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One of my friends commented earlier that reaching out when one needs help is complicated by feeling that others have too many problems of their own.

So, I've decided to leverage my situation.

I'm doing well. Do any of you need to talk?

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Pondering gaps in .

If you wanted an entertaining read about a future that differed from this world in one aspect, what are you having difficulty finding?

A different attitude to race? A new default on gender/sex? A specific political structure?

Not saying I'll know how to write it well, but I'd like to push my boundaries in a way that produces greater social good if I can.

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"[I'm] trying to pull off a track that’ll result in everyone getting exactly the kind of world they want.

"Everyone including the enemy."

request for advice from anyone who is vision impaired 

The Last Family Road Trip by Matthew S. Cox

"Cox blends coming-of-age tropes with the unique challenges of ethical vampirism to create a fresh and engaging tale that also evokes the joy of classic 80’s horror."

More thoughts:

“Forgive me, father, for I have sinned.”
“What sins have you committed, my child?”
“I keep singing Barenaked Ladies songs.”
“How long has it been since you last confessed?”
“IT’S BEEN — ”

Thin ice on a pool
Wishing cannot make us fly
But we once were fish


A piece inspired by HP 's birthday.

If we have to live in untied kingdoms, we should at least embrace the bleaker joys.

Sally Timms and the Drifting Cowgirls, “This House Is A House Of Trouble (12” Version)":

Tithe by Chani Lynn Feener

"Feener merges the traditional myths of the fairy tithe to hell and the power of a willing sacrifice, providing a fresh and plausible reason for that competition between teenagers which defines one subgenre of young adult fiction."

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An interesting theory on 's use of recording devices in "The Whisperer in Darkness":

Having grown up with record players and tape recorder, I still recall the crackle, distortion, and slightly variances in speed; not sure if that makes me more or less creeped out by subtly distorted audio though.

A lingering heat
Draws family together
Birthing new terror

Great mash-up, just for listening or for a little more energy to push for fairer .

Bob Marley & Billy Idol (ft. Judas Priest), “With a Rebel Yell, She Cried, ‘Don’t Give Up the Fight’”:

Bunker Boy by Jordan Elizabeth

"Elizabeth shrinks the post-apocalyptic settlement trope down almost to a single family, starkly portraying how close the edge of human control becomes without ubiquitous civilisation."

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Hi, im new here. My name is Rj, I love drawing japanese and sci-fi stuff.

I finished this artwork a while ago, so I was thinking of sharing this here while I introduce myself. Nice to meet you. #introduction

Interesting article ( suggesting the odd “elbow” in 's “The Shunned House” is a result of him censoring himself .

I read it as the narrator instinctively view the creature in human terms even when it didn’t make sense: i.e. there are no elbows in eldritch extrusions but we are so confined by our world view that we think of a random point where direction sharply changes as a joint.




I never intended to become a thief.

But I had awoken in a strange land, penniless and alone.

I never took too much, an item of clothing here, some handfuls of food there. But I longed for home; so I started to take money, or things I felt I could resell - a foreigner selling local goods got me a few suspicious looks so I moved around a lot; it was difficult to build up any resources.

I often spent my travel money on food or shelter.

#TootFic #FlashFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

The EU has some issues. I favour fixing them from within; however, if we are to leave, let us actually set better policies.

The Soil Association, "Green Brexit: Setting the Bar for a Green Brexit in Food and Farming":

A mackerel sky
Watched from the greatest comfort
A single blood drop

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The liminal space between mellow and mindscratching

ROCH, "All Time Favourite Girl":

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more