September 30th, 2016


Here Lies Butch

Someone has evidently named a daylily Here Lies Butch.  It is pink, purple, and pale green with ruffled petals.  Like most fancy flowers, it's expensive, and also sadly out of stock already.  But daaaamn.  I am so tempted to put that in the yards of my lesbian characters.  Dale and Kelly would love it.  Fortressa probably would too, and imagine that greasemonkey lair of theirs with frilly purple flowers  by the door.  LOL

Poetry Fishbowl Report for September 5, 2016

This month's theme was "pet peeves." I worked from 12 PM to 5:30 AM, so about 15 hours 30 minutes, allowing for breaks. I wrote 7 poems on Tuesday and another 5 later in the week, for a total of 12.

Participation was dramatically lower, with only 16 comments on LiveJournal and 24 on Dreamwidth. A total of 16 people sent prompts. We have one new prompter.

Collapse ), [personal profile] alatefeline, [personal profile] janetmiles, Anthony & Shirley Barrette. Please welcome new donors [personal profile] pocketnaomi and Melanie Goldmund. Despite the low turnout, donations were very enthusiastic; I sold almost everything I wrote. \o/

The Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so "Through Infirmity of the Flesh" is the free epic. That's the second tally for the $250 goal.

The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.

Unsold Poems from the September 6, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the September 6, 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 poems "The Tornado Blew Away," "Unfamiliar Feelings," "Tour Guides for All of Knowledge," and "Thinking River Thoughts."  Linking to this page will reveal new verses in whichever poem you request.

"The Easiest of All Hunting Expeditions"
A DW prompt inspired the free-verse poem "The Easiest of All Hunting Expeditions." Mallory meets some of the teenagers who hang out at the Finn house, and Jules takes a fancy to her. She does not look kindly on how the locals treat him as a scapegoat.
420 lines, Buy It Now = $210

"Times of Challenge, Moments of Comfort"
Several of these combined to inspire the free-verse poem "Times of Challenge, Moments of Comfort." After the molestation incident, Alicia seeks comfort in Judd and Aidan.
274 lines, Buy It Now = $137

"To Feel Safe in This World"
A DW prompt and one from technoshaman inspired the free-verse poem "To Feel Safe in This World." Shiv and Dr. G discuss the challenges of Shiv returning to the standard wing.
374 lines, Buy It Now = $187