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Patronfriends get another episode of Qoheleth, but don't worry, friends, the podcast begins tomorrow! Patrons are just a few episodes ahead now. You can join them for as little as $1/mo!

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Weirdcore skunks? Weirdcore skunks.

Yes, I am obsessed with skunks now.

Art by @1u1us@twitter.com

It was an important story for me to write, I think.

Anyway, I'm really proud of it. You can read it in A Wildness of the Heart. Paperback, ebook, and free to read in the browser. If you do, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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It's as I said the other day: fiction is a framework for experiencing dangerous or uncomfortable emotions in a safe fashion, and the same is just as true for the author writing the story. I acknowledge Dee's spirituality is not my own, but I've felt that discernment.

Similarly, I know the ending will be something of a head-scratcher for some, but the emotions that fall out of it are just as cromulent as emotions that might fall out of the alternatives.

Dee goes into the exercise with the stated goal of processing emotions through the language he loves so much. He tries to figure out what it even means to like someone. He cycles so much over how much influence his words might have over someone else that he freezes up.

Big mood.

Conversation this morning with my partner this morning led to the assessment that Limerent Object is maybe the second most Maddy thing I've written after ally. And like... Not wrong? I'm not a Catholic coyote, but it's otherwise exactly what it says on the tin: processing.

Patronfriends? Please, enjoy some foxes and Romanians on me. The next episode of Qoheleth is up for you. patreon.com/posts/58602579

"A dimension of narrative that I like to bring up pretty regularly is the idea that one purpose of fiction is that it allows us a space to practice intense emotions and states without exposing us to the complexities or harms of those states in reality." - Folding Ideas

Limerent Object progresses the way it does because exploring intense emotions through fiction allows us a safety not otherwise granted by reality.

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Patronfriends! The second episode of Qoheleth is up and ready to listen to. patreon.com/posts/58516353

For everyone, the preview is percolating through podcast services now! Find yours on anchor.fm/post-self

Patrons! It's time! I'll be releasing Qoheleth chapter by chapter as a podcast, and you lovely folks get first access. I'm excited to start getting this out there :D

patreon.com/posts/qoheleth-001

Patrons! It's time! I'll be releasing Qoheleth chapter by chapter as a podcast, and you lovely folks get first access. I'm excited to start getting this out there :D

patreon.com/posts/qoheleth-001

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