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Unsold Poems from the August 5, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Unsold Poems from the August 5, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl
The following poems from the August 5, 2014 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 some verses left in The August linkback poem, "A Stranger's Way," is now complete. Link to this list to reveal new ones.

As of Friday evening, I'm still writing, but I wanted to get the batch up.  With one of the previous epics closed, there is room to open one new poem for microfunding if somebody wants to do that.  Polychrome Heroics and The Steamsmith currently have epics running, but other series are eligible.

"Friends, Family, and Fireworks" -- 158 lines, $79 (Schrodinger's Heroes)
A prompt about TeJay inspired the free-verse poem "Friends, Family, and Fireworks." Chris invites everyone to his birthday party, which requires a lot of space to keep them from rubbing each other the wrong way, but it gives TeJay some food for thought.

"Je Ne Regrette Rien" -- 56 lines, $20 (Polychrome Heroics) SOLD
A Dreamwidth prompt about Saraphina led to the free-verse poem "Je Ne Regret Rien." Two women take care of her in the hospital while waiting for SPOON to find a suitable foster.

"Like the Sun" -- 71 lines, $35.50 (Schrodinger's Heroes)
Truth fields can be pesky things, as evil!Schrodinger discovers. "Like the Sun" is written in free verse and features several folks sharing their perspectives on what truth is like.

"A Little Something Extra" -- 310 lines, $155 (Polychrome Heroics) SOLD
A prompt about Stormtreader and Mudslinger inspired the free-verse poem "A Little Something Extra," about Lagniappe's efforts to establish cooperation between different groups of superheroes in lower Louisiana. It includes the flooding of 1965.

"Nancy Stories" -- 98 lines, $49 (Polychrome Heroics) SOLD
An advance prompt from LJ user Rhodielady_47 inspired the free-verse poem "Nancy Stories." A young storyteller discovers a wrecked space ship and realizes that the line between truth and fiction is fuzzier than he thought.

"Off Fire" -- 20 lines, $10 (Polychrome Heroics) SOLD
So I was reading online and came across an article about Congress vacationing without approving emergency wildfire funds. I said, "Sheesh, I have a pyromaniac supervillian who is more responsible about fire control that than!" Whereupon Backdraft showed me the note he stuck on a religious bigot's window. "Off Fire" is written in free verse, and explores the 'arsonist' and 'supervillain' as flexible truths.

"Straight as an Arrow" -- 176 lines, $88 (Polychrome Heroics) SOLD
A couple of Dreamwidth folks raised issues of sex/romance. Stan and Lawrence talk about sexual orientation in the free-verse poem "Straight as an Arrow." Cottoncandy fluff with a side of introspection.

"Umbilical Lines" -- 184 lines, $92 (An Army of One) SOLD
Exploring matters of identity and expression comes through in the free-verse poem "Umbilical Lines." Astin, Weavercreep, and Operetta go scavenging in the junkyard and then go shopping. It's a glimpse not only of Astin's personal growth but also the Lacuna slowly evolving a culture and economy of its own, showing its roots but reaching beyond them.

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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 10th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Linkbacks

Thank you! The linkback poem is now complete.
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