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As we come up to the end of the month, it is a good time to mention that I have posted a weekly chapter for about four years now. While free to read, my writing is supported by ( and Typewriter Press ( among others.

I don't really do much with tiers at all, $1/month gets you access to all my works in progress, polls for the next projects, and my appreciation. I also try to listen to suggestions or requests to the best of my ability.

Songbird in the Kitchen 4: Table Settings

Upset at what was happening to Lilian, Karin comes up with the worst idea while drunk.

Well, that was embarrassing. It took me three days to start to grok Polly (the C# library for fault tolerance). But I think I finally got it and I can move on. :)

A spaceship landed. Its door dilated. A robotic arm extended. It held a face mask.
"Take this to your leader."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

"It's healing nicely!" she smiled. "And your sensory nerves are knitting well to the neuronics."

She looked down at the metal cap just above where her knee once was. The prosthetic leg tingled as it connected. She shivered at the engineer's hands on her skin, both real and synthetic, as she carefully fitted it.

"So, err, could we maybe see each other again?"

"Definitely. I'll need to re-check the power supp–"

"No, I..." she blushed, "I mean tonight."

#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

So ends my four day vacation without family.

I got to learn Blazor, got the shell of a site up with NSwag, Core 3, Dapper, FluentMigrator, Autofac, IdGen, nullables. A different data access patter with DI. Started to learn Ant Design (+3 PRs to write).

Songbird in the Kitchen 3: Return Customer

After three days, Karin quickly becomes a fixture of Lilard's. Even though Lilian hadn't taken her up on her suggested offers, she still enjoys the view and company. However, then she hears the laught

I'm really digging the Ant Design framework. It appeals to my sense of aesthetics.

Five days into my rebuild of my factory in and I realized I should have listened to Sid Meier and doubled everything. Made the modules base three... should have been base two.

On the other hand, I really like the 26 conveyors in a 2 wide by 3 high pattern.

Every writer is different. For my path, this has happened at least five times.

That's why I say I write on faith. I write the best story I can in hopes that someone will love it but don't have the opportunity to tell me today. I keep writing on hope of the future when they can.

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It's always strange to stumble on someone who remembered reading my stories ten years ago and finally got around to telling me they were wonderful. I love that I finally got to hear it, but i also think about all the times I almost quit in that decade because no one told me that.

Overheard on #irc:

> user1: The hand sanitizer at my local microbrewery smells like something tasty to drink. I don't plan to try, but... > user2: git push first

@cadence Gemini is a new collaboratively designed internet protocol that is like the web but serving up text/gemini as the native format instead of HTML, CSS, and JS. Imagine a www made of simple Markdown-like files connected by links. It's fully encrypted, private, fast, non-commercial, and fairly malware-proof. Go to to learn more and download a client. #gemini

"Because we're at full capacity, we are not accepting online or phone orders for pick up. You must come to the restaurant for pickup."

should have my website show a message if you _don’t_ have an adblocker installed recommending that you get one

I have burned through so much HP and MP this morning it isn't even funny. And I haven't gotten into my meetings yet.

Songbird in the Kitchen 2: Passing Surprise

While there is no greater pleasure than a comfortable bed after months of sleeping in wagons and grounds, Karin decides to spend a bit of time shopping. As she does, she stumbles onto one of the most


WIP 1 (Allegro)

1. Based on Lindsey Sterling's music video, Roundtable Rival.
2. Linsan is also based on Vanya from Umbrella Academy.
3. Brook is addicted to caffeinated/energy drinks.

WIP 2 (Songbird in the Kitchen)

1. Karin's power is sharpening.
2. She is in her 40s.
3. She's never been married.

I wrote a book!

💀 👻 📚 ✨ 🖤

If you love D&D and traditional fantasy with a twist, you might well enjoy BOOKS & BONE!

-scholars and libraries!
-black magic!
-zombie friends!
-evil necromancers but ... friendly?
-ace romance!

Follow Ree, necromancer town archivist, as she attempts to keep her family and neighbours from killing a foppish, arrogant, and amiable historian from the world beyond the crypt.

Sample and buy links:

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