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I just wanted to brighten your day
by letting you know
I just got a static shock
off the metallic lining of a crouton bag.
you're welcome.

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"Why are you the first into the fray every time?" the prince said.
"I'm a warrior princess," the princess said. "An example to follow."
The prince tied off the last bandage. "Next time I'll come with you."
"Why? You can't fight!"
"I'm a nursing prince. Am I not also an example?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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If you are a Facebook user in Illinois, please claim your $345. Facebook allegedly used photo face-tagging and other biometric data without users' consent.

apnews.com/article/technology-

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In case you're not aware (I wasn't), there's a phishing scam going around on #Steam, in which someone uses a compromised account to send messages asking you to vote for their friend's team; the link leads to a fake Steam 2FA page, which can give them enough information to compromise your account. Please be aware!

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After long, hard work, the message we intercepted from space was decoded:
"We apologize for being silent three millennia. We are still here."
Fifteen years later another message was caught, going the other way:
"We are always glad to hear from you, no matter how long it takes."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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"You are the chosen one."
"Me?"
"You. The evil god wakes. Without you, he cannot be defeated."
"What must I do?"
"Ask your grandmother to come out of retirement."
"What?"
"She's the ultimate warrior."
"But... Why don't you ask her?"
"She is scary!"
"She's not!"
"We chose wisely."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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The Curiosity Shop was aptly named.

Despite being located right by the bus-stop across from my school, it suffered surprisingly few minor-based mischiefs. That should have been my first clue.

As soon as I was old enough, I applied to work there after classes. I didn't know where the owner got the stock, but I loved being able to look them over as I shelved.

Right before college, the owner vanished, or rather, somehow I got the title.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

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They gave her a pet rock as joke. A lonely pet for a lonely woman.

She grew fond of it anyway.

She greeted it every morning when she turned off her alarm.

She rolled it in her hands while she thought.

Sometimes she painted it with bright patterns or cheerful meadow scenes.

When it purred for the first time, she was startled but pleased. It began to follow her to work, rolling tirelessly in her footsteps.

All the love she had given it, it returned tenfold.

#microfiction #TootFic

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So apparently Project Gutenberg has been digitizing old pulp sci-fi stories and I think that's kinda hot tbh

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productivity stuff for distracted people 

Productivity hack for the distracted: If you can't focus, distracted work is still work.

Slow work is still work.

It's ok to leave gaps to be filled in later, or just take notes on what needs to be done.

And productivity is not a moral quality. Your output is not a measure of worth as a person.

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Not all critique is equal.

You are not a bad writer if you say: 'I disagree with that critique and I am not going to follow it.'

And you aren't a bad writer if you say 'I agree with that critique and I need to improve' either!

#WriterEncouragements

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i've been reading the book "China: The Bubble that Never Pops" and it's a good read but it's also very funny, the author is a liberal economist and the book is more or less just him describing problems in the chinese economy in the past 15-ish years, and then him being repeatedly mystified by the fact that the government actually proactively took steps to solve the problems before they boiled over

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[hearing "political power grows out the end of a gun"]
ah yes, gunsmithing will be the basis of my nice little commune

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*slowly radicalizing the clerks at my local bookstore just through the titles of the books I'm ordering*

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Leelumz Moving Castle 🗣🗣🗣

I posted this for my patreon subscribers last week, I’ve been itching to show more ppl! What do y’all think?

#BlackArtist #MastoArt

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