June 16th, 2012

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Crowdfunding Creative Jam

The eightth Crowdfunding Creative Jam is running this weekend on Dreamwidth and on LiveJournal. The theme is "outer space." Please drop by and leave prompts or claim some for writing, drawing, or whatever you wish.


What I Have Written 

"Alien In-Laws" -- 127 lines, $63.50
From the prompt about Second Contact, I got the free-verse poem "Alien In-Laws." Having adopted an orphaned alien in the previous poem "Starfather," Lieutenant Adjo Mubarak finally gets to meet other members of the species.

"Starscotch" -- 7 lines, FREE
Young starships play a mischievous game.

"The Cryptonauts" -- 27 lines, $15
The prompt about supernatural creatures in space led to "The Cryptonauts."  Zombies, vampires, and werewolves all have unique strengths to contribute toward space exploration -- and the same reason for doing so.

"The Dreams of Her Mirror" -- 42 lines, $20
Your line about solar sails inspired the free-verse poem "The Dreams of Her Mirror."  There are lines from John Myers Myers' "Silverlock" woven in.  My poem breaks down the idea that a woman somehow 'needs' a man, and replaces him with inspiration.

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New Poetry Series: Starfather

I've added a new series, Starfather, to the Serial Poetry page.  It started with "Starfather" from the March 6, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl and continues with "Alien In-Laws" from this weekend's Crowdfunding Creative Jam.  Neither poem has been sponsored yet, but I wanted to post them so folks will know what's available.