"All the Beautiful Lights"
Your prompts contributed to the free-verse poem "All the Beautiful Lights." Shiv and Luci enjoy a holiday cruise on Lake Manawa.
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Lake Manawa looked like a nonstick griddle,
the ice flat and gray under a cloudy sky,
but Shiv knew it would glitter in the sun.
Shiv and Luci walked toward the dock
where the Manawa Marvel waited.
"The Quickest Way to Know a Woman"
Some DW prompts contributed to the free-verse poem "The Quickest Way to Know a Woman." Shiv and Luci go shopping in the Old Market.
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Shiv stood in front of Dymin's desk
and forced himself not to fidget.
"You sure this is a good idea?"
he said, trying to wheedle out of it.
"I'm sure you need winter clothes,
and I'm sure you'll benefit from
a spotter on that trip," Dymin said.
"You and Luci have talked about
shopping the Old Market, so
she's bound to be willing."
"Sky Blue and Grass Green"
A DW prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Sky Blue and Grass Green." Shiv takes a class in underpainting, then freezes up when he tries to do it in complementary colors. He gets through it with a little help, though.
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Shiv hopped off of the bus at
the Hipster Center of Creative Arts.
He liked the building -- sleek concrete
with lots of glass windows to let in
all the light that they could, as if
it had been made from Legos.
"Strange and Twisted Creatures"
Molly takes care of Gray after the incident with Chyou.
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Gray woke with a headache and
a queasy burn in his belly that told him
he'd gone far too long without eating.
Then he remembered why, and groaned.
"What Seems Like Surrender"
A DW prompt inspired the free-verse poem "What Seems Like Surrender." A week after the chayne incident, Dr. Bloch notices that Shiv has an unusual response to certain types of pain.
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A week after the chayne incident, Shiv
got an invitation back to Dr. Bloch's office.
The fact that it was an invitation threw him
off track, but the message clearly stated
that he could either come for a checkup and
probably get excused from bed rest now,
or skip it and wait an extra week before
being excused from it automatically.