following poems from the January 5, 2016 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 verses left in the linkback poem "The Tornado Blew Away."  Linking to this page will reveal new verses of that.



"Devil May Care"
A DW prompt about withdrawal inspired the free-verse poem "Devil May Care." Dr. Bloch deals with the aftermath of Jimar using drugs and having a bad reaction.
528 lines, Buy It Now = $264

A call from the group therapy session
alerted Dr. Bloch that Jimar had shown
signs of drug use with visible distress.
Dr. G's description of the symptoms --
sweating, trembling, and vomiting --
was clear and concerning.


"Life Is an Improvisation"
Your winter prompt contributed to the poem "Life Is an Improvisation." Whatever people need, Igor can usually find something to get the job done.
110 lines, Buy It Now = $55 SOLD

The castle was stuffed with things --
some that Victor and Igor had brought,
others that had been left by previous tenants.

Igor hated to throw anything away,
because he had grown up without
the kind of means that Victor enjoyed.


"Marching Papers and Plowshares"
This inspired the free-verse poem "Marching Papers and Plowshares." Sam the Gardener explores what he can do with paper and earthworms.
90 lines, Buy It Now = $45

Everyone in the Lacuna worked
to identify ways of using and reusing
the resources that they already had,
because it was so difficult to get anything
new shipped from the Galactic Arms,
to survive against all odds.


"Mightier Than the Sword"
From your Inkseer prompt, I got the free-verse poem "Mightier Than the Sword." It is not the kraken ink which is ordinary, but rather the other items used to aim it at solving a problem.
15 lines, Buy It Now = $10 SOLD

"On the Axle of Mindless Aggression"
A DW prompt inspired the free-verse poem "On the Axle of Mindless Aggression." Mr. Grenade and Dvorak team up to destroy a cache of weapons belonging to Haboob. This would have gone smoother if Dvorak's nemesis Qwerty had actually believed she was hitting a supervillain target this time.
394 lines, Buy It Now = $197

The offer had bounced around through
several middlemen before reaching
Mr. Grenade, and he didn't usually
take gigs from the white capes, but
the money was good and he knew
that getting superheroes in here
would be practically impossible.


"Under the Hammer"
A backchannel prompt by DW user Shiori_makiba inspired the free-verse poem "Under the Hammer." When a human trafficker attacks a Canadian family, he gets a lot more of a fight than he bargained for.
70 lines, Buy It Now = $35

The four of them walked slowly through
the autumn woods, because Hammerspace
liked to take her foster daughters out hiking
to show them how beautiful Canada could be,
even though her limp made it difficult
.

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