Quests for April 10-16, 2022

When you’ve got things to do and caves to hew, it’s important to set realistic goals. And also embrace that not all of your goals may get completed.

As a writer, wording is important to me. I love whimsical, fantasy-related words such as quests. If that’s what gets you going, do it!

Here are my writing quests for this random week in my life, in order of importance.

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Gilly Xeno-Archaeology and Technology

Another night, another flight for AP-9923: a puttering little orb with faded yellow and blue stripes. Its owner lovingly called it Patches, for all the patchwork repairs it’d done to keep it aloft. Patches was crammed with a mishmash of spare arms and legs and even a tail―everything a protogen on the go would need in case the nanites acted up, cosmic dust got inside the sockets, or what have you.

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Take Covid Seriously!

The following was originally a reply to a comment on an episode of Beyond the Scenes which discussed burnout amongst nurses during Covid-19. The comment reminded everyone to take burnout amongst other hospital employees (maintenance, food service, laundry) seriously too. It’s not fun working in a hospital at the best of times. There’s a strong disconnect between “civilians” and people who actually witness the effects of this pandemic in action. We need everyone who works in a hospital to be on top of their game. You can help us by being on top of your game, too. Wear your mask, social distance, and remember that this pandemic is far from over.

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Magna Mater

Magna Mater (Latin, Great Mother): the Redanian Goddess of Light and Motherhood. She’s a lioness with the shiniest mane you’ve ever seen! Her eyes are sunstones. She had to spend her last life fighting not only for her life, but also for her womanhood, and her right to be a mom. Well, she’s a mom now whether transmisogynoirists like it or not [1] [2]! This mom fights demons, devils, angels, gods, ghosts, and anything else it takes to get people out of whatever afterlife they’re trapped in.

“If that’s not where they want to go, they’re coming with me! ‘If the enemy leaves a door open, you must rush in.’ Sun Tzu, The Art of War. Christian God the Father’s angels may be afraid to tread, but my angels are confident and fearless!”

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