October 11th, 2015

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Poem: "The Curse of Frankenstein"

This poem came out of the October 6, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] librarygeek, LJ user Book_worm5, and Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "Frankenstein" square in my 10-1-15 card for the Halloween / Samhain Bingo fest, the "secret identity discovered" square in my 11-25-14 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest, and the "sharing a bed" square in my 10-1-15 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family.

Warning: This poem contains some intense and intimate topics that some readers may find distasteful. Highlight for details, some of which are spoilers. It features graphic description of menstruation and related gender dysphoria, extremely miserable symptoms including cramps and mood swings, inadvertent outing of Victor's trans nature because the werewolves can smell sex markers, Victor freaking out over all of that, and other angst. But the people around him are actually quite supportive and trying to help as best they can. So there is fluff in the end. Please consider your taste and headspace before deciding whether this is something you want to read.

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Poll: Bonus Fishbowl

The October 6, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl reached its $250 goal and that's the third time, so there will be a bonus fishbowl on Tuesday, October 20.  Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  If there's a clear answer by Monday night, I'll close it.  Otherwise I may leave it open a while longer.


These are your options for featured series:

A Conflagration of Dragons
Apocalyptic fantasy about dragons destroying six entire civilizations, and what happens after that.

The Ocracies
Political fantasy in which a lot of little countries each have a different system of government.

Poll #2024745 Bonus Fishbowl Poll for October 2015
This poll is closed.

Which series should get the bonus fishbowl?

A Conflagration of Dragons
3(37.5%)
The Ocracies
5(62.5%)

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Poem: "Effing Words"

This poem came out of the October 6, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by [personal profile] helgatwb. It also fills the "sarcastic" square in my 8-31-15 card for the Tones and Voices Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles.

Warning: As you can guess from the title, this poem relies a lot of vulgar humor. It's also a riff on the classic "Feminism and Other F-Words." Click through for the bleu.

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Poem: "The Unsupportive Sidekick"

This is spillover from the October 6, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by [personal profile] redsixwing and LJ user Rowyn. It also fills the "someone gains purpose" square in my 10-2-15 card for the [community profile] ladiesbingo fest and the "shadows" square in my 10-1-15 card for the Halloween / Samhain Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the series The Adventures of Aldornia and Zenobia, which you can find on the Serial Poetry Page.

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