me: working from home gives me the opportunity to focus on tasks free from the the distractions of a noisy office!

brain:

TROUT

TROUT

LET IT ALL OUT

THESE ARE THE FISH I CAN DO WITHOUT

SALMON

I’M TALKING TO YOU

SALMON

me: cool never mind

Thus spoke the tyrant: "Build the wall! Build it higher! build it stronger! For the wall shall save us from the enemy, the lost, the other. To be free we need security!"

But thus replied the free: "We shall not build your wall, for we are the other, and we once were the lost, and your wall makes you our enemy. We are secure in our freedom!"

This story was inspired by the song Why we Build the Wall by Anaïs Mitchell from the play Hadestown: youtube.com/watch?v=iAgiK07Py9

Thus spoke the tyrant: "Build the wall! Build it higher! build it stronger! For the wall shall save us from the enemy, the lost, the other. To be free we need security!"

But thus replied the free: "We shall not build your wall, for we are the other, and we once were the lost, and your wall makes you our enemy. We are secure in our freedom!"

This month has been much busier than anticipated. Travel and holiday activities have left me with precious little time for writing, but hopefully that will change soon.

Hope you all are having a decent end to the year.

I have been quite busy for the last few weeks. I should get back to my regular micro-fic posts soon.

Getting back in the GM saddle for a group of friends. It's good to stretch these creative muscles again.

for real tho, if you ever need any content warnings for a movie, check out doesthedogdie.com

it doesn't just warn for animal death anymore. a ways back it started adding more and more content warnings.

it's gotten to warning for specific kinds of deaths, specific kinds of trauma and abuse, hatecrimes, specific mutilations, addictions, etc.

it's really really helpful for people with any kinds of triggers for stuff like that.

Desert Bus is over for another year. What an amazing week this has been. Much love to all my fellow Bus-folk for hanging out and sharing laughs and just being a great community.

Until next time, be well friends.

Hi friends. Thanks for coming with me on this little writing experiment.

Anyone whose come this far and is wondering what Desert Bus For Hope is, please check out their website here. They have a FAQ that explains everything better than I could: desertbus.org/

Even if you can't donate, Desert Bus is a great community of good people. The event is a highlight of my year, and has gotten me through some dark times.

The Bus gets rolling at 8:00 am PST on Nov. 8th. See you there!

Years pass.

This dark, dry evening is much like that first night, long ago. Up ahead, the monotony of the skyline is broken by the silhouette of a lone figure, hemmed in by hulking shapes. The traveler taps the driver's shoulder and points out the distant shapes.

The driver, with a nod and a shout of "Hang on, everyone! Bus Stop ahead," veers the bus to the right.

When the dust clears, the traveler leans out the door.

"Heyho, friend. Welcome to Desert Bus."

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The dim, smokey room hummed to the sound of the crooning singer.

Gangsters sat clustered around the scattered tables, like sailors clinging to flotsam in a sea of tobacco fog.

In secluded booths, young rebels sighed whiskey scented secrets in their lovers' ears.

And in the most shadowed corner she sat and watched. A pinstripe phantom wreathed in gunshot thunder. Her carefully laid plans were in motion, and soon it would all be hers.

A new dawn illuminated the desert.

The driver stretched their legs and checked the engines.

The bus needed detailing and a good clean but otherwise it was ready.

Already they could hear across the distance, but not far away at all, the volunteers traveling from and and wide, shifting gears, furniture and wires.

Soon they would be summoned and soon they would help deliver mirth and entertainment.

It was time again for hope to prevail.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #DesertBus

And not as electives/special interest classes. Part of the problem is that sometimes these classes are couched as "the class you take when you want an easy A, or aren't going for that Rocket Surgery degree" or "Classes only the Car Nerds go to" or the dreaded "You're taking that? But that's for <insert gender or classist stereotype here>"

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