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The Gaudy Eye   1468.03.22  
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Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer)
A beautiful blinkbird pin takes a tour through history.
Posted: 06/07/10      [No comments yet] ~ 927 words.
 

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"I call it the Gaudy Eye," said Droffan as he showed off the feathered pin with its sapphire chip.

"This is exquisite!" said the merchant Etharm. "Do you think it's me?"

"To be sure, it suits you perfectly," said Droffan as he bowed low. Then he fastened the pin to the merchant's lapel. "Allow me to loan you this mirror..."

Author's Notes

This story came out of the May 12, 2010 Muse Fusion. It was inspired by a prompt from Deirdre Murphy (LJ user wyld_dandelyon). Here we get a glimpse of the unrest during the Gender Reform period, including the (in)famous activist Yoilosh. The blinkbird pin is typical of Glifai adornment, inspired by something that had once shown rank and was later used for personal expression. We also see how Unafari is settling in to her job at a more prestigious museum.

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Unafari, Etharm, Droffan, Bartoth,

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