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Time for some Wandering !

Hi, I’m Lyn (aldersprig).
I like

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(in theory), other , hopefully & this year

and any you might have (see also above).

I live in cow country in the Finger Lakes, NY State, US with 3 cats & a husband.

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I smile. "Thank you," I say, "it's kind of you to say so."
With a nod, I move on. Once I've left the situation, I return the body to its owner.
That moment they freeze in panic, not knowing what to say, desperate to escape, any demon can possess them. I try to do evil for good.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Okay, so I got the easy part of crossing the ocean done. Now for the hard part.

And then for uh

The REALLY hard part?

He hid his diaries. When one was full or weighted with secrets, he wrapped it in oil cloth, sealed it with tar, and took a hike up the mountain.
He never felt safe, not even in death. His shade lingered. Centuries passed before he began to fade.
Then the glacier started to melt.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

My Answer

Stories are black
paper is white
The world is complex,
not black & not white,
read me on Ko-fi;
where grey delights!

❤️ ❤️❤️

**Federated Worlds Day 12**

The New /#Conlang Challenge



How do people refer to each other?
How is this changed by their relationship to each other?


Remember to use the hashtag

See more about Federated Worlds here -

Thanks to this month's co-host, @marionline

Build On!

I've (Finally) posted my prompt call for for February!

The theme is .

If you've always wanted to see one of my characters bake, eat a cake, nibble on cookies - now is the time to Patronize me!


#MicroFic 1/5

The storm came in so quickly, without warning and without manners, that Sin barely had time to throw up an insulation spell around headquarters before they were hit.

The Mess had hit populated areas the worst, so they were living in a formerly-abandoned factory, made bearable by clever scavenging and livable with dozens of spells.

The insulation spell, on top of those, made it almost cozy.

They didn’t have long to stay cozy, though.

#Fiction #UrbanFantasy

**Federated Worlds Day 11**

The New /#Conlang Challenge



Are there formal or informal ranks, titles, status levels? How do these affect other relationships?


Remember to use the hashtag

See more about Federated Worlds here -

Thanks to this month's co-host, @marionline

Build On!

Twilight stretched out and purred, thick tail held high as snowflakes dusted her fur - she was more night than cat with these icy constellations resting there.

She didn't mind the cold as long as there was a cozy basket waiting for her once she was done inspecting her domain.

The garden was still snowy and dormant, the pond was still frozen over, and the misplaced boot was home to a mouse.

Satisfied, she went home to settle in for a nap.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Caturday

"Why are we here?"

"The Gods need playthings to amuse themselves," the wizard responded moodily.

The Ranger looked about the dark ruins, then back at the wizard, "This doesn't seem very entertaining."

"Entertainment is in the eye of those who are not affected by the chaos they created."

"...But seriously," the druid piped up from behind a pillar, "Why are we here?"

The wizard unrolled an ancient scroll.

"I'm done being entertainment."

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy


"I thought it would be gold or something." Ax held the ticket gingerly. "It's just paper. And-" He sniffed. "Some perfume."

"It's not that sort of ticket," the matron explained. "It doesn't have any magic; it can't be traded for cash; it won't unfold into an umbrella & it isn't an ID."

Ax considered the ticket. It smelled faintly floral, slightly dirty, and a little like a park he remembered from childhood.

"What DOES it do?"

"What any good ticket does. It gets you in the door."

~the clearing, a Bobcat, a big one, with a spell tangled in its fur, walked carefully in, sniffing the air.

The Vixen moved towards the Bobcat. The Bobcat eyed the Vixen sidelong.

Li watched carefully. Either one could kill her, but they could also kill each other.

She let out a quiet breath as they touched noses, a louder laugh as they trotted over to her.

The Bobcat butted his head hard against her side & Li chortled. "All right, all right."

She had treats enough for both of them.

#MicroFic #Caturday 1/2
A rustle on the other side of the clearing made Li freeze.

She'd been courting this Fox for weeks, enticing the vixen closer and closer with choice scraps of food & the occasional small spell. She was clearly changed by magic; she was twice as big as a normal fox & tended to sniff spells and roll in them until her fur sparkled with magic.

She was so close right now that she could nearly touch Li's fingers with her nose. She, too froze.

From the other side of~

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