Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Unsold Poems for the October 1, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the October 1, 2019 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 "Mysterious and Impermanent," "Greater Than the Sum," "Nascent Wisdom," "Where Symbols Had the Power," "A Lively Feast," "Between the Normal and the Abnormal," "Always Carry Your Goodness," "Crossroads on the Hero's Journey," "Gökotta," "May Everything," "The Arc of the Mental Universe," "So Often Alone."

In honor of Asexual Awareness Week, I note that:
"Among the Indispensable Elements" contains an asexual aromantic princess and an Albanian sworn virgin.
"The Crystal Castle" includes a prince and a princess who are not interested in the usual sort of relationship, possibly asexual and/or aromantic.
"Shield of Virtue, Sword of Truth" features an asexual demiromantic princess and a nonbinary asexual romantic prince.

"Among the Indispensable Elements"
Several Dreamwidth prompts contributed to the free-verse poem "Among the Indispensable Elements." Halley helps to create a gender-flexible fairytale.
186 lines, Buy It Now = $93

Bog_Standard: I'm so frustrated.
Why do fairytales have to be so gendered?
Folklore needs more balance than it has.

"The Cat, the Herbs, and the Jewels"
This inspired the free-verse poem "The Cat, the Herbs, and the Jewels." Fiorenza discovers a conspiracy among Marchesa Micia, Abelie, and Margherita.
110 lines, Buy It Now = $55

Fiorenza knew something
was up the moment she saw
Marchesa Micia conspiring
with Abelie and Margherita.

"The Crystal Castle"
Several DW prompts contributed to the free-verse poem "The Crystal Castle." The Ice Prince enjoys his life in the Frozen Wasteland, but some complications arrive.
138 lines, Buy It Now = $69

The Ice Prince had gotten
fed up with how his kingdom
treated him, so he ran away
from the Blooming Valley
to the Frozen Wasteland.

"One Hundred and One Births"
This inspired the free-verse poem "One Hundred and One Births." Daril, an only son, is the only person who knows how to solve a problem.
226 lines, Buy It Now = $114

For every nine girls, one boy.

That was the count, and
the count rarely went
much more or much less

"Shield of Virtue, Sword of Truth"
This inspired the free-verse poem "Shield of Virtue, Sword of Truth." Aurora strives to rescue the sleeping prince.
332 lines, Buy It Now = $166

Aurora gave thanks for
her armor every step of
the way through the thorns.

She held the Shield of Virtue
over her face as she hacked at
the vines with the Sword of Truth.

"The Soul of a City"
This contributed to the free-verse poem "The Soul of a City." Faster Blaster explores some unexpected improvements at the empty lot park.
366 lines, Buy It Now = $183

Faster Blaster strolled along
the sidewalk, surveying his turf.

Lake Bottoms was a dingy place,
not as bad as North Bottoms,
but it was starting to improve.
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