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New time!

I'm kind of a mess -- but a friendly one!

I'm an author, a , and a moon in training.

I talk a lot about my familiar, Merlin the cat.

I post a lot of and for free -- mostly cute creatures and monster romance and .

I toot awkward true stories in

I love

I'm the eldest of seven siblings and nearly all of us are queer.

I'm very awkward but do say hello!

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I wrote a book!

πŸ’€ πŸ‘» πŸ“š ✨ πŸ–€

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: victoriacorva.xyz/books/books-

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She saw on TV that ghosts made things cold, and she’d always had chilly feet at night.

So she found a stone with a hole through the middle and she waited under the covers until the chill made her toes curl.

Gently, she sat up, closing one eye and holding the stone up to the other.

Shimmering and thin as a beam of moonlight, the cat stretched and resettled on her feet.

She smiled and went back to bed, careful not to kick.

She’d always wanted a cat.

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β€˜It’s just a pigeon,’ said the girl. β€˜Let it die.’

The boy lifted it with gentle hands. It was too weak to struggle. He could feel its heartbeat against his fingertips. β€˜It just needs help, that’s all.’

He nursed it day and night. Warmed it by a lamp, cleaned its wounds. Fed it from his hand. Every day it grew stronger. And larger.

After a week, it was the size of a cat. A month, a dog. It gazed at him with adoring eyes. And one day, it would carry him into the sky.

hey i don’t really go here (except for very recently, like today recently and it’s non-traditional lol) but if you’re looking for a new tabletop to replace D&D because wizards of the coast just can’t seem to stop being racist and exploitative, check out adventure.game

Got Turnip prices of 361 at the moment if anyone wants to sell. #ACNH #AnimalCrossing

I'm not really sure how to promote myself. If you've enjoyed my work, and have ever felt the urge to throw some coin at me, I now have a Patreon.

I reveal the filename of the individual story and sometimes have additional notes/thoughts about them too. It's all completely free there, if you wish to check it out. I haven't thought of anything to actually place behind a subscription.

Here's the link, thanks for your time and interest!
patreon.com/Teryl

The unicorn looked as though it was a piece of living night sky, dusky purple and black from nose to tail; horn and hooves obsidian in sheen but so much more resilient.

She lounged beside me, silent except for the wind in her mane.

Every so often she would tap my arm with the side of her horn and I would scroll back up the page I was reading.

"I wish you could read faster," I mumbled.

"You should savor the words more," she retorted.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

"Who do you spin the sun-light into silk for?"

"Myself," she replied.

"For whom do you make this dress for?"

"Myself."

"For whom do you pluck stars to put in you hair for? A lucky gentleman?"

"No."

"For whom do you trim rainbows to make paint for your trimmed nails and smiling lips? A lucky gentlelady?"

"No."

"Then who are you putting in all this effort for?"

"Myself," she reminded, donning a mask and gloves to go to the store.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

Most of us don't hear this nearly often enough, so I want to just say – whatever it is you're trying to accomplish right now? I know you can do this. You're brilliant, and I believe in you πŸ’š

If I make eye contact with him he'll backflip away and charge around the house, then freeze somewhere within eye contact, wait for me to look at him, and tear off again.

He will do this for maybe 10 minutes until he wears himself out and comes back to flop next to me, purring.

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Cats have such rich imaginative play.

Merlin loves to play chase (specifically, he loves to BE chased).

When I won't play chase with him, he just ... pretends I am.

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The wolf yawned and stretched, paws kicking as he rolled. As he did, he shrank and shifted, fur giving away to smooth skin and coarse clothes.

He blinked in the morning light and smiled as the prince pressed his nose against the skin of his throat.

'I'm glad neither of us are morning people,' he murmured, and went back to sleep.

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Dawn broke, casting a warm glow across the prince and his beast as they cuddled in the wooden bower.

The prince curled up more tightly against the enormous black wolf, burying his face in the plush coat. His fine silks were rumpled and his crown sparkled beside the nest of cushions and blankets in which they curled.

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Only fat protagonists from here on out.

You heard it here first!

Honestly it is so wonderful to write protagonists who are fat and strong and happy and don't give the tiniest shit about losing weight.

I am never going back.

Ooh! The house martin chicks in the wall next to my desk are now old enough to fight!

It's been a real noisy day. XD

hey frens!! bandcamp are waiving their revenue share again. if you're considering buying our EP today is the day to do it!!

only if you have spare cash obvs. otherwise listen on spotify or download from bandcamp for free ✨

powderpaint.bandcamp.com/album

Need to record but a magpie is giving the gutters a good clean.

Magpies often interrupt my ability to record because they love to stomp and yell on my roof, but ... I really don't mind. :chickSinging:

In recent years the way we've come to understand animals and the existence of culture has evolved in interesting new ways.

There's now evidence that a dialect of white throated sparrow song has spreaded across the continent due to populations in western Canada overwintering with populations in central Canada.

cell.com/current-biology/fullt

These range maps shows the geographic spread of this dialect of the course of 20 years. The language these birds use to communicate with each other is evolving.

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[BOOSTS WELCOMED AND URGED!]

twitter.com/RealClarabelleC/st
"I created this fundraiser on November 6 of LAST YEAR & the goal STILL hasn't been reached.

"I'm asking that you please share and donate the same way you do for white trans people. Black trans women deserve resources we need to live in safety and dignity."

gofundme.com/f/clarabelleAffir

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