"Please, wake up."
"Wha?" I was alone in my bedroom.
"You have forgot us," a soft voice said.
"Who's there?"
"And that's okay."
I looked up. My old teddy bears, sitting atop my bookshelf, waved.
"But if you have nobody else, you can still talk to us."
I cried, and talked to them.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

🎼 An cuimhin leat an t-am
Go sioraí sileadh na ndeor
an ormsa nó orainne a bhí an locht 🎶

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The ancient mound lies dark. At the autumn equinox sunrise, a ray of light shoots through a small hole, illuminating a book on a stand in the centre.
Those assembled there read, and as the light fades again they turn the page, ready for next year.
Some stories should be savoured.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Saw the 50 years of stonewall exhibit at the Brooklyn museum; it’s a weird but ticklish feeling to see the work of several peers that I have parasocial relationships/mutual friends/messy gossip on in a big fancy museum & is probably the closest i’ll come to how Frida Kahlo felt about the French surrealists she knew - ‘these cuckoo sons of bitches with their heads in the clouds’

"You know 'Build one to throw away'?"
"Learn by doing, then do properly? Like making prototypes, or writing first drafts, to throw away."
"That, but for parenting!"
"A draft child?"
"Yeah, a robot."
"You can't throw a child away."
"It's a robot."
"Its parents will love it."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Do you support me getting more involved in my community and the IWW, even if you aren't sure about how you're going to get involved yourself?

I'd appreciate any few dollars folk felt able to throw toward emsenn.net/support - in the past I've said "all money this month goes toward X friend in need."

For September: All money will go toward my bus fare to IWW events, printing up literature, and at the end of the month, anything extra I'll donate to the IWW's GDC - pays lawyers for folk fired

I wonder if there's a void server one can just scream into.

I guess the closest thing is piping my microphone to /dev/null.

I'm on my Epstein bullshit again 

Please love my office spider! CW: Spider, Arachnid 

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@FiXato
OTL I am sorry, I do not see them yet. Thank you for revealing that I am missing something!
@MicroSFF

@FiXato
I believe it's a Good Omens reference, of which Crowley and Aziraphale are the demon/angel characters.
@MicroSFF

@MicroSFF
This reminds me of the more fungal~bacterial aliens in the scifi I've read. Maybe like a distributed web, they keep some metadata to reference it, but prefer to reassemble it from floating blocks of other neural debris across their ecosystem.

Sometimes, the moonlight will:
- draw a footpath on the water. If you walk it, it will cut you. Dance.
- forge a sword on the rocks. If you can pick it up, you'll know what to do.
- leave a ribbon for your lover's hair. If you tie it on, they can untie it.
- simply shine. On you.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

"The sales figures for the Experiencer are in."
"Great! How are we doing? Lots of 'orgy' and 'winning fight' sold?"
"Some. The runaway hit is 'calm safety hug', the calibration exp."
"Because it's free?"
"Even people who bought other exps return to it."
"Make a premium version."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

"No," said the witch, "love potions are unethical. Magic can't make someone love you. Or even love you again."
The young person gave her a resigned nod and turned to leave.
"But," the witch said, "for cases like yours, I can do an acceptance potion."
"For my parents?"
"Yes."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

My older brother is a lawyer up in Boston and has spent all day defending the counter-protesters of the Straight Pride Parade. All charges dismissed. I'm super proud of him

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