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Just realised that I didn't even introduce myself properly:

I'm a lifelong fan of science fiction, fantasy and related subjects.

I live near Bremen in North Germany, the city made famous by the fairy tale about the town musicians.

I'm a writer, not just as SFF.

In my day job, I'm a translator of technical and legal texts. I'm also a teacher, originally for English, but now mostly for German as a second language.

Whether you have already seen The Last Jedi or not, enjoy this pic of Paige, Rose, Chewie and a random panda. wandering.shop/media/q7AuoGoI8

Just wanted to share the beautiful cover for my upcoming SF holiday short "Christmas on Iago Prime".
wandering.shop/media/6eD5hqZg5

I'm happy right now, because I just finished a science fictional holiday short story.

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!

I just wanted to share the cover for my upcoming science fiction story: wandering.shop/media/CiiZzFXoj

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After hundreds of years, they've had enough. The Turkey Revolution has begun.
#writingprompts #writing

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If y'all know anything featuring:
- magic!
- THIEVES
- ASSASSINS
- snark!
- fantasy tropes!

send those recs my wayyyy :D (or just tell me what the last fun book you read was!)

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Siri ran through the forest, touched trees, breathed deeply.
To human eyes, it was just another robot. To Siri, an Actual Reality headset.
#MicroFiction #tootfic

And since I totally forgot to mention this in my introduction, I run two genre blogs, the Speculative Fiction Showcase for SF, fantasy and horror and the Indie Crime Scene for crime, mystery and thriller:

indiespecfic.blogspot.de/
indiecrimescene.blogspot.de/

Authors in those genres are welcome to submit new release to the respective blog.

Our featured new release at the Speculative Fiction Showcase today is "Where Nightmares Come From - The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre", a non-fiction anthology of interest to horror writers and others:
indiespecfic.blogspot.de/2017/

It works. So expect more photos in the future.

Let's see if I can post photos from my phone. Here is yesterday's lunch, Steak Diane with pasta. I didn't flambé it, though.
I came across the recipe while researching my retro adventure series The Silencer. Food is important in my fiction.
wandering.shop/media/7hvqDA03y

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Here's a nice blogpost by @stealthmunchkin about Mastodon and why you don't need to worry about instances to use it. (Basically, think of it like email rather than like the bird site.) andrewhickey.info/2017/11/16/m

Things I archived today: Wrote 1158 words and did a cover mock-up that is supposed to look like a 1970s men's adventure paperback. I do think the typography works, but I'll have to crop the image differently to get the effect that I want. wandering.shop/media/KX_HKtHGh

Apparently, "boosting" means retweeting (retooting?) here on Mastodon. Good to know.

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My middle-aged self turned up, full of advice and instructions. I nodded along.
My old self had already warned me, and told me to ignore it.
#MicroFiction #TootFic

Just realised that I didn't even introduce myself properly:

I'm a lifelong fan of science fiction, fantasy and related subjects.

I live near Bremen in North Germany, the city made famous by the fairy tale about the town musicians.

I'm a writer, not just as SFF.

In my day job, I'm a translator of technical and legal texts. I'm also a teacher, originally for English, but now mostly for German as a second language.

Good things that happened to me today: 1. Got a translation job in. Good money, not too complicated plus the possibility of follow up jobs.
2. The mail person brought me a cheque and a book.