I will keep the poll open until at least Tuesday morning. If there are clear winners then, I'll close it. Otherwise, I may leave it open a little longer.
"Spots" -- 150 lines, $150
Raising a cheetah cub is not easy, but Maryam rises to the occasion. Farasat is cute and exasperating, and did I mention cute?
"Tunnel Vision" -- 181 lines, $181
Maryam visits the lounge in the Steamsmith Guild, which also contains Old Henry, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Arthur Wellesley, and the two young noblemen I mentioned recently, George Cavendish and William Percy.
"After Dark" -- 49 lines, $20
Solvig and her friend Hrafn, the farm's bookkeeper, are enjoying a quiet evening in the common house. There's a little bit more of Auduna in this poem as she tiptoes past them. Also, Hrafn and his wife Gróa are the only monogamous couple I've spotted so far.
"Low-Hanging Fruit" -- 92 lines, $46
During the apple harvest, Auduna discovers one of the odd things that some of the farm folk like to do -- Aisling is trussed up in red rope, hanging in a tree.