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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."

Seaweed and rock pools
Contested between two worlds
A war we will lose

Creepy podcast set in the wilds of the cold north.

An acquaintance suggests it has a feel. I’ve only listened to the first episode so far, but it does have the subtle dread of a opening.

"What price do I pay for this favor I ask of you?"

"A stomach ulcer."

"What? Do... you want me to bring you a--"

"No, for this good fortune you desire, you will receive a stomach ulcer in return."

There was a long silence between the two, as the mortal considered this exchange.

"But," the mortal protested weakly, "I love coffee..."

"More than success?"

Another long silence followed.


"I’m thinking," the mortal quibbled.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

I’m tempted to call Richard Zane’s Fantasmagoria a spiritual cousin to my own work. They both came from the same love of weird pop culture and pastiche, but where I tried to tone down the gonzo and create a serious narrative, Zane cranked the gonzo up to 11, stuck it in the driver’s seat of a souped up muscle car with a stereo stuck repeating “Balls to the Wall” by Accept at max volume, and turned it loose.

Believe it or not, it works. Check it out. It’s even got kaiju, dammit. And fascist spider Amazons. What more do you want?

Incidentally, I used to know him from Google+, and there’s lots more good stuff on his website.

#fantasmagoria #fantasy #gonzo #indie #kaiju #pulp #richard-zane #sci-fi

The Spirits of Six Minstrel Run by Matthew S. Cox

“Blending a nuanced portrayal of the paranormal with the mundane subtleties of marriage and small-town life, Cox creates a supernatural thriller that draws it’s horror as much from the plausible reactions of characters as any ghostly presence.”

More thoughts:

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Eating seven herbs
Thoughts turn to my ancestor
Erased by my past

Unreal Magazine Vol. 1

Martha Wells – Yoon Ha Lee – Emily Devenport...and more!

David R. Grigg – Eric Del Carlo

Amazon $3.58

Smashwords $3.28

#Fantasy #magazine #authors

Vague harms Show more

A bit of dark energy to get the week creeping along nicely.

Alice’s Night Circus, “Curious World”:

A Yellow Mythos text adventure.

Short, yet quite pleasingly detailed and with a touch of complexity.

5 Hierophant. Love the colors! #AprilArtJourney

Photo shows a person standing in some kind of abstracted flames. They are looking up. Arms are crossed in front of the chest. There are pentagrams.

The Van Helsing Paradox by Evelyn Chartres

“Chartres fuses ancient conspiracies within the Church with urban fantasy to create a fast-paced horror adventure that doesn’t lack for depth.”

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more