live radio performance with my trio, "Devil's Stomping Ground," an Appalachian influenced jam

I wrote a book and it would be awesome if you wanted to buy it! ✨

It's a high fantasy story following the kind of community of black wizards that adventurers roll up and destroy, and a girl who was born and raised there.

You can read the first 3 chapters for free here (and find buy links as well!):


Take me down to the wild hog city
Where there’s thirty hogs or maybe fifty

There was a silence that reached the horizon.

Humanity had long abandoned the mall; in fact, the building was emptier than it was when it was first constructed.

Except in the center of the food court; there laid a mannequin's hand. Something had built a nest in its palm.

The dry fountain was home to a school of ghostly fish.

Within the silence, if you had the Art, you could hear splashing and every wish ever made there.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Paranormal #UrbanFantasy

epic centerpiece of forthcoming album with overtone flute, chromatic dulcimer, and electric gourd -- kind of in the Mike Oldfield vein if you go for that sort of thing 😀 👨‍🚀

some rural space music work-in-progress

I often capture pieces like this along the way as part of my process (and as a memory aid!)

That's an electric chromatic dulcimer that I built. You're also hearing but not seeing some ukulele and bass. Near the end, it gets extra geeky with one of my experimental gourd flutes.

Every last atom on this planet was either forged by nuclear reactions deep inside long dead stars, or was created by the birth of the Universe itself. That includes the atoms which make up every pebble, every oak tree, every lettuce leaf, and every human.

The Universe isn't merely some faraway thing which you only see when you look into the sky at night. It's also you.

You share that in common with everything you've ever seen, and everyone you've ever met.

:blobcatpeek: hello

Perhaps you would consider reading my book where the bad guys aren't all that bad -- they just live in an underground crypt raising the dead and making plans for world-domination they'll never enact.

It also has a pet zombie, a vitriolic friendship, and a terribly posh historian who's delighted to be here

You can read the first 3 chapters for free here (and also find buy links):

:blobcatpeek: bye

so here's some Martian whole tone 👨‍🚀 from a 2014 project, Martian Archaeology

A spaceship landed in the park, and an alien emerged.
"Greetings," it said. "Take us to your leader."
A passing jogger stopped. "Uh, I can-"
"We were not addressing you," the alien said, "but the ghosts. They do outnumber you."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Just finished librarians and necromancy novel Books and Bone by @vicorva ... wonderfully imaginative and superbly written!

experimenting with a couple of flutes I made from gourds, with some ukulele seasoning

“Which of the station's systems still need improvement?” The coordinator looked around expectantly at the group of assembled specialists.

“Oxygen and carbon cycling, air and water purification, and nutrition," an engineer read from some extensive notes in a well thumbed notepad.

A psychologist cut in, "we also need to consider the effects of being in space for so long.”

“I have a suggestion," said a botanist, a potted strawberry plant in her hands.

#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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