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The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
Unsold Poetry from the November 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the November 3, 2015 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 poem "Learning to See."  Linking to this page will reveal new verses of that.

"All Other Things Being Equal"
Your prompt about pay inspired the free-verse poem "All Other Things Being Equal."  It's about history, discrimination, and the march into the future.
51 lines, Buy It Now = $20

"The Entrapment of Future Potential"
This contributed to the free-verse poem "The Entrapment of Future Potential."  It's a look at how modern conveniences ensnare people.
48 lines, Buy It Now = $20

"Like Jewels on a Ring"
This contributed to the ballad "Like Jewels on a Ring."  It's a little tour of the future in The Blueshift Troupers.
52 lines, Buy It Now = $20

"The Open Secret"
A Dreamwidth prompt about glimpsing the future inspired the free-verse poem "The Open Secret."  This is the backstory for The Time Towers series and how that technology developed.
96 lines, Buy It Now = $48 Posting in progress

The development of time travel
came not from a single, wild-haired genius
building a machine in his basement.

It came from a consortium of
government and research organizations,
because the requirements of energy
and infrastructure were too massive
for an individual to manage

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