Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Unsold Poems for the September 1, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the September 1, 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," "Petrichor," "Putting Everything in Its Place," "Everything That Blooms," "Two Ends of a Spectrum," and "In the Shade of the Mighty Oak."

"A Dangerous Thing to Be a Doll"
In the wake of the blackout, Heron volunteers to help people who want to escape China, and discovers an unexpected cluster of refugees.
Warning for aftermath of severe abuse.
716 lines, Buy It Now = $358

Heron settled himself in front of
the computer graciously furnished
by their hosts and turned it on.

Given the chaos following
the blackout in China, he had
volunteered to help with first aid
so long as it would not compromise
the safety of himself or his family.

"Jumping on the Bed"
A minor mishap doesn't have to stand in the way of having fun.
50 lines, Buy It Now = $20

"A Purring Parcel of Paradox"
Mrrhow the Mercurial meets Nebuly, who is out of spoons.
163 lines, Buy It Now = $82

Ansel went downstairs to his office,
where Nebuly was still stretched out
on the couch with Boots on his chest.

"Signs of Their Trespass"
Victor and the werewolves deal with poachers.
525 lines, Buy It Now = $263

"We've a problem with poachers in
the woods, my lord," Fridrik told Victor.

"You've seen them?" Victor said.

"The Spectrum of Your Being"
While searching for a reference book, Gideon and Raymond find something totally unexpected.
484 lines, Buy It Now = $242

It had been three weeks
since Raymond and Gideon
had fallen from their world
into Not-Quite-Kansas.

While Gideon had been able
to step into the life of his other-self,
Raymond had no such luck. He'd
taken Gideon's offer of crash space
and managed to find some clothes
at a thrift store, but little more.

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