December 23rd, 2011

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Poem: "So Like a River"

*sleigh bells jingling*

This poem was written in mid-July of 2011, partially inspired by prompts from morrigans_eve, angela_n_hunt, and the_vulture. It has been sponsored by whuffle for morrigans_eve as part of the 2011 Holiday Poetry Sale, posted here after the surprise Yule presentation. This poem belongs to the Path of the Paladins series; you can read more about the series on the Serial Poetry page.

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Poem: "The Curious Incident at the Guildhall Library"

This poem came out of the November 2011 Crowdfunding Creative Jam.  It was inspired by a prompt from Dreamwidth user jjhunter.  It was sponsored by janetmiles.  This poem belongs to the Steamsmith series; you can read more about that on the Serial Poetry page.

The Guildhall Library is a real place in London. I found it while researching old libraries. This illustration dates from 1805, a little earlier than Maryam's time. The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers is also real, although their interests in nether-England go somewhat deeper into matters mystical.

I used a British English spellchecker for this poem. Special thanks to moonwolf1988 for britpicking.

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