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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."

If you thought a female Doctor was divisive, wait until you see the trailer for the next season:

Covenant x Dr Who, “Like Tears in Rain”

Dr. Infinity and the Soul Smasher by Matthew S. Cox

“Cox combines engaging superhero antics with the unique combination of possibility and absurdity that is computer game logic to create middle-grade action comedy that will appeal to mature readers too.”

More thoughts:

It's finally here! My cycle of 6 short stories about a mage's journey of recovery and acceptance after xe has a stroke.

Available for only £5!
Boosts welcomed!

The witch tipped her cauldron, pouring out her familiar, who snorted indignantly as he plopped onto the floor.

"One of these days you're going to end up covered in ingredients and then I'll have to wash you like a babe."

He narrowed his eyes and scoffed.

"You'd prefer I go ahead and make cat soup?"

He hissed, pawing at the cauldron.

"Alright, If you can bring me ten troll whiskers, I'll get you your own cauldron to sleep in."

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Caturday #Fantasy

In the minus column, it's been long enough since I got the vaccine that I'm extremely unlikely to develop superpowers.

In the plus column, I didn't wake up this morning 20% taller with an allergy to plastic.

Breaker by Amy Campbell

“Combining a solid wild west setting and interesting magic with a nuanced portrayal of how lifelong distrust can affect people’s characters, Campbell creates a character-driven fantasy where you can taste the dust.”

More thoughts:

Shadows of ‘Shadow of the Vampire’ but played for humour.

A method actor gets a bit to deep in role and bites his co-star.

The Vampire (w. Tyler Riggers, dir. Clayton Nepveux):

"If you could live anywhere, where would you live?"

The unicorn considered this question seriously for such a long time the child thought he'd forgotten he'd been asked anything - he did that sometimes.

"A forest," he answered just before the question was repeated.

"That's always your answer - best place to eat, worst nightlife, most relaxing..."

"Well, it is," he defended.

"Forests aren't even real!"

"They used to be," he sighed.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

A town withstands storms
But falls to a single breath.
Are we wise as fish?

Joe Coffin The Final Chapter: Part Two by Ken Preston

“Preston fuses the horror of vampirism with the selfishness of ordinary humans, creating a world where even the overt threat of supernatural predators hasn’t reduced the profiteering, in-fighting, and rampant criminality.

This is (as the title suggests) the final book in Preston’s Joe Coffin series. Spoilers for previous volumes ahead.”

More thoughts:

Imagine if everyone's stance regarding public policy were "I went through all this pain and I hope no one else has to" instead of "I went through all this pain, and I hope people who were completely innocent and did not benefit from my suffering in any way all suffer like I did."

Snowdrops embrace drifts
My throat boils water from dust
Do stones sit calmly?

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