Today I posted the last chapter of the Patreon serial I've been working on since mid-2016.

No I live in fear that next month all my patrons will drop out. I don't really blame them if they do. They've subsidized my writing for a long time.

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@Annalee I've been struggling with my bone-deep love of action stories versus wanting to write things where violence isn't the solution. It's incredibly hard, and I think the quiet stuff can be so easily lost in the noise...

Today's practice ssession turned into a murder mystery cover. It was supposed to be a hot pink paranormal romance, but like a lot of my writing, just twisted in my hands...

Finally got some premade covers up on a new cover page. May never sell them, but...

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Reading online news, 2008:
- go to website
- read news

Reading online news, 2018:
- go to website
- no, don’t share location
- hell no, don’t send me notifications
- consent to cookie warning
- consent to policies
- no, don’t open in app
- no, don’t want the newsletter
- skip inspirational quote
- close full page ad
- read news

After a week's hiatus, I've got chapter 8 of my current serial up (Knight and Nightrider).

jkathleencheney.wordpress.com/

So far this story has concentrated on the nightrider, and the next chapter -finally- brings in the knight. I'm looking forward to bringing Thomas back.

(Yes, there is a chess motif.)

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‪The warm glow of triumph when you use super glue without adhering yourself to your project.‬

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I had carelessly paddled my way into a riptide.

The mermaid who rescued me was dark skinned, like myself, with hair like kelp ropes, muscular arms, a thick torso, a serpentine tail & gold eyes. I was a soft pile of dough by comparison, even though I was fit and a strong swimmer.

"Thank y--"

"No thanking. I just didn't want your corpse littering my home. Attracts all sorts of vermin."

"Understood," I mumbled, still grateful.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy #Mermaid

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Ever been freaked out by Alexa? Here's a nice little tech-y dystopia/horror story from @Annalee

firesidefiction.com/carborundo

(CW: Sexual Assault)

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my boss told me our team will be allowed to unionize if this gets more than 40 boosts

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Welcome to the first day of Halloween. The Wandering Shop is now a halloween pop-up store as well as a trans-dimensional cafe. I will be making absurd stuff out of candy-corn. Decorative gourds everywhere.

Thank you for your attention.

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Public service announcement: anything after ? in an URL is probably an ad tracker and can be safely left out when sharing the web page. Not sure? Try loading the page without it. If the page works, you didn't need it.

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The gender of the day is casual skinny jeans covered in rainbows.

Okay.

My Patreon post for October 1 is done.

I posted the new serial chapter yesterday.

Now I have to prep for the workshop I'm teaching at next weekend, and hire a contractor to tear up a third of my house. (2 contractor meetings already scheduled for this week, and 2 contractors already dumped.)

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Y'ALLLLL My story, "Carborundorum > /dev/null," is on the cover of @firesidefiction's September issue! This is my first illustrated story AND my first cover story.

I'm dropping a link here, but also a Content Warning: this story is about teenage girls, rape culture, and . It is relevant to current events and made of rage. But it is also made of hope, and love and empathy for girls.

firesidefiction.com/carborundo

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I wrote this for Lifehacker about how all your notifications are LIES and today is a good day to turn off all your notifications, so enjoy: lifehacker.com/your-notificati

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#crafting #wool #spinning #homesteading

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Does anyone spin? I have a ball of wool (unknown origin), a pair of 8" combs, and a couple drop spindles. I would love to see them go to a good home where they will be used, since I never got to learn how to do it.

Cover shipping and promise to tell me how it spins, and it's yours.

Started this one in the leftover time. It's got a ways to go, but I think the blending worked well, at least.

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