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on: October 14, 2009, 03:17:52 PM
EP047: Poet for Hire

By Sue Burke.
Read by Mur Lafferty.

She had been wondering if she should start her own poetry business. She believed Milwaukee might need a poet for hire to spread the magic of verse around the town. Sometimes, in her current job as a medical secretary, she secretly wrote poems for especially ill patients. They got well, and Verity felt certain the focused mental energy from the poems helped them. She wanted to write poetry full-time to spread its energy to more people — to become the city’s first commercial free-lance poet.

Rated G.  Contains implied violence and the sordid crimes of the pickle business.

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Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 03:26:36 AM

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Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010, 03:05:04 PM
Fun and silly, and it left me wondering if anyone could actually do that for a living.  Probably not, but maybe someone could do it on the side of their regular job for a little supplemental income.  I saw the twist coming a little way off, but enjoyed the ride nonetheless, and twas good to see her come out ahead of the villain.  I'm sure in the future she will only use her poetry for good!


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