Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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List of Unsold Poems from April 6, 2010 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the April 6, 2010 Poetry fishbowl are currently available:

"The Forest of Infinity" -- 25 lines, $10 SOLD to Star*Line
From "sentient trees" I got the free-verse poem "The Forest of Infinity," in which all of the World Trees grow.

"Horehound and Honey" -- 37 lines, $15
I'm working with a cold, myself, so this idea definitely grabbed me. Meet Tregarth the Herbalist, not your ordinary hero. "Horehound and Honey" is a free-verse poem about Tregarth's service to dragonkind and humankind alike.

"Misapprehensions of History" -- 20 lines, $10
From "misunderstood dragons" I got the haunting free-verse poem "Misapprehensions of History." Humans aren't always the good guys ... and the world doesn't always get saved.

"The Plowshare Sword" -- 32 lines, $15 SOLD
From your last line, I got a hauntingly beautiful poem about an unusual veteran who has a different take on saving the world. "The Plowshare Sword" is a double-ballad.

"The Reluctant Villain" -- 134 lines, $67 SOLD
I combined the villain with [info]siege's temple. The result is "The Reluctant Villain," a free-verse poem about Zenobia Ravenne and her complete inability to carry out an Evil Plan. But there's another wicked family, the Thornsteles, and that's where things get really interesting...

"Someday Saviors" -- 20 lines, $10 SOLD
I got a note from [info]zianuray posing several fascinating questions. So I put them all together ... asked by baby mages. "Someday Saviors" is written in unrhymed quatrains.

"The Treeslayers" -- 84 lines, $42
From your last prompt, I got "The Treeslayers," a double-ballad. Since the elves were wickedly killing nature, I decided to make trolls the good guys, humans and dwarves the moronic bystanders.

"The Women of Hildegaard" -- 44 lines, $20
This naturally invites the question: "Under what circumstances would being a warrior mom convey a martial advantage?" Well, dragons prefer virgins, and adding a little magic to some classic motherly idioms can pack quite a punch! The result is "The Women of Hildegaard," written in couplets. Huzzah for mommy power! They kick dragon bootie.
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