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Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, October 2, 2018
The following poems from the October 2, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my Dreamwidth profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods.
There are still verses left in the linkback poems "We Will Fade into You," "The Open Gyre," "Growing Green, Growing Gold," "Mysterious and Impermanent," "The Attack of the Dragon Shrimp," "Greater Than the Sum," "Cleaning Achnai's Oven," "Nascent Wisdom," "An Innocence Reclaimed," "Where Symbols Had the Power," "A Lively Feast," "Between the Normal and the Abnormal." Linking to this page will reveal new verses in whichever linkback poem you request
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"The Hottest Blood of All"
Your prompt about grief inspired the free-verse poem "The Hottest Blood of All." A boating collision in the Maldives leads to some major life changes for our whales. This is hardcore hurt/comfort, but it has some hopeful aspects.
1206 lines, Buy It Now = $603

It was a little after 6 AM.
Graham had just gotten up,
and was still brushing his teeth,
when his smartphone rang with
one of the emergency tones
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"The Keeper of His Identity"
Your prompt about She Walks in Mist inspired the free-verse poem "The Keeper of His Identity." Joseph Elkdog learns that his sister is still alive, and hurries to visit her.
396 lines, Buy It Now = $198

Joseph Elkdog put his back into it
and hauled another load of lumber
down toward the edge of the lake.

The Graton Reservation had taken
moderate damage from an earthquake
clocking in at 6.5 on the moment scale
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"On the Crust of an Unfinished Planet"
Your grace prompt contributed to the free-verse poem "On the Crust of an Unfinished Planet." Refugees and rescue workers come together in Rain City to rebuild after the earthquake.
244 lines, Buy It Now = $122

The month after the earthquake,
Rain City was rubble and chaos.

People reminded each other
that it takes an earthquake
to remind us that we walk on
the crust of an unfinished planet
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"Toads and Butterflies"
"Toads and Butterflies" is a short poem about autumn.
3 lines, Buy It Now = $5

"You Can Only Go Forward"
Your Calliope prompt inspired the free-verse poem "You Can Only Go Forward." The morning after the attempted bond severance, Calliope and Vagary talk about what to do next.
588 lines, Buy It Now = $294

Calliope woke to spring sunlight
pouring through the windows of
the living room where she lay
sprawled on the hide-a-bed
with Vagary on the other side
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Not part of the fishbowl, but currently available:

"21 Ways That Supervillains Say No"
This is a poem about consent and the lack thereof, and why violating the boundaries of a supervillain is a really bad idea.
26 lines, Buy It Now = $15

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