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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."

I'm looking for stories of protagonists with beliefs, hobbies, or other things they hide from those around them facing cosmic dread.

Full details here:

If you know anyone who might be interested, please pass the details on.

Ever wonder what Linkin Park would sound like with more epic guitar and in Hindi? Wonder no more.

Bloodywood, "Yaad":

"Roses are red,
Skyrim is fun,
You are carrying too much to be able to run."

covid, star trek 

COVID-19, request for information from US-based artists 

Greenstar Special Features, collecting the short stories and crew diaries that Simon Cantan and I wrote to celebrate the release of each Season, is now available in ebook from major retailers.

Pick up your copy today, before Pol mistakes it for a sandwich and eats it:

I can never find it, but back during all those clown sightings there was an article where a sheriff was telling people not to worry because "he believed it wasn't real clowns, just people in clown outfits" and I think about that all the time


Joe Coffin, Season Two by Ken Preston

“Preston’s alternate world of vampires stalking the dodgy backstreets of modern day Birmingham continues to deliver visceral action and moral choices with no good option.”

More thoughts:

It is important keep exercising while in lockdown; so here’s a little cardio for the soul.

Disturbed, “Reason to Fight”:

Just came across an image of a tweet abusing someone for being incompetent and corrupt.

Because it was extracted from a thread (so didn't say who "he" was) took me some time to work out it was about Donald Trump not Dominic Cummings.

A pleasing satire of the DWP to lighten your day:

In other news, the Universal Credit hotline is apparently not accepting calls.

She lay in the grass listening.

It grew up around her and whispered; she laughed softly at its jokes.

She whispered jokes back, but they weren't very good; the grass chuckled back softly, just to be kind.

They spoke of much; of growing, of changing, how it's all unavoidably connected, how the sky will always be high and the mountains could one day be lower.

Each day they grew closer, until eventually it was impossible to tell them apart.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

transphobia in sports, shitposty 

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