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The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
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This poem is spillover from the July 16, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] chanter1944. It also fills the "Surrender" square in my 2-1-19 Platonic card for the Valentines Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Berettaflies thread of the Polychrome Heroics series; it follows "Shattered by the Truth," so read that first or this won't make much sense.

Warning: This poem contains intense and controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features crushing self-blame, a life in ruins, and humane treatment of a supervillain by the police department. This may be difficult to read for people who have been on either side of L-America's broken legal system. It also includes the aftermath of a beating, rejection, verbal aggression, sleep disturbances, painful past, making amends, arrest, perpwalk (with protection), emotional numbness, and other angst. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Here are the notes for "The Bravest and Most Lucid Thing."

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This poem is spillover from the July 16, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from rix_scaedu. It also fills the "mutants" square in my 1-1-18 card for the Apocalypse Bingo fest. This poem was sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Berettaflies thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Today is the last day of the half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics. If you're still planning to sponsor something, now is the time to do that. The pool already turned in its funds, so I'm my working my way through that batch. Still remaining to post:

"The Caliber of People"
"A Gravel and Cream Sandwich"
"Already Where You Want to Be"
"None of It's for You"
"A Great Many Evil Things"

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This poem is spillover from the July 2, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] fuzzyred. It also fills the "Six of Arrows - Transition" square in my 4-30-19 card for the Tarot Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] fuzzyred. It starts a new thread, Broken Angels, as a spinoff from Shiv in Polychrome Heroics.

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The pair of goldfinches are out on the thistle sock again.  :D

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This poem is spillover from the July 16, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and [personal profile] fuzzyred. It also fills the "Personal Space" square in my 2-28-19 Words and Phrases card for the Meet Ugly Bingo fest. This poem belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. It is followed by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer's stories "Falling Gravel," "Filtering Gravel," "Spraying Gravel," and "Grinding Gravel."

Warning: This poem contains intense and controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features a mismatch in flavor preferences, catastrophizing, sticky toddler, suspicion, severe superpower clash with ghastly tactile descriptions, panic, confusion, self-loathing, Shiv doesn't feel like himself, oblique arrangement of a crime spree, trolling for bigots, racism, pickpocketing, destruction of property, guilt, and other angst. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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These are the notes for "A Gravel and Cream Sandwich."

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This poem is spillover from the July 16, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] starbit. It also fills the "question" square in my 4-1-19 card for the School Days Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. It follows "The Scars on the Mind," "The Worst Word in the Dictionary," and "The So-Called Truths" so read those first or this won't make much sense.

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These are the notes for "Already Where You Want to Be."

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