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: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

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New time!

I'm a writer, a , and a moon in training.

I post a lot of and for free --

Almost all of it is hopeful. I like to see beauty in ugly or shunned things.

I toot awkward true stories in storytimes.

I love

I read A LOT of .

I'm the eldest of seven siblings.

I make audio vlogs and audio drama podcasts

I'm very awkward but do say hello!

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'It's just a pigeon,' said the girl. 'Let it die.'

The boy lifted it with gentle hands. It was too weak to struggle. He could feel its heartbeat against his fingertips. '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.

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She brought him the usual gifts at first. A mouse, a bird. A ribbon for him to play with.

She would run up with her gift in her mouth and prrt cheerfully around it. And he would pat her head and tell her she was a good and clever cat.

Then it was a coin with strange markings. A pendant, warm to the touch. A piece of lightning-struck wood.

He never knew of the shadowy figures that followed him, but neither did he have to fear them.

She was a good and clever cat.

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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.

Addendum: her rates are MEGA cheap. R250 ZAR a month, which is about 15 euros / $17 USD, and that includes a meal plan / training plan, and ongoing online support. For that monthly fee you'll have an online personal trainer and nutritionist helping you to achieve whatever goals you're aiming for, will help you work out what those goals ARE, refine them as you progress, and give you emotional support and encouragement along the way.

She's also an LGBTQ+ ally - her son (she's a single mom) is transgender and bi and she fights for his rights constantly, so you needn't be afraid to approach her. She's very awesome in that regard.

Another bonus, we live in South Africa where the economy is shit, so her rates will be even more affordable if you're in the US/EU.

If you'd like to talk to her, PM me and I'll give you her contact details. Again, please share to help me find her some clients. <3

Thanks for listening!

She will work with your schedule, your dietary needs/requirements, your abilities and phobias, your surroundings. If you can't leave the house she will give you things to do at home. She will be considerate of injuries, weaknesses. She can help whether you just want to take that small first step (remember, she couldn't walk 100m at one point herself), or want to get seriously training. She will support you emotionally through making those steps. (3/?)

She's looking for work as a PT and nutritionist. Because she's already very busy, and because she has anxiety, she's looking for online clients that she can help through distance training/guidance.

She doesn't do 'fad' diets. She's got Celiac and IC, so she knows all about food intolerance. She believes in being fit and healthy over dramatic calorie reduction and extreme weight loss. She's about being HEALTHY.

(2/?)

PSA! Finding work for my friend who's a nutritionist/personal trainer. Please read because there's a lot to this :D Also please share! <3

My friend Jen has fibro, IC, depression, and anxiety. Two years ago she was hugely overweight and unfit, and walking ~100m was enough exertion that she'd feel sick afterwards. Today, she's lost 80kg in weight and is a qualified personal trainer and nutritionist. She does Krav, boxing, runs a community social walking group, teaches teens self-defense. (1/?)

And on that note, I am heading out to do more writing in a creatively motivating setting.

If you would like to tip me for being such a fun and cool writer (or to mitigate my brokeness) then tossing a few dollars in my is always welcome. :blobheartcat:

ko-fi.com/victoriacorva

I think this roughly every month, but I am so glad to be a self-published author. The writing friends I make are just friends and not stepping stones to greater fame.

I know trad authors make genuine connections too, but there's definitely a much larger focus on networking and it squicks me out.

*waves at all my friends* Hello, you are wonderful.

The familiar is following me from room to room for cuddles but I'm on a tight schedule and can't stop.

I'm a terrible human.

Good morning :tootplanet: and tootfriends!

Today I wish you a hope realised ✨

It's really interesting converting the magic of a story into the mechanics of a game. Obviously they differ significantly, but what I'm *trying* to do is get them to *feel* the same.

Joh was up late studying last night so I filled my time with making a Tombtown TTRPG because I am a crazy person.

Look, it's only a *very small* TTRPG and it was too late for me to create something narrative so working on something technical was just right.

This will probably never see the light of day because a) I will never finish it and b) nobody wants it

but still, I was having fun making it in my sleepy stupor, and I will probably do more of it soon. :ms_crow:

mental health (+), chores 

Hi writer friends.

Does anyone have a source for working with world building?

I need to make a fantasy world for a short story and I kind of need some tools, questions or the like to get started/going.

Normally I just pull out my butt, but somehow I just can't do it now.

I came to the tropics to relax and get away from all the ghosts that haunted my family's estate in Portland - they'd become unbearably rowdy.

I soon missed the practically humdrum nature of the moaning, swishing and weeping spirits I had left behind.

At least none of them tried to hitch a ride, drain blood out of my toes, nor eat my liver!

Gas is NOT cheap these days! And I prefer my blood where I left it!

This was money poorly spent.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Paranormal

The familiar is lying in a very strange position (obviously looking as if he's at the height of comfort) and somehow appears to have gained extra shoulderblades.

Cats, they are weird.

Am I doing promotion right? I can't put my finger on it, but I feel like somehow I'm not πŸ˜…

Wow, what an odd and unexpected visitation! You should listen to it, probably ...

*a spectre appears, holding out a book* πŸ‘» πŸ“š

Oooo did you know, nine out of ten necromancers recommend BOOKS & BONE for a fun, comfy halloween high-fantasy? A spoookily great book.

I've got the buy links heeeere ... *the spectre leaves a link in your feed, then disappears*

victoriacorva.xyz/books/books-

πŸ’€ πŸ–€ πŸ“š ✨

SPIRITED: A serial fiction for October. (15/31) 

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