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An Introduction 

An is called for. I publish under the name of Mordecai Martin but you can call me Mo. I've been on Mastodon a while now, on other instances. Not always sure I like what I see, but I would dearly miss some of you who have become daily presences in my life. I write about and itself. I about my wonderful wife, Atenea, I about my strange cat, Pharaoh-Let-My-People-Go the cat. I want you to feel cared for and listened to, but I will not tolerate , , , , or for that matter, any bigotry or hatred and sometimes not even ignorance. I know I come off as a little hostile here, and I'm sorry about that. If you'd seen what I'd seen, you'd be wary too. Let's try this and see how we do.

Another place is publishing a story of mine. Oh my.

Thanks everyone who's commenting, you make me feel really loved

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Feel really insecure today. Wonder if I'm good at anything

I try to be good at things I care about doing but I don't know, I don't know at all

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Hello I am a literary magazine and I am most interested in a story that starts like this "The house was haunted with memories, yes, but mostly with ghosts."

I dunno, I almost always trust my readers to distinguish between me and my characters, except for this. Thoughts?

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Hey writing friends: who else worries that when they write a sex scene or otherwise broach the topic of sex in a piece that their personal sex lives are being judged? Just me?

Got a rejection from a literary magazine already today and I'm feeling FEISTY! Fuck yeah! 500 Rejection letters! Bring it on! I'll write my way through!

Oh horror movies? I don't watch those. I'm too mature*


Why on earth is this man in the house across the street allowed to scream so much? Is the answer simply football?

What are the other books that make us doubt the efficacy of revolution? Tale of Two Cities, certainly. Lord of the Flies makes us doubt whether cooperation is "natural." Hmmm. What else?

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I read a quote about Orwell's Animal Farm, saying that it's an educational missile lobbed at children to get them to stop thinking of revolution, and now I'm wondering about the ways we use literature to suppress dissent.

I'm awake, I'm medicated, I drank my coffee, why am I not brilliant and interesting yet?

Credit where credits due: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." absolutely rips as a first sentence.

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Drop your favorite opening line to a book or story in the comments! I'll start

"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." - Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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Generalist Hometown instance with a strong focus on community standards. No TERF, no SWERF, no Nazi, no Centrist.