Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Unsold Poetry from the September 4, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl

This fishbowl has SOLD OUT.  Thank you for your support.

The following poems from the September 4, 2012 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.

The Poetry Fishbowl also has a  landing page nbsp;with full details about the project.

The linkback perk poem  "Alone in the Bee-Loud Glade"  is now complete.  You can now reveal verses by linking to this list of unsold poetry

"Branches and Actions" -- 26 lines, $15  SOLD
From the prompt about sabotage, I got the free-verse poem "Branches and Actions." It looks at layers of options and outcomes regarding the lumber industry and the environment.

"Cheques and Balances" -- 117 lines, $117SOLD The Steamsmith)
The prompt about claiming rights led to the free-verse poem "Cheques and Balances" in The Steamsmith. Maryam's father proposes a whole new level of responsibility for her, but it's not going to be easy to claim. That makes her stop and think about her qualifications and ideals.

"Coils and Brass" -- 53 lines, $40 (The Steamsmith)  SOLD
From the prompt about mothers and daughters, I got the free-verse poem "Coils and Brass." Maryam and her mother Sarah discuss family history and how it influences their lives, as Sarah fixes Maryam's hair.

"Hrafn's Nest" -- 100 lines, $50 (Hart's Farm SOLD
Your prompt about Hart's Farm responsibilities inspired the free-verse poem "Hrafn's Nest." Auduna visits Hrafn's study and learns about all the recordkeeping that he does to keep the farm organized.

"Purist Rights" -- 76 lines, $38 (Torn World)  SOLD
Your prompt about "Purist Rights" became the title of a free-verse poem in Torn World. Bai and his teacher discuss the difference between rights and responsibilities for citizens, and how that affects people who aren't citizens.

"Stacking the Deck" -- 128 lines, $64 (Schrodinger's Heroes SOLD
Stephen Laird shared a spooky glossary about temporal engineering and how it could break reality if people aren't careful with it. This led to "Stacking the Deck," a free-verse poem in Schrodinger's Heroes. Ash and Alex discover that other people are messing around with spatiotemporal forces.

"The Strength of Starfire" -- 138 lines, $69 (Path of the Paladins SOLD
This combined with several other prompts to inspire the free-verse poem "The Strength of Starfire" in Path of the Paladins. Shahana pushes Ari to learn how to light up a fallen star without help, which leads to a discussion about rights, responsibilities, power, and authority.

"Voter Expression" -- 21 lines, $10SOLD
Anthony Barrette sent a backchannel prompt about voting.  "Voter Expression" is a free-verse poem about how rights and responsibilities come together at the poll.

EXTRA: The publication of "Fraying Bonds" has unlocked a previously written poem in Path of the Paladins.

"Strike Twice" -- 194 lines, $97 (Path of the Paladins)  SOLD
Johan crosses paths with a band of slavers and winds up with a whole new complication that he desperately does not want.
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