Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Unsold Poems for the March 17, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the March 17, 2020 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," "A Lively Feast," "Always Carry Your Goodness," "Crossroads on the Hero's Journey," "Gökotta," "The Arc of the Mental Universe," "So Often Alone," "An Iron Fist," "The Bushfire Shawl," and "Petrichor."

"A Fresh Opportunity to Make a Mark"
This inspired the free-verse poem "A Fresh Opportunity to Make a Mark." Shiv's first day in Motor City has some ups and downs.
551 lines, Buy It Now = $276

Shiv tried to push down his nerves, but
just looking at Ricasso's office building
made his palms start to sweat

"How to Hold the Darkness"
This inspired the free-verse poem "How to Hold the Darkness." Graham returns to the Maldives to talk with Steel and Shale, which brings up a lot of intense emotions for everyone.
623 lines, Buy It Now = $312

After the tragic incident with
the orphaned whale, Graham
needed a few days to recover

"Like Hugging an Alley Cat"
A backchannel prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Like Hugging an Alley Cat." Holiday activities cause a tangle between Shiv and Edison.
991 lines, Buy It Now = $496

Fall had turned to winter,
and the tightening crush
of holiday activities made
Shiv's shoulderblades
try to meet each other
in the middle of his back.

"My Coffee with Cream, My Literature with Optimism"
Your canal prompt inspired the free-verse poem "My Coffee with Cream, My Literature with Optimism." After developing superpowers, a policeman and a mobster take charge of the water in Venice.
57 lines, Buy It Now = $20

"No Interest in Sharing the Secret"
Your Turq prompt contributed to the free-verse poem "No Interest in Sharing the Secret." Ansel and Turq visit Ava in hopes of finding the purple cat.
817 lines, Buy It Now = $409

A week after the raid, Ansel
and Turq went back to Ava.

There they met up with Kedric
to talk about the aftermath

"Reflected in Her Soul"
Your prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Reflected in Her Soul." In spring, the Janika and Mircea go into heat.
278 lines, Buy It Now = $139

One fine spring day,
Victor came downstairs
to find that the castle reeked

"Rolling Darwin's Dice"
A backchannel discussion inspired the free-verse poem "Rolling Darwin's Dice." Wayne and Stylet discuss a college writing project, which gets interrupted by a phone call about tiny, terrifying dinosaurs.
403 lines, Buy It Now = $201

On Monday evening, Wayne
went over to Stylet's place so
they could chat about college stuff

"Think First of the Action"
Several DW prompts combined to inspire the free-verse poem "Think First of the Action." Anxiety Girl manages an Anxiety Relief Station a couple days after the Big One.
241 lines, Buy It Now = $121

Anxiety Girl had hit her head
during the Big One, which put
her out of commission yesterday.

Today she was back on duty
in San Francisco, because SPOON
was desperately short-handed

"Who Chose the Darkness"
This inspired the free-verse poem "Who Chose the Darkness." Shiv meets a couple of goths at Blues Moon and they talk.
273 lines, Buy It Now = $137

Shiv saw the goth couple
come into his section of
the restaurant and stared
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