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In dark times, the bards have been the ones whose flames dispelled the gloom and led people to brighter days. Ideas are the spark that kindles those flames.

[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith is a bard for our current times. Every month, they seek ideas from their readers and write poetry inspired by those ideas in a Poetry Fishbowl. This month's Fishbowl has the theme of "nonsexual intimacies." Go on over, check it out. Leave a prompt, or just keep an eye on it and see what gets created.
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This is by way of signal boost for [ profile] ysabetwordsmith's monthly Poetry Fishbowl. It's set in their Monster House storyline, and draws its inspiration from "The Care and Feeding of Peeves".

From Barlowe's Comprehensive Field Guide to Ephemeral Life Forms:


Grudges most frequently have the appearance of grassy plants, similar to sedges or sawgrass ... There are at least three known cultivars of grudges. The Common Grudge is rather delicate, and requires significant attention and frequent nursing. If appropriately cared for, it can transform into a Longstanding Grudge which can survive exposure to the elements. Harboring a Longstanding Grudge is not difficult; it requires only a minimum of attention. It is quite hardy as long as it can obtain a sufficient supply of enmity to prevent its withering away completely.

... A Grudge which receives a sufficient quantity of hatred and malice during its nursing will transform into an invasive form, known as Rancor. Rancor can spread widely and rapidly, often overwhelming entire neighborhoods and occasionally consuming whole towns. Eradication is challenging: not only can Rancor propagate from a single small cutting left behind, but it is capable of remaining dormant for years until conditions are right for it to emerge again.
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[ profile] wyld_dandelyon is someone I am blessed to know, in real life as well as online. She offers occasional One-Card Readings for fun and whatever help paying the bills her visitors might be able to supply, and is doing one today in honor of the Full Moon and Summer Solstice. Asking her for a card while you keep something in mind, and perhaps share it with her, may provide insight. I have learned new things about myself in this way. Come on over and say "hi" to her!


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