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i like that the methodology for this is that they told the cat which of its cat friends they were gonna show it, and the cat was like "ok", and then they showed it a different cat and the cat was like "hey wait a minute"

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important research about cats being friends with each other: "Cats learn the names of their friend cats in their daily lives"

nature.com/articles/s41598-022

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Today's #MastoPrompt for #SmallPoems #Poetry is...

#storm

The poem can include the prompt word or be about the prompt word.

Watch "Tori Amos - Silent All These Years (From "Live At Montreux 91/92")" on YouTube
youtu.be/ohiRxoakhog

Heard this on the radio the other day, and it's been stuck in my head since.

"The Beach Boys [Pet Sounds] - Sloop John B (Stereo Remaster)" on YouTube
youtu.be/MWJXTdCVsKI

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Today's #MastoPrompt for #SmallPoems #Poetry is...

#fear

The poem can include the prompt word or be about the prompt word.

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Me: Typing "I'm so glad you're decompressing"
My cellphone: How about "decomposing"
Me: Huh... maybe that's better? :eyeless_blobcat_thinking:

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'Angel, There'

Angels rarely return
when asked,
even when absolved.

Prayer never stopped
your wondering;
never healed your wounds.

This is the truth, as blunt
as the word of God:
There are no wings, save your own.

Take your penance
and your flight.

Too light to touch the dirt.
Too high to feel the hurt.

#poetry #TashPoetry #writing
(Links to more poetry in profile.)

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If anyone missed it last night, I've launched a BBS (yes, an old-school BBS, text interface, you access it via telnet) to act as a chill social hangout for #trans folk.

Since it just went live, it's very small, but if we can grow it into a cozy little community, I think it could be pretty great.

If you're interested in the details, contact me directly.

Boosts are also appreciated!

politics 

"Bans Off Our Bodies" protest, Portsmouth, NH, May 14th, 4 p.m.

mobilize.us/s/c98URA

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Today's #MastoPrompt for #SmallPoems #Poetry is...

#whole

The poem can include the prompt word or be about the prompt word.

I haven't yet posted that I have a novel available! It's about two middle school aged kids poking around their small town's dark underbelly, and it's available in ebook and paperback. You can buy it here: lulu.com/spotlight/jllong.

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Fictional gun violence, funny because it's true 

"If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they're happy." DOROTHY PARKER

On Tuesday May 10th at 6:30pm ET on zoom, United We Dream is hosting our ‘Abundance is Here! Art & Writing Meet-up’ as a space to create art and envision our intertwined futures together. We’ll hear from the artists who created the sculpture while we color, pass the mic to some local poets for an open-mic, and collaborate as a group to write a poem.

actionnetwork.org/events/abund

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Bucket cat is Noel, staring cat is Candy, and rug cat is Hercule.

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