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): victoriacorva.xyz/books-bone-s

: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

a chill mountain dulcimer thing from a little while ago, written after driving by some abandoned roadside attraction in the Great Smokey Mountains

:blobcatpeek: hi there

Have I mentioned that my librarians-and-necromancy fantasy is out now? Spooky-sweet and full of warmth and weirdness.

If you want, you can read the first three chapters for free here: victoriacorva.xyz/books-bone-s

:blobcatpeek: ok thanks bye

just started a re-watch of Star Trek The Next Generation tonight :)

here's what some of that RURAL SPACE MUSIC sounds like, this time with my trio

hi all

I'm a musician and instrument builder doing original RURAL SPACE MUSIC 👨‍🚀⛰️

I work with electric gourd, my various chromatic and mountain dulcimers, bamboo flutes, and such things.

I do this stuff solo and with my trio Twang Darkly. You can find the music on all those streaming platforms that folks use.

Here's a sample of some electric gourd which might give you an idea youtu.be/ryvNMriahKc

Then again, it might confuse the issue 🤷‍♀️

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